Talented student program
The Talented Student Program (TSP) is a special program of study intended for students of exceptional merit who are enrolled in degrees administered by the Faculty of Science. Entry to the Talented Student Program is by invitation from the Dean. For more information, visit the TSP page on the Faculty of Science website.
There are many opportunities for chemistry TSP students to get involved in research in the School, and to learn from more experienced researchers. For more information about any of the opportunities below, please contact the TSP coordinator, .
The TSP showcase is the first opportunity for first year students to become involved in research at the university, and is a chance for third year students to experience mentoring. The TSP showcase is organised by the Faculty of Science, and more information will be available early in first semester.
As a Talented Student, you have the opportunity to complete a research project within a research group in the School. Students typically perform projects for 3 or 6 credit points. Only second and third year students can undertake projects in Semesters 1. The list of offered TSP projects are shown below, and projects will be allocated on a first come-first served basis. To register your interest in a project, please email with your three preferred projects (in order of preference) by the end of Week 1 of semester.
TSP projects currently on offer
- Cholesterol interaction with the sodium pump (A/Prof. Ron Clarke)
- Radical MOFs: from microporous conductors to CO2 capture materials (Dr. Deanna D’Alessandro)
- Transmembrane anion transport for future cystic fibrosis treatment (Prof. Phil Gale)
- Computer simulations of new materials, predicting their properties and behaviour (Dr. Toby Hudson)
- Computational modelling of fluorescent probes (A/Prof. Meredith Jordan)
- Computer simulations of how next-generation solar cells work (Dr Ivan Kassal)
- Synthesis of novel chemical entities to develop better drug treatments for diseases of the brain (Prof. Michael Kassiou)
- Synthesis and structural studies of functional oxides (Prof. Brendan Kennedy)
- Biospectroscopic studies of diseases and disease processes (Prof. Peter Lay)
- Modifying the chemistry of lithium-ion battery materials in order to enhance stability and performance (A/Prof. Chris Ling)
- Catalysis of sustainable processes ()
- Designing functional surface coatings that have special interactions with liquids (A/Prof. Chiara Neto)
- Developing tools to study the interactions of drugs and other chemicals with the body (Dr. Liz New)
- Using the tools of synthetic organic chemistry to address problems of medical significance (Prof. Richard Payne)
- The synthesis and characterisation of Prussian blue type materials as positive electrodes in re-chargeable Li- or Na-ion batteries (A/Prof. Siegbert Schmid and Dr Alex Yuen)
- Drug discovery (A/Prof. Mat Todd)
- Studying the self-assembly of conjugated molecules using polarised light (Dr Girish Lakhwani)
Dr Liz New
T: +61 2 9351 1993