Dr Tuquabo Tesfamichael

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Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering

Dr. Solid State Physics (Uppsala University)

Dr Tuquabo Tesfamichael  has worked at QUT since 2001 and was promoted to Senior Lecture in 2011 at the school of CPME.  He obtained his Ph.D. from Uppsala University  (Sweden) in 2000 following by a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at QUT (Australia) between 2001-03.  In 2003 he was employed as  a lecture at the same university (QUT). Dr. Tesfamichael’s activities are focused on both teaching and research including service to the community. Dr Tesfamichael has gained extensive teaching and research experiences and obtained a number of competitive research grants.

Key research interests in science and engineering include:

  • Thin film technology,
  • Nanostructured materials and nanotechnology,
  • Metal oxide thin film gas sensors,
  • Perovskite solar cells,
  • ReRAM,
  • Atmospheric plasma deposition.

In the  last 10 years, he  has over $600,000 in research grants and awards. He published over 40 research journal articles with over 380 citations and i10-index 16 (or h-index 13) (Google Scholar). Some of his selected grants and awards include:

  • National and International Research Alliances Program (Smart Futures Fund)- NIRAP (2010-12).
  • AINSE Research Grants (2003-present)
  • ARC Discovery Grant (2006-08)
  • Japanese Sociality for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship (2007, 2013)
  • Country Energy (OCS) Temperature Increases in Water Pipes (2007)
  • Sustainable Technologies Australia Limited (2005)
  • Dyesol Pty Ltd (2005)
  • QUT ARC Linkage – Projects Incentive Scheme (2004)
  • QUT Strategic Collaborative Program Grant Scheme (2003)
  • QUT Research Encouragement Award Scheme (2003)

Dr Tesfamichael has international recognitions in his research career and has research collaboration with a number of universities and organisations including  ANU, RMIT, ANSTO, Hokkaido University (Japan), Institute of Plasma Science and Technology (Germany), University of Bayreuth (Germany).

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External collaborations

University (International)

  • Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Japan.
  • Uppsala University, Department of Engineering Sciences, Sweden.