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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Auckland - NZ, 29/04/1996
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Auckland - NZ, 06/05/1988
  • Master of Science, University of Auckland - NZ, 04/05/1989

Research

Research keywords

  • Conducting Polymers
  • Materials Science
  • OrganoElectronics
  • Porphyrins

Research expertise

I am a synthetic organic chemist with 10 publications and two international patents in the areas of conducting polymers, organic photovoltaic devices and the development of new materials for inclusion into these devices and have been responsible for the establishment of successful multidisciplinary collaborations with Nobel Laureate and conducting polymer chemist Prof. Alan MacDiarmid and physicist A/Prof. Paul Dastoor in areas directly applicable to this application.

The patent held in conjunction with Prof. MacDiarmid, covers the preparation and processing of conducting polymers, a major consideration in the use of these materials in organic devices where often costly and time consuming methods are required. This contribution led to my employment in 2005 with A/Prof. Dastoor at the University of Newcastle studying the effect of incorporating porphyrin dye materials into conventional organic photovoltaic devices. This research has significantly improved the understanding of how devices of this type function. The work led to a patent covering the fabrication of multicomponent organic photovoltaic devices of the type which will be built and examined within this project and has highlighted the critical need to control the morphology of materials within these devices if significant advances are to be made in efficiency. As a result I have recently become active in the development and use of Scanning Transmission X-Ray Microscopy (STXM), Near-field Scanning Photocurrent Microscopy (NSPM) and other techniques to study the morphology of materials and relate this characteristic to key properties such as charge mobility and photocurrent generation within them. Utilising the expertise and skills developed in these studies I am now developing new organic field effect transistors for use as biosensors and extending my understanding of these materials to organoelectronics in general. The current project is the logical extension of my career to date, recognising the need to control the morphology of the materials within organoelectronic devices and directly addressing this need.

Recognition of my contribution to the field came at the beginning of 2007 when I was appointed as a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Newcastle within the new Priority Research Centre for Organic Electronics.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
020499Condensed Matter Physics Not Elsewhere Classified40
030304Physical Chemistry Of Materials35
030699Physical Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified25

Appointments

Priority Research Centre for Organic Electronics, Lecturer in Chemistry
University of Newcastle (Australia)
01/01/2007

Awards

Distinction.

1987Grace Phillips Memorial Prize
University of Auckland (New Zealand)
The Grace Phillips Memorial Prize is a prestigous scholarship to assist top chemistry students to complete an MSc in chemistry.

Recognition.

1998William Georgetti Scholarship
University of Auckland (New Zealand)
The awarding of the William Georgetti Scholarship is prestigous and they are highly sought after.

Research Award.

1995NZ Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (New Zealand)
The NZ Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship is a prestigous Fellowship and highly sought after by applications from all disiplines.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Organic Chemistry

Teaching expertise

During my years working I have developed experience teaching chemistry at up to 3000 level, in particular at Massey University where I developed and taught the 123:318 Advanced NMR Spectroscopy course for three years (12 lectures and associated labs and tutorials, 2002-4) and undertook relief teaching for 123:314 Physical Chemistry. At various times, when required, I taught Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and a 4000 level Supramolecular Chemistry course.

In my current position as Lecturer of Chemistry at the University of Newcastle I am teaching into the 2nd year Organic Chemistry course (CHEM2310), 3rd year Molecular Organic Synthesis (CHEM3310) and 3rd year Environmental Chemistry (CHEM3610).

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Highlighted Publications

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2006McNeill CR, Watts B, Thomsen L, Belcher WJ, Greenham NC, Dastoor PC, 'Nanoscale quantitative chemical mapping of conjugated polymer blends', Nano Letters, 6 1202-1206 (2006) [C1]
2006McNeill CR, Watts B, Thomsen L, Belcher WJ, Kilcoyne ALD, Greenham NC, Dastoor PC, 'X-ray spectromicroscopy of polymer/ fullerene composites: Quantitative chemical mapping', Small, 2 1432-1435 (2006) [C1]

Publications

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Journal article (73 outputs)

