Prof. Salvy Russo | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Prof. Salvy Russo

Chief Investigator, Chief investigator

Russo is a theoretical physicist who drives the computational modelling program. As an Associate Dean at RMIT, he has played a key role in managing the Centre administration and compliance.

PhD (Physics) RMIT, 1994
B.Sc (Hons) (Melbourne University), 1983


Journal Articles
Manian, A.; Hudson, R. J.; Ramkissoon, P.; Smith, T. A.; Russo, S. P. Interexcited State Photophysics I: Benchmarking Density Functionals for Computing Nonadiabatic Couplings and Internal Conversion Rate Constants. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 2023, 19 (1), 271-292 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.2c00888. doi: 10.1021/acs.jctc.2c00888
Pervin, R.; Manian, A.; Chen, Z.; Christofferson, A. J.; Owyong, T. Cin; Bradley, S. J.; White, J. M.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Russo, S. P.; Wong, W. W. H. Medium effects on the fluorescence of Imide-substituted naphthalene diimides. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 2023, 436, 114364 DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2022.114364. doi: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2022.114364
Rahim, M. Arifur; Tang, J.; Christofferson, A. J.; Kumar, P. V.; Meftahi, N.; Centurion, F.; Cao, Z.; Tang, J.; Baharfar, M.; Mayyas, M.; et al. Low-temperature liquid platinum catalyst. Nature Chemistry 2022, 14 (8), 935 - 941 DOI: 10.1038/s41557-022-00965-6. doi: 10.1038/s41557-022-00965-6
Matta, S. Kasi; Tang, C.; O’Mullane, A. P.; Du, A.; Russo, S. P. Density Functional Theory Study of Two-Dimensional Post-Transition Metal Chalcogenides and Halides for Interfacial Charge Transport in Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2022, 5 (10), 14456 - 14463 DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.2c02812. doi: 10.1021/acsanm.2c02812
Manian, A.; Shaw, R. A.; Lyskov, I.; Russo, S. P. Exciton Dynamics of a Diketo-Pyrrolopyrrole Core for All Low-Lying Electronic Excited States Using Density Functional Theory-Based Methods. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 2022, 18 (3), 1838 - 1848 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.2c00070. doi: 10.1021/acs.jctc.2c00070
Alivand, M. S.; Mazaheri, O.; Wu, Y.; Zavabeti, A.; Christofferson, A. J.; Meftahi, N.; Russo, S. P.; Stevens, G. W.; Scholes, C. A.; Mumford, K. A. Engineered assembly of water-dispersible nanocatalysts enables low-cost and green CO2 capture. Nature Communications 2022, 13, 1249 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28869-6. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-28869-6
Tawfik, S. Abdulkader; Russo, S. P. Naturally-meaningful and efficient descriptors: machine learning of material properties based on robust one-shot ab initio descriptors. Journal of Cheminformatics 2022, 14, 78 DOI: 10.1186/s13321-022-00658-9. doi: 10.1186/s13321-022-00658-9
Manian, A.; Shaw, R. A.; Lyskov, I.; Russo, S. P. The quantum chemical solvation of indole: accounting for strong solute–solvent interactions using implicit/explicit models. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2022, 24 (5), 3357-3369 DOI: 10.1039/D1CP05496A. doi: 10.1039/D1CP05496A
Manian, A.; Russo, S. P. The dominant nature of Herzberg–Teller terms in the photophysical description of naphthalene compared to anthracene and tetracene. Scientific Reports 2022, 12 (1), 21481 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-24081-0. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-24081-0
