Prof Matthew Hill

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Biography

A/Prof Matthew Hill GAICD has developed a platform technology position in a group of materials known as Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs). These are the world’s most porous materials – they are almost entirely made of holes. One teaspoon of a MOF may have as much surface area as an entire football field hidden inside it.

The overall theme of Matthew’s research is smart, selective capture, release, separation and storage of molecules. Application areas include greenhouse mitigation, energy storage, agriculture, safety and manufacturing.

Like a sponge, the pore surfaces can store and release substances on demand, such as fertilisers or fuels, or, like a sieve, the pore sizes can be used to separate one thing from another, such as natural gas from impurities or carbon dioxide from an exhaust stream. Originally only made in test tube amounts, Matt has developed a commercially viable method to produce 10 kg per hour, enabling commercial usage.

He has 105 publications, 4150 citations (h-index 35), 13 patents (2 licences granted), and involvement in 43 projects with over $20M total value.

Current Roles

  • Associate Professor
    Monash University

  • Project Leader
    ARC Future fellowship

  • Project Leader
    TIC removal canisters

Academic Qualifications

  • 2003

    BSc (Hons I Chem)
    UNSW

  • 2006

    PhD (Chemistry)
    UNSW

Professional Experiences

  • 2006-2008

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    CSIRO

  • 2008-2010

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2001-2013

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2014-2019

    Principal Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2016--

    Associate Professor
    Monash University

  • 2008--

    Adjunct Fellow
    University of Adelaide

  • 2009--

    Adjunct Fellow
    University of Adelaide

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017-2017

    Member: National Committee for Materials Science and Engineering
    Australian Academy of Science

  • 2016-2016

    Knowledge Nation 100 Member
    Australian Federal Government

  • 2015-2015

    Future Focus Group Alumnus
    Committee for Melbourne

  • 2014-2014

    Prime Minister’s Prize for Science – Malcolm McIntosh Award for Physical Scientist of the year
    Department of Industry - Australian Federal Government

  • 2014-2014

    Innovators under 35 Awardee, South East Asia Region
    MIT Technology Review

  • 2013-2018

    Future Fellowship
    ARC

  • 2013-2013

    Award for Sustainable Technology (finalist)
    IChemE

  • 2013-2015

    Future Focus Group
    Committee for Melbourne

  • 2012-2012

    Eureka Prize – Emerging Leadership in Science
    Australian Museum

  • 2012-2012

    Australian Leadership Award
    Australian Davos Connection

  • 2012-2012

    Australian Leadership Award
    Australian Davos Connection

  • 2011-2011

    Finalist – Eureka Prize, Emerging Leadership in Science
    Australian Museum

  • 2011-2011

    Victorian Young Tall Poppy of the Year
    Australian Institute for Policy and Science

  • 2019-2019

    Eureka Prize: Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia (finalist)
    Australian Museum

  • 2010-2013

    Julius Career Award
    CSIRO

  • 2010-2010

    Victoria Fellowship
    Victorian Government

  • 2019-2019

    Inaugural Pirkey Fellow
    University of Texas at Austin

  • 2018-2018

    Class of Influential Researchers
    Applied and Industrial Chemistry Research

  • 2015-2019

    Editorial Board
    Nature Scientific Reports

  • 2014-2014

    Innovators under 35 Awardee, South East Asia Region
    MIT Technology Review

Grants

  • 2014-2018

    ARC Future Fellowship

  • 2008-2008

    ARNAM Travel Grant

  • 2003-2006

    APA Scholarship

  • 2012-2015

    ARC Discovery Project

  • 2019-2020

    Australian Research Council “Linkage Project – The Integrated Bio-economy Project and the Controlled Biosphere”

  • 2019-2022

    Australian Research Council “Discovery Project – Towards New Separators for Li-S Batteries”

  • 2019-2019

    Monash Engineering-Science Seed Fund “Porous Organic Cage Membranes”

  • 2018-2018

    Hydrogen Future Science Platform “Membrane Purification of Hydrogen from Varied Production Sources”

  • 2018-2019

    RAPID – US Department of Energy/UT Austin/Monash University “Mixed matrix Membranes for Low Energy Natural Gas Upgrading”

  • 2018-2018

    CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive “Cutting Edge Symposium – Current and Future Challenges of Energy Efficient Separations”

  • 2018-2021

    Australian Research Council “Discovery Project – Triggered Release of Oxygen from Porous Materials”

  • 2016-2019

    Science and Industry Endowment Fund “EDP Project – Direct Air Capture of CO2”

  • 2017-2020

    CSIRO Research Plus “Postdoctoral Fellowship - Direct Air Oxygen Capture for People with Breathing Difficulties”

  • 2016-2019

    CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive “Postdoctoral Fellowship – Porous Liquids”

  • 2010-2013

    CSIRO “Julius Career Award”

  • 2011-2016

    Science and Industry Endowment Fund “Solving the Energy Waste Roadblock”

  • 2011-2011

    Victorian State Government “Victoria Fellowship”

  • 2012-2015

    Australian Research Council “Discovery Project – Porous Organic Cages”

  • 2013-2015

    $110k Advanced Materials Capability Platform “High Throughput Synthesis of Porous Materials”

  • 2013-2015

    CSIRO Commercialisation Office “Platform technology support”

  • 2014-2016

    CSIRO Minerals “Postdoctoral Fellowship – Flow Chemistry of MOFs”

  • 2014-2017

    Monash University/CSIRO “New Horizons Scholarship Scheme”

  • 2014-2016

    CSIRO Agriculture “MOFs on Farms”

  • 2016-2016

    CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive “Cutting Edge Symposium – Periodic Nanoporous Materials”

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2010-2017

    Scientists in Schools

  • 2018-2018

    MOF 2018 organising committee

  • 2015-2017

    Editor - Nature Scientitic Reports

  • 2014-2017

    ISAP Board - Australian Synchrotron

  • 2018-2018

    Energy Efficient Separations Organising Committee

  • 2010-2010

    ACES Organising Committee

  • 2011-2016

    Deputy Director, Science and Industry Endowment Fund, “Solving the Energy Waste Roadblock” (2011-2016).

  • 2018-2019

    Deputy Director “Monash Centre for Membrane Innovation (MCMI)” (2019-).

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