Siegbert Schmid obtained his PhD and completed a Habilitation at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and subsequently accepted a position at the School of Chemistry of the University of Sydney. His research interests lie in the synthesis and structural characterisation of aperiodic and other materials with potential technological applications (e.g. electrode materials for rechargeable batteries). In addition, he is active in chemistry education research and has supervised several PhD and Honours students in this area.
Siggi’s education research aims to improve current teaching practices and learning outcomes for tertiary-level students. He is a Past Chair of the RACI Division of Chemical Education. His contributions to Chemistry Education have been recognised with many awards, including the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching (The University of Sydney 2012), an Office of Learning and Teaching Citation Award (2012) for Excellence in Teaching, and the Divisional Medal of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute’s Division of Chemical Education (2016).