Researcher biography

Ashok is a Professor of Energy Storage at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland (UQ) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is a nanomaterial (carbon) and energy expert and a former Chief Scientific Officer at Graphene Manufacturing Group, a listed company in graphene production and applications. His research excellence has been recognised by prestigious fellowships, such as Marie-Curie, JSPS-Japan, and UQ Fellowship, and has attracted several million AUD in funding.

His academic output includes over 100 published papers, and seven filed patents in the field of nanomaterials and energy. His works appeared in high-ranking journals, e.g., Chemical Review, ACS Nano, Advanced Energy Materials, Energy & Environmental Science, Nature Protocols and Chemical Communications etc. He mentors young researchers and students in his field to advance the frontiers of materials science and energy storage.