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Rob Atkin is a physical chemist, and has completed several pioneering studies in a range of areas broadly classified as surface science in ionic liquid systems. These scientific breakthroughs have allowed Atkin to make contributions to the development of nanolubricants, as well as in related ionic liquid based ‘working fluid’ applications such as the use of ionic liquids for heat transfer, as solvents for electrodeposition, as electrolytes in batteries and capacitors, and even as solvents for proteins in bioreactors.  In all these processes, it is the arrangement of the ionic liquid ions near the active surface, and the way they are adsorbed to or are repelled by it, which controls performance.  The designer properties of ionic liquids can be exploited to improve function in these systems in ways that are simply not possible using conventional liquids like water or oils.

Atkin’s research into ionic liquids began in 2005.  His investigations at that time were purely fundamental: the goal was to understand how the ions arrange in the bulk of the ionic liquid, and how this structure changed near a solid surface.  It soon became clear that the liquid structure was much stronger than had previously been suspected which, combined with their remarkable physical properties, opened up the new applied research avenues for the use of ionic liquids as working fluids.

Atkin’s career research pathway demonstrates the importance of fundamental research for Australian industries into the future; the detailed understanding derived from fundamental research allows quantum leaps in process performance which are not usually possible if trial and error approaches are employed.  Nowadays, Atkin divides his research effort equally between fundamental and applied topics.  

PhD Qualification: 2003

Book Chapters: 4

Journal Articles: 74

H-Index: 28

M-Index: 2.7

Citations/article:35

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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 27/06/2003
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Newcastle, 09/12/1998
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle, 01/05/1998

Research

Research keywords

  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Ionic Liquids
  • Microencapsulation
  • Neutron Scattering
  • Polymer Adsorption
  • Surfactant Adsorption
  • X-ray Scattering

Research expertise

A/Prof Atkin’s PhD work made significant contributions in the area of interfacial adsorption, particularly concerning the kinetics and mechanism of ionic surfactant adsorption at the solid-aqueous solution interface. The primary instrument used for determining adsorption rates was optical reflectometry. A/Prof Atkin spent optimised this technique, greatly increasing the quality of the data obtained. As optical reflectometry yields no structural information, soft-contact atomic force microscopy was used to determine the topography of the adsorbed surfactant layer, as well as the layer thickness. A/Prof Atkin’s PhD culminated with the writing of a major review article for Advances in Colloid and Interface Science in 2003.

A/Prof Atkin’s postdoctoral studies at Bristol University dealt with the preparation of polymer microcapsules for controlled release applications. A/Prof Atkin contributed to the development of a novel method that allows the thickness of the polymer shell to be accurately controlled, which allows manipulation of the release profile of the encapsulated material. Two Langmuir papers and one Macromolecules paper resulted from this work. Another method for coating particles with a polymer layer that swells and de-swells with pH variation was published in Soft Matter.

As an APD at the University of Sydney A/Prof Atkin completed a comprehensive study of microemulsion phase behaviour and nanostructure of ethylammonium nitrate microemulsions. A follow up investigation examined surfactant micelle, liquid crystal and microemulsion phase behaviour and structure in propylammonium nitrate, and A/Prof Atkin initiated a study using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to show the presence of self assembled surfactant aggregates at the graphite – ionic liquid interface resulting in a publication in JACS. However, the two studies most critical for subsequent work dealt with pure ionic liquids. Firstly, A/Prof Atkin used AFM to study the interfacial structure of a variety of ionic liquids on several different solid substrates. Secondly, A/Prof Atkin used small angle neutron scattering to show that protic ionic liquids have a bulk sponge-like nanostructure; although these ionic liquids had been studied for over 100 years, bulk structure was never suspected. In a subsequent book chapter A/Prof Atkin rationalised the relationship between bulk and interfacial ionic liquid structure. These two key results set the course for future research, and formed the foundation of a Australian Research Council Discovery project “Adsorption and Structure at Ionic Liquid Interfaces”.

A/Prof Atkin has developed upon these results since moving to the University of Newcastle in June 2007. His group has examined the influence of temperature and molecular structure on protic and aprotic ionic liquid interfacial structure. We have found that this interfacial structure is sufficiently strong to prevent particle aggregation in ionic liquids despite the extremely high ionic strength, and found that in some cases particles settled many times faster than predicted by the Stokes equation. The properties of poly(ethylene oxide) dissolved in protic ILs has been well characterised, as has its properties adsorbed at solid-protic ionic liquid interfaces.

A/Prof Atkin developed a collaboration with Professor Frank Endres (Clausthal University, Germany) dealing with the influence of ionic liquid molecular structure on electrochemical behaviour. A/Prof Atkin completed a study of the self assembly of Pluronic polymers in bulk ionic liquids and at the silica ionic liquid interface; adsorbed self assembled aggregates were identified at the interface between an ionic liquid and a charged surface for the first time. In collaboration with Professor Mark Rutland (KTH, Sweden) A/Prof Atkin has examined the structure of the protic ionic liquid-air interface and of surfactants adsorbed at this interface, and the effect of ionic liquid interfacial structure on lubricity.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
030399Macromolecular And Materials Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified50
030699Physical Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified45
020499Condensed Matter Physics Not Elsewhere Classified5

Collaboration

A/Prof Atkin has a longstanding collaboration with Prof Gregory Warr (University of Sydney), dating back to 2005 when A/Prof Atkin was an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Sydney. Our primary area of collaboration is protic ILs, and focuses on molecular self assembly. A/Prof Atkin and Prof Warr have published 26 joint publications in the last 6 years, and over $1M ARC project funding.

