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Professor Greg Metha

Telephone +61 8 8313 5943
Position Head of Chemistry
Email greg.metha@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 4380
Building Badger
Floor/Room 1 05a
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Chemistry

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Biography/ Background

Head of Chemistry (Sept 2010 - present)

 

Professor in Chemistry, University of Adelaide (Jan 2015 - present)

Associate Professor in Chemistry, University of Adelaide (Jan 2009 - Dec 2014)

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Adelaide (Jan 2005 - Dec 2008)

Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Adelaide (Feb 2003 - Dec 2004)

 

Australian Research Fellowship (ARF), University of Adelaide (June 2001 - Jan 2003)

Australian Post-Doctoral Fellow (APD), University of Adelaide (Oct 1997 - Sept 2000)

 

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney (Oct 1995 - Sept 1997)

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada (Oct 1993 - Sept 1995)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Monash University (Aug 1992 - Sept 1993)

 

Ph.D., Monash University (1993)

B.Sc. (Hons), Monash University (1987)

Awards & Achievements

2016  Australian Award for University Teaching (team award)

2015  Visiting Erskine Fellowship; University of Canterbury, New Zealand

2015  D.R. Stanks Award for Excellence in Chemical Education; SA Branch RACI 

2015  University of Adelaide Commendation for Excellence in Support of the Student Experience (team award) 

2014  Visiting Professor; University of Tokyo, Japan

2014  Chemical Education Division Medal; Royal Australian Chemical Institute

2014  Exectutive Dean of Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching (team award)

2009  DAAD "Forschungsaufenthalt" (Research Stays for Scientists); TU Munich, Germany

2007  AAS Scientific Visits to Europe; TU Munich, Germany

2006  Stephen Cole the Elder Prize for Excellence in Teaching - first 5 years of teaching

Research Interests

Metal Nanoparticle & Cluster Homepage

 

 

Laser ionisation spectroscopy of metal-carbide

and bi-metallic clusters in the gas phase

(Nb4C5 is shown here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synchrotron characterisation of metal-carbide nanoparticles

Metal Carbide Nanoparticles

 (This article was printed in the August 2009 edition of Australasian Science and was made available courstesy of the Australian Synchrotron)

 

Computing the physical and chemical properties of metal clusters 

www.ersa.edu.au/gregmetha

 

Structure & reactivity of metal clusters on inorganic-oxide surfaces

(member of the European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical research, COST Action D41)

 

... for more information about current projects in our laboratory

Cluster Chemistry projects

 

Publications

Selected Publications (a complete list is on the Metal Cluster website)

J. Alvino, T. Bennett, R. Kler, R. Hudson, J. Aupoil, T. Nann, V. Golovko, G. Andersson, G.F. Metha
Apparatus for the Investigation of High Temperature, High Pressure Gas Phase Heterogeneous Catalytic and Photocatalytic Materials 
Review of Scientific Instruments; v88, 054101 (2017)

H. Al Qahtani, G.F. Metha, V. Golovko, G. Andersson, T. Nakayama
Aggregation Behaviour of Ligand-protected Au9 Clusters on Sputtered ALD TiO2 
Journal of Physical Chemistry C; DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11590 (2017)

H. Al Qahtani, K. Kimoto, T. Bennett, J. Alvino, G. Andersson, G.F. Metha, V. Golovko, T. Sasaki, T. Nakayama
Grouping and Aggregation of Ligand Protected Au9 Clusters on TiO2 Nanosheets 
RSC Advances; v6, 110765 (2016) 

R. Hudson, A. Falcinella and G.F. Metha
Molecular Geometries and Relative Stabilities of Titanium Oxide and Gold-Titanium Oxide Clusters
Chemical Physics; v477 8 (2016)

B. Visser, M. Addicoat, J. Gascooke, W. Lawrance, G.F. Metha
Spectroscopic Observation of Gold-Tetracarbide: Photodetachment and Velocity Map Imaging of the AuC4H Anion
Journal of Chemical Physics; v145 044320 (2016)

H. Al Qahtani, K. Kimoto, T. Bennett, J. Alvino, G. Andersson, G.F. Metha, V. Golovko, T. Sasaki, T. Nakayama
Atomically Resolved Structure of Ligand-Protected Au9 Clusters on TiO2 Nanosheets Using Aberration-Corrected STEM
Journal of Chemical Physics; v144 114703 (2016)