Fenati, R. A.; Chen, Z.; Yamagishi, Y.; Tsukakoshi, K.; Ikebukuor, K.; Manian, A.; Russo, S. P.; Yamazaki, T.; Ellis, A. V. Enhancement of DNAzymatic activity using iterative in silico maturation. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2022, 10 (43), 8960 - 8969 DOI: 10.1039/D2TB01638A. doi: 10.1039/D2TB01638A
Tawfik, S. Abdulkader; Russo, S. P. PyPhotonics: A python package for the evaluation of luminescence properties of defects. Computer Physics Communications 2022, 273, 108222 DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2021.108222. doi: 10.1016/j.cpc.2021.108222
Syed, N.; Stacey, A.; Zavabeti, A.; Nguyen, C. Kim; Haas, B.; Koch, C. T.; Creedon, D. L.; Gaspera, E. Della; Reineck, P.; Jannat, A.; et al. Large Area Ultrathin InN and Tin Doped InN Nanosheets Featuring 2D Electron Gases. ACS Nano 2022, 16 (4), 5476 - 5486 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c09636. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.1c09636
Manian, A.; Lyskov, I.; Shaw, R. A.; Russo, S. P. A first principles examination of phosphorescence. RSC Advances 2022, 12 (39), 25440 - 25448 DOI: 10.1039/D2RA03447F. doi: 10.1039/D2RA03447F
Li, H.; Yin, W.; Ng, C. Kiu; Huang, R.; Du, S.; Sharma, M.; Li, B.; Yuan, G.; Michalska, M.; Matta, S. Kasi; et al. Macroporous perovskite nanocrystal composites for ultrasensitive copper ion detection. Nanoscale 2022, 14 (33), 11953 - 11962 DOI: 10.1039/D2NR02737B. doi: 10.1039/D2NR02737B
Liu, M.; Matta, S. Kasi; Ali-Löytty, H.; Matuhina, A.; G. Grandhi, K.; Lahtonen, K.; Russo, S. P.; Vivo, P. Moisture-Assisted near-UV Emission Enhancement of Lead-Free Cs4CuIn2Cl12 Double Perovskite Nanocrystals. Nano Letters 2022, 22 (1), 311 - 318 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c03822. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c03822
Klymenko, M. V.; Tan, L. Z.; Russo, S. P.; Cole, J. H. A Many-Body Perturbation Theory Approach to Energy Band Alignment at the Crystalline Tetracene–Silicon Interface. Advanced Theory and Simulations 2022, 5 (11), 2200413 DOI: 10.1002/adts.202200413. doi: 10.1002/adts.202200413
Manian, A.; Shaw, R. A.; Lyskov, I.; Wong, W. W. H.; Russo, S. P. Modeling radiative and non-radiative pathways at both the Franck–Condon and Herzberg–Teller approximation level. The Journal of Chemical Physics 2021, 155 (5), 054108 DOI: 10.1063/5.0058643. doi: 10.1063/5.0058643
Tang, J.; Lambie, S.; Meftahi, N.; Christofferson, A. J.; Yang, J.; Ghasemian, M. B.; Han, J.; Allioux, F. - M.; Rahim, M. Arifur; Mayyas, M.; et al. Unique surface patterns emerging during solidification of liquid metal alloys. Nature Nanotechnology 2021, 16 (4), 431 - 439 DOI: 10.1038/s41565-020-00835-7. doi: 10.1038/s41565-020-00835-7
Cyster, M. J.; Smith, J. S.; Vogt, N.; Opletal, G.; Russo, S. P.; Cole, J. H. Simulating the fabrication of aluminium oxide tunnel junctions. npj Quantum Information 2021, 7, 12 DOI: 10.1038/s41534-020-00360-4. doi: 10.1038/s41534-020-00360-4
Ghasemian, M. B.; Zavabeti, A.; Mousavi, M.; Murdoch, B. J.; Christofferson, A. J.; Meftahi, N.; Tang, J.; Han, J.; Jalili, R.; Allioux, F. ‐M.; et al. Doping Process of 2D Materials Based on the Selective Migration of Dopants to the Interface of Liquid Metals. Advanced Materials 2021, 33 (43), 2104793 DOI: 10.1002/adma.202104793. doi: 10.1002/adma.202104793