A/Prof Atkin has a strong collaboration with Prof Mark Rutland (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden) in two project areas. Since 2008 Atkin and Rutland have collaborated on the structure of pure ionic liquid – air interfaces, and the properties of surfactants adsorbed at these interfaces, supported by an ARC Linkage International project (LX0776612). This project was a key aspect of the PhD projects of Deborah Wakeham (University of Newcastle) and Petru Niga (KTH). In 2010 A/Prof Atkin initiated a new project with Prof Rutland concerning ionic liquid nanotribology. Together, we have attracted 3 joint grants and published 8 joint papers.

A/Prof Atkin’s collaboration with Prof Frank Endres (Clausthal University, Germany) concerning ionic liquid interfacial structure and surfaces as they relate to electrochemistry has produced nine joint publications in the last four years and 2 joint grants. Prof Endres' group performs electrodeposition, scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) and cyclic voltammetry experiments that complement AFM studies performed at Newcastle.

A/Prof Atkin has a productive collaboration with Dr Silvia Imberti, a neutron diffraction instrument scientist at ISIS, UK. To date this work (also in collaboration with Prof Warr) has focussed on protic ionic liquid nanostructure, and has produced four joint publications with another four articles in preparation. Since 2008, this group has been awarded neutron diffraction beam time at ISIS with a commercial value in excess of $500 K.

A/Prof Atkin has collaborated with Dr Kislon Voitchovsky (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) since 2012 on high resolution AFM images of solid ionic liquid interfaces. Together they have published 1 joint article.

A/Prof Atkin, together with Dr Grant Webber (University of Newcastle) have established AFM nanotribology in IL systems as a capability with the University of Newcastle, and are jointly supervising a 2 PhD students. A/Prof Atkin and A/Prof Webber have 2 joint grants and several joint publications.

A/Prof Atkin has collaborated with Dr Alister Page (University of Newcastle) on the structure of solid ionic liquid interfaces since 2013. Dr Page is performing MD simulations of the iterations of ionic liquids with surfaces that are correlated with AFM images and force curves. They are currently joint supervising 1 student.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Co-Chair and Organiser for the 28th Australian Colloid and Surface Science Student Conference, Riverwood Downs, February 2012: With Dr Grant Webber (University of Newcastle, Chemical Engineering), I organised this biennual event which attracted over 110 delegates. This conference represents important opportunity for students to network with other students, and academics, and present their work in a semi-formal setting. A significant percentage of student attendees at previous installments of this conference have gone on to successful academic careers domestically and internationally.

Guest Editor of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics Special Edition: I was invited, along with Prof Jairton Dupont, to be guest editor of a special edition of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2011, Issue 30) on the theme of nanostructures in ionic liquids. In consultation with the journal editor Philip Earis and Prof Dupont, this involved screening papers for suitability on submission, assigning reviewers, collating reviews, assessing responses to reviews from authors, and making a final judgement whether or not to accept the paper for publication.

School Officer for SEC. I am assisting SELS HOS A/Prof Hugh Dunstan in analysing SEC feedback for SELS, and addressing issues in courses that receive poor results. For any course that has an overall grade of 3.6 or less I examine all of the feedback data collected and read all of the students comments, and consult with the HOS to discus appropriate courses of action. This approach is making a difference, with average scores across in all SELS courses increasing from 3.9 in 2009 to 4.05 in 2011.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Physical Chemistry

Teaching expertise

My goal as an undergraduate teacher is to produce graduates who are innovative and creative problem solvers, with a well rounded skill set in chemistry suitable for the modern world, rather than students who are simply good at examinations and completing laboratory projects where the goal is to complete a series of steps to arrive at a predetermined ‘answer’. The cornerstone of all of my teaching is the scientific process: making careful observations, asking questions, determining methods by which these questions may be answered, making predictions about the likely outcomes, and testing the methods. Essentially, the scientific process involves thinking logically, and is accessible to all people regardless of whether or not they are ‘scientifically inclined’. Once this type of thinking has been mastered, students will that they are able to make better and more informed decisions, and predictions, about many subjects outside of science.

Lectures (University of Newcastle)

1. Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 3610), 2007.

2. Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 2610), 2008 -2012.

3. Polymers and Colloids (CHEM3580) 2008 - 2012.

4. Introductory Chemistry II (CHEM1020), 2008 - 2012.

5. Physical Chemistry II (CHEM2410), 2010 – present.

6. Physical Chemistry III (CHEM3410), 2010 – present.

PhD Students

Deborah Wakeham 2008 – 2012. “Surfactant Adsorption and Structure at Ionic Liquid Interfaces”.

Jacob Smith 2010-13. “Interfacial Forces in Ionic Liquids”.

