Emeritus Group Leaders
AIBN research leaders
Professor Julie Campbell AO, FAA
BSc (Hons) NSW, PhD Melb.
Professor Campbell is a cell biologist and is recognised as a world leader in the field of smooth muscle biology. She was the first researcher to discover that smooth muscle cells can exist in a spectrum of phenotypes that control the cell’s biology and response to disease stimuli. This has helped with an understanding of how atherosclerotic plaque forms and potential prevention strategies. Professor Campbell was also the first to discover cells of bone marrow origin contribute to intimal thickening in arteries subjected to injury. Professor Campbell has been developing an artificial blood vessel grown in the peritoneal cavity of the person into whom it will be grafted. The tissue is derived from the person's own mature macrophages that have undergone trans-differentiation.
Career highlightsProfessor Campbell was an NHMRC Research Fellow for 30 years, including time as a SPRF, and was a member of the executive committee and council and secretary of education and public awareness of the Australian Academy of Science for eight years. In 1995, she was awarded the Wellcome Australia Medal; was later made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science; awarded the Centenary Medal; received a Queensland Greats Award; been made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); and named the Queensland Businesswoman of the Year in the public and not-for-profit section. Professor Campbell has published 228 papers in international scientific journals and has two international patents. She had given more than 65 lectures at international conferences.
BSc (Hons) Flinders, PhD Flinders
Research: Materials development and characterisation
Professor John Drennan is an internationally-recognised expert in advanced materials characterisation and has worked with the US Department of Energy; National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Japan; and IBM. Professor Drennan has held four Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grants. He has worked at Imperial College, London and been an external reviewer for the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).
Professor Drennan has been a post-doctoral researcher at Imperial College, London; worked for the CSIRO; and was seconded to Ceramic Fuel Cells, Melbourne. He has collaborated with Professor Richard Catlow from University College London; Professor Peter Battle from the University of Oxford; and the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan. NIMS appointed Professor Drennan an International Fellow – the only Australian to be granted the honour. He has been selected to review the US Department of Energy’s program Structural Ceramics and Mechanical Behaviour of Ceramics: Emphasis on Microstructure and Microchemistry.
Memberships, patents and funding
Professor Drennan has been a member of the International Advisory Committee of the NanoCluster at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; an external reviewer of the materials division of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO); and a reviewer for international journals such as the Journal of Materials Science, Solid State Ionics, the Journal of European Ceramics Society and the Journal of Japanese Ceramic Society. Professor Drennan has been a visiting scientist at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Centre in New York, US. He has been an associate editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. Professor Drennan has been a key driver in obtaining more than $12 million in infrastructure funding from competitive sources, including the ARC and National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.
Awards and plenaries
Professor Drennan is the recipient of the 2010 John Sanders Medal from the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society; two travelling fellowships from the Science and Techology (STA) Agency, Japan; and a Commonwealth Post Graduate Scholarship. He was the invited plenary lecturer at the International Symposium on EcTopia Science at Nagoya University, Japan, in December 2011.