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2014Darwis D, Holmes N, Elkington D, Kilcoyne ALD, Bryant G, Zhou X, et al., 'Surfactant-free nanoparticulate organic photovoltaics', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 121 99-107 (2014) [C1]
2014Mulligan CJ, Wilson M, Bryant G, Vaughan B, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'A projection of commercial-scale organic photovoltaic module costs', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 120 9-17 (2014) [C1]
2014Holmes NP, Ulum S, Sista P, Burke KB, Wilson MG, Stefan MC, et al., 'The effect of polymer molecular weight on P3HT:PCBM nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic device performance', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 128 369-377 (2014) [C1]
2014Elkington D, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, Zhou XJ, 'Detection of saliva-range glucose concentrations using organic thin-film transistors', Applied Physics Letters, 105 043303-1-043303-4 (2014) [C1]
2014Kumar P, Bilen C, Feron K, Nicolaidis NC, Gong BB, Zhou X, et al., 'Comparative Degradation and Regeneration of Polymer Solar Cells with Different Cathodes', ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 6 5281-5289 (2014) [C1]
2014Berriman GA, Routley B, Holdsworth JL, Zhou X, Belcher W, Dastoor P, 'Mapping chemical concentration in binary thin organic films via multi-wavelength scanning absorption microscopy (MWSAM)', Measurement Science and Technology, 25 095901 (2014) [C1]
2014Vaughan B, Williams EL, Holmes NP, Sonar P, Dodabalapur A, Dastoor PC, Belcher WJ, 'Water-based nanoparticulate solar cells using a diketopyrrolopyrrole donor polymer', PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 16 2647-2653 (2014) [C1]
2014Elkington D, Cooling N, Zhou XJ, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Single-step annealing and encapsulation for organic photovoltaics using an exothermically-setting encapsulant material', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 124 75-78 (2014) [C1]
2014Kumar P, Bilen C, Feron K, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Enhanced regeneration of degraded polymer solar cells by thermal annealing', APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 104 (2014) [C1]
2014Nicolaidis N, Vaughan B, Mulligan CJ, Bryant G, Zillger T, Trnovec B, et al., 'Solution processable interface materials for nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic devices', Applied Physics Letters, 104 (2014)
2014Diah AWM, Quirino JP, Belcher W, Holdsworth CI, 'Investigation of the doping efficiency of poly(styrene sulfonic acid) in poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/poly(styrene sulfonic acid) dispersions by capillary electrophoresis', Electrophoresis, 35 1976-1983 (2014)
2013Ulum S, Holmes N, Darwis D, Burke K, Kilcoyne ALD, Zhou X, et al., 'Determining the structural motif of P3HT:PCBM nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic devices', Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 110 43-48 (2013) [C1]
2013Sista P, Kularatne RS, Mulholland ME, Wilson M, Holmes N, Zhou X, et al., 'Synthesis and photovoltaic performance of donoracceptor polymers containing benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b]dithiophene with thienyl substituents', Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 51 2622-2630 (2013) [C1]
2013Berriman G, Routley B, Clothier S, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Zhou XJ, Dastoor PC, 'Development of a multi-wavelength photocurrent mapping system', Measurement Science and Technology, 24 (2013) [C1]
2013Feron K, Ulum S, Holmes NP, Kilcoyne ALD, Belcher WJ, Zhou X, et al., 'Modelling transport in nanoparticle organic solar cells using Monte Carlo methods', APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 103 (2013) [C1]
2013Sista P, Wilson M, Holmes N, Kularatne RS, Rainbolt EA, Biewer MC, et al., 'Non-Dependence of Polymer to PCBM Weight Ratio on the Performance of Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells with Benzodithiophene Donor Polymer', SCIENCE OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, 5 512-518 (2013) [C1]
2013Ulum S, Holmes N, Barr M, Kilcoyne ALD, Bin Gong B, Zhou X, et al., 'The role of miscibility in polymer:fullerene nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic devices', NANO ENERGY, 2 897-905 (2013) [C1]
2013Darwis D, Elkington D, Ulum S, Bryant G, Belcher W, Dastoor P, Zhou X, 'Novel low voltage and solution processable organic thin film transistors based on water dispersed polymer semiconductor nanoparticulates', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 401 65-69 (2013) [C1]
2013Duck BC, Vaughan B, Wen L, Heth CL, Rasmussen SC, Zhou X, et al., 'Probing the structure-function relationship in pC(6)TP:PCBM based organic photonic devices', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 110 8-14 (2013) [C1]
2013Duck BC, Vaughan B, Cooling N, Zhou X, Holdsworth JL, Wen LL, et al., 'An equivalent circuit model for ternary blend P3HT:pC(6)TP:PCBM low band gap devices', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 114 65-70 (2013) [C1]
2013Holmes NP, Burke KB, Sista P, Barr M, Magurudeniya HD, Stefan MC, et al., 'Nano-domain behaviour in P3HT:PCBM nanoparticles, relating material properties to morphological changes', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 117 437-445 (2013) [C1]
2012Diah AWM, Holdsworth CI, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Quirino JP, 'Capillary electrophoresis with photodiode array detection of processable poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/polystyrene sulfonate aqueous dispersions', Journal of Chromatography A, 1267 246-251 (2012) [C1]
2012Stapleton AJ, Vaughan BS, Xue B, Sesa E, Burke KB, Zhou X, et al., 'A multilayered approach to polyfluorene water-based organic photovoltaics', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 102 114-124 (2012) [C1]
2012Feron K, Belcher WJ, Fell CJ, Dastoor PC, 'Organic solar cells: Understanding the role of Forster resonance energy transfer', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 13 17019-17047 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Paul Dastoor

