Engineering and Information Sciences

People

Josip Horvat



Esteem Factors


Award/Prize
2012
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Partnership


Other

h-index: 28
citations: over 3200 (Web of Science)

Current Positions:

Associate Professor, School of Physics and ISEM

Biography:

EDUCATION
* PhD(Sci), Monash University, Melbourne, 1993
* Dipl. Eng. Physics, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1998


EMPLOYMENT
* 2009-present Associate Professor, University of Wollongong
* 2005-2009: Senior Fellow/Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong
* 2004-2005: Research Fellow/Lecturer, University of Wollongong
* 1999-2004: Research Fellow, University of Wollongong
* 1994-1999: Associate Fellow, University of Wollongong
* 1990-1991: Assistant Lecturer, University of Zagreb, Croatia
* 1988-1990: Research Assistant, Electrotechnical Institute, Rade Koncar Co., Croatia

VISITING APPOINTMENTS
* 1990: Visiting Fellow, Department of Physics, The University of Leeds, UK

Research Interests:

RESEARCH AREAS
*High temperature superconductivity
*Magnetic nanoparticles
*Terahertz absorption



RESEARCH GRANTS IN THE LAST 5 YEARS:

ARC Linkage Project
LP100100440 (2010-2012)
Design, build and test a fault current limiter employing magnesium diboride (MgB2) superconducting coils 2010, ARC Linkage Project,
S. X. Dou, J. Horvat, X. Xu, J. W. Moscrop
Total funding: $580,000

ARC Discovery Project
DP0984200 (2009-2011)
"Better emitters, enhanced optics, superior detectors: advancing terahertz science and technology for applications in medicine, agriculture, industry and national security"
R. A. Lewis, J. Horvat, W. Xu
2009: $120,000
2010: $90,000
2011: $90,000
Total Funding: $300,000

ARC Linkage Project
LP0989134
"Novel lithium iron based olivine phosphates as cathode materials for the development of new generation power batteries"
G Wang, D Wexler, J Horvat, C Zhang, H Kim
2009: $125,000
2010: $130,000
2011: $130,000

UKF Crossing Borders Grant, Croatian Ministry of Science
UKF 1B 01/07
"Enhancement of electromagnetic properties of MgB2 superconductor by magnetic nanoparticle doping"
E. Babic, J. Horvat, K. Zadro
2008: EUR71,000
2009: EUR 44,000
2010: EUR 38,000

ARC LIEF Grant
LE0989858
"Fabrication Facilities of Atomic Scale and Nanostructured Materials for the Development of Novel Devices,Sensors, and Biomedical Components"
S S Li, N Valanoor, C Zhang, M A Green, R Zheng Dr D Yu, A B Yu, Y Zhao, C C Sorrell, A V Pan, J Horvat, A. J. Ruys, Y Liu, M.Z Quadir, J.Z Wang, Y Zhang
2009: $857,000

UoW Small Grant
"Synthesis of ZnCr2Se4 nanoparticles"
J. Horvat
2009: $14,000

ARC LIEF Grant
LE0883056
"Vacuum ultraviolet spectrophotometer and rapid photoluminescence mapping system for development of advanced materials and biosystems"
S. S. Li, C. Zhang, M. J. Hoffman, J. Nowotny, N. Valanoor, J. A. Stride, T. Bak, H. K. Liu, A. V. Pan, Z. P. Guo, J. Horvat, M. R. Phillips, R. Y. Yang, R. Zheng, Y. Liu
2008: $300,000

ARC LIEF Grant
LE0882347
"High field magnet for materials processing and characterization"
S. X. Dou, L. Wang, S. J. Campbell, R. Zheng, X. L. Wang, J. Zou, X. Z. Liao, S. S. Li, Z. X. Cheng, J. Horvat, G. Peleckis, A. V. Pan, Y. Zhao, K. K. Konstantinov, R. A. Lewis, J. L. Wang, D. Q. Shi, Z. P. Guo, E. Pereloma, D. Wexler, S. Zhou, D. Li, R. J. Dippenar
2008: $340,000

UoW RIBG Grant
"Z-2 portable terahertz time-domain spectrometer"
C. Zhang, R. A. Lewis, S. X. Dou, X. F. Huang, A. V. Pan, X. L. Wang, J. Horvat, Y. Zhao, Z. Cheng, R. Vickers and D. Shi
2008: $70,000

UoW Near Miss Grant
"High efficiency terahertz emitters based on magnetoresistive materials"
J. Horvat, G. Feng, R. A. Lewis
2007: $15,000

UoW Near Miss Grant
"Superconducting and hybrid thin film multilayer systems for electronic applications"
S. X. Dou, A.V Pan, C. Zhang, R. A. Lewis, J. Horvat, M. J. Qin, C. P. Foley, M. Ionescu, T. H. Johansen, H. Hilgenkamp
2007: $15,000

ARC LIEF Grant
LE0775559
"16T Physical Property Measurement System"
S. X. Dou, C. Zhang, R. Ramer, J. G. Zhu, X. L. Wang, R. A.Lewis, S. J. Campbell, J. Horvat, S. S. Li, A. V Pan, N. Valanoor, M. J. Qin, G. X. Wang, K. K. Konstantinov, J. L. Wang, Z. X. Cheng, D. Q. Shi, Y. Zhao, Y. G. Guo, Z. W. Lin, A. Dowd
2007: $400,000

UoW Small Grant
"Transport critical currents on micrometer scale in doped MgB2 superconductor"
J. Horvat
2006: $16,000

ARC Linkage International
LX0668564
"Nanostructured materials for development of advanced lithium energy storage systems"
G.X. Wang, J. Horvat, K. Konstantinov , J. Wang, Jung-Ho Ahn, Yong-Jin Kim
2006: $20,000

UoW RIBG Grant
"Multipurpose wire bonder for micro-devices"
J.Horvat, R. A. Lewis, W. Li, J. Norrish, A. Rosenfeld and G. Spinks
2006: $33,000

Professional Activities:

Head of Postgraduate Studies, Physics, 2013-current

REFEREE:
Superconductor Science and Technology
Applied Physics Letters
Journal of Applied Physics
Physica C
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
New Journal of Physics
World Journal of Condensed Matter Physics
Materials Science and Engineering
Solid State Sciences
Materials Chemistry and Physics
Colloid and Interface Science
Applied Surface Science

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics

THESIS ASSESSOR
Tampere University of Technology, Finland

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Physics Safety Committee, Chair, 2010- current
Engineering Workplace Advisory Committee, member, 2010-current
ISEM Operational Committee, member

Research Students

  • Hao Zhang : Terahertz and Optical Spectroscopic characterization for Aerographite Zinc Oxide tetrapod Intenconnected Netwroks and Carbon Nanostructures
  • Mustafa Al-Qurainy : Synthesis & Study Structural & Electrical Properties of H gs.5P bs.5-*Sb*Ba2-rS rrCazCu gOs*6 Th i n fi I m Superconductors.