Nanotechnology, nanomaterials, nanocomposites, transmission electron microscopy.
Field of knowledge according to OECD
2.10 Nanoscience and nanotechnology; 2.05 Materials science — composites.
2017 — present: professor, Level E & Australian Laureate Fellow, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.
2017 — present: Honorable Visiting Group Leader, Nanotube Group, MANA, NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan.
2005: deputy director of the Nanomaterials Laboratory, NIMS, Japan.
2001: senior researcher, NIMS, Japan.
1998: researcher, Japan Science and Technology Corporation.
1997: researcher, National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM), Tsukuba, Japan.
1996: visiting researcher, National Institute for Metals, Japan.
1995: visiting researcher, National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM), Japan.
1994: visiting researcher, Max Planck Institute for Iron Research, Germany.
1993: visiting Researcher, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
1990: senior researcher, Bardin Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy.
1985: PhD in physics and mathematics. Bardin Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy.
1983: researcher, Bardin Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy.
1983: Moscow Institute of Steel And Alloys.
Professor Dmitry Golberg has a wide background and strong command in the synthesis, structural analysis, and physical property measurements of diverse inorganic nanotubes, nanowires, graphene-like nanosheets, nanoribbons and nanobelts. After getting his PhD and 10 years’ research career at the Bardin Research Institute in Moscow, in 1995 he joined the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan, and became one of the first researchers in the world to launch pioneering studies on boron nitride nanotubes. Since then he became a world-recognized expert in this field and published more than 200 papers solely on nanotechnologies. He has also studied high temperature shape memory alloys, while working as a visiting researcher at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 1993, single crystals of intermetallic compounds, while being a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1994, and the National Institute for Metals, Tsukuba, in 1996, and ultralight super-strong metal-matrix nano-BN composites, while being a visiting professor and head of the Inorganic Nanomaterials Laboratory at the National University of Science and Technology (MISIS) in Moscow,
Since 2006, he has become primarily engaged in the electromechanical, optical and optoelectronic property measurements of individual nanotubes, nanowires and graphenes inside a high-resolution transmission electron microscope for diverse green energy and structural applications. One of the most significant portions of his nanotechnology-related works is fabrication of prototype photodetectors, fuel and solar cells, Li- and Na-ion batteries, hydrogen accumulators, field and electron emitters, and structural nanocomposites made of various advanced nanomaterials synthesized in his laboratories.
In 2016, Dmitry won the Australian Laureate Fellowship, and in 2017 he joined QUT after more than 20 years’ Nanotube Group leadership at NIMS. During his career Dmitry obtained the prestigious Tsukuba Prize (2005), Thomson Reuters Research Front Award (2012), Seto Prize by Japan Microscopy Society (2016), and NIMS President Award (2017). He was also nominated as a Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science by Thomson Reuters during consecutive years
Professor Golberg has over 30 years of hands-on experience in transmission electron microscopy operations on JEOL microscopes, namely, JEOL-3000F and JEM- 3100FEF (Omega filter), and with the use of energy dispersion
Professor Golberg is skilful in all kinds of nanomaterial syntheses, including laser ablation, chemical vapour deposition, induction heating, soft chemistry methods, zone refinement processing for single crystal growth, melt spinning and electrospinning, spark plasma sintering, and hot-pressing methods for metal and ceramic powder samples compacting, etc.All these techniques were utilized by him throughout his career for the synthesis of diverse nanostructures in more than 70 inorganic chemical systems followed by their dedicated analysis using TEM.
He built up the world famous “Nanotube” group at NIMS, which has been within the top-listed groups of this institute for the last decade. In addition, as a scientific supervisor, 7 years ago he established and headed one of the best laboratories in Russia related to the nanomaterial studies at the National Institute for Materials Science MISIS in Moscow. This laboratory comprises experimental and theoretical units, which allows professor Golberg and his Moscow colleagues to combine the most innovative experimental techniques, e.g. high-resolution TEM, AFM equipped with Raman spectroscopy, Fourie transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), etc. using the advanced methods of first-principal theoretical calculations, e.g. molecular dynamics (MD) and density functional theory (DFT) simulations using supercomputers.