2012Supangat A, Bryant GW, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Templated growth of poly(p-phenylenevinylene) nanostructures by chemical vapour deposition', Materials Research Innovations, 16 91-95 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Paul Dastoor

2012Feron K, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Exciton transport in organic semiconductors: Forster resonance energy transfer compared with a simple random walk', Journal of Applied Physics, 111 044510 (2012) [C1]
2012Supangat A, Bryant GW, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Synthesis of indium oxide nanowires encapsulated in amorphous carbon nanostructures on indium tin oxide substrate', Materials Research Innovations, 16 101-104 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Paul Dastoor

2012Feron K, Fell CJ, Rozanski LJ, Gong BB, Nicolaidis NC, Belcher WJ, et al., 'Towards the development of a virtual organic solar cell: An experimental and dynamic Monte Carlo study of the role of charge blocking layers and active layer thickness', Applied Physics Letters, 101 193306 (2012) [C1]
2012Cooling NA, Zhou X, Sales TA, Sauer SE, Lind SJ, Gordon KC, et al., 'A study of the factors influencing the performance of ternary MEH-PPV:porphyrin:PCBM heterojunction devices: Electronic effects in porphyrinoid ternary blend bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 98 308-316 (2012) [C1]
2012Burke KB, Luber EJ, Holmes NP, Murray AJ, Belcher WJ, Zhou X, et al., 'A knife-edge measurement of the beam profile of STXM 5.3.2.2 using a focussed ion beam milled metallic glass', Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 185 453-457 (2012) [C1]
2012Elkington DC, Darwis D, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'The fabrication and characterization of poly(4-vinylpyridine)-based thin film transistors exhibiting enhanced ion modulation', Organic Electronics, 13 153-158 (2012) [C1]
2012Sista P, Xue B, Wilson MG, Holmes NP, Kularatne RS, Nguyen H, et al., 'Influence of the alkyl substituents spacing on the solar cell performance of benzodithiophene semiconducting polymers', Macromolecules, 45 772-780 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Paul Dastoor

