Dr Tuquabo Tesfamichael

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Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering

Dr. Solid State Physics (Uppsala University)

Dr Tuquabo Tesfamichael  is a Senior Lecturer  at the school of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering (MMPE), Faculty of Engineering at QUT.  He obtained his Ph.D. from Uppsala University (Sweden) in 2000 following by a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at QUT (Australia). 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, supervising HDR students, and has secured  a number of competitive research grants successfully. He is a member of the Centre for Materials Science and Centre for Biomedical Technologies.

Key research interests in science and engineering include:

  • Thin film technology,
  • Nanostructured materials and nanotechnology,
  • Metal oxide thin film gas sensors,
  • Perovskite solar cells,
  • Nanostuctured  metallic glasses for biomedical.

Dr Tesfamichael had secured over $1.3m in research grants and awards interdependent and in a team. He published over 70 research journal articles with over 1400 citations and h-index 21 (1800 citations and h-index 26 on Google Scholar). He had supervised (co-supervised) 11 PhD students to completion and currently he is supervising 5 PhD students.

Some of his selected grants and awards are from:

  • Defense Science Technology - DST  (2021-22)
  • National and International Research Alliances Program (Smart Futures Fund)- NIRAP (2010-12).
  • AINSE Research Grants (2003-2013)
  • 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 national and international  research collaboration with  including  ANU, RMIT, ANSTO, Hokkaido University (Japan), Institute of Plasma Science and Technology (Germany), University of Bayreuth (Germany), Uppsala University.

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