Rohan Hudson

Mr Rohan Hudson

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Postgraduate Student

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

I'm currently a PhD candidate at The University of Adelaide in the Department of Chemistry, under the supervision of A/Prof. Tak Kee and A/Prof. David Huang, using ultrafast spectroscopy and computational chemistry to study the migration of charge and energy in condensed-phase molecules.

After completing my undergraduate degree with a focus upon chemistry and physics, I undertook a Master of Philosophy under the supervision of Prof. Greg Metha in the Department of Chemistry. My research during this degree concentrated upon studying light-activated catalytic ("photo-catalytic") reduction of carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon products, by using direct catalytic studies, computational chemistry and a variety of surface-sensitive chemical spectroscopies.

My current research also focuses upon photochemistry - specifically, studying the phenomenon of "singlet fission" in condensed acenes, by using ultrafast spectroscopy and molecular modelling. It is hoped that by developing a deeper understanding of this process, singlet-fission capable materials may one day be used to increase efficiencies in organic solar cells.

Laboratory for Femtosecond Spectroscopy Website

Huang Research Group

Metha Research Group

Undergraduate Laboratory Demonstrator:

  • Chemistry IA (2015)
  • Chemistry IIB (2015)
  • Chemistry IIA (2016, 2017)
  • Fundamentals of Materials III (2016, 2019)
  • Chemistry III (2017, 2019)
  • Molecular Structure Determination III (2017, 2019)


  • Foundations of Chemistry IB (2016)
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Australia

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