2012Burke KB, Shu Y, Kemppinen P, Singh B, Bown M, Liaw II, et al., 'Single Crystal X-ray, AFM, NEXAFS, and OFET Studies on Angular Polycyclic Aromatic Silyl-Capped 7,14-Bis(ethynyl)dibenzo b,def chrysenes', Crystal Growth & Design, 12 725-731 (2012) [C1]
2012Vaughan BS, Stapleton AJ, Xue B, Sesa E, Zhou X, Bryant GW, et al., 'Effect of a calcium cathode on water-based nanoparticulate solar cells', Applied Physics Letters, 101 053901 (2012) [C1]
2011Nicolaidis NC, Routley BS, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Zhou X, Dastoor PC, 'Fullerene contribution to photocurrent generation in organic photovoltaic cells', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 7801-7805 (2011) [C1]
2011Burke KB, Stapleton AJ, Vaughan BS, Zhou X, Kilcoyne ALD, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Scanning transmission x-ray microscopy of polymer nanoparticles: Probing morphology on sub-10nm length scales', Nanotechnology, 22 1-6 (2011) [C1]
2011Lim ZB, Xue B, Bomma S, Li H, Sun S, Lam YM, et al., 'New moderate bandgap polymers containing Alkoxysubstituted-Benzo[c][1,2,5] thiadiazole and Thiophene-based units', Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 49 4387-4397 (2011) [C1]
2011Burke KB, Stapleton AJ, Vaughan B, Zhou X, Kilcoyne ALD, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Scanning transmission x-ray microscopy of polymer nanoparticles: probing morphology on sub-10 nm length scales', NANOTECHNOLOGY, 22 (2011) [C1]
2011Cooling NA, Burke KB, Zhou X, Lind SJ, Gordon KC, Jones TW, et al., 'A study of the factors influencing the performance of ternary MEH-PPV:porphyrin:PCBM heterojunction devices: A steric approach to controlling charge recombination', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 95 1767-1774 (2011) [C1]
2010Swinburne AN, Paterson MJ, Fischer KH, Dickson SJ, Wallace EVB, Belcher WJ, et al., 'Colourimetric carboxylate anion sensors derived from viologen-based receptors', Chemistry - A European Journal, 16 1480-1492 (2010) [C1]
2010Supangat A, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Chemical vapour deposition of poly(p-phenylenevinylene) nanofilms for use in organic photovoltaics', Materials Research Innovations, 15 S18-S20 (2010) [C1]
2010Xue B, Vaughan B, Poh C-H, Burke KB, Thomsen L, Stapleton AJ, et al., 'Vertical stratification and interfacial structure in P3HT: PCBM organic solar cells', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114 15797-15805 (2010) [C1]
2009McNeill CR, Watts B, Thomsen L, Belcher WJ, Greenham NC, Dastoor PC, Ade H, 'Evolution of laterally phase-separated polyfluorene blend morphology studied by X-ray spectromicroscopy', Macromolecules, 42 3347-3352 (2009) [C1]
2009Watts B, Belcher WJ, Thomsen L, Ade H, Dastoor PC, 'A quantitative study of PCBM diffusion during annealing of P3HT: PCBM blend films', Macromolecules, 42 0024-9297 (2009) [C1]
2009Burke KB, Belcher WJ, Thomsen L, Watts B, McNeill CR, Ade H, Dastoor PC, 'Role of solvent trapping effects in determining the structure and morphology of ternary blend organic devices', Macromolecules, 42 3098-3103 (2009) [C1]
2008Belcher WJ, Hodgson MC, Sumida K, Torvisco A, Ruhlandt-Senge K, Ware DC, et al., 'Porphyrin complexes containing coordinated BOB groups: synthesis, chemical reactivity and the structure of [BOB(tpClpp)](2+)', Dalton Transactions, 1602-1614 (2008) [C1]
2008McNeill CR, Watts B, Swaraj S, Ade H, Thomsen L, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Evolution of the nanomorphology of photovoltaic polyfluorene blends: sub-100 nm resolution with x-ray spectromicroscopy', Nanotechnology, 19 1-7 (2008) [C1]
2008Dickson SJ, Wallace EVB, Swinburne AN, Paterson MJ, Lloyd GO, Beeby A, et al., 'Intramolecular binding site competition as a means of tuning the response of a colourimetric anion sensor', New Journal of Chemistry, 32 786-789 (2008) [C1]
2008Wakeham D, Donne SW, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Electrochemical and morphological characterization of electrodeposited poly(2,2':5',2'-terthiophene) for photovoltaic applications', Synthetic Metals, 158 661-669 (2008) [C1]
2008Cotton DV, Fell CJ, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'The origin of fine structure in near-field scanning optical lithography of an electroactive polymer', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41 195107 (2008) [C1]
2008Cotton DV, Fell CJ, Belcher WJ, Tachiya M, Dastoor PC, 'Erratum: Investigation of the photochemistry of the poly {p-phenylenevinylene} precursor system: Implications for nanolithography (Journal of Chemical Physics (2007) 126 (174703))', Journal of Chemical Physics, 128 (2008) [C3]
2007Belcher WJ, Wagner KI, Dastoor PC, 'The effect of porphyrin inclusion on the spectral response of ternary P3HT : porphyrin : PCBM bulk heterojunction solar cells', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 91 447-452 (2007) [C1]
2007Cotton DV, Fell CJ, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Investigation of the photochemistry of the poly{ p -phenylenevinylene} precursor system: Implications for nanolithography', Journal of Chemical Physics, 126 1-8 (2007) [C1]
2007Harris CJ, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Effect of film thickness and morphology on the performance of photoelectrochemical cells based on poly(terthiophene)', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 91 1127-1136 (2007) [C1]
2007Dastoor PC, McNeill CR, Frohne H, Foster CJ, Dean B, Fell CJ, et al., 'Understanding and improving solid-state Polymer/C-60-Fullerene bulk-heterojunction solar cells using ternary porphyrin blends', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 111 15415-15426 (2007) [C1]
2006Belcher WJ, Fabre M, Farhan T, 'Pyridinium CH center dot center dot center dot anion and pi-stacking interactions in modular tripodal anion binding hosts: ATP binding and solid-state chiral induction', Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 4 781-786 (2006) [C1]
