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Curtin University
Staff Profile

Associate Professor Max Massi

Associate Professor Max Massi Associate Professor Max Massi
Position Associate Professor
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Science
Department Department of Chemistry
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 500.3118
Phone +61 8 9266 2838
Fax +61 8 9266 2300

Brief Summary

2001: Laurea (equivalent to M.Sc.) in Industrial Chemistry, University of Bologna.

2005: Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Bologna.

Memberships, Awards and Training


2013-2017: ARC Future Fellowship

2013: Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry Visiting Scholar Fellowship

2009-2012: ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

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Employment History

2005-2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Chemistry - Monash University.

2009-2011: Lecturer & ARC APD Fellow, Department of Chemistry - Curtin University.

2011 – present: Senior Lecturer & ARC Future Fellow, Department of Chemistry - Curtin University.

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Research Interests

You can find more detailed information in our Research Website.

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Journal Articles (Research)


Journal Articles (Research)


Journal Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories


Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

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Selected Publications and Research Funding

Recent Selected Publications:

V. Fiorini, A. D’Ignazio, K. D. M. MaGee, M. I. Ogden, M. Massi, S. Stagni: Fully Ir(III) tetrazolate soft salts: the road to white-emitting ion pairs, Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 3256.

B. L. Reid, S. Stagni, J. M. Malicka, M. Cocchi, A. N. Sobolev, B. W. Skelton, E. G. Moore, G. S. Hanan, M. I. Ogden, M. Massi: Lanthanoid/Alkali Metal β-Triketonate Assemblies: A Robust Platform for Efficient NIR Emitters, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 18354.

B. L. Reid, S. Stagni, J. M. Malicka, M. Cocchi, G. S. Hanan, M. I. Ogden, M. Massi: Lanthanoid β-triketonates: a new class of highly efficient NIR emitters for bright NIR-OLEDs, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 11580.

D. D'Alessio, A. N. Sobolev, B. W. Skelton, R. O. Fuller, R. C. Woodward, N. A. Lengkeek, B. H. Fraser, M. Massi, M. I. Ogden: Lanthanoid "BottleBrush" Clusters: Remarkably Elongated Metal-Oxo Core Structures with Controllable Lengths, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 15122.

C. A. Bader, R. D. Brooks, Y. S. Ng, A. Sorvina, M. V. Werrett, P. J. Wright, A. G. Anwer, D. A. Brooks, S. Stagni, S. Muzzioli, M. Silberstein, B. W. Skelton, E. M. Goldys, S. E. Plush, T. Shandala, M. Massi: Modulation of the cellular specificity in Re(I) tetrazolato complexes leads to labeling of lipid droplets, RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 16345.

For a full list of publications and citation data see ResearcherID.



S. Plush, D. Brooks, M. Massi: Methods and Products for Staining Lipids; PCT/AU2015/000159. Compounds covered under this patent are commercialised by Rezolve Scientific Pty Ltd.

S. Plush, D. Brooks, S. Stagni M. Massi: Complexes for Intracellular Imaging; Provisional Patent Application (AU) 2015903041. PCT/AU2015/000159.


Recent Research Funding:

BioSA, Research Project: “Methods and Materials for Staining Lipids”. Chief Investigators: D. Brooks, S. Plush, M. Massi. Total funds awarded: $175,000.

ITEK Catalyst Grant, Research Project: “Molecular Probes for Imaging in Cell Biology and Disease”. Chief Investigators: D. Brooks, S. Plush, M. Massi. Total funds awarded: $105,000.

ARC Future Fellowship FT1301000033, Research Project: “Accessing the therapeutic potential of carbon monoxide”. Chief Investigator: M. Massi. Total funds awarded: $705,120.

ARC Linkage Infrastructure LE130100052, Equipment: “Western Australian advanced fluorescence and phosphorescence characterisation facility”. Chief Investigators: M. Massi, C. -Z. Li, K. A. Stubbs, M. A. Buntine, G.             Koutsantonis, K. L. Linge, D. S. Silvester, G. E. Poinern. Total funds awarded: $170,000

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