Chauhan, Shipra, Richards, Gary J., Mori, Toshiyuki, Yan, Pengfei, Hill, Jonathan P., Ariga, Katsuhiko, Zou, Jin and Drennan, John (2013) Fabrication of a nano-structured Pt-loaded cerium oxide nanowire and its anode performance in the methanol electro-oxidation reaction. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1 20: 6262-6270. PDF
Fugane, Keisuke, Mori, Toshiyuki, Ou, Ding Rong, Yan, Pengfei, Ye, Fei, Yoshikawa, Hideki and Drennan, John (2012) Improvement of cathode performance on Pt-CeOx by optimization of electrochemical pretreatment condition for PEFC application. Langmuir, 28 48: 16692-16700. PDF
Han, Guang, Chen, Zhi-Gang, Zou, Yichao, Drennan, John and Zou, Jin (2014) Long wavelength emissions of Se4+-doped In2O 3 hierarchical nanostructures. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2 32: 6529-6535. PDF
Han, Guang, Chen, Zhi-Gang, Drennan, John and Zou, Jin (2014) Indium selenides: structural characteristics, synthesis and their thermoelectric performances. Small, 10 14: 2747-2765. PDF
Han, Guang, Chen, Zhi-Gang, Ye, Delai, Yang, Lei, Wang, Lianzhou, Drennan, John and Zou, Jin (2014) In-doped Bi2Se3 hierarchical nanostructures as anode materials for Li-ion batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 19: 7109-7116. PDF
Han, Guang, Chen, Zhi-Gang, Yang, Lei, Cheng, Lina, Drennan, John and Zou, Jin (2013) Phase control and formation mechanism of new-phase layer-structured rhombohedral In3Se4 hierarchical nanostructures. Crystal Growth and Design, 13 11: 5092-5099. PDF
Lashtabeg, Anna, Smart, Michael, Riley, Daniel, Gillen, Andrew and Drennan, John (2013) The effect of extreme temperature in an oxidising atmosphere on dense tantalum carbide (TaC). Journal of Materials Science, 48 1: 258-264. PDF
Li, Zhi-Peng, Mori, Toshiyuki, Auchterlonie, Graeme John, Zou, Jin and Drennan, John (2012) Incubational domain characterization in lightly doped ceria. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 192 28-33. PDF
Li, Zhi-Peng, Mori, Toshiyuki, Ye, Fei, Ou, Dingrong, Auchterlonie, Graeme John, Zou, Jin and Drennan, John (2012) Cerium-reduction-induced defects clustering, ordering, and associated microstructure evolution in yttrium-doped ceria. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116 9: 5435-5443. PDF
Li, Zhi-Peng, Mori, Toshiyuki, Auchterlonie, Graeme John, Zou, Jin and Drennan, John (2012) Nanodomain formation and distribution in Gd-doped ceria. Materials Research Bulletin, 47 3: 763-767. PDF
Li, Zhi-Peng, Mori, Toshiyuki, Zou, Jin and Drennan, John (2012) Optimization of ionic conductivity in solid electrolytes through dopant-dependent defect cluster analysis. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14 23: 8369-8375. PDF
Li, Zhi-Peng, Mori, Toshiyuki, Zou, Jin and Drennan, John (2013) Defects clustering and ordering in di- and trivalently doped ceria. Materials Research Bulletin, 48 2: 807-812. PDF
Mori, Toshiyuki, Ou, Ding Rong, Zou, Jin and Drennan, John (2012) Present status and future prospect of design of Pt-cerium oxide electrodes for fuel cell applications. Progress in Natural Science: Materials International, 22 6: 561-571. PDF
Wang, Ya, Liao, Zhiming, Xu, Hongyi, Xiu, Faxian, Kou, Xufeng, Wang, Yong, Wang, Kang L., Drennan, John and Zou, Jin (2011) Structural evolution of GeMn/Ge superlattices grown by molecular beam epitaxy under different growth conditions. Nanoscale Research Letters, 6 624.1-624.6. PDF
Yan, Pengfei, Mineshige, Atsushi, Mori, Toshiyuki, Wu, Yuanyuan, Auchterlonie, Graeme John, Zou, Jin and Drennan, John (2013) Microanalysis of a Grain Boundary's Blocking Effect in Lanthanum Silicate Electrolyte for Intermediate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 5 11: 5307-5313. PDF
Yan, Pengfei, Mori, Toshiyuki, Wu, Yuanyuan, Li, Zhimin, Auchterlonie, Graeme John, Zou, Jin and Drennan, John (2013) Microstructural and chemical characterization of ordered structure in yttrium doped ceria. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 19 1: 102-110. PDF
Yan, P. F., Mori, T., Suzuki, A., Wu, Y. Y., Auchterlonie, G. J., Zou, J. and Drennan, J. (2012) Grain boundary's conductivity in heavily yttrium doped ceria. Solid State Ionics, 222-223 31-37. PDF
Zhao, Ling, Drennan, John, Kong, Chun, Amarasinghe, Sudath and Jiang, San Ping (2014) Insight into surface segregation and chromium deposition on La 0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O 3-δ cathodes of solid oxide fuel cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 29: 11114-11123. PDF