Raffaella Demichelis

Senior Research Fellow
Curtin University

Perth, WA

Contact me for

  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I completed my PhD in 2010 at University of Torino, Italy. In the same year, I joined Curtin University for a post-doctoral appointment and in 2013 I was awarded an Early Career Curtin Research Fellowship. I 2018 have been the recipient of an ARC Future Fellowship and I am now a Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University (The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR), Curtin Institute for Computation, and School of Molecular and Life Sciences).

My research is focused on:
• Nucleation, crystal growth and polymorphism
• Processes and reactivity at mineral-fluid interfaces
• Vibrational spectroscopy
• Crystal structure determination
• Development of ab initio software
• Biomineralisation
• Force field development
• Geomimetic chemistry

A full summary of my research, leadership, teaching and outreach activities, is available here https://staffportal.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/Raffaella.Demichelis

Research outcomes also available here:
ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-9193-2012
Scopus Author ID: http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=24537163700
ORCID link: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9741-213X

Email: raffaella.demichelis@curtin.edu.au
Twitter: @raffademichelis 

Raffaella identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.