R. White, T. Bennett, V. Golovko, G. Andersson, G.F. Metha
A Systematic Density Functional Theory Study of the complete De-ligation of Ru3(CO)12
ChemistrySelect; v1 1163-1167 (2016)

J-Y. Ruzicka, F. Abu Bakar, C. Hoeck, R. Adnan, C. McNicolle, T. Kemmitt, B. Cowie, G.F. Metha, G. Andersson, V. Golovko 
Towards Control of Gold Cluster Aggregation on TiO2 via Surface Treatments
Journal of Physical Chemistry C; v119, 24465-24474 (2015)

T. Bennett, A. Falcinella, R. White, R. Adnan, V. Golovko, G. Andersson, G.F. Metha 
The Effect of Counter ions on the Far-infrared Spectra of Tris(triphenylphosphinegold)oxonium Dimer Salts
RSC Advances; v5, 74499-744505 (2015)

K. Miyajima, M. Sobhan, R. Hardy, G.F. Metha, F. Mafune
Structural Rearangement in Gas Phase Niobium Carbide Clusters, NbnC3 and NbnC6
Chemical Physics Letters; v634, 261-265 (2015)

T. Nagata, K. Miyajima, R. Hardy, G.F. Metha, F. Mafune
Reactivity of Oxygen Deficient Cerium Oxide Clusters with Small Gaseous Molecules
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, v119, 5545-5552 (2015)

T. Bennett, R. Adnan, J. Alvino, R. Kler, V. Golovko, G. Andersson, G.F. Metha
The Effect of Gold Nanoclusterts on the Production of Ti3+ Defect Sites in Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles under UV and Soft X-ray Radiation
Journal of Physical Chemistry C; v119, 11171-11177 (2015)

B. Visser, M. Addicoat, J. Gascooke, X. Zhang, K. Bowen, W. Lawrance, G.F. Metha
Photoodetachment Velocity Map Imaging of the 1A' - 2A' Transition of AuOH-
Chemical Physics Letters; v625, 164 (2015)

R. Adnan, G. Andersson, M. Polson, G.F. Metha, V. Golovko
Factors Influencing the sphine-Stabilised Au9 Clusters Interacting with Titania and Silica Surfaces: The First Evidence for the Catalytic Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol Using Supported Phosphine-capped Gold Nanoparticles
Catalysis Science and Technology; v5, 1323-1333 (2015).

G. Andersson, V. Golovko, J. Alvino, T. Bennett, O. Wrede, S. Mejia, H. Al Qahtani, R. Adnan, N. Gunby, D. Anderson, G.F. Metha
Phosphine-Stabilised Au9 Clusters Interacting with Titania and Silica Surfaces: The First Evidence for the Density of States Signature of the Support-Immobilised Cluster
Journal of Chemical Physics; 141, 014702 (2014).

T. Bennett, R. Adnan, J. Alvino, V. Golovko, G. Andersson, G.F. Metha
Identification of the Vibrational Modes in the Far-Infrared Spectra of Ruthenium Carbonyl Clusters and the Effect of Au Substitution
Inorganic Chemistry; v53, 4340 (2014)

J. Alvino, T. Bennett, D. Anderson, B. Donoeva, D. Ovoshchnikov, R. Adnan, D. Appadoo, V. Golovko, G. Andersson, G. Metha
Far-Infrared Absorption Spectra of Synthetically-Prepared, Ligated Metal Clusters with Au6, Au8, Au9 and Au6Pd Metal Cores
RSC Advances; v3, 22140 (2013)

D. Anderson, R. Adnan, J. Alvino, O. Schipper, B. Donoeva, J-Y. Ruzicka, H. Qahtani, H. Harris, B. Cowie, J. Aitken, V. Golovko, G. Metha, G. Andersson
Chemically-Synthesised, Atomically-Precise Gold Clusters Deposited and Activated on Titania. Part II
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; v15, 14806-14813 (2013)

B. Visser, M. Addicoat, J. Gascooke, W. Lawrance and G.F. Metha
Spectroscopic Observation of Gold-Dicarbide: Photodetachment and Velocity Map Imaging of the AuC2 Anion
Journal of Chemical Physics; v138, 174310 (2013)