2006McNeill CR, Watts B, Thomsen L, Belcher WJ, Greenham NC, Dastoor PC, 'Nanoscale quantitative chemical mapping of conjugated polymer blends', Nano Letters, 6 1202-1206 (2006) [C1]
2006McNeill CR, Watts B, Thomsen L, Belcher WJ, Kilcoyne ALD, Greenham NC, Dastoor PC, 'X-ray spectromicroscopy of polymer/ fullerene composites: Quantitative chemical mapping', Small, 2 1432-1435 (2006) [C1]
2003Belcher WJ, Wallace KJ, Turner DR, Syed KF, Steed JW, 'Slow anion exchange, conformational equilibria, and fluorescent sensing in Venus flytrap aminopyridinium-based anion hosts', Journal of the American Chemical Society, 125 9699-9715 (2003) [C1]
2003Wallace KJ, Belcher WJ, Daari R, Abouderbala LO, Boutelle MG, Steed JW, 'Oxo-anion binding by metal containing molecular ''clefts''', Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 666 63-74 (2003) [C1]
2002Abouderbala LO, Belcher WJ, Boutelle MG, 'Cooperative anion binding and electrochemical sensing by modular podands', PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 99 5001-5006 (2002) [C1]
2002Belcher WJ, Burrell AK, Officer DL, 'The synthesis of specifically metallated heterobimetallic dimeric porphyrins', Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 6 720-736 (2002) [C1]
2002Belcher WJ, Longstaff CA, Neckenig MR, 'Channel-containing 1D coordination polymers based on a linear dimetallic spacer', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 15 1602-1603 (2002) [C1]
2002Abouderbala LO, Belcher WJ, Boutelle MG, 'Anion sensing ''venus flytrap'' hosts: a modular approach', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 4 358-359 (2002) [C1]
2001Calleja M, Johnson K, Belcher WJ, 'Oxonium ions from aqua regia: Isolation by hydrogen bonding to crown ethers', Inorganic Chemistry: including bioinorganic chemistry, 40 4978-4985 (2001) [C1]
1999Belcher WJ, Brothers PJ, Meredith AP, 'Tin complexes of tetramethyltetraazadibenzo[14]annulene: organometallic derivatives', JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 16 2833-2836 (1999) [C1]
1999Belcher WJ, Burrell AK, Campbell WM, 'A convenient synthesis of trimeric porphyrins with systematically variable geometry', TETRAHEDRON, 55 2401-2418 (1999) [C1]
1998Belcher WJ, Breede M, Brothers PJ, 'A porphyrin as a binucleating ligand: Preparation and crystal structure of a porphyrin complex containing a coordinated B2O2 ring', ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 37 1112-1114 (1998) [C1]
1997Belcher WJ, Brothers PJ, Rickard CEF, 'Bis(propionato-O)[5,10,15,20-tetra(p-chlorophenyl)porphyrinato-kappa N-4]tin(IV) dichloromethane solvate', ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-CRYSTAL STRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS, 53 725-726 (1997) [C1]
1994Belcher W, Liu YH, Benassy MF, Chojnacki S, 'ELECTROCHEMICAL AND SPECTROELECTROCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF [(TPTP)M(V)L(2)]CL+(-) WHERE TPTP IS THE DIANION OF TETRA-P-TOLYLPORPHYRIN, M=P OR SB, AND L=CL- OR OCH3-', Inorganic Chemistry, 33 4480-4484 (1994) [C1]
1994Belcher WJ, Boyd PDW, Brothers PJ, 'NEW COORDINATION MODE FOR THE PORPHYRIN LIGAND IN THE BORON PORPHYRIN COMPLEX B2OF2(TTP)', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 116 8416-8417 (1994) [C1]
1993Belcher WJ, Brothers PJ, Land MV, 'TIN(IV), GERMANIUM(IV) AND SILICON(IV) COMPLEXES OF THE DIANION OF 5,14-DIHYDRO-6,8,15,17-TETRAMETHYLDIBENZO-[B,I][1,4,8,11]TETRAAZACYCLOTETRADECINE (H2L) - CRYSTAL-STRUCTURES OF TRANS-SN(L)CL2 AND TRANS-SN(L)(NO3)2.MECN', JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 14 2101-2105 (1993) [C1]
1992Barbour T, Belcher WJ, Brothers PJ, Rickard CEF, Ware DC, 'Preparation of Group 15 (phosphorous, antimony, and bismuth) complexes of meso-tetra-p-tolylporphyrin(TTP) and X-ray crystal structure of [Sb(TTP)(OCH(CH3)2)2]Cl', INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 31 746-754 (1992) [C1]
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Conference (15 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Mulligan CJ, Nicolaidis NC, Vaughan B, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Fabrication of Large-Area Organic Photovoltaics Using a Draw-Bar Coating Technique', Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Boston, Massachusetts (2013) [E1]
2013Sulaiman K, Belcher W, Dastoor P, Zhou X, 'Low temperature growth of graphene-based carbon electrodes for organic solar cells', Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (2013) [E2]
2011Elkington DC, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Investigations into current modulation mechanisms in low operating voltage organic thin film transistors and their relationship to the materials employed', Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Electronic Organic and Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials-Synthesis, Device Physics and Their Applications, San Francisco, CA (2011) [E1]
2011Sesa E, Vaughan BS, Ulum MS, Zhou X, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Comparing model parameters of bulk heterojunction and nanoparticulate photovoltaic cells using a two-diode model', AIP Conference Proceedings: 4th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Symposium (NNS 2011), Bali (2011) [E1]
2011Darwis D, Elkington DC, Ulum MS, Stapleton AJ, Bryant GW, Zhou X, et al., 'High-performance thin film transistor from solution-processed P3HT polymer semiconductor nanoparticles', AIP Conference Proceedings. The 4th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Symposium (NNS 2011), Bali, Indonesia (2011) [E1]
2011Darwis D, Elkington DC, Sesa E, Cooling NA, Bryant GW, Zhou X, et al., 'Surfactant free P3HT/PCBM nanoparticles for organic photovoltaics (OPV)', AIP Conference Proceedings. The 4th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Symposium (NNS 2011), Bali, Indonesia (2011) [E1]
2011Poh C-H, Poh C-K, Bryant GW, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Organic solar cells: Evaluation of the stability of P3HT using time-delayed degradation', Smart Nano-Micro Materials and Devices: Proceedings of SPIE, Hawthorn, Vic (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Paul Dastoor

