James Williams

Emeritus Professor, MSc DipEd NE, PhD DSc ANU, DSc W.Aust., FAmIP, FAIP, FAA, FInstP, CPhys, SMIEEE

  • The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 4.16, Physics Building, Perth campus

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 2581 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
1959 …2018

Personal profile

Biography

Positions held: Emeritus Professor and Senior Honorary Research Fellow from 1 July 2015
1980- Professor of Physics, Physics Department, University of Western Australia
1980-83, 83-86, 87-90 Head of the Physics Department, UWA; Winthrop Professor 2008-
1992 Dean, Faculty of Science, UWA; 1993 Head of Division of Agriculture and Science, UWA

1978-79: Senior Fellow, Science Research Council, UK
1970-80 Lect (1970), Snr Lect (1973), Reader (1976), Dept Physics, Queens University, Belfast, UK
1967-1970: Research Scientist, General Atomic, San Diego, Calif, USA.
1965-1967: NRC Fellow, Laval University, Quebec, Canada.
1965 -1965 Research Scientist, AAERC, Lucas Heights, NSW.
1960-1964 Senior Demonstrator, Physics Department, Australian National University

Service
1984- 2015 Member, International Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Physics B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys.
2000- Editor, Atomic Physics, Central European J Phys; 2014- Editor, Atomic Physics, Cogent Physics.
2001- 2005 Member, National Scientific Advisory Committee, Australian Synchrotron.
2006-10 Member, National Endeavour Research Fellowship and Scholarships Selection Panel, DEST
1998- Member, Australian Academy of Science Committees [e.g. Chair Section 2 (Physics and Astronomy 2002-5), Selby Fellowship 2010/14, International Travel Grants]
2001- 2014 Member, UWA Senate Honorary Degrees Committee; External Examiner Uni. Malaya (1992-4)
1977-80 UK Science Research Council Physics Committee, and subcommittee on At Mol Plasma Physics.
1984-92 Member of IUPAP, Commission 15 on Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics and Spectroscopy.
1995-97 Member, International Conference Advisory Committees: ICPEAC and (e,2e) satellite; 2002-16 MPS

Keywords

  • Instrumentation, design, make and repair
  • Atomic and molecular physics
  • Spectroscopy, particle and photon
  • Surface physics
  • Positron and nano-structure spectroscopy
  • Materials, defects and porosity

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Projects 1996 2013

Research Output 1959 2018

Gamma radiation-assisted diffusion of Au nanoparticles in nanocavities of polycarbonate: Nano-structural and surface properties

Hareesh, K., Sunitha, D. V., Ramya, P., Williams, J. F., Samarin, S., Dhole, S. D. & Sanjeev, G. 1 Jan 2018 In : Materials Research Express. 5, 1, 015304

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

polycarbonate
Polycarbonates
Gold
Gamma rays
Surface properties

Enhanced supercapacitance behaviour of low energy ion beam reduced graphene oxide

Hareesh, K., Shateesh, B., Williams, J. F., Asokan, K., Phase, D. M., Priya Madhuri, K., Haram, S. K. & Dhole, S. D. 1 Jun 2017 In : Materials Research Express. 4, 6, 065018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Graphite
Oxides
Graphene
Ion beams
Ions
1 Citations

Positron annihilation spectroscopy and photoluminescence investigation of LaOF: Tb3+ nanophosphor fabricated via ultrasound assisted sonochemical route

Suresh, C., Nagabhushana, H., Darshan, G. P., Basavaraj, R. B., Sharma, S. C., Sunitha, D. V., Daruka Prasad, B., Williams, J. & Krishnaiah, H. 1 Oct 2017 In : Materials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology. 224, p. 28-39 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Positron annihilation spectroscopy
positron annihilation
Photoluminescence
Ultrasonics
routes
electron scattering
tensors
electrons
electron spin
electron states
2 Citations

Ultra high stable supercapacitance performance of conducting polymer coated MnO2 nanorods/rGO nanocomposites

Hareesh, K., Shateesh, B., Joshi, R. P., Williams, J. F., Phase, D. M., Haram, S. K. & Dhole, S. D. 2017 In : RSC Advances. 7, 32, p. 20027-20036 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Conducting polymers
Nanorods
Nanocomposites
Capacitance
Chlorates