Stipendiary Lecturer in Engineering Science

Dylan Sherman

  • I am an Engineering Science DPhil student researching nanoscale hybrid porous materials called Metal Organic Frameworks.
  • Alongside being a stipendiary lecturer, I am also a Junior Dean at Trinity, responsible for the wellbeing of Trinity students in the wider offsite community.
  • I previously studied at the University of Sydney, graduating with a BSc(Adv)(Hons)(Medal) majoring in Chemistry and BLaws(Hons).
  • I am also an admitted Australian Lawyer and have practised across a range of sectors at Clayton Utz, a corporate firm in Australia.


My lectureship at Trinity involves the third year Engineering Science unit Engineering in Society, which investigates how science interacts with the broader commercial, legal, and regulatory landscape.


My doctoral studies, conducted under the auspices of the 2020 Australian BHP Sir John Monash Scholarship and an Oxford Clarendon Scholarship, examine the design and nano-engineering of MOF-tronic nanosheets: 3D Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) materials that derive multifunctionality from tuneable electrical and optical properties. The research is based in the Multifunctional Materials & Composites Lab, which aims to develop next-generation nanomaterials tailored to a wide range of functional and structural applications, underpinning current and future challenges in energy, environmental sustainability, and healthcare.

Selected Publications

1) Reversible single crystal-to-single crystal double [2+2] cycloaddition induces multifunctional photo-mechano-electrochemical properties in framework materials, Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 2808, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15510-7

2) Kamlet-Taft Solvation Parameters of Solvate Ionic Liquids, ChemPhysChem, 2016, 17, 3096-3101, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600361

Dylan Sherman