2011Poh C-H, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Using moisture in solvent to probe the degradation mechanism in organic solar cells', AMN-5: Fifth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Wellington, New Zealand (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Paul Dastoor

2011Poh C-H, Bryant GW, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, Poh C-K, 'Plasmonic nanostructure embedded within photoactive layer for enhanced power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells', 2011 IEEE Winter Topicals, WTM 2011, Keystone, Colorado (2011) [E3]
2010Mulligan CJ, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'A strategic analysis of printing and coating technologies for fabricating organic photovoltaics', Chemeca 2010: Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2010) [E1]
2009Ade H, Watts B, Swaraj S, McNeill C, Thomsen L, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'NEXAFS microscopy of polymeric materials: Successes and challenges encountered when characterizing organic devices', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Zurich, Switzerland (2009) [E1]
2009Berriman GA, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Photocurrent mapping of polymer photovoltaic cells', Nanophotonics Down Under 2009: Devices and Applications: Program, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E2]
2009Zhou XJ, Mutkins KE, Elkington D, Sirois K, Belcher W, Dastoor PC, 'Effects of device architecture on the performance of organic thin film transistors', Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (2009) [E2]

Co-authors: Paul Dastoor

2007Belcher WJ, Rusmussen SC, Dastoor PC, 'Characterization of N-functionalized poly(dithieno[3,2-b:2',3'-d]pyrrole)s in ternary blend bulk heterojunction structured organic electronic devices', Polymer Preprints, Chicago, IL (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Paul Dastoor