Robert Hayes 2010-13. “Nanostructure in Ionic Liquids”.

James Sweeny 2011 - 2014. “Fluid Dynamics and Lubrication in Ionic Liquids”.

Thomas Murphy 2012 – 2015. “Nanoparticles Suspensions in Ionic Liquids”.

Aaron Elbourne 2013 -2016. “High resolution AFM imaging of solid – ionic liquid interfaces”.

Honours Students

Robert Hayes 2009. “Structure of Ethylammonium Nitrate in Bulk and at an Electrode Interface”.

Philip Marquet 2009. “Interfacial Structure in Dye Solar Cells”.

Jacob Smith 2009. “Particle Stability in Protic Ionic Liquids”.

Thomas Murphy 2011. “Self Replicating Micelles in Ionic liquids”.

Aaron Elbourne 2012. “AFM imaging of ionic liquids adsorbed at solid surfaces”

Liam Buxton, 2012. “Electrical Double Layer Structure in Ionic Liquids: effect of added electrolyte”

Ross Wood, 2013 “Nanotribology of at the Graphite Ionic Liquid Interface”

Samila McDonald, 2013 “project to be confirmed”

Lisa McCauley, 2013 “Ionic Liquid microemulsions”

4Th Year Project Students

Paul Davies 2004. “Water Core – Polymer Shell Microcapsules”.

Jason Mann 2008. “Thermal Stability of Lysozyme in Alkylammonium Formate Ionic Liquids”.

Jason’s thesis received the highest grade in his year.

James Sweeny 2010. “Fluid Dynamics in Ionic Liquids”

Brendan Corr, 2011, “Electrical Double Layer Structure in Ionic Liquids”

Daniel Eschebach, 2011, “Surface Tension of Mixtures of Protic Ionic liquids”

Peter Cooper, 2013, “QCM studies of solid ionic liquid interfaces”

Ryan Stefanovic, 2013, “Molecular Dynamic Simulations of Ionic Liquid Interfaces”

Summer Research Scholarship Students

Connie Lui 2005. “Polymer Solubility in Ionic liquids”.

Lisa-Maree De Fina 2006, “Phase Behaviour of P65 in Ethylammonium Nitrate”.

Robert Hayes 2007 & 2008. “Interfacial Structure in Alkylammonium Formate Ionic Liquids”.

Samuel Turner 2007. “Effect of Impurity on the Surface Tension of SDBS”.

Jason Mann 2007. “Thermal Stability of Lysozyme in Alkylammonium Formate Ionic Liquids”.

Oliver Coleman 2008. “Ion Adsorption at the Calcite – Water Interface”.

Timothy Murdoch 2010. “Interface Characterisation in Dye Solar Cells”

Emma Saville 2010. “Effect of Ionic Liquids on the Stability of Glucose Oxidase”

Peter Cooper, 2011, “Thermal conductivity of Nanofluids”.

Ryan Stefanovic, 2011, “Nanotribology of Mica – EAN interfaces”.

Joshua Cummings, 2012, “Particle Stabilised Ionic Liquid Foams”.

Samila McDonald, 2012, “Polarising Microscopy Study of Lqiuid Crystals in Ionic Liquids”.

Ross Wood, 2012, “Self Replicating Micelles in Ionic liquids”.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2003Atkin R, Craig VSJ, Wanless EJ, Biggs SR, 'Mechanism of cationic surfactant adsorption at the solid-aqueous interface', Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 219-304 (2003) [C1]
2007Atkin R, Warr GG, 'Structure in confined room-temperature ionic liquids', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 111 5162-5168 (2007) [C1]
2008Atkin R, Warr GG, 'The smallest amphiphiles: Nanostructure in protic room-temperature ionic liquids with short alkyl groups', The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, 112 4164-4166 (2008) [C1]
2009Atkin R, El Abedin SZ, Hayes RL, Gasparotto LHS, Borisenko N, Endres F, 'AFM and STM studies on the surface interaction of (BMP)TFSA and (EMIm)TFSA ionic liquids with Au(111)', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113 13266-13272 (2009) [C1]
2010Hayes RL, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'At the interface: Solvation and designing ionic liquids', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12 1709-1723 (2010) [C1]
2011Hayes RL, Imberti S, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Amphiphilicity determines nanostructure in protic ionic liquids', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 3237-3247 (2011) [C1]
2011Hayes RL, Borisenko N, Tam MK, Howlett PC, Endres F, Atkin R, 'Double layer structure of ionic liquids at the Au(111) electrode interface: An atomic force microscopy investigation', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 6855-6863 (2011) [C1]
2012Sweeney JT, Hausen F, Hayes RL, Webber GB, Endres F, Rutland MW, et al., 'Control of nanoscale friction on gold in an ionic liquid by a potential-dependent ionic lubricant layer', Physical Review Letters, 109 155502 (2012) [C1]
2012Werzer O, Cranston ED, Warr GG, Atkin R, Rutland MW, 'Ionic liquid nanotribology: mica-silica interactions in ethylammonium nitrate', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14 5147-5152 (2012) [C1]
2012Hayes RL, Imberti S, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'How water dissolves in protic ionic liquids', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 51 7468-7471 (2012) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Hayes R, Wakeham D, Atkin R, 'Ionic Liquids UnCOILed', Ionic Liquids UnCOILed, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey 51-86 (2012) [B1]
2009Atkin R, Warr GG, 'Bulk and interfacial nanostructure in protic room temperature ionic liquids', Ionic Liquids: From Knowledge to Application, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC 317-333 (2009) [B1]
2005Atkin R, Eastoe J, Wanless EJ, Colin D, 'Dynamics of Adsorption of Cationic Surfactant Adsorption at Air-Water and Solid-Liquid Interfaces', Dynamics of Surfactant Assemblies: Micelles, Vesicles, and Microemulsions, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America 379-418 (2005) [B1]
2005Atkin R, Blom A, Warr GG, 'Giant Micelles at and Near Interfaces', Giant Micelles: Properties and Applications, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America 351-374 (2005) [B1]
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Journal article (72 outputs)

