Mathias Rothmann, Research Associate
Mathias spends most of his time in the Physics and Materials Departments, researching next-generation perovskite solar cell materials with high-powered electron microscopes.
He is particularly excited about the idea of understanding how the positions of the atoms in these solar cell materials influence their macroscopic properties, and easily ends up talking about this at length when people seem interested.
Originally from Denmark, he did his BSc and MSc in Physics and Nanotechnology Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark before moving to Melbourne, Australia, where he did his PhD at Monash University. While in Australia, he worked as a brewer for a year and in various craft beer bars throughout Melbourne.
His hobbies include indulging in various delicious flavours and picking up heavy things to put them down again, in order to keep his other hobbies in check. He is an avid climate and equality proponent and is an active volunteer with the Good Lad Initiative, running workshops focused on developing a positive sense of masculinity in young men.
He has published research in a range of high-impact journals and received several awards for science communication and excellence in research, and has represented Denmark on the national U18 rugby team.