Manian, A.; Campaioli, F.; Lyskov, I.; Cole, J. H.; Russo, S. P. Singlet Exciton Dynamics of Perylene Diimide- and Tetracene-Based Hetero/Homogeneous Substrates via an Ab Initio Kinetic Monte Carlo Model. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2021, 125 (43), 23646-23656 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c07929. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c07929
Zavabeti, A.; Aukarasereenont, P.; Tuohey, H.; Syed, N.; Jannat, A.; Elbourne, A.; Messalea, K. A.; Zhang, B. Yue; Murdoch, B. J.; Partridge, J. G.; et al. High-mobility p-type semiconducting two-dimensional β-TeO2. Nature Electronics 2021, 4 (4), 277 - 283 DOI: 10.1038/s41928-021-00561-5. doi: 10.1038/s41928-021-00561-5
Booth, J. M.; Klymenko, M. V.; Cole, J. H.; Russo, S. P. Accurate calculation of excitonic signatures in the absorption spectrum of BiSBr using semiconductor Bloch equations. Physical Review B 2021, 103 (11), 115203 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.103.115203. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.103.115203
Shaw, R. A.; Manian, A.; Lyskov, I.; Russo, S. P. Efficient enumeration of bosonic configurations with applications to the calculation of non-radiative rates. The Journal of Chemical Physics 2021, 154 (8), 084102 DOI: 10.1063/5.0039532. doi: 10.1063/5.0039532
Li, R.; Liu, M.; Matta, S. Kasi; Hiltunen, A.; Deng, Z.; Wang, C.; Dai, Z.; Russo, S. P.; Vivo, P.; Zhang, H. Sulfonated Dopant‐Free Hole‐Transport Material Promotes Interfacial Charge Transfer Dynamics for Highly Stable Perovskite Solar Cells. Advanced Sustainable Systems 2021, 5 (12), 2100244 DOI: 10.1002/adsu.202100244. doi: 10.1002/adsu.202100244
Belle, C. E.; Aksakalli, V.; Russo, S. P. A machine learning platform for the discovery of materials. Journal of Cheminformatics 2021, 13 (1), 42 DOI: 10.1186/s13321-021-00518-y. doi: 10.1186/s13321-021-00518-y
Lyskov, I.; Anda, A.; Wong, Y. X.; Tilley, A. J.; Hall, C. R.; Thia, J.; Russo, S. P.; Wong, W. W. H.; Cole, J. H.; Smith, T. A. Bilirubin analogues as model compounds for exciton coupling. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2020, 22 (27), 15567 - 15572 DOI: 10.1039/D0CP01421D. doi: 10.1039/D0CP01421D
Hughes, T. J.; Shaw, R. A.; Russo, S. P. Computational Investigations of Dispersion Interactions between Small Molecules and Graphene-like Flakes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2020, 124 (46), 9552 - 9561 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c06595. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c06595
Meftahi, N.; Klymenko, M. V.; Christofferson, A. J.; Bach, U.; Winkler, D. A.; Russo, S. P. Machine learning property prediction for organic photovoltaic devices. npj Computational Materials 2020, 6 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41524-020-00429-w. doi: 10.1038/s41524-020-00429-w
Cyster, M. J.; Smith, J. S.; Vaitkus, J. A.; Vogt, N.; Russo, S. P.; Cole, J. H. Effect of atomic structure on the electrical response of aluminum oxide tunnel junctions. Physical Review Research 2020, 2 (1) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.013110. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.013110
Booth, J. M.; Russo, S. P. Yang-Mills structure for electron–phonon interactions in vanadium dioxide. Scientific Reports 2020, 10 (1), 12547 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-68958-4. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-68958-4
MacRae, C. M.; Pearce, M. A.; Wilson, N. C.; Torpy, A.; Glenn, M. A.; Russo, S. P. Soft X-Ray and Cathodoluminescence Examination of a Tanzanian Graphite Deposit. Microscopy and Microanalysis 2020, 26 (4), 814 - 820 DOI: 10.1017/S1431927620001294. doi: 10.1017/S1431927620001294
