Dr Torben Daeneke is an inorganic chemist who received his PhD from Monash University in 2013 and now leads the multidisciplinary Liquid Metal Research Group at RMIT. Over the past years, Dr Daeneke has researched photochemical energy conversion, the synthesis and applications of low dimensional materials as well as the chemistry of low temperature liquid metals. His work on liquid metal solvents, molten metal catalysts and their applications has attracted significant funding from industry and funding agencies. Furthermore, Dr Daeneke developed novel techniques for the synthesis of atomically thin semiconductors which find applications in next generation electronics as well as flexible and printed devices, sensors and circuits.
Dr Daeneke is also the HDR Manager for the Chemical and Environmental Engineering discipline. As part of this role he facilitates the PhD and Masters by research programs and advocates for cutting edge research education.
Dr Torben Daeneke worked within the CSIRO between 2012 and 2014. He also collaborates closely with industry to commercialise his research.
Dr Daeneke’s research focuses on the chemistry of liquid metals and their applications in synthesis and catalysis. His main research streams include the study of fundamental phenomena that are observed within molten metals, the design of liquid metal catalysts and the development of low dimensional materials for electronic applications.
Liquid Metals, 2D materials, Oxide electronics, Flexible electronics, Printed electronics, CO2 reduction, Catalysis, Nano materials
To date Dr Daeneke published over 100 research articles, attracted over $3M in research funding and awards.
Science, 358, 332-335
A. Zavabeti, J.Z. Ou, B.J. Carey, N. Syed, R. Orrell-Trigg, E.L.H. Mayes, C. Xu, O. Kavehei, A.P. O'Mullane, R.B. Kaner, K. Kalantar-zadeh, T. Daeneke. (2017).
Chemistry Society Reviews, 47, 4073-4111
T. Daeneke, K. Khoshmanesh, N. Mahmood, I. Alves de Castro, D. Esrafilzadeh, S.J. Barrow, M.D. Dickey, K. Kalantar-zadeh. (2018).
A. Zavabeti, P. Aukarasereenont, H. Tuohey, N. Syed, A. Jannat, A. Elbourne, K. A. Messalea, B. Y. Zhang, B. J. Murdoch, J. G. Partridge, M. Wurdack, D. L. Creedon, J. van Embden, K. Kalantar-Zadeh, S. P. Russo, C. F. McConville, T. Daeneke. (2021).
ARC DECRA Fellowship (DE190100100)
2019 - 2022
ARC Discovery Project (DP180102752)
2018 - 2021
2015 - 2018
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Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.