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Understanding and design of new multiferroic materials

Using first-principle theory and calculation, this project will investigate puzzling complex phenomena in multiferroics with the aim of designing new multiferroic materials for the more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)

Photoresponsive Soft Matter

Molecules that respond to light by isomerization, dissociation, or polymerization may be incorporated into surfactant self-assembly structures, thereby creating novel forms of matte more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Quantum transport in molecule/carbon-based nanostructures for new molecular electronic devices

Various projects available in the field molecular electronics and sensors. Large scale ab initio calculations will be used to investigate and predict novel structures and systems. A more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)

Modelling charge transfer in donor-acceptor molecule using TDDFT and Spintronics of main-metal organometallic chains

Two projects: (i) To identify the charge transfer mechanism in donor-bridge-acceptor molecules, whether superexchange or sequential hopping or a different mechanism, for the systems more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)

Evolution of vertebrate pregnancy

Our lab, within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, focuses on understanding the evolution of viviparity, placentae, and reproductive complexity, using a variety of model more...

Supervisor(s): Whittington, Camilla (Dr), Thompson, Michael B. (Emeritus Professor)

2D materials – effect of strain on chemical reactivity; and the physics of borophene

Two projects: (i) To study the catalytic properties of 2D structures for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) and determine how the catalytic properties are influenced by applying st more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)

Mechanism and control of diamond and graphene-based nanostructures using direct electric-field and laser excitation

To investigate the sculpting of carbon-based structures through controlled electric field and/or laser excitation, through first-principles based calculations. more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)

Customising the acidity of novel nano-catalysts for desired catalytic reactions

To investigate through first principles calculations, the fundamental physics and chemistry of novel solid acid nano-catalysts with the overall goal of understanding and predicting more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)

Nano-catalysts for carbon neutral futures: Conversion of CO2 into valuable chemicals

To investigate functionalized porous nano-composites for advanced physical and chemical processes to convert CO2 to valuable chemicals from theory and computations. more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)