2003Belcher W, Hall SB, Yang X, Officer DL, 'Glassy carbon based sensors', Synthetic Metals: Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals, Shanghai, China (2003) [E1]
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Patent (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Belcher WJ, MacDiamond AG, Officer DL, Hall SB, Polypyrrole-containing polymer filament and its production by electrospinning.[PCT/NZ2005/000143 filed 1st May 2006]. (2006) [I1]
2004Hush N, Blake IM, Officer DL, Belcher WJ, Thordarson P, Dastoor PC, et al., Multicomponent Organic Solar Cells [PCT/AU2005/000637 filed 4th May 2005, incorporating Organic Solar Cells PN2004902396 filed 4th May 2004] (2004) [I2]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants22
Total funding$5,671,310

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2014 (2 grants)

Solar Paint: Models and Mechanisms $300,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor Frederik Krebs
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$300,00020142016
GNo:G1300379

CRC for Polymers – Postgraduate Student Scholarship$114,000
Funding Body: CRC for Polymers

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$114,00020142016
GNo:G1400846

2013 (2 grants)

Determining the Mechanism of Low Temperature Graphene Growth$30,875
Funding Body: U.S. Air Force

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeRole
Asian Office Of Aerospace Research and DevelopmentInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,87520132014
GNo:G1300139

SXTM of solar paint films for organic photovoltaics: morphology of new materials ALS-05691$6,800
Funding Body: Australian Synchrotron

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Ms Natalie Holmes, Mr Matthew Barr
SchemeRole
Travel GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,80020132013
GNo:G1400324

2012 (4 grants)

A Prototype Scanning Helium Atom Microscope (SHeM) for Soft Materials$250,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor Bruce King
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$250,00020122012
GNo:G1100628

A Prototype Scanning Helium Atom Microscope (SHeM) for Soft Materials $250,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor David Officer, Associate Professor Peter Innis, Dr Gunther Andersson, Dr William Allison
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$250,00020122012
GNo:G1100805

A Prototype Scanning Helium Atom Microscope (SHeM) for Soft Materials $100,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor David Officer, Associate Professor Peter Innis, Dr Gunther Andersson, Dr William Allison
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$100,00020122012
GNo:G1200755

Cost effective industrial scale synthesis of regio regular poly-3-hexylthiophene using flow chemistry techniques.$37,544
Funding Body: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Mr Mitchell Wilson
SchemeRole
Post Doctoral Research Scholarships (ASI)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$37,54420122013
GNo:G1200633

2011 (3 grants)

Chemical Biology$444,961
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Materials Node for ANFF - SLF Funding$96,000
Funding Body: NSW Office for Science & Medical Research

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeRole
Science Leveraging FundInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$96,00020112011
GNo:G1100010

The development of novel waterbased materials for commercial organic photovoltaics$38,640
Funding Body: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Project Team
Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeRole
Post Doctoral Research Scholarships (ASI)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$38,64020112013
GNo:G1100160

2010 (4 grants)

Materials Node for ANFF - EIF Funding$720,000
Funding Body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeRole
Education Investment Fund (EIF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$720,00020102010
GNo:G1000372

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

Materials Node for ANFF - EIF Funding$200,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$200,00020102010
GNo:G1000477

2009 (1 grants)

Organic Photovoltaics Joint Research Centre (JRC)$1,200,000
Funding Body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeRole
Collaborative Relationship AgreementInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,200,00020092014
GNo:G0190532

2008 (4 grants)

Integrated surface fabrication and characterisation laboratory$750,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Professor Bruce King, Professor Adam McCluskey, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor Catherine Stampfl, Dr Jeffrey Reimers, Assoc. Prof Alexander Hamilton, Dr Adam Micolich, Doctor Chris Fell, Dr Scott Watkins, Dr Mark Bown, Dr Anton Stampfl, Dr Peter Evans
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$750,00020082008
GNo:G0187931

Partner contributions for Integrated surface fabrication and characterisation laboratory$320,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Professor Bruce King, Professor Adam McCluskey, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor Catherine Stampfl, Dr Jeffrey Reimers, Assoc. Prof Alexander Hamilton, Dr Adam Micolich, Doctor Chris Fell, Dr Scott Watkins, Dr Mark Bown, Dr Anton Stampfl, Dr Peter Evans
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$320,00020082008
GNo:G0189562

