Kenji Sumida

Kenji Sumida

School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

ARC DECRA Research Fellow (Level B), Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials, School of Physical Sciences.
My research is centered around the synthesis, characterization, and processing of porous materials for adsorption-based applications. More specifically, I am developing sol-gel techniques that enable the higher-order structuralization of these materials into forms that are compatible with device-specific configurations, or that otherwise optimize their properties as adsorbents in storage and separation applications. I am also addressing the use of such architectures for the immobilization of catalytically-active molecules for more efficient small-molecule conversions.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - ongoing ARC DECRA Fellow University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2015 Research Associate University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2015 Research Associate Kyoto University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2013 Award Young Investigator Award, American Chemical Society, Division of Inorganic Chemistry - United States -
    2012 Fellowship JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Japan -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Japanese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2007 - 2012 University of California, Berkeley United States Doctor of Philosophy
    2005 - 2007 University of Auckland New Zealand Master of Science
    2000 - 2003 University of Auckland New Zealand Bachelor of Science
  • Research Interests

Year Awarded Grant Details Amount
2016 ARC DECRA "Functional Superstructures of Metal-Organic Frameworks" (DE160100306) 373k
2016 University of Adelaide DVCR Establishment Grant 15k
2016 University of Adelaide DVCR Travel Grant 5k
2016 University of Adelaide Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials Establishment Grant 10k


Semester 1: Foundations of Chemistry IA, Module 2: Molecular Behavior

Semester 2: Synthesis of Materials III, Module 3: Sol-Gel Science

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