Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


The School currently conducts research in: photochemistry; sonochemistry; spectroscopy; surface science; theoretical and quantum chemistry


  • Muthupandian Ashokkumar
    Muthupandian Ashokkumar, sonochemistry, sonoluminescence, ultrasound technology, photocatalysis, sonophotocatalysis, cavitation dynamics
  • Evan Bieske
    Evan Bieske, optical spectroscopy and MS of trapped nanoparticles, fluorescent nanoparticles, single particle spectroscopy, IR of charged complexes and clusters, molecular anions, photodissociation spectroscopy
  • Ken Ghiggino
    Ken Ghiggino, molecular photophysics, photochemistry
  • Lars Goerigk
    Lars Goerigk, theoretical and computational quantum chemistry
  • James Hutchison
    Dr James Hutchison, Exciton-polaritons, Surface plasmon photonics, Single molecule/particle spectroscopy, SERS, Molecular photophysics, 2D materials
  • Spas Kolev
    Spas Kolev, extracting polymer liquid membranes and beads, flow injection analysis, membrane separation, ultrasound applications in flow analysis
  • Paul Mulvaney
    Paul Mulvaney, nanostructured materials, nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanomechanics, AFM, waveguides, ellipsometry, fluorescence, surface plasmon spectroscopy, single particle spectroscopy, exciton emission, plasmonics
  • Richard O'Hair
    Richard O'Hair, mass spectrometry of biomolecules, fundamental and applied mass spectrometry
  • Frances Separovic
    Frances Separovic, biophysics, membranes, NMR spectroscopy, structural biology, solid-state NMR
  • Alessandro Soncini
    Alessandro Soncini, theoretical and computational chemistry, spin Jahn-Teller instabilities in antiferromagnetic spin clusters, modelling NMR and EPR spectroscopy, ab initio methods for molecular response to electromagnetic field
  • Georgina Such
    Georgina Such, Nanotechnology, advanced materials characterisation, flow cytometry, spectroscopy, surface chemistry, colloid science, biosensors