Dr Munkhbayar Batmunkh

PDoc Res Fellow/Group Ops Mgr

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology


Dr Munkhbayar Batmunkh is currently a postdoctoral research fellow/group opr manager at Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) in the University of Queensland. Upon completion of his PhD study, Dr Munkhbayar Batmunkh worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Flinders University of South Australia between Jan, 2017 to May, 2018. He completed his PhD study at School of Chemical Engineering in the University of Adelaide, in 2017. He obtained his "Master of Engineering" degree from Gyeongsang National University, in South Korea in 2012. He completed his "Bachelor of Science" degree in Chemistry at the National University of Mongolia, in Mongolia in 2010.

Research Interests

  • 2D materials
    Graphene, Phosphorene, Antimonene, Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, MXenes
  • Nanocarbons
    Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, Carbon Black
  • Energy Conversion/Storage Systems
    Solar Cells, Batteries, Supercapacitors, Fuel Cells, Electrocatalysis, Photocatalysis,
  • Photovoltaics
    Perovskite Solar Cells, Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells, Silicon-Nanocarbon Solar Cells, Silicon-MXene Solar Cells,

Research Impacts

Dr. Munkhbayar Batmunkh's research interests are materials science and energy conversion/storage systems. He has been focusing on the synthesis and functionalisation of nanostructured 2D materials and carbon materials using facile, efficient and cost-effective methods, and exploring their properties for solar cell and advanced catalysis applications. During his research career, Dr. Munkhbayar Batmunkh has published 56 refereed journal articles in top-ranking journals including Advanced Materials (x 2), Angewandte Chemie Int Edition (x 2), Advanced Energy Materials (x 3), Advanced Functional Materials (x 2), Advanced Science (x 2), Journal of Materials Chemistry A (x 8), Small, ChemSuSChem, ACS Applied Mater & Interfaces, Journal of Power Sources and Small Methods (x 2). In addition, he has published 2 refereed book chapters and delivered talks at 13 conferences in the field. The quality of Dr. Munkhbayar Batmunkh’s research achievement has been recognised by several awards including "Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence", University of Adelaide and "Best Poster Presentation", The Emerging Energy Technologies Summit and Exhibition 2016 (EETSE'16).

In addition to an active referee in several international journals including Advanced Functional Materials, Small, Advanced Science (Wiley-VCH), Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), Electrochimica Acta (Elsevier) and others, Dr. Munkhbayar Batmunkh is acting a Guest Editor for Special Issue "Advances in Emerging Solar Cells" for Nanomaterials (IF: 3.504) (MDPI).


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Adelaide


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Book Chapter

  • Grace, T., Shearer, C., Tune, D., Yu, L., Batmunkh, M., Biggs, M. J., ALOthman, Z. A. and Shapter, J. G. (2017). Use of carbon nanotubes in third-generation solar cells. In Industrial applications of carbon nanotubes (pp. 201-249) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/b978-0-323-41481-4.00008-3

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Batmunkh, Munkhbayar, Macdonald, Thomas J., Peveler, William J., Bati, Abdulaziz S. R., Carmalt, Claire J., Parkin, Ivan P. and Shapter, Joseph G. (2017). Plasmonic gold nanostars incorporated into high-efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells. In: Symposium on Halide Perovskites for Optoelectronics Applications as part of the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT), Singapore, (3750-3753). 18-23 June 2017. doi:10.1002/cssc.201701056