Mike received his 4-year BSc (first class Hons) in 2014 from Kyambogo University in Uganda with the support of the meritorious Uganda government undergraduate scholarship (only for the best 1% of students countrywide) and emerged as the top best student amongst all graduating students during that year with CGPA of 4.71/5.00 (Vice Chancellors List). In 2015, he received the international Chinese government scholarship to continue his studies. He later obtained his MEng in materials science (CGPA 91.6/100) from Donghua University, Shanghai-China in 2018 with his thesis focusing on fibrous materials for flexible energy storage applications under the co-supervision of Prof. Meifang Zhu (Academician CAS) and Dr Shengyuan Yang. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Australian National University, Canberra with the major focus on semiconducting 2D materials for future photovoltaics and receiving his research support from the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship. He also explores photoluminescence spectroscopy studies of various semiconductors (for example; silicon, perovskites, and other similar emerging novel materials) and fluorescent polymer materials for a wide range of applications. Mike still does active research in the field of energy storage (batteries and capacitors).
Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- 08/2021: Twist brings new possibilities for ultra-thin 2D materials - ANU, The Graphene Council, Physics.org
- 01/2021: New study reveals secrets to solar success (a world-record perovskite solar cell) - ANU, Renew Economy, ResearchCareer
- 08/2020: Notable mentions in CECS's 2020 Remote Teaching and Student Experience awards for exceptional support to the convenor and students in course ENG4524/ENGN6524 Photovoltaic Technologies
- 12/2019: Two-pronged approach to improved solar - Australia Microscopy
- 09/2019: Specially filtered snapshots are spotting manufacturing defects - Engineers Australia
- 05/2019: A (much) better solar cell - ANU Reporter
- 05/2019: Scientists unlock the potential of ultra-thin 2D materials - ANU, CECS ANU, 2CC Radio Canberra Weekender, Physics.org, Opli, etc.
- 02/2019: ANU at the forefront of ground-breaking solar research - ANU, PV Magazine, AZoCleantech, PACE (Process & Control Engineering), myScience, Sustainability Matters, Ferret, Vietnamplus, Vietnamnet, tuoitrenews, etc.
- 02/2019: What lies in the future of fibre materials and devices - DHU, China News, etc
- 10/2018: Lab of the Month, by Linkam Scientific, UK - link
Training & Supervision Roles
- Ary Wibowo (co-supervisor, S2 2019 and S1 2020) -
- Rajeev Premayogi (co-supervisor, S2 2019 and S1 2020) -
- Zhongshu Yang (co-supervisor, S2 2019 and S1 2020) -
- Kang Ye (co-supervisor, S2 2019 and S1 2020) -
- Christopher Luu (co-supervisor, S1 and S2 2020) -
- Kilash Pyrke (co-supervisor, S1 2019 and S2 2019) -
- Xinhao Huang (primary supervisor, S1 and S2 2021) -
- Zhuofeng Li (co-supervisor, 07/2019-12/2020)-
- Optoelectronic properties of next generation 2D materials
- Luminescence spectroscopy and imaging
- Functional materials for energy harvesting, storage and utilisation
- M. Tebyetekerwa et al. Cell Rep. Phys. Sci. (2021). DOI:10.1016/j.xcrp.2021.100509
- M. Tebyetekerwa et al. ACS Nano (2020). DOI:10.1021/acsnano.0c08668
- M. Tebyetekerwa et al. Energy Storage Mater. (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.ensm.2020.08.010
- M. Tebyetekerwa et al. ACS Nano (2020). DOI:10.1021/acsnano.0c03086
- M. Tebyetekerwa et al. Matter (2020). DOI:10.1016/j.matt.2020.01.004
- M. Tebyetekerwa et al. Adv. Mater. (2019). DOI:10.1002/adma.201900522
- M. Tebyetekerwa et al. Energy Environ. Sci. (2019). DOI: 10.1039/C8ee02607f
- M. Tebyetekerwa et al. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. (2018). DOI:10.1021/acsaem.7b00057
- M. Tebyetekerwa et al. J. Mater. Chem. A (2017). DOI: 10.1039/c7ta06242g
- Peng, J.; Walter, D.; Ren, Y.; Tebyetekerwa, M.; Wu, Y.; Duong, T.; Lin, Q.; Li, J.; Lu, T.; Mahmud, M. A.; Lem, O. L. C.; Zhao, S.; Liu, W.; Liu, Y.; Shen, H.; Li, L.; Kremer, F.; Nguyen, H. T.; Choi, D.-Y.; Weber, K. J.; Catchpole, K. R.; White, T. P., Nanoscale Localized Contacts for High Fill Factors in Polymer-Passivated Perovskite Solar Cells. Science 2021, 371 (6527), 390-395, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abb8687.
- Tang, S.; Bing, J.; Zheng, J.; Tang, J.; Li, Y.; Mayyas, M.; Cho, Y.; Jones, T. W.; Yang, T. C.-J.; Yuan, L.; Tebyetekerwa, M.; Nguyen, H. T.; Nielsen, M. P.; Ekins-Daukes, N. J.; Kalantar-Zadeh, K.; Wilson, G. J.; McKenzie, D. R.; Huang, S.; Ho-Baillie, A. W. Y., Complementary Bulk and Surface Passivations for Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells by Gas Quenching. Cell Rep. Phys. Sci. 2021, 100511, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrp.2021.100511.
- Liu, K.; Tebyetekerwa, M.; Ji, D.; Ramakrishna, S., Intelligent Materials. Matter 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2020.07.003.
- Nguyen, H. T.; Gerritsen, S.; Mahmud, M. A.; Wu, Y.; Cai, Z.; Truong, T.; Tebyetekerwa, M.; Duong, T.; Peng, J.; Weber, K.; White, T. P.; Catchpole, K.; Macdonald, D., Spatially and Spectrally Resolved Absorptivity: New Approach for Degradation Studies in Perovskite and Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells. Adv. Energy Mater. 2020, 10(4), 1902901, https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201902901.
- Xu, Z.; Xie, F.; Wang, J.; Au, H.; Tebyetekerwa, M.; Guo, Z.; Yang, S.; Hu, Y. S.; Titirici, M. M., All‐Cellulose‐Based Quasi‐Solid‐State Sodium‐Ion Hybrid Capacitors Enabled by Structural Hierarchy. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 29 (39), 1903895, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201903895.
- Zhang, J.; Cheng, Y.; Tebyetekerwa, M.; Meng, S.; Zhu, M.; Lu, Y., “Stiff–Soft” Binary Synergistic Aerogels with Superflexibility and High Thermal Insulation Performance. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 29 (15), 1806407, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201806407.
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