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Young Achiever - Dr. Neeraj Sharma of UNSW's School of Chemistry Wins Rennie Memorial Medal
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MUMBAI, December 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Dr.  Neeraj Sharma has won the Rennie Memorial Medal which recognises his remarkable achievements in less than eight years of professional work

Dr.  Neeraj Sharma of UNSW's School of Chemistry has been recognised as an up-and-coming talent of Australian chemical science by winning the prestigious Rennie Memorial Medal .

Awarded by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for a chemist who has had an impact in less than eight years of professional experience, the win was part of the RACI's National Awards dinner held last Friday.

The Rennie Memorial Medal is regarded by many as the premier award offered annually by RACI to a young chemist, with the list of past winners reading as a who's who of leaders in their fields of chemical science.

Dr.  Sharma said he is very honoured to receive this award.  "It is awesome to be recognised from the peak body of chemists in Australia.  It is also very humbling to see that the work we are doing is making an impact for chemistry and science in Australia and being recognised as such. The award is not only for me but for my team of absolutely awesome students, my collaborators and colleagues and the staff at UNSW who are continuously supporting our work and who make UNSW such a friendly and exciting place to work at,"  he said.

Dr.  Sharma, who is Senior Lecturer and an ARC DECRA fellow, has made his name by designing new materials for improved electrochemical devices. Specifically, he has analysed the performance of devices such as batteries at the atomic scale by applying synchrotron or neutron diffraction.

The remarkable feature of his work - and why Dr Sharma is seen as a leader in his field - is that the performance analysis is carried out in situ inside a working battery. Most other similar analysis occurs ex situ in the simulated conditions of a laboratory.

Atomic scale

"Most research looks at pure compounds and using techniques like X-ray diffraction, one can model where all the atoms are in the structure," Dr.  Sharma said when describing his work.  "This is very powerful as it allows us to produce atomic-level information from a complex device," he added.  

Dr. Sharma also added, "We look at compounds inside batteries using the same technique. So rather than a pure compound we have a complex battery, and we can essentially take a video at the atomic scale of how components inside that battery evolve while the whole device works."

By pursuing his 'real world' in situ examination of battery materials at the atomic level, Dr.  Sharma is helping scientists and engineers develop fundamentally better materials suited for battery applications and hence better devices.

At a time when renewable energy sources and energy storage devices like lithium ion batteries are hot areas of research, Dr Sharma's analytical achievements continue to push the frontier in energy technology.

UNSW Dean of Science, Professor Emma Johnston AO said she was excited for Dr.  Sharma to have his research recognised with such a prestigious award.  She added that,  "Dr.  Sharma receiving the Rennie Memorial Medal is an outstanding validation of the very important work he is doing in electrochemical energy technology.  He is a fantastic educator and contributor to the UNSW Science community, and I look forward to seeing what other advances to this field of chemical science he will bring."


About University of New South Wales, Sydney
 

UNSW, Australia's global university ranked among the top 50 Universities in the world offers programs in engineering, business, law, architecture, art and design, medicine and science. Located in Sydney, a safe and student friendly city, UNSW is home to more than 52,000 students from nearly 130 countries. UNSW has been attracting a growing number of bright Indian students for undergraduate and post graduate studies.

As one of the world's leading research and teaching universities UNSW's cutting edge research and innovation facilitated by 3000 faculty is known for acceptance and successful commercialization.

For more details, please visit:  http://www.UNSW.edu.au

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