Dr George Tsekouras
Now works: University of St Andrews, Scotland
PhD Thesis: Electrochemical and photovoltaic properties of Poly(thiophene)s
As a high school student, George had the big picture in his sights, wanting to pursue science as an effective way of raising the quality of people’s lives.
During his time at ACES, based at IPRI in Wollongong, George revelled in the international environment, with workmates from China, Iran, Thailand, Hungary, India, Germany, France, The Philippines and of course Australia.
“I was attracted to the novel, blue-sky research taking place at IPRI and the feeling that anything is possible with dedication and an open mind,” said George.
Since graduating, George has carried out research on a variety of topics, namely dye-sensitised solar cells, molecular memory and solid oxide electrolysis cells in Australia, Sweden and the UK to name a few.
Now based at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, George is working on development and evaluation of new ceramic oxide materials for hydrogen production via high temperature steam electrolysis.
“I am inspired by contributing, even if only in a small way, to the realisation of a sustainable society dependent on advanced scientific and technological knowledge.”