Professional summary

Research Interests

Ryo completed his Ph.D. in 2012 at the Centre for Biospectroscopy in the School of Chemistry, Monash University.  His research focused on the fundamental characterisation of the vibrational structures of isoflavones, a class of polyphenols found in plants, studying their molecular structure and interactions with silver nanoparticles using Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) and computational chemistry (DFT methods).

Following his Ph.D., Ryo joined the Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation (CERAR) as a postdoctoral research associate under an ARC Discovery Project on environmental nanotoxicology.  His focus was mainly on the long term, core transformations of silver nanomaterials, employing X-ray spectroscopies to elucidate the changes in core speciation along major release pathways of nanomaterials.  He was also involved in developing a device capable of in situ screening of nanoparticle transformations in the environment: Nano in situ Deployment Devices, or nIDDs.

In 2015 he commenced his Individual Fellowship under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions program, hosted at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the United Kingdom, investigating the surface interactions of nanomaterials (the eco-corona) and its implications for ecotoxicology.

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Brief CV

2015 - present: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, United Kingdom

2012 - 2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate 
Centre for Environmetal Risk Assessment and Remediation (CERAR), University of South Australia, Australia

2008 - 2012: Postgraduate Research
Centre for Biospectroscopy, Monash University, Australia

2007: Technical Laboratory Assistant (Non-research)
Chemicals Evaluation and Research Institute (CERi), Japan


Ph.D. (Chemistry), 2012, Monash University, Australia
B.Sc. (ScSchProg) (Hons), 2006, Monash University, Australia

Panels, committees and memberships

Royal Australian Chemical Institute (2008 - current)
Australian Soil Science Society Inc. (2012 - current)