Julian Ceddia

Julian Ceddia. PhD, Monash University

Hi! I'm Julian, a 3rd year PhD student at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. I joined FLEET at the Monash node in 2021 as a member of Agustin Schiffrin's group. Since then, I have been working on synthesising novel two-dimensional metal-organic frameworks (2D MOFs) and studying their electronic properties. Specifically, I'm interested in 2D MOFs that host correlated electron phenomena, which are fascinating properties that emerge when electrons in a material interact with each other. Such interactions could be the key to unlocking new technologies that will vastly improve the computational power and efficiency of future low-energy electronics. To study these materials I use low-temperature scanning probe techniques including scanning tunnelling microscopy and non-contact atomic force microscopy. Alongside my research, I love developing new software to facilitate data analysis and automation of equipment in our lab - check out some of my recent projects below!

Featured Projects


Scanbot using a dual sample holder to tip shape and survey samples

Scanbot is a Python bot that automates data acquisition and tip preparation in Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy experiments. This project was undertaken as part of FLEET's Translation Program.

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Central Equation Solver (EPWE)

Preview of the Central Equation Solver GUI

A Python project that makes it easy to solve and visualise solutions to the time-independent Schrodinger equation for an electron in a periodic two-dimensional potential landscape.

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Preview of the G80SXM GUI

G80SXM is a Python based tool to analyse and process Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy images acquired using Nanonis software.

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Key Blog Posts

FLEET Annual Workshop

FLEET's final annual workshop in Lorne, Victoria

Mid Candidature Review

Completing my two-year PhD milestone

David Myers Medal

I received the David Myers Medal at La Trobe University

Key Presentations & Publications

Scanbot (Talk + Poster)

Scanbot presented at the FLEET Legacy Workshop | View Poster | Download Slides

Mott Metal-Insulator Transition in a 2D MOF

Lowe et al. View on the arxiv


Ceddia et al. View on GitHub | View blog post