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Peleckis, Germanas Interim Executive Director (AIIM)

Principal Research Fellow

  • Australian Institute for Innovative Materials
  • Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a materials scientist, mainly concentrating on elucidation of materials properties using non-destructive techniques, such as x-ray diffraction, electro-magnetic or themoelectric materials measurement techniques. Over the last 15 years or so I have investigated wide range of materials: metals, alloys, ceramics, oxides, polymers, superconductors, bio-materials, liquids.

    Over the last 10 years or so I have shifted my focus onto academic governance and establishment of new research capabilities at the University of Wollongong by attracting major infrastructure funding.

    I was key contributor and project manager for the following major infrastructure projects:

    ARC LE0882347, "High field magnet for materials processing and characterisation" - a unique research facility in Australia allowing heat treatment of materials in magnetic fields up to 9T coupled with high field materials characterization facility with application of large currents in magnetic fields up to 15T"
    ARC LE100100081, "Combined scanning tunnelling microscope system for materials characterisation and manipulation at nano-scale" - the first facility of its kind in Australia. First Australian free standing silicene samples (single layer silicon) were produced using this system.
    ARC LE11010009, "A complete near-field scanning optical microscope for advanced characterisation of novel and functional materials" - the infrastructure played major role in opto-electronic characterisation of single layer materials and functionalisation of single layer materials for catalysis purposes"
    ARC LE120100069, "A complete thermo-electric characterisation facility for exploration of novel materials and devices at high temperatures" - the grant helped to establish one of the most versatile thermoelectric characterisation capabilities in Australia. It strongly contributed to major ARC LP and partnership grants in TE power generation and development of Peltier coolers.
    ARC LE150100043, "New generation cryogen-free Physical Property Measurement System" - this was the first landmark PPMS system in Australia, which did not use liquid cryogen, i.e. liquid helium, for magnet and chamber cooling. The advanced technology used in the DynaCool PPMS resulted in massive cost savings as well as provided new capabilities such as magneto-optical characterisation of materials in varying temperature range and field.
    ARC LE220100085, "Scoping the world of ultra-thin film and ultra-high pressure environments" - this project will see establishment of unique infrastructure setup in Australia. It will open opportunities to investigate thermal properties of thin films on substrates (currently unavailable in the country) as well as fabrication and characterisation of materials in ultra-high pressure environments, up to 50 GPa. A set of tools will allow analysis of materials using x-ray diffraction, electro-magnetic systems (such as PPMS), and Raman instruments.

    I had other opportunities to contribute to AIIM infrastructure via UOW funding, which saw purchase and installation of state-of-the-art XRD and XPS facilities and are used by more than 100 staff and HDR students.

    On the Academic Governance side of things - I am currently the Interim Executive Director (AIIM), member of UOW Academic Senate, a range of various committees and workgroups. My goal - is providing valuable service to the Institution, it's staff and HDR students. I always seek opportunities to be involved in any activities that have potential to broaden and enhance UOWs research capacity, engagement with the industry and general public.

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Full Name


  • Germanas Peleckis

Mailing Address


  • ISEM, University of Wollongong

    Squires Way

    North Wollongong

    NSW

    2500

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • K-7715-2014

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a materials scientist, mainly concentrating on elucidation of materials properties using non-destructive techniques, such as x-ray diffraction, electro-magnetic or themoelectric materials measurement techniques. Over the last 15 years or so I have investigated wide range of materials: metals, alloys, ceramics, oxides, polymers, superconductors, bio-materials, liquids.

    Over the last 10 years or so I have shifted my focus onto academic governance and establishment of new research capabilities at the University of Wollongong by attracting major infrastructure funding.

    I was key contributor and project manager for the following major infrastructure projects:

    ARC LE0882347, "High field magnet for materials processing and characterisation" - a unique research facility in Australia allowing heat treatment of materials in magnetic fields up to 9T coupled with high field materials characterization facility with application of large currents in magnetic fields up to 15T"
    ARC LE100100081, "Combined scanning tunnelling microscope system for materials characterisation and manipulation at nano-scale" - the first facility of its kind in Australia. First Australian free standing silicene samples (single layer silicon) were produced using this system.
    ARC LE11010009, "A complete near-field scanning optical microscope for advanced characterisation of novel and functional materials" - the infrastructure played major role in opto-electronic characterisation of single layer materials and functionalisation of single layer materials for catalysis purposes"
    ARC LE120100069, "A complete thermo-electric characterisation facility for exploration of novel materials and devices at high temperatures" - the grant helped to establish one of the most versatile thermoelectric characterisation capabilities in Australia. It strongly contributed to major ARC LP and partnership grants in TE power generation and development of Peltier coolers.
    ARC LE150100043, "New generation cryogen-free Physical Property Measurement System" - this was the first landmark PPMS system in Australia, which did not use liquid cryogen, i.e. liquid helium, for magnet and chamber cooling. The advanced technology used in the DynaCool PPMS resulted in massive cost savings as well as provided new capabilities such as magneto-optical characterisation of materials in varying temperature range and field.
    ARC LE220100085, "Scoping the world of ultra-thin film and ultra-high pressure environments" - this project will see establishment of unique infrastructure setup in Australia. It will open opportunities to investigate thermal properties of thin films on substrates (currently unavailable in the country) as well as fabrication and characterisation of materials in ultra-high pressure environments, up to 50 GPa. A set of tools will allow analysis of materials using x-ray diffraction, electro-magnetic systems (such as PPMS), and Raman instruments.

    I had other opportunities to contribute to AIIM infrastructure via UOW funding, which saw purchase and installation of state-of-the-art XRD and XPS facilities and are used by more than 100 staff and HDR students.

    On the Academic Governance side of things - I am currently the Interim Executive Director (AIIM), member of UOW Academic Senate, a range of various committees and workgroups. My goal - is providing valuable service to the Institution, it's staff and HDR students. I always seek opportunities to be involved in any activities that have potential to broaden and enhance UOWs research capacity, engagement with the industry and general public.

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Full Name


  • Germanas Peleckis

Mailing Address


  • ISEM, University of Wollongong

    Squires Way

    North Wollongong

    NSW

    2500

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • K-7715-2014