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2014Page AJ, Elbourne A, Stefanovic R, Addicoat MA, Warr GG, Voïtchovsky K, Atkin R, '3-Dimensional atomic scale structure of the ionic liquid-graphite interface elucidated by AM-AFM and quantum chemical simulations.', Nanoscale, 6 8100-8106 (2014) [C1]
2014Sweeney J, Webber GB, Rutland MW, Atkin R, 'Effect of ion structure on nanoscale friction in protic ionic liquids.', Phys Chem Chem Phys, 16 16651-16658 (2014) [C1]
2014Jiang HJ, FitzGerald PA, Dolan A, Atkin R, Warr GG, 'Amphiphilic self-assembly of alkanols in protic ionic liquids.', J Phys Chem B, 118 9983-9990 (2014) [C1]
2014Li H, Wood RJ, Endres F, Atkin R, 'Influence of alkyl chain length and anion species on ionic liquid structure at the graphite interface as a function of applied potential.', J Phys Condens Matter, 26 284115 (2014)
2014Atkin R, Hayes R, Borisenko N, Endres F, Drüschler M, Huber B, Roling B, 'Structure and dynamics of the interfacial layer between ionic liquids and electrode materials', Journal of Molecular Liquids, 192 44-54 (2014)
2014Li H, Wood RJ, Rutland MW, Atkin R, 'An ionic liquid lubricant enables superlubricity to be "switched on" in situ using an electrical potential.', Chem Commun (Camb), 50 4368-4370 (2014)
2014Smith JA, Webber GB, Atkin R, Werzer O, Warr GG, Zimmer A, 'Shear dependent viscosity of poly(ethylene oxide) in two protic ionic liquids', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 430 56-60 (2014)
2014Topolnicki IL, FitzGerald PA, Atkin R, Warr GG, 'Effect of Protic Ionic Liquid and Surfactant Structure on Partitioning of Polyoxyethylene Non-ionic Surfactants.', Chemphyschem, 15 2485-2489 (2014)
2014Carstens T, Gustus R, Höfft O, Borisenko N, Endres F, Li H, et al., 'Combined STM, AFM, and DFT study of the highly ordered pyrolytic graphite/1-octyl-3-methyl-imidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide interface', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118 10833-10843 (2014)
2014Hayes R, Imberti S, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Effect of Cation Alkyl Chain Length and Anion Type on Protic Ionic Liquid Nanostructure', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 118 13998-14008 (2014)
2014Smith J, Webber GB, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Silica particle stability and settling in protic ionic liquids.', Langmuir, 30 1506-1513 (2014)
2014Murphy T, Hayes R, Imberti S, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Nanostructure of an ionic liquid-glycerol mixture.', Phys Chem Chem Phys, 16 13182-13190 (2014)
2014Shah K, Stanger R, Wall T, Moghtaderi B, Atkin R, 'Interactions between vitrinite and inertinite-rich coals and the ionic liquid - [bmim][Cl]', Fuel, 119 214-218 (2014)
2014Borisenko N, Lahiri A, Abedin SZE, Endres F, Atkin R, 'Effect of dissolved LiCl on the ionic liquid-Au(111) interface: An in situ STM study', Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 26 (2014)
2013Hayes R, Imberti S, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'The Nature of Hydrogen Bonding in Protic Ionic Liquids', Angewandte Chemie, 125 4721-4725 (2013) [C1]
2013Elbourne A, Sweeney J, Webber GB, Wanless EJ, Warr GG, Rutland MW, Atkin R, 'Adsorbed and near-surface structure of ionic liquids determines nanoscale friction', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 49 6797-6799 (2013) [C1]
2013Hayes R, Imberti S, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'The Nature of Hydrogen Bonding in Protic Ionic Liquids', ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 52 4623-4627 (2013) [C1]
2013Segura JJ, Voïtchovsky K, Elbourne A, Wanless EJ, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Adsorbed and near surface structure of ionic liquids at a solid interface', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 3320-3328 (2013) [C1]
2013Li H, Endres F, Atkin R, 'Effect of alkyl chain length and anion species on the interfacial nanostructure of ionic liquids at the Au(111)-ionic liquid interface as a function of potential', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 14624-14633 (2013) [C1]
2013Sharma SC, Atkin R, Warr GG, 'The Effect of Ionic Liquid Hydrophobicity and Solvent Miscibility on Pluronic Amphiphile Self-Assembly', The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical, 117 14568-14575 (2013) [C1]
2013Smith JA, Webber GB, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Rheology of Protic Ionic Liquids and Their Mixtures', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 117 13930-13935 (2013) [C1]
2013Li H, Rutland MW, Atkin R, 'Ionic liquid lubrication: Influence of ion structure, surface potential and sliding velocity', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 14616-14623 (2013) [C1]
2013Atkin R, Hayes R, Borisenko N, Endres F, Drüschler M, Huber B, Roling B, 'Structure and dynamics of the interfacial layer between ionic liquids and electrode materials', Journal of Molecular Liquids, (2013)
2012Hayes R, Wakeham D, Atkin R, 'Interfaces of Ionic Liquids (2)', Ionic Liquids Uncoiled: Critical Expert Overviews, 51-85 (2012) [B1]
2012Hayes RL, Imberti S, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'How water dissolves in protic ionic liquids', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 51 7468-7471 (2012) [C1]
2012Hayes RL, Borisenko N, Corr BJ, Webber GB, Endres F, Atkin R, 'Effect of dissolved LiCl on the ionic liquid-Au(111) electrical double layer structure', Chemical Communications, 48 10246-10248 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Grant Webber

