Professor Maria Forsyth

Australian Laureate Fellow, and Alfred Deakin Professorial Fellow @ Deakin University

Professor Maria Forsyth (FAA) is an Australian Laureate Fellow, and Alfred Deakin Professorial Fellow at Deakin University.  She is the Associate Director in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science (ACES) and Deputy Director of the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) at Deakin University in Australia, where she leads the research effort in energy storage and corrosion science.   Specifically, her work has focused on understanding the phenomenon of charge transport at metal/electrolyte interfaces and within novel electrolyte materials.  Such materials have included a range of novel ionic liquids, polymer electrolytes and plastic crystals.  NMR techniques have featured strongly in Professor Forsyth’s research where she has applied pulsed field gradient NMR to measure diffusion of ionic species in electrolytes, variable temperature solid state wide line NMR and MAS to investigate structure and dynamics in solids and, most recently, NMR imaging of electrochemical processes.   She leads collaborative projects in lithium and sodium battery technologies funded through recent Australian Research Council grants. Professor Forsyth is a co-author of over 500 journal and conference publications attracted more than 18000 citations.  She has delivered more than 25 invited and plenary talks in the past 5 years.