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 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.
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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