2012Endres F, Borisenko N, El Abedin SZ, Hayes RL, Atkin R, 'The interface ionic liquid(s)/electrode(s): In situ STM and AFM measurements', Faraday Discussions, 154 221-233 (2012) [C1]
2012Wakeham D, Niga P, Ridings C, Andersson G, Nelson A, Warr GG, et al., 'Surface structure of a 'non-amphiphilic' protic ionic liquid', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14 5106-5114 (2012) [C1]
2012Asencio RA, Cranston ED, Atkin R, Rutland MW, 'Ionic liquid nanotribology: Stiction suppression and surface induced shear thinning', Langmuir, 28 9967-9976 (2012) [C1]
2012Sweeney JT, Hausen F, Hayes RL, Webber GB, Endres F, Rutland MW, et al., 'Control of nanoscale friction on gold in an ionic liquid by a potential-dependent ionic lubricant layer', Physical Review Letters, 109 155502 (2012) [C1]
2012Wakeham D, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Surfactant adsorption at the surface of mixed ionic liquids and ionic liquid water mixtures', Langmuir, 28 13224-13231 (2012) [C1]
2012Wakeham D, Eschebach DS, Webber GB, Atkin R, Warr GG, 'Surface composition of mixtures of ethylammonium nitrate, ethanolammonium nitrate, and water', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 65 1554-1556 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Grant Webber

