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Dr Marzi Barghamadi

Team Leader

https://people.csiro.au/B/M/Marzi-Barghamadi

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Biography

Dr Barghamadi has completed her PhD on lithium sulfur batteries in 2016 at Swinburne University of Technology in collaboration with CSIRO. She was also involved in a commercial project on batteries with an International Aerospace company as Research Technician at CSIRO during 2016. In her current position as Experimental Scientist she is working on different aspects of energy storage devices (mainly lithium metal and lithium ion batteries) encompassing electrodes fabrication, electrolytes optimisation, materials characterisation, cell/ battery prototyping and testing, and data analysis. She is also supervising postgraduate students for their research on lithium batteries, managing battery prototyping laboratory and leading projects on lithium batteries.

Her research interests are electrolytes formulation and optimisation (including ionic liquids), modified separators, modified electrode fabrication/ electrode surface, cell electrochemical studies and customised cell fabrication for both lithium metal (mainly Li-S) and lithium ion batteries.

Other Interests

Marzi is supporting women's career in science through her involvement in Women in Chemistry (WinC) Group- Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Victoria since 2014. The WinC aims to promote networking and skills development opportunities for people working in chemical sciences, especially women.
She joint the committee in 2014 and promoted to Deputy Chair position in 2018. Marzi was leading the team as WinC Committee Chair in 2019 when the group was positioned "Number One” RACI Victoria Branch Group of the Year 2019, for the first time since WinC has founded.
Her other professional memberships are RACI since 2018 and International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) in 2018.

Current Roles

  • Research Scientist
    Leading and contributing in interdisciplinary research projects; Managing battery prototyping laboratory; Supervising local and international postgraduate students and postdocs for their research on lithium batteries; Contributing in planning and preparing research proposals and leading/ carrying out the experiments for battery-related projects

  • Project Leader
    Leading two collaborative projects between CSIRO and International organisation/ National company on lithium batteries

Academic Qualifications

  • 2016

    PhD- Chemistry (Lithium-Sulfur Batteries)
    Swinburne University of Technology

  • 2008

    MSc- Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry)
    Tarbiat Moallem University, Tehran

  • 2006

    BSc- Chemistry
    University of Tehran

Professional Experiences

  • June 2022-Present

    Team Leader
    CSIRO

  • July 2021-May 2022

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • November 2020-February 2021

    Acting Team Leader, Electrochemical Systems Team
    CSIRO Manufacturing

  • September 2016-June 2021

    Experimental Scientist
    CSIRO

  • April 2017-August 2017

    Endeavour Research Fellow
    Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology (MEET)- Germany

  • February 2016-August 2016

    Research Technician- Lithium batteries
    CSIRO

  • April 2014-October 2016

    Laboratory Demonstrator and Tutor
    Swinburne University of Technology

Achievements and Awards

  • 2021-2021

    2021 Victoria Fellowship in Physical Sciences
    International Study Mission

  • December 2021-December 2022

    2021 Clean Energy Council’s Chloe Munro Scholarship for Transformational Leadership
    Women & Leadership Australia

  • July 2021-July 2021

    Manufacturing MI Program "Focus on Safety" Award for safely relocating Manufacturing Clayton battery labs and upgrading lab safety (Electrochemical Systems Team)
    CSIRO

  • 2020-2020

    2020 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowship
    International Study Mission

  • May 2019-May 2019

    Selected Early Career Researcher from CSIRO Manufacturing BU to join Science at The Shine Dome in Canberra
    CSIRO

  • 2018-2018

    CASS Travel Award
    Contributing to Australian Scholarship and Science (CASS)

  • April 2017-August 2017

    2017 Endeavour Research Fellowship
    Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology (MEET)- Germany

  • 2012-2016

    Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award (SUPRA)
    Swinburne University of Technology

Grants

  • 2021-2021

    2021 Victoria Fellowship Award in Physical Sciences

  • 2020-2020

    2020 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowship

  • 2018-2018

    CASS Travel Award

  • 2017-2017

    Endeavour Research Fellowship

  • 2012-2016

    Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award (SUPRA)

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2021-Present

    Invited Mentor for L'Oréal Australia For Women in Science Mentoring Scheme

  • 2021-Present

    Invited Mentor for RACI Mentoring Program

  • 2019-2019

    Chair, Women in Chemistry (WinC)-RACI

  • 2018-2018

    Member, International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)

  • 2018-2018

    Deputy Chair, Women in Chemistry (WinC)-RACI

  • 2018-2020

    Member- Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

  • 2014-Present

    Committee Member, Women in Chemistry (WinC)- RACI