Porphyrins as Light Harvesting Additives in Organic Solar Cells$13,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor Warwick Belcher
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,00020082008
GNo:G0189066

New Staff Grant 2008$7,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Warwick Belcher
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,50020082008
GNo:G0189212

2007 (1 grants)

2007 MRS (Materials Research Society) Fall Meeting, Hynes Convention Centre, Boston, MA, 26/11/2007 - 30/11/2007$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Warwick Belcher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0188372

2006 (1 grants)

Scanning X-ray Transmission Microscopy (SXTM) of polymer/fullerene composites for photovoltaic applications$10,290
Funding Body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Project Team
Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Lars Thomsen, Doctor Warwick Belcher
SchemeRole
Access to Major Research Facilities ProgramInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,29020062006
GNo:G0186889
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions15
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL3.63

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 (Physics)Co-SupervisorOptical Properties of Organic Materials for Devices and Encapsulants
20142018PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorDevelopment of Novel Binary and Ternary Blend OPVs from Solar Paint
20142018PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorFabrication of Organic Photovoltaic Devices
20142018PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorComputational Modelling of the Fabrication Characterisation and Viability of Printing Solar Cells
20142018PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorHigh-Efficiency Metalloporphyrin/Polymer Solar Cells
20132017PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorInverted Structure Organic Solar Cells with a Nanoparticulate Active Layer
20132020PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorDevelopment of an Improved Solenoidal Neutral Helium Detector for Use on the Newcastle Scanning Helium Microscope (SHeM)
20122015PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorPhotocurrent Mapping of OPVs
20112015PhD (Chemistry)Principal SupervisorThe Development of Aqueous Nanoparticulate Dispersions for Commercial Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)
20102014PhD (Chemistry)Principal SupervisorSynthesis of Regioregular Poly-3-Hexylthiophene Using Flow Chemistry for Incorporation into Organic Photo Voltaic Cells
20102014PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorOptical Modelling of Organic Photovoltaic Devices
20082012PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorMorphological Studies of Organic Photovoltaic Blends
20082012PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorGraded Heterojunction for Improved Performance and Stability of Organic Solar Cells
20072008Honours Organic Chemistry
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorPreparation, Characterisation and Testing of Light-Harvesting Additives for Organic Solar Cells
20072010PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorDetermining the Relationship Between Morphology and Charge Carrier Mobility in Bulk-Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorThe Growth of Graphene/Graphite Thin Film Allotropes on Copper Substrates
2014PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorTowards Production Scale-Up of Organic Photovoltaics
2013PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorImproving Nanoparticle Organic Photovoltaic Device Performance
2013PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorFabricating Nanoparticulate Organic Thin Film Transistor (OTFT) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) Devices Using Inkjet Printing
2013PhD (Chemistry)Principal SupervisorTernary Porphyrinoid:Polymer:Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells
2013PhD (Chemistry)Co-SupervisorSynthesis and Evaluation of Norcantharidin and Acrylonitrile Derivatives as Potential Anti-Cancer Agents
2013PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorFabrication and Characterisation of Organic Thin-Film Transistors for Sensing Applications
2013PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorA Novel Electrical Model for Organic Photovoltaic Cells
2013PhD (Chemistry)Co-SupervisorInvestigation of the Conductive Behavior of Poly (3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene)/Poly(Styrenesulfonic Acid) for Organic Electronics
2013PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorA Dynamic Monte Carlo and Experimental Study of Organic Solar Cells
2012M Philosophy (Chemistry)Co-SupervisorThe Effects of Gold Nanoparticles on Isobutane Oxidation by Phosphopolyoxomolybdates and Metal Oxides
2012PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorTowards Large Scale Organic Photovoltaics
2012PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorChemical Vapour Deposition Synthesis of Novel Nanostructured Materials
2011PhD (Chemistry)Principal SupervisorNanoparticle Based Organic Photovoltaic Devices
2011PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorCharacterisation of Organic Photovoltaics by Synchrotron Soft X-ray Techniques
2010M Philosophy (Physics)Co-SupervisorDevelopment of a Novel Organic Transistor Towards Microbiosensing of Glucose
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Dr Warwick Belcher

Work Phone(02) 49216360
Fax(02) 4921 6907
Email
PositionResearch Associate
Centre for Organic Electronics
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaChemistry
Office
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Physics,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/warwick-belcher