His newest laboratory at QUT is involved in two main areas of studies: (1) synthesis of advanced nanomaterials using high-temperature chemical vapor deposition techniques and soft chemistry methods; and (2) analytical transmission electron microscopy and in situ TEM probing of fabricated nanostructures to be used in modern “green energy” technologies and structural components.
Professor Golberg’s laboratories in Japan, Russia, and Australia are closely interrelated and perform many joint electron microscopy experiments and theoretical calculations that are of value for numerous joint projects.
Scopus Hirsch Index — 116.
Number of articles on Scopus — 736.
ORCID: 0000- 0003- 2298- 6539.
A customised triple-beam microscope for precise fabricating/characterising Australian Research Council (Canberra) (ACT, ACT)
Functional biomass carbons for low-cost sodium and potassium-ion batteries Australian Research Council (Canberra) 2019-01- 01 — 2021-12- 31 GRANT_NUMBER: LP180100429. Link.
Development of a Universal Super Transmission Electron Microscope Australian Research Council (Canberra)
Xe-plasma dual beam for advanced future materials. Australian Research Council (Canberra)
Non-equilibrium material phases Australian Research Council (Canberra) 2017-01- 01 to 2019-12- 31 GRANT_NUMBER: DP170100131. Link.
In situ electron microscopy toward new materials and applications Australian Research Council (Canberra) 2016-01- 01 to 2020-12- 31 GRANT_NUMBER: FL160100089. Link.
Study on the photovoltaic and optoelectronic engineering of nano-scale by the dynamic high-resolution TEM observation Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Tokyo) 2014-04- 01 to 2017-03- 31 GRANT_NUMBER: 26289244. Link.
Development of novel ultralight and superstrong hybrid materials made of low density metals/alloys reinforced with boron nitride nanotubes for automobile and aerospace applications Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Tokyo) 2011-04- 01 to 2014-03- 31 GRANT_NUMBER: 23310082. Link.
In-situ electrical and mechanical property measurements, manipulation and engineering of functional nanotubes in a high-resolution transmission electron microscope Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Tokyo) 2007-01- 01 to 2008-12- 31 GRANT_NUMBER: 19310080. Link.
Nanowire Filled Nanotubes Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Tokyo) 2004-01- 01 to 2005-12- 31 GRANT_NUMBER: 16310093. Link.
- Weng Q, Wang X, Wang X, Bando Y, Golberg D, (2016) Functionalized hexagonal boron nitride nanomaterials: emerging properties and applications, Chemical Society Reviews p3989-4012;
- Wang X, Weng Q, Yang Y, Bando Y, Golberg D, (2016) Hybrid two-dimensional materials in rechargeable battery applications and their microscopic mechanisms, Chemical Society Reviews p4042-4073;
- Zhang C, Cretu O, Kvashnin D, Kawamoto N, Mitome M, Wang X, Bando Y, Sorokin P, Golberg D, (2016) Statistically analyzed photoresponse of elastically bent CdS nanowires probed by light-compatible in situ high-resolution TEM, Nano Letters p6008-6013;
- Tang D, Ren C, Lv R, Yu W, Hou P, Wang M, Wei X, Xu Z, Kawamoto N, Bando Y, Mitome M, Liu C, Cheng H, Golberg D, (2015) Amorphization and directional crystallization of metals confined in carbon nanotubes investigated by in situ transmission electron microscopy, Nano Letters p4922-4927;
- Pakdel A, Bando Y, Golberg D, (2014) Nano boron nitride flatland, Chemical Society Reviews p934-959;
- Tang D, Wei X, Wang M, Kawamoto N, Bando Y, Zhi C, Mitome M, Zak A, Tenne R, Golberg D, (2013) Revealing the anomalous tensile properties of WS2 nanotubes by in situ transmission electron microscopy, Nano Letters p1034-1040
- Golberg D, Terrones M, (2012) Heterogeneous nanotubes: (X*CNTs, X*BNNTs), Carbon meta-nanotubes: Synthesis, properties and applications p323-409;
- Costa P, Gautam U, Bando Y, Golberg D, (2011) Direct imaging of Joule heating dynamics and temperature profiling inside a carbon nanotube interconnect, Nature Communications p1-6;
- Golberg D, Bando Y, Huang Y, Terao T, Mitome M, Tang C, Zhi C, (2010) Boron nitride nanotubes and nanosheets, ACS Nano p.2979-2993;
- Wei X, Wang M, Bando Y, Golberg D, (2010) Tensile tests on individual multi-walled boron nitride nanotubes, Advanced Materials p4895-4899.