Meftahi, N.; Manian, A.; Christofferson, A. J.; Lyskov, I.; Russo, S. P. A computational exploration of aggregation-induced excitonic quenching mechanisms for perylene diimide chromophores. The Journal of Chemical Physics 2020, 153 (6), 064108 DOI: 10.1063/5.0013634. doi: 10.1063/5.0013634
Khan, H.; Mahmood, N.; Zavabeti, A.; Elbourne, A.; Rahman, M. Ataur; Zhang, B. Yue; Krishnamurthi, V.; Atkin, P.; Ghasemian, M. B.; Yang, J.; et al. Liquid metal-based synthesis of high performance monolayer SnS piezoelectric nanogenerators. Nature Communications 2020, 11 (1), 3449 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17296-0. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17296-0
Zhang, B.; Lyskov, I.; Wilson, L. J.; Sabatini, R. P.; Manian, A.; Soleimaninejad, H.; White, J. M.; Smith, T. A.; Lakhwani, G.; Jones, D. J.; et al. FRET-enhanced photoluminescence of perylene diimides by combining molecular aggregation and insulation. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2020, 8 (26), 8953 - 8961 DOI: 10.1039/D0TC02108C. doi: 10.1039/D0TC02108C
Datta, R. S.; Syed, N.; Zavabeti, A.; Jannat, A.; Mohiuddin, M.; Rokunuzzaman, M.; Zhang, B. Yue; Rahman, M. Ataur; Atkin, P.; Messalea, K. A.; et al. Flexible two-dimensional indium tin oxide fabricated using a liquid metal printing technique. Nature Electronics 2020, 3 (1), 51 - 58 DOI: 10.1038/s41928-019-0353-8. doi: 10.1038/s41928-019-0353-8
Karim, A.; Lyskov, I.; Russo, S. P.; Peruzzo, A. An ab initio effective solid-state photoluminescence by frequency constraint of cluster calculation. Journal of Applied Physics 2020, 128 (23), 233102 DOI: 10.1063/5.0033417. doi: 10.1063/5.0033417
Wang, M.; Vasudevan, V.; Lin, S.; Jasieniak, J. J.; Russo, S. P.; Birbilis, N.; Medhekar, N. V. Molecular mechanisms of thermal instability in hybrid perovskite light absorbers for photovoltaic solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2020, 8 (34), 17765 - 17779 DOI: 10.1039/D0TA05356B. doi: 10.1039/D0TA05356B
Pham, L. Nhan; Russo, S. P. Energetic degeneracy and electronic structures of germanium trimers doped with titanium. The Journal of Chemical Physics 2020, 153 (7), 074309 DOI: 10.1063/5.0016230. doi: 10.1063/5.0016230
Liu, M.; G. Grandhi, K.; Matta, S.; Mokurala, K.; Litvin, A.; Russo, S. P.; Vivo, P. Halide Perovskite Nanocrystal Emitters. Advanced Photonics Research 2020, 2 (3), 2000118 DOI: 10.1002/adpr.202000118. doi: 10.1002/adpr.202000118
Lyskov, I.; Trushin, E.; Baragiola, B. Q.; Schmidt, T. W.; Cole, J. H.; Russo, S. P. First-Principles Calculation of Triplet Exciton Diffusion in Crystalline Poly(p-phenylene vinylene). The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019, 123 (44), 26831 - 26841 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08203. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08203
Lyskov, I.; Etinski, M.; Marian, C. M.; Russo, S. P. Exciton energy transfer in organic light emitting diodes with thermally activated delayed fluorescence dopants. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2018, 6 (25), 6860 - 6868 DOI: 10.1039/C8TC01992D. doi: 10.1039/C8TC01992D
Mohiuddin, M.; Wang, Y.; Zavabeti, A.; Syed, N.; Datta, R. S.; Ahmed, H.; Daeneke, T.; Russo, S. P.; Rezk, A. R.; Yeo, L. Y.; et al. Liquid Phase Acoustic Wave Exfoliation of Layered MoS 2 : Critical Impact of Electric Field in Efficiency. Chemistry of Materials 2018, 30 (16), 5593 - 5601 DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01506. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01506
