Mr Mike Tebyetekerwa
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
Mike is a Research Associate at the QUT Faculty of Engineering, School of Mechanical, Medical, and Process Engineering. He received his 4-year BSc (first class Hons) in 2014 from Kyambogo University in Uganda with the support of the meritorious Uganda government undergraduate scholarship (only for the best 1% of students countrywide) and emerged as the top best student amongst all graduating students during that year with CGPA of 4.71/5.00 (Vice Chancellors List). In 2015, he received the international Chinese government scholarship to continue his studies. He later obtained his MEng in materials science (CGPA 91.6/100) from Donghua University, Shanghai-China in 2018 with his thesis focusing on fibrous materials for flexible energy storage applications under the co-supervision of Prof. Meifang Zhu (Academician Chinese Academy of Science) and Dr Shengyuan Yang. His work at masters resulted in first-author research articles published in top journals including Energy Environ. Sci., J. Mater. Chem. A., J. Power Sources and many others. He recently finished his PhD at the Australian National University, Canberra. His PhD at ANU involved projects deeply focused on developing tools and techniques for advanced characterization of materials. Mainly to understand the underlying performance of 2D materials (and other semiconductors) for energy technologies. It Involved identifying materials, their devices and architectures together with the relationship between the three. His PhD works have been reported in top science journals including Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, Cell Rep. Phys. Sci., Science, Adv. Energy Mater., and many others, with over 50 news coverage worldwide. Mike's current research interest lies in the integration of high-performance materials in continuous fibers and their performance study with advanced tools including understanding the ways how these materials can be formed to meet the strict requirements of the circular economy.
Fibers, 2D Materials, Advanced Materials, Batteries and Supercapacitors, Circular Economy, Optoelectronics, Photoluminescence Spectroscopy, Aggregation-Induced Emission, Solar cells, Semiconductors
Materials Engineering, Nanotechnology, Other Physical Sciences
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD Engineering (Australian National University)
Professional memberships and associations
Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Mike has done teaching and training in his previous institutions.
Tutoring | 2020-2021. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, ENGN4524 (honours) and ENGN 6524 (masters) Photovoltaic Technologies CourseCourse Tutor
Trainer | 2018-2021. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Certified trainer for optical spectroscopy tools for advanced photovoltaics and materials in the school of engineering including, The Horiba LabRAM system for micro-photoluminescence, micro-Raman, micro-absorbance spectroscopy, and hyperspectral imaging tool (for luminescence/R/T images with a full spectrum for each pixel) Multiple Lasers Time-resolved PL tool
Trainer | 2016-2018. Donghua University, Shanghai, China. Certified trainer for Electrospinning, electrospraying, and electrochemical workstation tools in the School of materials science and engineering.
Also, Mike's research has been highlighted in various media outlets.
- 08/2021: Twist brings new possibilities for ultra-thin 2D materials - ANU, The Graphene Council, Physics.org
- 01/2021: New study reveals secrets to solar success (a world-record perovskite solar cell) - ANU,Renew Economy, ResearchCareer
- 08/2020: Notable mentions in CECS's 2020 Remote Teaching and Student Experience awards for exceptional support to the convenor and students in course ENG4524/ENGN6524 Photovoltaic Technologies
- 12/2019: Two-pronged approach to improved solar - Australia Microscopy
- 09/2019: Specially filtered snapshots are spotting manufacturing defects - Engineers Australia
- 05/2019: A (much) better solar cell - ANU Reporter
- 05/2019: Scientists unlock the potential of ultra-thin 2D materials - ANU, CECS ANU, 2CC Radio Canberra Weekender, Physics.org, Opli, etc.
- 02/2019: ANU at the forefront of ground-breaking solar research - ANU, PV Magazine, AZoCleantech, PACE (Process & Control Engineering), myScience, Sustainability Matters, Ferret, Vietnamplus, Vietnamnet, tuoitrenews, etc.
- 02/2019: What lies in the future of fibre materials and devices - DHU, China News, etc
- 10/2018: Lab of the Month, by Linkam Scientific, UK - link
- Marriam I, Tebyetekerwa M, Xu Z, Egoda Kapuralalage H, Chen S, Chen H, Zheng J, Du A, Yan C, (2021) Techniques Enabling Inorganic Materials into Wearable Fiber/Yarn and Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries, Energy Storage Materials, 43, pp. 62-84.
- Xu Z, Guo Z, Madhu R, Xie F, Chen R, Wang J, Tebyetekerwa M, Hu Y, Titirici M, (2021) Homogenous metallic deposition regulated by defect-rich skeletons for sodium metal batteries, Energy and Environmental Science, 14 (12), pp. 6381-6393.
- Mahmud M, Lem O, Zhao S, Liu W, Liu Y, Shen H, Li L, Kremer F, Nguyen H, Choi D, Weber K, Catchpole K, White T, Peng J, Walter D, Ren Y, Tebyetekerwa M, Wu Y, Duong T, Lin Q, Li J, Lu T, (2021) Nanoscale localized contacts for high fill factors in polymer-passivated perovskite solar cells, Science, 371 (6527), pp. 390-395.
- Tebyetekerwa M, Zhang J, Saji S, Wibowo A, Rahman S, Truong T, Lu Y, Yin Z, Macdonald D, Nguyen H, (2021) Twist-driven wide freedom of indirect interlayer exciton emission in MoS2/WS2 heterobilayers, Cell Reports Physical Science, 2 (8).
- Tebyetekerwa M, Cheng Y, Zhang J, Li W, Li H, Neupane G, Wang B, Truong T, Xiao C, Al-Jassim M, Yin Z, Lu Y, Macdonald D, Nguyen H, (2020) Emission Control from Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers by Aggregation-Induced Molecular Rotors, ACS Nano, 14 (6), pp. 7444-7453.
- Tebyetekerwa M, Ramakrishna S, (2020) What Is Next for Electrospinning?, Matter, 2 (2), pp. 279-283.
- Xu Z, Xie F, Wang J, Au H, Tebyetekerwa M, Guo Z, Yang S, Hu Y, Titirici M, (2019) All-Cellulose-Based Quasi-Solid-State Sodium-Ion Hybrid Capacitors Enabled by Structural Hierarchy, Advanced Functional Materials, 29 (39).
- Tebyetekerwa M, Marriam I, Xu Z, Yang S, Zhang H, Zabihi F, Jose R, Peng S, Zhu M, Ramakrishna S, (2019) Critical insight: Challenges and requirements of fibre electrodes for wearable electrochemical energy storage, Energy and Environmental Science, 12 (7), pp. 2148-2160.
- Tebyetekerwa M, Zhang J, Liang K, Duong T, Neupane G, Zhang L, Liu B, Truong T, Basnet R, Qiao X, Yin Z, Lu Y, Macdonald D, Nguyen H, (2019) Quantifying Quasi-Fermi Level Splitting and Mapping its Heterogeneity in Atomically Thin Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Advanced Materials, 31 (25).
- Marriam I, Wang X, Tebyetekerwa M, Chen G, Zabihi F, Pionteck J, Peng S, Ramakrishna S, Yang S, Zhu M, (2018) A bottom-up approach to design wearable and stretchable smart fibers with organic vapor sensing behaviors and energy storage properties, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6 (28), pp. 13633-13643.