Dr Benjamin Noble

B.Sc. (Adv) (Hons)
Postdoctoral Fellow

Benjamin Noble is a PhD candidate in the Computer Aided Chemical Design Group and also a postgraduate teaching fellow. He completed a B.Sc. (Adv) (Hons) with a double major in Chemistry at ANU in 2011.

Research interests

Quantum Chemistry and polymer synthesis and characterization.

Ben’s research focuses on using a combination of theory and experiment to explore stereocontrol strategies in radical polymerization and understand how novel reagents affect polymer microstructure in radical polymerization.


  • Degirmenci I., Noble B.B., Lin C.Y., Coote M.L. (2012). The Mechanism of Stereoregulation in Free-Radical Polymerization of Bulky Methacrylates In Progress in Controlled Radical Polymerization: Mechanisms and Techniques, ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1100, Matyjaszewski, K., Sumerlin, B.S., Tsarevsky, N.V., Eds., American Chemical Society 2012, Chapter 2, pp 15-32
  • Noble B.B. and Coote M.L. (2013). First Principles Modelling of Free-Radical Polymerization Kinetics, Int. Rev. Phys. Chem., 32, 467-512.
  • Noble B. B., Smith L. M., Coote M.L. (2014). The Effect of LiNTf2 on the Propagation Rate Coefficient of Methyl Methacrylate, Polym. Chem., 5, 4974-4983.