Peter Metaxas

Dr, BSc W.Aust., PhD W.Aust. & Paris-Sud 11

  • The University of Western Australia (M050), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 725 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
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Personal profile


I'm part of UWA's Fluid Science & Resources group where I work on research related to natural gas with a primary focus on gas hydrates. Prior to this, I was at UWA's Department of Physics and Astrophysics where I was carrying out research into nano-scale magnetic sensors for downstream applications in biological sensing. Previously, I worked as a researcher in both academic and joint government/industry labs in France and the USA.

Funding overview

'Nano-scale devices for frequency-based magnetic biosensing', Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (2015)
ECR Fellowship Support Grant (2014)
'Magnonic Nanostructures for Bio-label Detection' UWA Research Collaboration Award (2014)
'Modelling superparamagnetic particles for biomedical applications', UWA Research Collaboration Award (2013)
'Magnetic Biosensing: Developing High Frequency Spintronic Sensors for Magnetic Label Detection', ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2012-2014)
'Nano-scale Traps for Magnetic Domain Walls' UWA Research Development Award Scheme (2012-2013)

Previous positions

Visiting Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA (2012)
Research scientist, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, Palaiseau, France (2011)
Post-doctoral researcher, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, Palaiseau, France (2009-2010)
Whitfield Fellow, University of Western Australia (2009)

Teaching overview


Gas hydrates
Magnetisation dynamics
Domain wall dynamics
Magnetic nanostructures


English and French


  • Energy
  • Diagnostics
  • Spintronics
  • Magneto-optics
  • Magnetic domain walls
  • Nanomagnetics
  • Biosensing and biosensors
  • Gas hydrates
  • LNG

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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 725 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 31 Article
  • 2 Conference paper
  • 2 Doctoral Thesis
  • 1 Chapter
1 Citation (Scopus)

Gas hydrate formation probability distributions: The effect of shear and comparisons with nucleation theory

May, E. F., Lim, VI. W. S., Metaxas, P. J., Du, J., Stanwix, P. L., Rowland, D., Johns, M. L., Haandrikman, G., Crosby, D. & Aman, Z. M., 27 Feb 2018, In : Langmuir. 34, 10, p. 3186–3196

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Gas hydrates
Probability distributions
1 Citation (Scopus)

Impact of Hydrogen Gas on the Inverse Spin Hall Effect in Palladium/Cobalt Bilayer Films

Watt, S., Cong, R., Leung, C., Sushruth, M., Metaxas, P. & Kostylev, M., 2018, In : IEEE Magnetics Letters. 9, 4 p., 8119549.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Spin Hall effect

Subcooling and induction time measurements of probabilistic hydrate formation

Lim, V. W. S., Metaxas, P. J., Zhen, J., Stanwix, P. L., Johns, M. L., Aman, Z. M. & May, E. F., 1 Jan 2018, Offshore Technology Conference Asia 2018, OTCA 2018. Malaysia: Offshore Technology Conference

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Time measurement
Gas hydrates
Natural gas
7 Citations (Scopus)
Ferromagnetic resonance
ferromagnetic resonance

Projects 2008 2020