Prof. Trevor Smith | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Prof. Trevor Smith is a spectroscopist in the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne. His primary interests are the development of super-resolution optical imaging methods and the use of ultrafast laser spectroscopy and time-resolved microscopy to study fast chemical processes, including energy transfer, electron transfer and excitons in polymers, nanocrystals and other materials.

GCertUniTeach, University of Melbourne 2006
PhD, University of Melbourne 1992
BSc, University of Melbourne 1983
Centre Research Themes: 
2. Control of Excitons


Book Chapters
Hirvonen, L. M.; Smith, T. A. Super-resolution optical microscopy with structured illumination. In Fundamentals of Fluorescence Imaging; Fundamentals of Fluorescence Imaging; Jenny Stanford Publishing: Singapore, 2019; pp pp 383-414.
Journal Articles
Xu, Y.; Zhou, J.; Smith, T. A. Time-resolved emission microscopy of light-induced aggregation of luminescent polymers. Methods and Applications in Fluorescence 2020, 8 (1), 014006 DOI: 10.1088/2050-6120/ab5976. doi: 10.1088/2050-6120/ab5976
Flint, K. L.; J. Collins, G.; Bradley, S. J.; Smith, T. A.; Sumby, C. J.; F. Keene, R. Synthesis and Characterisation of Helicate and Mesocate Forms of a Double-Stranded Diruthenium(II) Complex of a Di(terpyridine) Ligand. Australian Journal of Chemistry 2019, 72 (10), 762-768 DOI: 10.1071/CH19220. doi: 10.1071/CH19220
Gao, C.; Seow, J. Yi; Zhang, B.; Hall, C. R.; Tilley, A. J.; White, J. M.; Smith, T. A.; Wong, W. Tetraphenylethene 9,10‐Diphenylanthracene Derivatives – Synthesis and Photophysical Properties. ChemPlusChem 2019, 84 (6), 746-753 DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201900100. doi: 10.1002/cplu.201900100
Yu, M. - N.; Lin, J. - Y.; Li, Y. - X.; Soleimaninejad, H.; Ou, C. - J.; Bai, L. - B.; Liu, B.; Liu, W.; Wei, Q.; Bo, Y. - F.; et al. Emission Enhanced and Stabilized by Stereoisomeric Strategy in Hierarchical Uniform Supramolecular Framework. Chem 2019, 5 (9), 2470 - 2483 DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2019.06.021. doi: 10.1016/j.chempr.2019.06.021
Lin, J.; Liu, B.; Yu, M.; Wang, X.; Lin, Z.; Zhang, X.; Sun, C.; Cabanillas-Gonzalez, J.; Xie, L.; Liu, F.; et al. Ultrastable Supramolecular Self-Encapsulated Wide-Bandgap Conjugated Polymers for Large-Area and Flexible Electroluminescent Devices. Advanced Materials 2019, 31 (1), 1804811 DOI: 10.1002/adma.201804811. doi: 10.1002/adma.201804811
Zhang, B.; Gao, C.; Soleimaninejad, H.; White, J. M.; Smith, T. A.; Jones, D. J.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Wong, W. Highly Efficient Luminescent Solar Concentrators by Selective Alignment of Donor–Emitter Fluorophores. Chemistry of Materials 2019, 31 (8), 3001 - 3008 DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00647. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00647
Condé, B.; Robinson, A.; Bodet, A.; Monteau, A. - C.; Fuentes, S.; Scollary, G.; Smith, T. A.; Howell, K. S. Using Synchronous Fluorescence to Investigate Chemical Interactions Influencing Foam Characteristics in Sparkling Wines. Beverages 2019, 5 (3), 54 DOI: 10.3390/beverages5030054. doi: 10.3390/beverages5030054
Bo, Y. - F.; Liu, Y. - Y.; Soleimaninejad, H.; Yu, M. - N.; Xie, L. - H.; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Huang, W. Photophysical Identification of Three Kinds of Low-Energy Green Band Defects in Wide-Bandgap Polyfluorenes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2019, 123 (13), 2789 - 2795 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.9b00188. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.9b00188
Gao, C.; Prasad, S. K. K.; Zhang, B.; Dvořák, M.; Tayebjee, M. J. Y.; McCamey, D. R.; Schmidt, T. W.; Smith, T. A.; Wong, W. Intramolecular Versus Intermolecular Triplet Fusion in Multichromophoric Photochemical Upconversion. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019, 123 (33), 20181 - 20187 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07098. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07098
Soleimaninejad, H.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Smith, T. A.; Paige, M. F. Fluorescence anisotropy imaging of a polydiacetylene photopolymer film. Canadian Journal of Chemistry 2019, 97 (6), 422-429 DOI: 10.1139/cjc-2018-0360. doi: 10.1139/cjc-2018-0360
