A/Professor Matthew Hill

A/Professor Matthew Hill

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 361, 82, Clayton Campus

Associate Professor Matthew Hill is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and the Winner of a 2014 Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Matthew leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers that are actively involved with industry partners to bring exciting discoveries in the laboratory to market. He holds a joint position between CSIRO and Monash. His research areas include development and application of porous materials: storage, separation and triggered release of small molecules with adsorbents and membranes, flow chemistry, lithium-sulfur batteries and supercapacitors.

Research Experience and Employment History:

2015-present Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering,  Monash University, Australia.

2014-present Principal Research Scientist and ARC future fellow, CSIRO, Australia.

2012-present Adjunct lecturer, University of Adelaide, Australia.

2010-present Adjunct lecturer, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

2011-2014 Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia.

2011 Visiting Scholar, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

2008 Visiting  Scholar, UC Berkely, USA.

Qualifications

  • High School, North Sydney Boys High
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Hons), University of New South Wales
  • PhD, University of New South Wales

Awards and Honours

2017

Member: National Committee for Materials Science and Engineering
Australian Academy of Science.

2016

Knowledge Nation 100 Member.
Australian Federal Government.

2015

Future Focus Group Alumnus.
Committee for Melbourne.

2014

Prime Minister’s Prize for Science – Malcolm McIntosh Award for Physical Scientist of the year.
Department of Industry – Australian Federal Government.

Innovators under 35 Awardee, South East Asia Region
MIT Technology Review.

2013

Future Fellowship, ARC.

Award for Sustainable Technology (finalist), IChemEngineering.

Future Focus Group, Committee for Melbourne.

2012

Eureka Prize – Emerging Leadership in Science, Australian Museum.

Australian Leadership Award, Australian Davos Connection.

Australian Leadership Award, Australian Davos Connection.

2011

Finalist – Eureka Prize, Emerging Leadership in Science, Australian Museum.

Victorian Young Tall Poppy of the Year, Australian Institute for Policy and Science.

2010

Julius Career Award, CSIRO.

Victoria Fellowship, Victorian Government.

Research Interests

Matthew’s research interest are in the following areas, Development and application of porous materials: storage, separation and triggered release of small molecules with adsorbents and membranes, flow chemistry, lithium-sulfur batteries and supercapacitors

Research Projects

Current projects

CO2Gen - A product that produces pure CO2 directly from the atmosphere

We are developing a direct air capture (DAC) product (CO2Gen) that can capture CO2 from ambient air and convert it to pure CO2.

ARC Research Hub for Energy-efficient Separation

The Hub aims to develop advanced separation materials, innovative products and smart processes to reduce the energy consumption of separation processes which underpin Australian industry. The Hub focuses on the development, synthesis, characterisation and integration of advanced materials (membranes, adsorbents and resins), across scales to enable novel products. The intended research outcomes allow the majority of Australian industry to become more energy-efficient and cost-competitive in a global economy. The Hub also aims to develop a highly-trained, industry-ready workforce and advance Australia’s capability as a world-leading technology provider in manufacturing advanced separation materials and equipment.

Toxic gas canisters - department of defence

capture of toxic gases

Research articles, papers & publications

See Matthew Hill’s research contributions through published book chapters, articles, journal papers and in the media.

Last modified: 19/10/2017