Lecturer & Postdoctoral Research Fellow (ACROSS)
BSc (Hons), PhD (Tas)
|Contact Campus||Sandy Bay Campus|
|Telephone||+61 3 6226 1085|
|Fax||+61 3 6226 2858|
Ruth graduated from the University of Tasmania where she obtained both her BSc (Hons) and PhD. She held a postdoctoral position with the University of Sydney from 2011 until 2014 while simultaneously teaching at the University of Tasmania.
My research interests lie in the area of computational chemistry, specifically density functional theory and ab initio calculations. I have applied these calculations to the study of reaction mechanisms involving reactive free radicals, as well as to the design of non-transition-metal catalysts for the dehydrogenation of formic acid.
In addition to computational chemistry I have performed experimental work (originally organic work followed by some materials science) to examine the computational predictions that I have made. My research is now moving into the area of quantitative structure and retention relationships – applying computational chemistry to separation science.
Authorised by the Head of School, Physical Sciences
2 July, 2015