2012Carstens T, Hayes RL, Abedin SZE, Corr BJ, Webber GB, Borisenko N, et al., 'In situ STM, AFM and DTS study of the interface 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium tris(pentafluoroethyl)trifluorophosphate/Au(1 1 1)', Electrochimica Acta, 82 48-59 (2012) [C1]
2012Werzer O, Cranston ED, Warr GG, Atkin R, Rutland MW, 'Ionic liquid nanotribology: mica-silica interactions in ethylammonium nitrate', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14 5147-5152 (2012) [C1]
2011Wakeham D, Nelson A, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Probing the protic ionic liquid surface using X-ray reflectivity', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 20828-20835 (2011) [C1]
2011Atkin R, Borisenko N, Druschler M, El Abedin SZ, Endres F, Hayes RL, et al., 'An in situ STM/AFM and impedance spectroscopy study of the extremely pure 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium tris(pentafluoroethyl)trifluorophosphate/Au(111) interface: Potential dependent solvation layers and the herringbone reconstruction', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 6849-6857 (2011) [C1]
2011Hayes RL, Imberti S, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Amphiphilicity determines nanostructure in protic ionic liquids', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 3237-3247 (2011) [C1]
2011Werzer O, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Compact poly(ethylene oxide) structures adsorbed at the ethylammonium nitrate-silica interface', Langmuir, 27 3541-3549 (2011) [C1]
2011Werzer O, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Conformation of poly(ethylene oxide) dissolved in ethylammonium nitrate', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 115 648-652 (2011) [C1]
2011Hayes RL, Imberti S, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Pronounced sponge-like nanostructure in propylammonium nitrate', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 13544-13551 (2011) [C1]
2011Hayes RL, Borisenko N, Tam MK, Howlett PC, Endres F, Atkin R, 'Double layer structure of ionic liquids at the Au(111) electrode interface: An atomic force microscopy investigation', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 6855-6863 (2011) [C1]
2011Werzer O, Atkin R, 'Interactions of adsorbed poly(ethylene oxide) mushrooms with a bare silica-ionic liquid interface', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 13479-13485 (2011) [C1]
2010Marquet PR, Andersson G, Snedden A, Kloo L, Atkin R, 'Molecular scale characterization of the titania-dye-solvent interface in dye-sensitized solar cells', Langmuir, 26 9612-9616 (2010) [C1]
2010Atkin R, Bobillier SMC, Warr GG, 'Propylammonium nitrate as a solvent for amphiphile self-assembly into micelles, lyotropic liquid crystals, and microemulsions', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114 1350-1360 (2010) [C1]
2010Smith JA, Werzer O, Webber GB, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Surprising particle stability and rapid sedimentation rates in an ionic liquid', Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 1 64-68 (2010) [C1]
2010Hayes RL, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'At the interface: Solvation and designing ionic liquids', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12 1709-1723 (2010) [C1]
2010Niga P, Wakeham D, Nelson A, Warr GG, Rutland M, Atkin R, 'Structure of the ethylammonium nitrate surface: An X-ray reflectivity and vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy study', Langmuir, 26 8282-8288 (2010) [C1]
2010Wakeham D, Niga P, Warr GG, Rutland MW, Atkin R, 'Nonionic surfactant adsorption at the ethylammonium nitrate surface: A neutron reflectivity and vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy study', Langmuir, 26 8313-8318 (2010) [C1]
2010Endres F, Hofft O, Borisenko N, Gasparotto LH, Prowald A, Al-Salman R, et al., 'Do solvation layers of ionic liquids influence electrochemical reactions?', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12 1724-1732 (2010) [C1]
2009Hayes RL, El Abedin SZ, Atkin R, 'Pronounced structure in confined aprotic room-temperature ionic liquids', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113 7049-7052 (2009) [C1]
2009Mann JP, McCluskey A, Atkin R, 'Activity and thermal stability of lysozyme in alkylammonium formate ionic liquids: Influence of cation modification', Green Chemistry, 11 785-792 (2009) [C1]
2009Atkin R, De Fina L-M, Kiederling U, Warr GG, 'Structure and self assembly of pluronic amphiphiles in ethylammonium nitrate and at the silica surface', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113 12201-12213 (2009) [C1]
2009Wakeham D, Hayes RL, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Influence of temperature and molecular structure on ionic liquid solvation layers', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113 5961-5966 (2009) [C1]
2009Howard SC, Atkin R, Craig VSJ, 'Effect of electrolyte species on the adsorption of a cationic surfactant to silica: The common intersection point', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 347 109-113 (2009) [C1]
2009Atkin R, El Abedin SZ, Hayes RL, Gasparotto LHS, Borisenko N, Endres F, 'AFM and STM studies on the surface interaction of (BMP)TFSA and (EMIm)TFSA ionic liquids with Au(111)', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113 13266-13272 (2009) [C1]
2008Atkin R, Warr GG, 'The smallest amphiphiles: Nanostructure in protic room-temperature ionic liquids with short alkyl groups', The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, 112 4164-4166 (2008) [C1]
2007Atkin R, Warr GG, 'Phase behavior and microstructure of microemulsions with a room-temperature ionic liquid as the polar phase', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 111 9309-9316 (2007) [C1]
2007Atkin R, Warr GG, 'Structure in confined room-temperature ionic liquids', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 111 5162-5168 (2007) [C1]
2006Thordarson P, Atkin R, Kalle WHJ, Warr GG, Braet F, 'Developments in using scanning probe microscopy to study molecules on surfaces - From thin films and single-molecule conductivity to drug-living cell interactions', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 59 359-375 (2006) [C1]
2005Atkin R, Bradley M, Vincent B, 'Core-shell particles having silica cores and pH-responsive poly(vinylpyridine) shells', SOFT MATTER, 1 160-165 (2005) [C1]
2005Dowding PJ, Atkin R, Vincent B, Bouillot P, 'Oil core/polymer shell microcapsules by internal phase separation from emulsion droplets. II: Controlling the release profile of active molecules', LANGMUIR, 21 5278-5284 (2005) [C1]
2005Atkin R, Warr GG, 'Self-assembly of a nonionic surfactant at the graphite/ionic liquid interface', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 127 11940-11941 (2005) [C1]
2004Dowding PJ, Atkin R, Vincent B, Bouillot P, 'Oil core-polymer shell microcapsules prepared by internal phase separation from emulsion droplets. I. Characterization and release rates for microcapsules with polystyrene shells', LANGMUIR, 20 11374-11379 (2004) [C1]
2004Burnett GR, Atkin R, Hicks S, Eastoe J, 'Surfactant-free "Emulsions" generated by freeze-thaw', LANGMUIR, 20 5673-5678 (2004) [C1]
2004Atkin R, Davies P, Hardy J, Vincent B, 'Preparation of aqueous core/polymer shell microcapsules by internal phase separation', MACROMOLECULES, 37 7979-7985 (2004) [C1]
2003Atkin R, Craig VSJ, Wanless EJ, Biggs SR, 'Mechanism of cationic surfactant adsorption at the solid-aqueous interface', Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 219-304 (2003) [C1]
2003Atkin R, Craig VSJ, Wanless EJ, Biggs SR, 'The influence of chain length and electrolyte on the adsorption kinetics of cationic surfactants at the silica-aqueous solution interface', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 236-244 (2003) [C1]
2003Atkin R, Craig VSJ, Wanless EJ, Biggs SR, 'Adsorption of 12-s-12 Gemini Surfactants at the Silica - Aqueous Solution Interface', Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B, 2978-2985 (2003) [C1]
2003Atkin R, Craig VSJ, Hartley PG, Wanless EJ, Biggs SR, 'Adsorption of Ionic Surfactants to a Plasma Polymer Substrate', Langmuir, 4222-4227 (2003) [C1]
2001Atkin R, Craig VSJ, Biggs SR, 'Adsorption kinetics and structural arrangements of cetylpyridinium bromide at the silica-aqueous interface', Langmuir, 17 6155-6163 (2001) [C1]
2000Atkin R, Craig VSJ, Biggs SR, 'Adsorption kinetics and structural arrangements of cationic surfactants on silica surfaces', Langmuir, 16 9374-9380 (2000) [C1]
Borisenko N, Atkin R, Endres F, 'Influence of molecular organization of ionic liquids on electrochemical properties', Electrochemical Society Interface, 23 59-63
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Conference (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Borisenko N, Hayes RL, Atkin R, Endres F, 'An in situ STM / DTS study of the ionic liquid / Au(111) interface in extremely pure [Py1,4]FAP and [EMIm]FAP: potential dependent solvation layers', Abstracts. 4th International Congress on Ionic Liquids (COIL-4), Washington DC, USA (2011) [E3]
2011Cranston ED, Werzer O, Alvarez R, Atkin R, Rutland MW, 'Nanotribology of protic ionic liquids: Green lubricants for micro-/nano-electromechanical devices', Abstracts Of Papers Of The American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA (2011) [E3]
2011Werzer O, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Structure of PEO in ethylammonium nitrate and adsorbed at the silica interface', UK Colloids 2011: an International Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, London (2011) [E3]
2010Atkin R, Hayes RL, Imberti S, Warr GG, 'Nanostructure in protic ionic liquids', Abstracts of Papers, 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2010) [E3]
2009Atkin R, Wakeham D, Hayes RL, Imberti S, Warr GG, 'Bulk and interfacial nanostructure in ionic liquids', 3rd Congress on Ionic Liquids (COIL-3): Conference Program, Cairns, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009Atkin R, Zein El Abedin S, Hayes RL, Gasparotto LHS, Borisenko N, Endres F, 'AFM and STM studies on the surface interaction of [BMP]TFSA and [EMIm]TFSA ionic liquids with Au(111)', ACIS 2009: Conference Programme, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
2008Atkin R, Warr GG, 'Influence of solvophobicity and bulk nanostructure on solvation layers of room temperature ionic liquids confined between surfaces', 236th ACS National Meeting and Exposition. Abstracts, Philadelphia, Pa. (2008) [E3]
2008Atkin R, Warr GG, 'I&EC 42-Influence of solvophobicity and bulk nanostructure on solvation layers of room temperature ionic liquids confined between surfaces', ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Philadelphia, PA (2008) [E3]
1999Craig VSJ, Atkin R, Biggs SR, 'A Reflectometry Study of the adsorption Kinetics of Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide to the Silica-Water Interface', Chemeca99, Newcastle City Hall Convention Centre (1999) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants34
Total funding$3,579,057

