Professor Greg Metha

Professor Greg Metha
 Position Professor of Chemistry
 Org Unit Chemistry
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5943
 Location Floor/Room 2 35 ,  Badger ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Head of Chemistry (Sept 2010 - April 2018)


    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

    2018  Visiting Professor; University of Tokyo, Japan

    2016  Australian Award for University Teaching (team award)

    2015  Visiting Erskine Fellowship; University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    2015  Elected Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute

    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

    Study of chemically synthesised, atomically-precise clusters  for catalysis

    such as phosphine ligated Au8 and Au9






    Laser ionisation spectroscopy of metal-carbide

    and bi-metallic clusters in the gas phase

    (Nb4C5 is shown here)






    Computing the physical and chemical properties of metal clusters 


    For more information about current projects go to the

     Metal Nanoparticle & Cluster Homepage



  • Publications

    A complete list is available here:

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