D. Anderson, J. Alvino, A. Gentleman, H. Qahtani, L. Thomsen, M. Polson, G.F. Metha, V. Golovko, G. Andersson
Chemically-Synthesised, Atomically-Precise Gold Clusters Deposited and Activated on Titania
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; v15, 3917-3929 (2013)

M. Addicoat, Kieran F. Lim and G.F. Metha
Reactions of Nb2 and Nb3 with CO, D2, N2 and O2; Reconciling Experimental Kinetics with DFT-Calculated Reaction Profiles
Journal of Chemical Physics; v137, 034301 (2012)

P. Medwell, Q. Chan, B. Dally, Z. Alwahabi, G.F. Metha and G. Nathan
Novel Laser Ablation Method to Seed Flows with Elemental Metal Species
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics; v107, 665-668 (2012)

A. Gentleman, M. Addicoat and G.F. Metha
A Density Functional Theory Investigation of the Bimetallic Clusters Nb2Rh and NbRh2 and the Complexes they form with CO
Australian Journal of Chemistry; v64, 1555-1559 (2011)

V. Dryza, J. Alvino and G.F. Metha
Onset of Carbon-Carbon Bonding in Ta5Cy (y=0-6) Clusters: A Threshold Photoionization and Density Functional Theory Study
Journal of Physical Chemistry A; v114, 4080-4085 (2010)

V. Dryza and G.F. Metha
Threshold Photoionization and DFT Studies of Bimetallic-Carbide Nanocrystals and Fragments: Ta3ZrCy (y=0-4)
Journal of Chemical Physics; v130, 244301 (2009)

M.A. Addicoat and G.F. Metha
Excited States of Nb3N2 and Nb3C2: DFT, CASSCF and MRCI Studies
Journal of Chemical Physics; v130, 164308 (2009)

A. Gentleman, M. Addicoat, V. Dryza, J.R. Gascooke, M.A. Buntine and G.F. Metha
Photo-ionization Efficiency Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Investigations of RhHo2Oy (y=0-2) Clusters
Journal of Chemical Physics; v130, 164311 (2009)

M.A. Addicoat and G.F. Metha
Kick: Constraining a Stochastic Search Procedure with Molecular Fragments
Journal of Computational Chemistry; v30, 57-64 (2009)

V. Dryza, J.R. Gascooke, M.A. Buntine and G.F. Metha
Onset of Carbon-Carbon Bonding in the Nb5Cy (y = 0-6) Clusters: A Threshold Photo-ionisation and Density Functional Theory Study
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; v11, 1060-1068 (2009)

M.A. Addicoat and G.F. Metha
Computational Study of CO Reactivity with Nb3X Hetero-nuclear Clusters
Australian Journal of Chemistry; v61, 854-859 (2008)

V. Dryza, M.A. Addicoat, J.R. Gascooke, M.A. Buntine and G.F. Metha
Threshold Photo-Ionization and DFT Studies of the Niobium-Carbide Clusters Nb3Cn (n = 1-4) and Nb4Cn (n = 1-6)
Journal of Physical Chemistry; v112, p5582 (2008)

M.A. Addicoat, M.A. Buntine, B. Yates and G.F. Metha
Associative and Dissociative Binding of CO to 4d Transition Metal Trimers: A DFT Study
Journal of Computational Chemistry; v29, p1497 (2008)

M.A. Addicoat, M.A. Buntine, G.F. Metha, A.T.B. Gilbert and P.M.W. Gill
BFW: A Density Functional for Transition Metal Clusters
Journal of Physical Chemistry A; v111, p2625 (2007)

V. Dryza, M.A. Addicoat, J.R. Gascooke, M.A. Buntine and G.F. Metha
Ionization Potentials of Tantalum-Carbide Clusters: An Experimental and DFT Study
Journal of Physical Chemistry A; v109, p11180 (2005)

D.B. Pederson, D.M. Rayner, B. Simard, M. Addicoat, M.A. Buntine, G.F. Metha and A. Fielicke
Photoionization of Nb3CO and Nb3(CO)2: Is CO Molecularly or Dissociatively Adsorbed on Niobium?
Journal of Physical Chemistry A; v108, p964 (2004)

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