Mao, W.; Hall, C. R.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Forsyth, C.; Cheng, Y. - B.; Duffy, N. W.; Smith, T. A.; Bach, U. Visualizing Phase Segregation in Mixed-Halide Perovskite Single Crystals. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2019, 58 (9), 2893 - 2898 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810193 . doi: 10.1002/anie.201810193
Bi, P. Qing; Hall, C. R.; Yin, H.; So, S. Kong; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Hao, X. Resolving the Mechanisms of Photocurrent Improvement in Ternary Organic Solar Cells. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019, 123 (30), 18294-18302 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06267. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06267
Ng, C.; Zeng, P.; Lloyd, J. A.; Chakraborty, D.; Roberts, A.; Smith, T. A.; Bach, U.; Sader, J. E.; Davis, T. J.; Gómez, D. E. Large-Area Nanofabrication of Partially Embedded Nanostructures for Enhanced Plasmonic Hot-Carrier Extraction. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2019, 2 (3), 1164 - 1169 DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b01988. doi: 10.1021/acsanm.8b01988
Stevens, A. L.; Novakovic, S.; White, J. M.; Wong, W.; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Paige, M. F.; Steer, R. P. Exciton Dynamics of Photoexcited Pendant Porphyrin Polymers in Solution and in Thin Films. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2018, 122 (50), 9605–9614 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b09321. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b09321
Rohatgi, C. V.; Harada, T.; Need, E. F.; Krasowska, M.; Beattie, D. A.; Dickenson, G. D.; Smith, T. A.; Kee, T. W. Low-Bandgap Conjugated Polymer Dots for Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2018, 1 (9), 4801 - 4808 DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b01014. doi: 10.1021/acsanm.8b01014
Lv, C. - K.; Zheng, F.; Yang, X. - Y.; Bi, P. - Q.; Niu, M. - S.; Wang, Y. - Z.; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Hao, X. Optimizing the Crystallinity and Phase Separation of PTB7:PC 71 BM Films by Modified Graphene Oxide. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122 (5), 2572 - 2581 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11726. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11726
Yu, M. - N.; Soleimaninejad, H.; Lin, J.; Zuo, Z. - Y.; Liu, B.; Bo, Y. - F.; Bai, L. - B.; Han, Y. - M.; Smith, T. A.; Xu, M.; et al. Photophysical and Fluorescence Anisotropic Behavior of Polyfluorene β-Conformation Films. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2018, 9 (2), 364 - 372 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03148. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03148
Enders, F.; Budweg, A.; Zeng, P.; Lauth, J.; Smith, T. A.; Brida, D.; Boldt, K. Switchable dissociation of excitons bound at strained CdTe/CdS interfaces. Nanoscale 2018, 10 (47), 22362 - 22373 DOI: 10.1039/C8NR07973K. doi: 10.1039/C8NR07973K
Xu, W. - L.; Niu, M. - S.; Yang, X. - Y.; Bi, P. - Q.; Zhang, K. - N.; Xiong, C.; Yuan, H. - C.; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Hao, X. Spatially Resolved Photophysical Dynamics in Perovskite Microplates Fabricated Using an Antisolvent Treatment. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017, 121 (47), 26250 - 26255 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b09844. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b09844
Zhang, B.; Soleimaninejad, H.; Jones, D. J.; White, J. M.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Smith, T. A.; Wong, W. Highly Fluorescent Molecularly Insulated Perylene Diimides: Effect of Concentration on Photophysical Properties. Chemistry of Materials 2017, 29 (19), 8395 - 8403 DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02968. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02968
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
Breukers, R. D.; Smith, G. J.; Stirrat, H. L.; Swanson, A. J.; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Raymond, S. G.; Winch, N. M.; Clarke, D. J.; Kay, A. J. Light losses from scattering in luminescent solar concentrator waveguides. Applied Optics 2017, 56 (10), 2630-2635 DOI: 10.1364/AO.56.002630. doi: 10.1364/AO.56.002630