Dr. Thomas Maschmeyer, is Professor of Chemistry and serves as Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST ) and of the Laboratory of Advanced Catalysis for Sustainability (School of Chemistry). He is Honorary Distinguished Professor at the University of Cardiff and Honorary CSIRO Research Fellow.
In 2011 he was elected (the youngest and as only the second Australian resident) Foreign Member of the Academia Europea, as well as Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences (AAS), the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). In 2014 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW (Australia’s oldest scientific society).
He is Founding Chairman of Gelion (2015), a new high performance battery university spin-out, and co-founder of the low carbon/renewables start-ups Ignite Energy Resources (2006) and Licella (2007) and was one of the founding Professors of Avantium (2001), a Dutch High-tech company, now with 160+ employees.
He serves on the editorial/advisory boards of nine international journals and on the external advisory boards of the top catalysis institute of both the UK (Cardiff ) and China (Dalian).
He has received many awards, including the New South Wales Science and Engineering Award for Renewable Energy Innovation (2013), the RACI Weickhardt Medal for Economic Contributions through Chemistry (2012), the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Applied Research Award (2011), the Le Févre Prize of the Australian Academy of Sciences for Outstanding Basic Research in Chemistry by a Scientists under 40 (2007).