Chief Investigators

Scott Kable

Scott Kable

Spectroscopy and Reaction Dynamics

Head of the UNSW School of Chemistry

Tim Schmidt

Tim Schmidt

Exciton Science

Professor / ARC Fellow, School of Chemistry, UNSW

Meredith Jordan

Meredith Jordan

Theoretical Chemistry

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at USYD

Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen

Spectroscopy and Reaction Dynamics

Lecturer & ARC DECRA Fellow at UNSW Sydney focusing on understanding the true, long-term impacts of new industrial gases

Chris Medcraft

Chris Medcraft

Rotational Spectroscopy

Postdoctoral Researchers

Ben Laws

Ben Laws

Spectroscopy of Gas Phase Radicals
Jessica Alves

Jessica Alves

Exciton Science

Postdoctoral fellow

Jiale Feng

Jiale Feng

Spectroscopy and excitons control

Postdoctoral fellow

Klaas Nauta

Klaas Nauta

Spectroscopy and Reaction Dynamics

Senior Research Associate involved with all current techniques and projects in spectroscopy and dynamics

Paolo Sebastianelli

Paolo Sebastianelli

Reaction Kinetics Modelling
Shyamal Prasad

Shyamal Prasad

Transient Absorption Spectroscopy
Thilini Ishwara

Thilini Ishwara

Solid State Upconverters for Solar Cells

Graduate Students

Blair Welsh

Blair Welsh

Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Formaldehyde
Zach Levey

Zach Levey

Spectroscopy of Interstellar Molecules

PhD student working on REMPI, studying the spectroscopy of astrochemically relevant molecules including PAH radicals and cations. Experimental work is coupled with quantum chemical calculations to provide a complete investigation of the spectroscopy of these molecules.

Lorrie Jacob

Lorrie Jacob

Atmospheric chemistry and spectroscopy

Masters student primarily working on FTIR focusing on the photodissociation of acetone, an abundant ketone in the atmosphere.

Maria Paula Pérez-Pena

Maria Paula Pérez-Pena

Atmospheric Modelling

PhD. Candidate working in evaluating untested photochemistry of carbonyls with comprehensive models (from box models to 3D atmospheric models). I am interested in all atmospheric modelling related endeavours.

Cameron Dover

Cameron Dover

Singlet Fission

A PhD student with expertise in spectroscopy and Nanoscience, specifically surface chemistry and nanomaterials. He aims to combine conventional silicon-based solar technology with a singlet fission medium through the use of a precisely engineered and characterised interface, with goals of improving solar cell photo-current and overall efficiency

Jyoti Campbell

Jyoti Campbell

Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics

PhD student primarily working on VMI studying molecular dynamics focusing on photodissociation of new refrigerant degradation products.


Honours Students

Joshua Thomson

Joshua Thomson

Honours student, currently undertaking a project investigating the atmospheric photolysis of methyl vinyl ketone (MVK) using Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).