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2014 (5 grants)

Surface and Colloid Characterisation Facility$60,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Vincent Craig, Dr Shannon Notley, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Peter Kingshott, Professor Erica Wanless, Professor Sally McArthur, Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Associate Professor Paul Stoddart, Associate Professor Andrew Clayton
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020142014
GNo:G1300566

Surface and Colloid Characterisation Facility$41,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Vincent Craig, Dr Shannon Notley, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Peter Kingshott, Professor Erica Wanless, Professor Sally McArthur, Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Associate Professor Paul Stoddart, Associate Professor Andrew Clayton
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$41,00020142014
GNo:G1400581

Ionic Liquid SANS Scattering$2,667
Funding Body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Access to Major Research Facilities ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,66720142014
GNo:G1400775

Ionic Liquid SANS Scattering$2,667
Funding Body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Access to Major Research Facilities ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,66720142014
GNo:G1400776

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2014$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
PVC Conference Assistance GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1401182

2013 (3 grants)

Functional mesostructured materials in ionic liquids$180,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Gregory Warr, Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor Grant Webber
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$180,00020132015
GNo:G1300041

Access for Australian Researchers to Advanced Neutron Beam Techniques$150,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Dr Brendan Kennedy, Gentle, Ian, Daniels, John, Campbell, Stewart, Professor Erich Kisi, Associate Professor Rob Atkin, White, John, Goossens, Darren, Dr Raymond Dagastine, He, Lizhong, Tehei, Moeava, Li, Huijun, Low, It-Meng (Jim), Professor Evan Gray, Mulhern, Terrence, Tabor, Rico, Ling, Chris, Turner, David, Gardiner, Michael
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$150,00020132017
GNo:G1200267

DVC(R) Research Support for Future Fellow (FT12)$60,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020132016
GNo:G1201106

2012 (4 grants)

Green working liquids for an energy efficient future$713,652
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Future FellowshipsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$713,65220122016
GNo:G1101096

Molecular Scale Engineering of Solid / Ionic Liquid Interfaces $380,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Mark Rutland, Associate Professor Frank Endres
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$380,00020122014
GNo:G1100252

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Emerging Research Leaders ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020122012
GNo:G1200481

