Shery Chang

Associate Professor

My Expertise

Advanced transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy; Nanodiamond for biomedical and sensing; nanocatalysts; quantum dots; photonics nanomaterials  

Biography

A/Prof Shery Chang is the associate director of the Electron Microscopy Unit and affiliated with the School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge, UK. During her career, she has carried out research in advanced transmission electron microscopy in major electron microscopy laboratories in the world, including Oxford University (UK), McMaster University (Canada), Monash University (Australia), Ernst Ruska-Center, Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany) and recently as an assistant professor at the long-established John Cowley Centre for High Resolution Electron Microscopy (now Eyring Materials Centre) at Arizona State University, USA. She has over 15 years of experience in aberration-corrected electron microscopy, and has published extensively in theoretical and applications of TEM techniques to nonomaterials. Her recent research is centered on the combination of advanced electron microscopy and spectroscopy, optical microscopy and first principle calculations to quantitatively correlate the structure-property relationship of nanomaterials, particularly on nanodiamond materials for quantum sensing and biomedical applications.

My Qualifications

  • PhD, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, 2000-2004

My Research Activities

My research interests centre on the development and application of advanced transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy on nanoparticles and 2D materials for quantum sensing, biomedical and energy applications. Current research topics include:

  • Structure-property relationship of nanodiamond particles for quantum sensing and bio-medical applications
  • Fabrication of high yield, multi-wavelength defect centres in diamond and other materials for quantum sensing and biological imaging applications
  • Development of atomic scale correlative light and transmission electron microscopy for photonic nanomaterials.
  • Surface properties of novel carbon materials and metal oxide particles for energy applications using correlative electron and synchrotron x-ray characterization.
  • Machine learning for enabling high throughput, high volume statistical TEM analysis.

I welcome students with diverse background in physics, chemistry, materials science, computational science and biology. Opportunities for working/collaborations with international industry are available. 

     

    My Research Supervision

    Areas of supervision

    My current research topics include the following. I welcome students with background in physics, materials science and engineering, chemistry or computer science. 

    • Structure-property relationship of nanodiamond particles for quantum sensing and bio-medical applications
    • Fabrication of high yield, multi-wavelength defect centres in diamond and other materials for quantum sensing and biological imaging applications
    • Development of atomic scale correlative light and transmission electron microscopy for photonic nanomaterials.
    • Surface properties of novel carbon materials and metal oxide particles for energy applications using correlative electron and synchrotron x-ray characterization.
    • Machine learning for enabling high throughput, high volume statistical TEM analysis

    Research Output

    Available at UNSW Researcher Profile