Laura K McKemmish

About Me

I consider myself to be a quantum chemist and molecular physicist. My expertise is in theoretical and computational modelling of molecules, particularly their spectroscopy. I love interdisciplinary work and combining interesting methods with interesting applications.

In January 2018, I moved to Sydney Australia to take up a lectureship in the School of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales.

I am building my own research group that will focus on new and innovative method development linked with interesting applications in a variety of different fields, with fundamental chemistry and physics a particular interest. One characteristic of my scientific research is to look at new ways of investigating and solving particular problems that are inspired by a unusual perspective, such as from the lens of a different field.

My research is at the boundary of chemistry and physics - I am always happy to take enthusiastic students from either backgrounds (or both!) wanting to use computational methods and theory to tackle the complicated problems in science.

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You can find me in Dalton Building Room 123, UNSW or call me on +61 (2) 9385 6430.