Student projects

Research projects

Materials for potassium-ion batteries, Materials chemistry of hybrid-energy storage and Visualising the behaviour of battery materials.

Theme

  • Functional Materials and Interfaces
  • Energy, Environment and Green Chemistry

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Group

Modular fluorescent tags, Lighting up sugars and New dyes for electron and energy transfer.

Theme

  • Analytical Chemistry and Sensors
  • Energy, Environment and Green Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry

Student intake

Open for Honours students

Group

Nano-to-atomic scale catalysts, Harnessing solar energy and Advanced 2D materials

Theme

  • Catalysis
  • Energy, Environment and Green Chemistry
  • Functional Materials and Interfaces

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Group

This project will explore boronic acids in peptides.

Theme

  • Physical and Biophysical Chemistry

Student intake

Open for Summer scholar students

People

The group develops techniques to attach chemical tags to proteins site-specifically, to enable convenient analysis by NMR and EPR spectroscopy. This includes the use of cell-free protein synthesis with bespoke unnatural amino acids and specific labelling techniques. More at rsc.anu.edu.au/~go/index.html

Theme

  • Physical and Biophysical Chemistry

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Group

Non-Classical Pincer Ligands for Catalytic Applications, Unusual Carbyne Complexes and Chains of Carbon

Theme

  • Catalysis
  • Energy, Environment and Green Chemistry
  • Functional Materials and Interfaces
  • Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Group

Non-equilibrium models of active suspensions and Mechanically Interlocked Molecules

Theme

  • Physical and Biophysical Chemistry
  • Soft Matter

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

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Research in the Hicks group primarily focuses around the idea of using non-toxic, earth abundant metals in modern day organometallic chemistry.

Student intake

Open for Honours students

Group

Oxytocin receptor (OTR) targets and Push-pull chromophores 

Theme

  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development
  • Organic chemistry

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Group

Protein Structure Analysis by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, Making Better Proteins with Un-natural Amino Acids, Predicting Structure and Function of Proteins, and Continuous Molecular Evolution.

Theme

  • Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Physical and Biophysical Chemistry

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Group

This project aims to magnetically label proteins for new electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) experiments to study a protein’s structure and dynamics at low concentrations and in-cell.

Theme

  • Physical and Biophysical Chemistry

Student intake

Open for Summer scholar students

People

Please contact the supervisor for details.

Theme

  • Physical and Biophysical Chemistry

Student intake

Open for Summer scholar students

People

Metal complexes possessing redox active ligands open up vast new applications in the chemical and materials sciences, particularly in catalysis.

Theme

  • Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry

Student intake

Open for Summer scholar students

People

The Humphrey Group synthesizes organic molecules, organometallic and coordination complexes, dendrimers, oligomers, polymers, clusters, and their hybrids with various nanomaterials (nanoparticles, nanocarbons,etc.) with the goal of developing new molecular materials that can change the properties of incident light.

Theme

  • Functional Materials and Interfaces
  • Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical and Biophysical Chemistry
  • Soft Matter

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Group

Nature produces a vast array of bioactive peptide natural products with intriguing chemical structures. The Malins lab aims to devise concise synthetic approaches to anti-cancer, antimalarial, and antibiotic peptides, providing unlimited flexibility for optimisation of bioactivity and applications in drug discovery.

Theme

  • Catalysis
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development
  • Organic chemistry

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Group