More than 150 Japanese and international patents were registered under professor Golberg’s name during
- No. 265611: Fabrication technique for high temperature shape memory alloys, Japan Patent Office registration date: 1994/10/02.
- No. 3616818: Process of manufacturing three element nanotube system that consists of boron-carbon-nitrogen atoms. Japan Patent Office registration date: 2004/11/19.
- No. 3837532: Process of manufacturing of magnesium boride nanowires. Japan Patent Office registration date: 2006/08/11.
- No. 3849018: Process of manufacturing boron nitride nanoparticles with encapsulated solid nitrogen. Japan Patent Office registration date: 2006/09/08.
- No. 3861150: Boron nitride nanotube and the process of its manufacturing. Japan Patent Office registration date: 2006/10/06.
- No. 3893464: Process of manufacturing of gallium nitride nanotube, Japan Patent Office registration date: 2006/12/22.
- No. 3921533: Temperature sensing element, the process of manufacture, and nanothermometer. Japan Patent Office registration date: 2007/03/02.
- No. 3921537: Process of manufacture of single-layer boron nanotube by laser ablation method. Japan Patent Office registration date: 2007/03/02.
- No. 3994158: Molybdenum disulphide nanoflower and the process of its manufacture). Japan Patent Office registration date: 2007/08/10.
- No. 3994161: Monocrystalline tungsten oxide nanotube and the process of its manufacture). Japan Patent Office registration date: 2007/08/10.
- No. 4072622: ZnCdS nanocables and their fabrication process. Japan Patent Office registration date: 2009/02/20.
- No. 4441617: Aluminium nitride nanotube and the process of its manufacture). Japan Patent Office registration date: 2010/01/22.
- No. 4452813: Process of manufacturing of zinc sulphide nanotubes). Japan Patent Office registration date: 2010/02/12.
- No. 4576604: Process of manufacture of monocrystalline indium nanotubes). Japan Patent Office registration date: 2010/09/03.
- No. 4576607: Process of manufacture of monocrystalline zinc sulphide nanotubes). Japan Patent Office registration date: 2010/09/03.
- No. 4613342: Cerium phosphate nanotube and the process of its manufacture). Japan Patent Office registration date: 2010/10/29.
- No. 4706078: Nanowire, compound nanowire and their synthesis method). Japan Patent Office registration date: 2011/03/25.
- No. 5030075: Compound nanowire covered by silicon oxide film and the process of its manufacture. Japan Patent Office registration date: 2012/07/06.
- No. 5105372 Boron nitride spheroidal nanoparticles and their synthesis method). Japan Patent Office registration date: 2012/10/12.
- No. 5120797: Silicon carbide nanostructure and the process of its manufacture). Japan Patent Office registration date: 2012/10/12.
- No. EP2123828A4 “Boron nitride fibre paper and method for producing the same” (2012), European Patent.
Professor Golberg released a large number of postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers, including 60 postgraduate students over the last 20 years.
Since 2005, professor Golberg has been teaching at the joint school of NIMS and the Tsukuba University in Japan. He developed a section of the “Nanomaterials” course which he taught since 2005 for the postgraduate school of the Tsukuba University Since December 2009, he has been teaching the course on “Transmission electron microscopy and