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Dr Judy Hart

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Judy completed her PhD in the Department of Materials Engineering at Monash University, where she studied novel processing methods for nanocrystalline TiO2 films for dye-sensitised solar cells. She then moved to the U.K., where she worked on the development of titanate nanotubes as materials for hydrogen storage as a post-doctoral research at the University of Bath. She was then awarded a Ramsay Memorial Fellowship, which she held in the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol. She stayed at the University of Bristol for five years, as a research fellow, post-doctoral researcher and lecturer.

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW, 2013 –
  • Lecturer, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2011 – 2012
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2009 – 2011
  • Ramsay Memorial Fellow, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2007 – 2009
  • Post-doctoral Research Officer, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, United Kingdom, 2006 – 2007


Research Interests

Judy's research interests are in developing new semiconducting materials, particularly solid solutions and doped materials, for use in renewable energy applications such as photocatalysis and solar cells. This is done using a combination of computational (e.g. density functional theory) and experimental approaches. The focus of this work is understanding relationships between composition and properties and finding effective ways of using computational and experimental techniques in parallel.

Research activities


Selected Publications

Journal articles

Sun J; Lu X; Wu KH; Hou J; Fang R; Hart JN; Zhu S; Chen V; Amal R; Wang DW, 2020, 'Dynamic single-site polysulfide immobilization in long-range disorder Cu-MOFs', Chemical Communications, vol. 56, pp. 10074 - 10077,