Dr Nicholas Kirkwood | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Dr Nicholas Kirkwood

Science and Industry Liaison Manager, Chief Operating Officer

In leading Exciton Science’s operations, Nick leverages his strong experience in building and managing collaborative scientific projects between academic researchers, industry, and government bodies, and his passion for fostering innovative and entrepreneurial research outcomes.

Nick initially worked as a researcher developing novel quantum materials before shifting to research translation and commercialisation and most recently taking on the Chief Operating Officer role at Exciton Science.

PhD Chemistry, University of Melbourne (2016)
MSc Chemistry, University of Melbourne (2012)
BSc Chemistry, University of Melbourne (2010)
Centre Research Themes: 
1. Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion
3. Excitonic Systems for Security, Lighting and Sensing


Conference Papers
Warner, T.; Kirkwood, N.; Yang, H.; Wu, N.; Mulvaney, P.; Rosengarten, G. Reducing Quantum Dot Aggregation in Luminescent Solar Concentrators. In Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference; Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference; Australian PV Institute: The Canberra Rex Hotel, 2019.
Conference Proceedings
Heindl, M. B.; Kirkwood, N.; Lauster, T.; Lang, J. A.; Retsch, M.; Mulvaney, P.; Herink, G. Terahertz Electric Field Microscopy of Ultrafast Near-fields. 2022 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 2022, 1-2.
Journal Articles
Monego, D.; Kister, T.; Kirkwood, N.; Mulvaney, P.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Kraus, T. Correction to “On the Colloidal Stability of Apolar Nanoparticles: The Role of Ligand Length”. Langmuir 2020, 36 (36), 10892 - 10893 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c02478. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c02478
Monego, D.; Kister, T.; Kirkwood, N.; Doblas, D.; Mulvaney, P.; Kraus, T.; Widmer-Cooper, A. When Like Destabilizes Like: Inverted Solvent Effects in Apolar Nanoparticle Dispersions. ACS Nano 2020, 14 (5), 5278 - 5287 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b03552. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.9b03552
Monego, D.; Kister, T.; Kirkwood, N.; Mulvaney, P.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Kraus, T. Colloidal Stability of Apolar Nanoparticles: Role of Ligand Length. Langmuir 2018, 34 (43), 12982 - 12989 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02883. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02883
Yuan, G.; Gómez, D. E.; Kirkwood, N.; Mulvaney, P. Tuning Single Quantum Dot Emission with a Micromirror. Nano Letters 2018, 18 (2), 1010 - 1017 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04482. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04482
Yuan, G.; Gómez, D. E.; Kirkwood, N.; Boldt, K.; Mulvaney, P. Two Mechanisms Determine Quantum Dot Blinking. ACS Nano 2018, 12 (4), 3397 - 3405 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b09052. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.7b09052
Gajic, M.; Lisi, F.; Kirkwood, N.; Smith, T. A.; Mulvaney, P.; Rosengarten, G. Circular luminescent solar concentrators. Solar Energy 2017, 150, 30 - 37 DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.04.034. doi: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.04.034