Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
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.
Year Citation 2020 Hudson, R. J., De La Perrelle, J. M., Pensack, R. D., Kudisch, B., Scholes, G. D., Huang, D. M., & Kee, T. W. (2020). Organizing crystalline functionalized pentacene using periodicity of poly(vinyl alcohol). Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 11(2), 516-523.
2017 Alvino, J., Bennett, T., Kler, R., Hudson, R., Aupoil, J., Nann, T., . . . Metha, G. (2017). Apparatus for the investigation of high-temperature, high-pressure gas-phase heterogeneous catalytic and photo-catalytic materials. Review of Scientific Instruments, 88(5), 7 pages.
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2017 Bunn, H., Hudson, R., Gentleman, A., & Raston, P. (2017). Far-Infrared Synchrotron Spectroscopy and Torsional Analysis of the Important Interstellar Molecule, Vinyl Alcohol. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 1(2), 70-79.
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2016 Hudson, R., Falcinella, A., & Metha, G. (2016). Molecular geometries and relative stabilities of titanium oxide and gold-titanium oxide clusters. Chemical Physics, 477, 8-18.
Year Citation 2018 Hudson, R., Daughtry, J., Andersson, G., & Metha, G. (2018). Deposition, ligand removal, and applications of atomically precise, chemically synthesized clusters on metal oxide surfaces. In Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Science and Electrochemistry (pp. 672-679).
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)
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