Dino Spagnoli

Dr, PhD Bath

  • The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


  • 398 Citations
  • 11 h-Index

Personal profile


2012-present Lecturer/Coordinator of First Year Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry, UWA

2009-2011: Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the supervision of Prof Julian Gale and Prof Kate Wright (Curtin University, Australia)

2007-2008: Postdoctoral Research Assistant under the supervision of Prof Jill Banfield and Dr Glenn Waychunas and Dr Benjamin Gilbert (University of California, Berkeley and LBNL, USA)

2003-2006: PhD in Computational Chemistry under the supervision of Prof Steve Parker (University of Bath, UK)

1999-2003: MChem with a year in industry (University of Kent, UK)

Roles and responsibilities

I am the coordinator of first year studies in chemistry and biochemistry. I teach in a number of first year chemistry units and facilitate in the coordination of all chemistry and biochemistry laboratories.

Funding overview

2015 and 2016 Centre of Education Futures Scholarships
Catalyst Grant-Chemistry Discipline Network

Teaching overview

CHEM1001-Properties and Energetics
CHEM1002-Structure and Reactivity
CHEM1003-Introductory Chemistry
CHEM1004-Biological Chemistry
CHEM3006-Chemistry Beyond the Laboratory


My research can be classified into two distinct areas: Computational Chemistry and Chemical Education.

My research in the field of Computational Chemistry involves applying computer simulation techniques to study the processes that occur at the solid-liquid interface, which include adsorption of species and pollutants to surfaces, dissolution, crystal growth, and aggregation.

In the field of Chemical Education, I am interested in developing and using technology to enhance the learning and transferable skills in the chemistry undergraduate laboratories.


  • Computational chemistry
  • Solid state chemistry
  • Surface chemistry
  • Chemical education

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Research Output 2005 2018

Density functional theory
Chemical activation
Vibrational spectra
2 Citations

Dy3Al2(AlO4)3 ceramic nanogarnets: Sol-gel auto-combustion synthesis, characterization and joint experimental and computational structural analysis for electrochemical hydrogen storage performances

Salehabadi, A., Sarrami Foroushani, F., Salavati-Niasari, M., Gholami, T., Spagnoli, D. & Karton, A. 5 May 2018 In : Journal of Alloys & Compounds. 744, p. 574-582 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Combustion synthesis
Hydrogen storage
Structural analysis
Hall mobility
Two dimensional electron gas
Open Access

Theoretical study of the influence of surface effects on GaN-based chemical sensors

Anvari, R., Spagnoli, D., Umana-Membreno, G. A., Parish, G. & Nener, B. 15 Sep 2018 In : Applied Surface Science. 452, p. 75-86 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chemical sensors
Reaction rates


Award for Exceptional Contribution to Education Futures

Dino Spagnoli (Recipient), Tristan Clemons (Recipient) & Shannan Maisey (Recipient), 2016

Prize/award: Prize