Anita, the John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience at the University of Sydney, and Exciton Science Chief Investigator Tim Schmidt of UNSW Sydney, have both been elected in the most recent round of appointments.
They join Exciton Science Director Professor Paul Mulvaney and Exciton Science Chief Investigator Professor Emeritus Ken Ghiggino, both from the University of Melbourne, as FRSCs, demonstrating the continuing major contributions of Centre members to the advancement of high-level research in chemistry.
The Royal Society of Chemistry, with a rich history dating back to 1841, bestows the title of Fellow upon distinguished researchers who have made substantial contributions to the advancement of the chemical sciences.
In each year from 2019 to 2022, Anita was named a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher, a title awarded to individuals whose work ranks within the top 1% of citations for a given field, showcasing the highly impactful nature of her research. She was also heralded as Australia’s Leading Sustainable Energy Researcher by The Australian newspaper.
Reflecting on the recent accolade, Anita said, "Being recognised by peers and esteemed institutions is truly an honour. However, the real reward is seeing our research contribute to creating a more sustainable future."
Anita’s main areas of interest span the development of advanced solar cells, with a particular emphasis on perovskite and tandem solar cells, as well as increasing their long-term stability. Such advancements play a crucial role in the global transition toward cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions.
The election of both Anita and Tim to the RSC in the same year is a testament to the calibre of research taking place at Exciton Science.
To read more about Tim’s election as an FRSC and his career, go to: https://excitonscience.com/news/tim-schmidt-elected-fellow-royal-society-chemistry