Julia Melisande Fischer specialises in theoretical and computational chemistry, with a focus on material and surface interaction.

​Julia’s primary research interest is in theoretical surface science. Modification of surface structures and simulating ab initio molecular dynamics are her main focus to develop catalyst with minimal or if possible, without raw metals. She uses density functional theory to study particular the interaction of carbon dioxide with novel nanostructure surfaces.

​Julia Melisande Fischer received both her Bachelor and Master degree in chemistry at the University of Ulm in Germany. Currently she is studying her PhD in the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland and holds an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship.

Key Publications

Julia M. T. A. Fischer, Marlies Hankel, and Debra J. Searles,​ Computational Studies of the Interaction of Carbon Dioxide with Graphene-Supported Titanium Dioxide, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119 (52), pp 29044–29051.

Julia M. Fischer, David Mahlberg, Tanglaw Roman, and Axel Groß, Water adsorption on bimetallic PtRu/Pt(111) surface alloys, Proc. R. Soc. A, 2016, 472, 20160618.

Sung Sakong, Julia M. Fischer, David Mahlberg, Jürgen R. Behm and Axel Groß, Influence of Step and Island Edges on Local Adsorption Properties: Hydrogen Adsorption on Pt Monolayer Island Modified Ru(0001) Electrodes, Electrocatalysis, 2017, 1-10.

Zhuxing Sun∗ , Julia M. T. A. Fischer∗ , Qian Li, Jing Hu, Qijun Tang, Haiqiang Wang, Zhongbiao Wu, Marlies Hankel, Debra J. Searles, and Lianzhou Wang. Enhanced CO2 photocatalytic reduction on alkali-decorated graphitic carbon nitride. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2017, 216, 146-155.


UQ International Scholarship (UQI)