Mike received his 4-year BSc (first class Hons) in 2014 from Kyambogo University in Uganda with the support of the meritorious Uganda government undergraduate scholarship (only for the best 1% of students countrywide) and emerged as the top best student amongst all graduating students during that year with CGPA of 4.71/5.00 (Vice Chancellors List). In 2015, he received the international Chinese government scholarship to continue his studies. He later obtained his MEng in materials science (CGPA 91.6/100) from Donghua University, Shanghai-China in 2018 with his thesis focusing on fibrous materials for flexible energy storage applications under the co-supervision of Prof. Meifang Zhu and Dr Shengyuan Yang. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Australian National University, Canberra with the major focus on semiconducting 2D materials for future photovoltaics and receiving his research support from the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship. He is also very much interested in photoluminespence spectroscopy studies of various semiconductors (for example; silicon, perovskites, and other similar emerging novel materials) and fluorescent polymer materials for a wide range of applications. Mike still does active research in the field of energy storage (batteries and capacitors), though his PhD concentration is directed towards energy harvesting (photovoltaics).
Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- 05/2019: A (much) better solar cell - ANU Reporter
- 05/2019: Scientists unlock the potential of ultra-thin 2D materials - ANU, CECS ANU, 2CC Radio Canberra Weekender, Physics.org, Opli, etc.
- 02/2019: ANU at the forefront of ground-breaking solar research - ANU, PV Magazine, AZoCleantech, PACE (Process & Control Engineering), myScience, Sustainability Matters, Ferret, Vietnamplus, Vietnamnet, tuoitrenews, etc.
- 02/2019: What lies in the future of fibre materials and devices - DHU, China News, etc
- 10/2018: Lab of the Month, by Linkam Scientific, UK - link
Training & Supervision Roles:
Trainer: Horiba LabRAM system for micro-photoluminescence, micro-Raman, micro-absorbance spectroscopy in the Photovoltaics group of RSEEME
- Zhongshu Yang (co-supervisor, S2 2019 and S1 2020) - current
- Kang Ye (co-supervisor, S2 2019 and S1 2020) - current
- Ary Wibowo (co-supervisor, S2 2019 and S1 2020) - current
- Rajeev Premayogi (co-supervisor, S2 2019 and S1 2020) - current
- Kilash Pyrke (co-supervisor, S1 2019 and S2 2019) - current
- Zhuofeng Li (07/2019-12/2019) - current
- Optoelectronic properties of next generation 2D materials
- Luminescence spectroscopy and imaging
- Functional materials for energy harvesting, storage and utilisation
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
- M. Tebyetekerwa et. al. Advanced Materials (2019).DOI:10.1002/adma.201900522.
- M. Tebyetekerwa et. al. Energy and Environmental Science (2019). DOI: 10.1039/C8ee02607f.
- M. Tebyetekerwa et. al. ACS Applied Energy Materials (2018). DOI:10.1021/acsaem.7b00057.
- M. Tebyetekerwa et. al. Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2017). DOI: 10.1039/c7ta06242g.