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Customising the acidity of novel nano-catalysts for desired catalytic reactions

To investigate through first principles calculations, the fundamental physics and chemistry of novel solid acid nano-catalysts with the overall goal of understanding and predicting more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)

Nano-catalysts for carbon neutral futures: Conversion of CO2 into valuable chemicals

To investigate functionalized porous nano-composites for advanced physical and chemical processes to convert CO2 to valuable chemicals from theory and computations. more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)

Understanding and design of new multiferroic materials

Using first-principle theory and calculation, this project will investigate puzzling complex phenomena in multiferroics with the aim of designing new multiferroic materials for the more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)

2D materials – effect of strain on chemical reactivity; and the physics of borophene

Two projects: (i) To study the catalytic properties of 2D structures for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) and determine how the catalytic properties are influenced by applying st more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)

Modelling charge transfer in donor-acceptor molecule using TDDFT and Spintronics of main-metal organometallic chains

Two projects: (i) To identify the charge transfer mechanism in donor-bridge-acceptor molecules, whether superexchange or sequential hopping or a different mechanism, for the systems more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)

Magnetic Explosions on the Sun

Solar flares are magnetic explosions on the Sun, which directly affect the Earth through their influence on our local space weather. The basic process underlying flare energy releas more...

Supervisor(s): Wheatland, Michael (Professor)

Exploring fundamental physics with gravitational waves

The Project aims to develop new theoretical techniques and utilise them to model and analyse various gravitational wave signals within the alternative theories of space, time and ma more...

Supervisor(s): Kobakhidze, Archil (Associate Professor)

CONNECTING NUTRITIONAL GEOMETRY WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The project will deal with connecting nutritional geometry principles developed by Profs Stephen Simpson and David Raubenheimer at the Charles Perkins Centre of the University of Sy more...

Supervisor(s): Lenzen, Manfred (Professor)

VULNERABILITY AND RESILIENCE IN FOOD AND NUTRITION PROVISION

Primary producers of agricultural commodities and consumers of food items desiring a balanced nutrition and health are linked by a global supply-chain system, in which demand and su more...

Supervisor(s): Lenzen, Manfred (Professor)

A NEW APPROACH TO CALCULATING FOOD MILES

Originally launched in the UK in the mid-1990s, the food-miles concept was later applied in the USA, Canada and Spain. Food miles were calculated using a method that is deficient be more...

Supervisor(s): Lenzen, Manfred (Professor)