Associate Professor Geoffrey Ivan Neil Waterhouse

BSc, MSc(1st class), PhD, FNZIC, MRSNZ

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Biography

  • Associate Professor, School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland (2017-)
  • Chair Professor, College of Chemistry and Material Science, Shandong Agricultural University (2017-)
  • Guest Professor, Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2016-)
  • Principal Investigator, The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (2016-)
  • Chair Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology (2015-)
  • Associate Investigator, The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies (2015-)
  • Senior Lecturer - above the bar, School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland (2012-2017)
  • Coordinator of Synchrotron Science, The University of Auckland (2011-2014)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow (2013)
  • Associate Investigator, The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (2009-2016)
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland (2009-2012)
  • Research Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, The University of Auckland (2007-2009)
  • NZST Research Fellow, IFS, Massey University (2004-2007)
  • Staff Scientist, Light Metals Research Centre, Auckland (2003-2004)
  • Research Fellow, Dept. of Food Science, The University of Auckland (2001-2003)
  • PhD(Chemistry), The University of Auckland (2003)

Research | Current

Current research is clustered in four distinct areas;

  • Development of efficient semiconductor catalysts for solar water splitting, alcohol photoreforming, carbon dioxide reduction and nitrogen fixation.
  • Fabrication of smart optical coatings, in particular photonic crystal thin films, for sensing and optoelectronic applications.
  • Manipulation of the composition, structure and electronic properties of rare earth-doped oxide and oxynitride phosphors for white LED applications.
  • Advancement of synchrotron techniques (XPS, XANES, XRD, IR) in materials science research.

Our research in these areas supports the six year science plans of two NZ Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs), the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and the Dodd Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies.

Teaching | Current

  • PHARMACY 211 - Applied Science for Pharmacy  (Lecturer and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Coordinator)
  • CHEM 310 - Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (Lecturer and Coordinator)
  • CHEM 340 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry (Lecturer)
  • CHEM 360 - Contemporary Green Chemistry (Lecturer)
  • CHEM 380 - Materials Chemistry (Lecturer)
  • CHEM 710 - Structural and Computational Chemistry (Lecturer and Coordinator)

Responsibilities

  • Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry/Materials Science

Areas of expertise

  • Surface chemistry
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Photonic crystal engineering
  • Photonics

Committees/Professional groups/Services

University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee (2016-now)

Australian Synchrotron User Advisory Committee (2015-now)

New Zealand Synchrotron Group Access Committee (2013-now)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • He, W., Su, G., Sun-Waterhouse, D., Waterhouse, G. I. N., Zhao, M., & Liu, Y. (2019). In vivo anti-hyperuricemic and xanthine oxidase inhibitory properties of tuna protein hydrolysates and its isolated fractions. Food Chemistry, 272, 453-461. 10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.08.057
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Dongxiao Sun-Waterhouse
  • Li, C., Liu, H., Jiang, X., Waterhouse, G. I. N., Zhang, Z., & Yu, L. (2018). Hierarchical Fe<inf>3</inf>O<inf>4</inf>/C with a flower-like morphology: A highly efficient and reusable dye adsorbent. Synthetic Metals, 246, 45-56. 10.1016/j.synthmet.2018.09.010
  • Cao, Y., Guo, J., Shi, R., Waterhouse, G. I. N., Pan, J., Du, Z., ... Xie, J. (2018). Evolution of thiolate-stabilized Ag nanoclusters from Ag-thiolate cluster intermediates. Nature Communications, 9 (1).10.1038/s41467-018-04837-x
  • Jiang, W., Yin, H., Zhou, Y., Duan, J., Li, H., Wang, M., ... Ai, S. (2018). A novel electrochemiluminescence biosensor for the detection of 5-methylcytosine, TET 1 protein and beta-glucosyltransferase activities based on gold nanoclusters-H2O2 system. SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, 274, 144-151. 10.1016/j.snb.2018.07.149
  • Chen, W. T., Chan, A., Sun-Waterhouse, D., Llorca, J., Idriss, H., & Waterhouse, G. I. N. (2018). Performance comparison of Ni/TiO<inf>2</inf>and Au/TiO<inf>2</inf>photocatalysts for H<inf>2</inf>production in different alcohol-water mixtures. Journal of Catalysis, 367, 27-42. 10.1016/j.jcat.2018.08.015
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Chan, Wan-Ting Chen, Dongxiao Sun-Waterhouse
  • Zhao, Y., Li, Z., Li, M., Liu, J., Liu, X., Waterhouse, G. I. N., ... Zhang, Z. (2018). Reductive Transformation of Layered-Double-Hydroxide Nanosheets to Fe-Based Heterostructures for Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalytic Hydrogenation of CO. ADVANCED MATERIALS, 30 (36)10.1002/adma.201803127
  • Chen, W.-T., Dosado, A. G., Chan, A., Sun-Waterhouse, D., & Waterhouse, G. I. N. (2018). Highly reactive anatase nanorod photocatalysts synthesized by calcination of hydrogen titanate nanotubes: Effect of calcination conditions on photocatalytic performance for aqueous dye degradation and H-2 production in alcohol-water mixtures. APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, 565, 98-118. 10.1016/j.apcata.2018.08.004
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Wan-Ting Chen, Andrew Chan, Dongxiao Sun-Waterhouse
  • Liu, C., Dong, J., Ning, S., Hou, J., Waterhouse, G. I. N., Cheng, Z., & Ai, S. (2018). An electrochemical immunosensor based on an etched zeolitic imidazolate framework for detection of avian leukosis virus subgroup J. Microchimica Acta, 185 (9).10.1007/s00604-018-2930-3

Contact details

Alternative contact

Extension number: 88256

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
23 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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