Computational antioxidant design
Research Assistant Professor Amir Karton
I am the head of the computational chemistry group at the School of Molecular Sciences. I currently hold an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award fellowship. My main research interests lie in the development of quantum chemical theory and the application of these theories to solving problems of chemical structure, mechanism and molecular design.
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Step 1 - Check criteria
General UWA PhD entrance requirements can be found on the Future Students website.
- We are looking for highly motivated students who are interested in the area of theoretical chemistry
- A background in organic and/or biological chemistry is an advantage
- Background in programing (e.g. C, Perl, or Fortran) and a UNIX environment is an advantage (but not essential)
Step 3 - Lodge application
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