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,
- 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).
- Gas Detection Australia, Toowoomba
- Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Japan.
- Uppsala University, Department of Engineering Sciences, Sweden.
- Imihami Mudiyanselage C, Singh S, Afara I, Wolff A, Tesfamichael T, Ostrikov K, Oloyede A, (2017) Bactericidal effects of natural nanotopography of dragonfly wing on Escherichia coli, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces p6746-6760
- Tesfamichael T, Piloto C, Arita M, Bell J, (2015) Fabrication of Fe-doped WO3 films for NO2 sensing at lower operating temperature, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical p393-400
- Tesfamichael T, Cetin C, Piloto C, Arita M, Bell J, (2015) The effect of pressure and W-doping on the properties of ZnO thin films for NO2 gas sensing, Applied Surface Science p728-734
- Tesfamichael T, Ponzoni A, Ahsan M, Faglia G, (2012) Gas sensing characteristics of Fe-doped tungsten oxide thin films, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical p345-353
- Ahsan M, Tesfamichael T, Ionescu M, Bell J, Motta N, (2012) Low temperature CO sensitive nanostructured WO3 thin films doped with Fe, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical p14-21
- Ahsan M, Ahmad M, Tesfamichael T, Bell J, Wlodarski W, Motta N, (2012) Low temperature response of nanostructured tungsten oxide thin films toward hydrogen and ethanol, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical p789-796
- Tesfamichael T, Arita M, Bostrom T, Bell J, (2010) Thin film deposition and characterization of pure and iron-doped electron-beam evaporated tungsten oxide for gas sensors, Thin Solid Films p4791-4797
- Tesfamichael T, Motta N, Bostrom T, Bell J, (2007) Development of Porous Metal Oxide Thin Films by Co-evaporation, Applied Surface Science p4853-4859
- Tesfamichael T, Will G, Bell J, (2005) Nitrogen Ion Implanted Nanostructured Titania Films Used in Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells and Photocatalyst, Applied Surface Science p172-178
- Tesfamichael T, Will G, Bell J, Prince K, Dytlewski N, (2003) Characterization of a Commercial Dye-Sensitised Titania Solar Cell Electrode, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells p25-35