Mr Joseph Lawrence Vella

BSc(Hons) Chemistry

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

Mixing synthesis and analysis with computational studies to investigate magnetic, electronic and optical properties of mixed main-group/transition metal cluster compounds.

Areas of expertise

Solid state synthesis of inorganic materials.

DFT calculations for extended structures using VASP.

Powder XRD analysis and refinement.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Gizdavic Nikolaidis, M., Vella, J., Bowmaker, G. A., & Zujovic, Z. D. (2016). Rapid microwave synthesis of polyaniline-C₆₀ nanocomposites. Synthetic Metals, 217, 14-18. 10.1016/j.synthmet.2016.03.009
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41238
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Marija Gizdavic Nikolaidis, Graham Bowmaker, Zoran Zujovic
  • Swedlund, P. J., Din, S. U., Airey, M. A. L., Kuo, C., van de Weg, A. C., Vella, J. L., & Naeem, A. (2015). A spectroscopic and Monte Carlo study of the unexpected promotion of interfacial H4SiO4 polymerization on an iron oxide in the presence of arsenate. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 486, 69-77. 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2015.08.042
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Swedlund
  • Swedlund, P. J., Salah-ud-Din, Airey, M. A. L., Kuo, C., Van de Weg, A., & Vella, J. L. (2014). Arsenate and silicate interactions on iron oxide surfaces: a danse macabre. Paper presented at Geosciences 2014: Annual Conference of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand, New Plymouth. 24 November - 27 November 2014. Geosciences 2014: Abstracts. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25289
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Swedlund

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Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 9, Room 947
23 SYMONDS ST
NZL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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