Morphological transitions of polyethylene oxide dissolved in Ethylammonium Nitrate under shear$2,667
Funding Body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
AINSE AwardChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,66720122012
GNo:G1201120

2011 (6 grants)

Interfacial Mapping Facility$180,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber, Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Ewa Goldys, Professor Deborah Kane, Dr James Downes, Dr Gregory Wilson, Doctor Chris Fell
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$180,00020112011
GNo:G1000635

Gold Recovery from Ore Using Ionic Liquids$75,000
Funding Body: Barrick Gold Corporation

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00020112011
GNo:G1001064

Interfacial Mapping Facility$40,000
Funding Body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber, Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Ewa Goldys, Professor Deborah Kane, Dr James Downes, Dr Gregory Wilson, Doctor Chris Fell
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020112011
GNo:G1100411

Investigations of bulk nanostructure in protic ionic liquids$33,875
Funding Body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Gregory Warr
SchemeRole
Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$33,87520112013
GNo:G1100573

Interfacial Mapping Facility$30,000
Funding Body: Macquarie University

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber, Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Ewa Goldys, Professor Deborah Kane, Dr James Downes, Dr Gregory Wilson, Doctor Chris Fell
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020112011
GNo:G1100872

Structure of Adsorbed Surfactant Layers at the Ethanoalammonium Nitrate/Air Interface$10,000
Funding Body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
AINSE AwardChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020112011
GNo:G1100868

2010 (5 grants)

An Integrated LC-MS-NMR facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$500,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Adam McCluskey, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Phillip Robinson, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance, Professor Marcel Maeder, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Shaun Roman, Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Doctor Mark Baker, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Professor Gottfried Otting, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Ms Megan Chircop, Doctor Warwick Belcher
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$500,00020102010
GNo:G0190402

An Integrated LC-MS-NMR facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$280,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Soft matter and responsive materials characterisation facility$135,535
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Dr Raymond Dagastine, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Doctor Grant Webber, Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Erica Wanless
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$135,53520102010
GNo:G1000397

Surfactant Adsorption and Structure at Ionic Liquid Interfaces$20,445
Funding Body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Project Team
Mrs Deborah Wakeham, Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,44520102011
GNo:G1000527

Effect of variation in the anion on the bulk nanostructure of protic ionic liquids$12,000
Funding Body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Access to Major Research Facilities ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020102010
GNo:G1000382

2009 (2 grants)

Adsorption and Structure at Ionic Liquid Interfaces$237,985
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$237,98520092011
GNo:G0189865

Structure of protic ionic liquids at the air interface$2,830
Funding Body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
AINSE AwardChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,83020092009
GNo:G0900088

2008 (5 grants)

Adsorption and Structure at Ionic Liquid Interfaces$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020082008
GNo:G0188394

Investigations of the Bulk Nanostructure of Some Simple Protic Ionic Liquids$12,000
Funding Body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Gregory Warr
SchemeRole
Access to Major Research Facilities ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020082008
GNo:G0189625

Structure of absorbed surfactant layers at ionic liquid-air interfaces$11,250
Funding Body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Gregory Warr
SchemeRole
Access to Major Research Facilities ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,25020082008
GNo:G0188523

236th ACS National Meeting and Exposition$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0188961

Structure of adsorbed surfactant layers at ionic liquid-air interfaces$1,400
Funding Body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Use of Facilities OnlyChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,40020082008
GNo:G0188423

2007 (4 grants)

2007 Research Fellowship - PRCOE$272,654
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$272,65420072011
GNo:G0187046

Surfactant self-assembly in ionic liquids$46,130
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Gregory Warr
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$46,13020072007
GNo:G0187822

Structure of adsorbed surfactant layers at ionic liquid-air interfaces$31,600
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Gregory Warr, Professor Mark Rutland
SchemeRole
Linkage InternationalChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$31,60020072008
GNo:G0187800

2007 Research Fellowship Project Grant$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rob Atkin
SchemeRole
Fellowship GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020072007
GNo:G0188116
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.6

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Chemistry)Principal SupervisorTuning the Properties of Liquid-Like Nanoscale Organic Hybrid Materials (NOHMs)
20132017PhD (Chemistry)Principal SupervisorEffect of Variation in Inter-Ion Forces on the Adsorbed and Near Surface Structure of Ionic Liquids at Solid Interfaces
20122016PhD (Chemistry)Principal SupervisorIoNanofluids for Heat Transfer
20122015PhD (Chemical Engineering)Co-SupervisorThe Impact of Surface-Induced Molecular Ordering on the Friction and Fluid Dynamics in Ionic Liquid Systems

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Chemistry)Principal SupervisorStructure in Ionic Liquids
2014PhD (Chemistry)Principal SupervisorMolecular Structure, Flow Properties and Particle Stability in Protic Ionic Liquids
2013PhD (Chemistry)Principal SupervisorSurfactant Adsorption and Structure at Ionic Liquid Interfaces
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Associate Professor Rob Atkin

Work Phone(02) 40339356
Fax(02) 4921 5472
Email
PositionARC FUTURE FELLOW
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaChemistry
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URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/rob-atkin