Research Network for Metals in Medicine



Professor Alan Bond


Position: Professor of Chemistry

Affiliation: School of Chemistry, Monash University

Postal Address:
School of Chemistry
Monash University
Clayton campus
Wellington Road
Victoria 3800

Phone: +61 (3) 9905 4507
Fax: +61 (3) 9905 4597

Research Profile

Brief CV
R.L. Martin Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Monash University (2004 - )
Professor of Chemistry, Monash University (1995 - ), Head of School (2000-2002)
Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow (2003-2007)

Professor of Chemistry, School of Chemistry, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia (1990-1995). Foundation Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, (1978-1990). Research Fellow, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, (1973-1978). Senior Demonstrator, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, (1970-1973).

Research Interests and Summary of Expertise
My major research interest concerns the theory, instrumentation and application of modern electrochemical methods in the area of inorganic and analytical chemistry. By their very nature, electrochemical techniques require the knowledge and use of a broad spectrum of research disciplines such as reaction mechanisms, kinetics (both homogeneous and heterogeneous), solution equilibria, thermodynamics, redox reactions, synthetic chemistry, etc. in addition to a detailed understanding of modern, particularly computer based instrumentation and electrochemical theory. The techniques can therefore be applied to research problems in many areas and extensive collaborative work with other research groups is therefore possible. Collaborative projects with a number of Australian universities, C.S.I.R.O., Australian and Overseas Industry, United Kingdom, German, Czechoslovakia, Russian, Chinese, New Zealand, Canadian, Swiss, Japanese, Yugoslavian and American universities, etc. (see co-authors addresses in attached publication list) provide considerable stimulus to the methodology, theory and instrumental work developed by my own research group.

Selected Publications

  1. A.M. Bond, Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry II, Chapter 2.15, Electrochemistry: General Introduction, Elsevier, 2003.
  2. M.B. Rooney, M.J. Honeychurch, F.M. Selvaraj, R.E. Blankenship, A.M. Bond, H.C. Freeman, A Thin-film Electrochemical Study of the “Blue” Copper Proteins, Auracyanin A and Auracyanin B, from the Photosynthetic Bacterium Chloroflexus Aurantiacus: The Reduction Potential as a Function of pH, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem., 2003, 8, 306-317.
  3. J.J. Davis, H.A.O. Hill, A.M. Bond, The Application of Electrochemical Scanning Probe Microscopy to the Interpretation of Metalloprotein Voltammetry, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2000, 200-202, 411-442.
  4. Z. Xiao, M.J. Lavery, A.M. Bond, A.G. Wedd, The Dependence of Reversible Potentials on the Form of Modification of Edge Plane Pyrolytic Graphite Electrodes in Voltammetric Studies on Rubredoxin and Ferredoxin from Clostridium Pasteurianum, Electrochem. Commun., 1999, 1, 309-314.


Extensive state-of-the-art electrochemical instrumentation.

International Linkages

Collaboration with Oxford University, Oxford Biosensors, Trent University, Brookhaven National Laboratories