Professor Maria Forsyth is an Australian Laureate Fellow and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. She is the Associate Director in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science (ACES) and Deputy Director of the Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University.
Her work has focused on understanding the phenomenon of charge transport at metal/electrolyte interfaces and within novel electrolyte materials. She leads collaborative projects in lithium and sodium battery technologies. Her team collaborates closely with industry to design new materials and processes to control and optimise these phenomena in the areas of corrosion and electrochemical devices.
Professor Forsyth is a co-author of more than 400 journal and conference publications, which have attracted more than 11,000 citations. She has delivered more than 25 invited and plenary talks in the past five years.