Anthony Phillips

In 2010, Anthony submitted his PhD thesis, which investigates photoinduced linkage isomerism in solid ruthenium-sulfur dioxide coordination complexes. These materials have potential applications in the optoelectronics industry, particularly in the field of optical data storage. The major experimental technique used is X-ray crystallography using lab and synchrotron sources, but this is complemented by methods including XANES, solid-state IR and UV/visible spectroscopy, and computational modelling using the CASTEP code developed in the Theory of Condensed Matter group.

He was born and grew up in Perth and previously studied at the University of Sydney, where his Honours research focused on materials with negative coefficients of thermal expansion.