Joseph obtained his PhD from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in December 2016. His research project focused on developing effective design strategies to fabricate metal-semiconductor hybrid nanomaterials for optical and optoelectronic applications. Hybrid nanocrystal engineering is an emerging field with promising applications in various photo-active devices such as photocatalysts, solar energy conversion and nonlinear optics. Joseph obtained his B.Sc. (first class honours) specializing in chemistry from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 2011.
At present he works at QUT as a post-doctoral research associate within the research group of Australian Laureate Fellow, Prof. Dmitri Golberg. His project will focus on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for green energy applications. Specialized Insitu-TEM techniques will be utilized for the characterization of physical properties of individual nanostructures with simultaneous high resolution imaging. This is particularly important to identify the nanomaterials’ true potential and to assess their suitability for prospective applications.