Rohan Hudson

Mr Rohan Hudson

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Postgraduate Student

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.

Laboratory for Femtosecond Spectroscopy Website

Huang Research Group

Metha Research Group

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Hudson, R. J., Huang, D. M., & Kee, T. W. (2020). Anisotropic triplet exciton diffusion in crystalline functionalized pentacene. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124(43), 23541-23550.
    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.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    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.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2017 Bunn, H., Hudson, R. J., Gentleman, A. S., & Raston, P. L. (2017). Far-Infrared Synchrotron Spectroscopy and Torsional Analysis of the Important Interstellar Molecule, Vinyl Alcohol. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 1(2), 70-79.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS9
    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.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
  • Book Chapters

    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). Elsevier.

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
  • Position: Postgraduate Student
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Johnson, floor G
  • Room: G 13
  • Org Unit: Chemistry

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