Thomas Fallon

Dr Thomas Fallon

Lecturer

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


The Fallon group works on the chemistry of shape-shifting molecules. These intriguing dynamic systems have no permanent structure and exist in constant metamorphosis. We develop new synthetic and analytical methods, and are applying these systems in molecular devices and medicinal chemistry. 

New Zealand Royal Society Marsden Fast-Start grant 2016-2019.

  • Chemical Kinetics (1st year)
  • Purification and Analytical Chemistry (2nd year)
  • Aromatic chemistry (2nd year)
  • Bioorganic chemistry (2nd year)
  • Stereoselective synthesis (3rd year)
  • Pericyclic Chemistry (Honours)
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Research focuses on the biomimetic synthesis and structural revisions natural products. Compounds that are isolated in Nature are synthesized in the lab by considering plausible reactions in their biosynthesis Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Tomas Mendes Gouveia Vieira deCastro
    2021 Co-Supervisor Biomimetic Total Synthesis of Natural Products Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Emma Caitlin Becroft
    2021 Principal Supervisor Synthesis and application of substituted bullvalenes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Andre Pierson Birve
    2020 Co-Supervisor Use of Peroxygenase P450 Enzymes as Oxidative Catalysts in the Synthesis of Natural Products Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jinia Akter
    2020 Principal Supervisor Supramolecular Applications of Shape-Shifting Molecules Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Elliott Grayson Raymond
    2020 Principal Supervisor Rapid Generation of Molecular Complexity via Diels-Alder Approaches Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Isuru Dissanayake Mudiyanselage
    2019 Co-Supervisor Biomimetic synthesis of complex natural products Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sarah Alexandra French
    2018 Co-Supervisor Designer biological molecules Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nicholas Charles Schumann
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Synthesis and Applications of Substituted Bullvalenes and The Synthesis of Bicyclo[4.2.0]octadiene Derived Natural Products Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Harshal Deepak Patel
    2018 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Synthesis and Network Analysis of Substituted Bullvalenes and the Total Synthesis of Endiandric Acid J and Beilcyclone A Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ossama Yahiaoui
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135960
  • Email: thomas.fallon@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Badger, floor 2
  • Org Unit: School of Physical Sciences

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