|Tim White received His PhD from the Australian National University in mineral chemistry and crystallography. He is presently Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate Studies) in MSE and Co-Director of the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). During his career he has held various posts at the Australian National University (Canberra), Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (Singapore), The University of South Australia (Adelaide), University of Queensland (Brisbane), The University of Melbourne, and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Sydney). Secondments have included the Institute for Transuranium Elements (Germany), Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute and The University of New Mexico (US). His research awards include the Cowley-Moodie Award for Electron Microscopy and a Senior Fulbright Fellow, and an Asia Fellowship.|
|Tim White has thirty years of experience in the design and demonstration of advanced materials for environmental, superconducting, ionic conductivity and hydrogen storage applications. His particular interests lie in tailoring ceramics at the atomic scale to develop or enhance particular properties. These studies have been supported and facilitated through the use of advanced characterization methods, including atomic resolution electron microscopy, crystal refinement using X-ray and neutron diffraction, and synchrotron-based surface analysis for the investigation of chemical states and molecular environments. He is author or co-author of over 200 publications, 4 conference proceedings, 3 patents and confidential reports to industry.
In 2006, he introduced a suite of teaching modules for materials scientists called On-line Micro- and Nano-characterisation Instruction (OMNI). These courses were extended by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council to create MyScope, a national curriculum in microscopy and imaging. For three years (2007-2009), he ran the first totally on-line course at NTU called Symmetry and Crystals. Together with a team from Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), he is delivering the Coursera MOOC Beauty, Form and Function: An Exploration of Symmetry.
- Ecomaterials Design & Development
- Incommensuration in Oxide Crystal Structures: Impacts on Photocatalysis and Ion Conduction
- Materials survival under extreme conditions
- Nitrogen-Doped TIO2-Activated Carbon (AC) Composite for Adsorptive Photocatalytic Oxidation-Reduction of Refractory Organic Substances Under Solar Irradiation in Water Purification
- Optimisation of Quantum Effects in Apatite-based Nanocomposite Metallic and Semiconductor Catalysts for Environmental Protection
- Optimization of Apatite Anion Sublattices in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrolytes
- SinBeRISE Subproject 5 - Characterization
- F. Wei, T. Williams, T. An, T. Baikie, C. Kloc, J. Wei and T. White. (2013). Observations of Atomic Scale Compositional and Displacive Modulations in Incommensurate Melilite Electrolytes. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, .
- T. Baikie, Y. Fang, J. M. Kadro, M. Schreyer, F. Wei, S. G. Mhaisalkar, M. Graetzel and T. J. White. (2013). Synthesis and Crystal Chemistry of the Hybrid Perovskite (CH3NH3)PbI3 for Solid-State Sensitised Solar Cell Applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 1, 5628-5641.
- T. An, T. Baikie, J. F. Shin, P. R. Slater, S. Li and T. J. White. (2013). Oxygen Migration in Dense Spark Plasma Sintered Aluminium-doped Neodymium Silicate Apatite Electrolytes. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, .
- T. An, T. Baikie, F. Wei, S. S. Pramana, M. K. Schreyer, R. O. Piltz, J. F. Shin, J. Wei, P. R. Slater, T. J. White. (2013). Crystallographic Correlations with Anisotropic Oxide Ion Conduction in Aluminium-Doped Neodymium Silicate Apatite Electrolytes. Chemistry of Materials, 25, 1109-1120.
- Fengxia Wei, Tom Baikie, Tao An, Christian Kloc, Jun Wei, and Tim White. (2012). Crystal Chemistry of Melilite [CaLa]2[Ga]2[Ga2O7]2: a Five Dimensional Solid Electrolyte. Inorganic Chemistry, 51(10), 5941-5949.