Syed, N.; Zavabeti, A.; Ou, J. Zhen; Mohiuddin, M.; Pillai, N.; Carey, B. J.; Zhang, B. Yue; Datta, R. S.; Jannat, A.; Haque, F.; et al. Printing two-dimensional gallium phosphate out of liquid metal. Nature Communications 2018, 9, 3618 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06124-1. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06124-1
Opletal, G.; Petersen, T. C.; Russo, S. P.; Barnard, A. S. PorosityPlus: characterisation of defective, nanoporous and amorphous materials. Journal of Physics: Materials 2018, 1 (1), 016002 DOI: 10.1088/2515-7639/aada5f. doi: 10.1088/2515-7639/aada5f
Javaid, M.; Russo, S. P.; Kalantar-Zadeh, K.; Greentree, A. D.; Drumm, D. W. Band structure and giant Stark effect in two-dimensional transition-metal dichalcogenides. Electronic Structure 2018, 1 (1), 015005 DOI: 10.1088/2516-1075/aadf44. doi: 10.1088/2516-1075/aadf44
Ahmed, H.; Rezk, A. R.; Carey, B. J.; Wang, Y.; Mohiuddin, M.; Berean, K. J.; Russo, S. P.; Kalantar-Zadeh, K.; Yeo, L. Y. Ultrafast Acoustofluidic Exfoliation of Stratified Crystals. Advanced Materials 2018, 30 (20), 1704756 DOI: 10.1002/adma.201704756. doi: 10.1002/adma.201704756
Javaid, M.; Drumm, D. W.; Russo, S. P.; Greentree, A. D. Surface-gate-defined single-electron transistor in a MoS 2 bilayer. Nanotechnology 2017, 28 (12), 125203 DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa5ce0. doi: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa5ce0
Javaid, M.; Drumm, D. W.; Russo, S. P.; Greentree, A. D. A study of size-dependent properties of MoS2 monolayer nanoflakes using density-functional theory. Scientific Reports 2017, 7 (1), 9775 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-09305-y. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09305-y
Opletal, G.; Petersen, T. C.; Barnard, A. S.; Russo, S. P. On reverse Monte Carlo constraints and model reproduction. Journal of Computational Chemistry 2017, 38 (17), 1547 - 1551 DOI: 10.1002/jcc.24799. doi: 10.1002/jcc.24799
Daeneke, T.; Atkin, P.; Orrell-Trigg, R.; Zavabeti, A.; Ahmed, T.; Walia, S.; Liu, M.; Tachibana, Y.; Javaid, M.; Greentree, A. D.; et al. Wafer-Scale Synthesis of Semiconducting SnO Monolayers from Interfacial Oxide Layers of Metallic Liquid Tin. ACS Nano 2017, 11 (11), 10974 - 10983 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b04856. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.7b04856
Smith, J. S.; Budi, A.; Per, M. C.; Vogt, N.; Drumm, D. W.; Hollenberg, L. C. L.; Cole, J. H.; Russo, S. P. Ab initio calculation of energy levels for phosphorus donors in silicon. Scientific Reports 2017, 7 (1), 6010 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-06296-8. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-06296-8
Liu, M.; Makuta, S.; Tsuda, S.; Russo, S. P.; Seki, S.; Terao, J.; Tachibana, Y. Fluorene–Thiophene Copolymer Wire on TiO 2 : Mechanism Achieving Long Charge Separated State Lifetimes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017, 121 (46), 25672 - 25681 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b07295. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b07295
Khan, H.; Zavabeti, A.; Wang, Y.; Harrison, C. J.; Carey, B. J.; Mohiuddin, M.; Chrimes, A. F.; De Castro, I. Alves; Zhang, B. Yue; Sabri, Y. M.; et al. Quasi physisorptive two dimensional tungsten oxide nanosheets with extraordinary sensitivity and selectivity to NO 2. Nanoscale 2017, 9 (48), 19162 - 19175 DOI: 10.1039/C7NR05403C. doi: 10.1039/C7NR05403C