Professor Amir Karton leads the quantum chemistry lab at the School of Science and Technology at the University of New England. Prof. Karton’s lab designs functional molecules and materials for catalysis and sustainable energy technologies using high-level quantum chemical simulations. The significance of this research has been recognized by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Citation Award (2021), the American Chemical Society (ACS) PHYS Division Lectureship Award (2020), the RACI Physical Chemistry Lectureship (2019), and the Le Fèvre Medal from the Australian Academy of Science (2018). Amir is an Editor of Chemical Physics Letters and Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Chemistry.
Associate Professor Amir Karton leads the computational chemistry group at the University of Western Australia. His research interests focus on the development of quantum chemical theory for the calculation of highly accurate chemical properties and the application of these theories to problems of chemical structure, mechanism, and design. Amir’s applied studies span several disciplines, ranging from biochemistry to nanochemistry. These include the computational design of 2D functional materials and elucidating the mechanisms by which enzymes catalyze molecular transformations. Recent awards include the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Citation Award (2021), American Chemical Society (ACS) Journal of Physical Chemistry – PHYS Division Lectureship Award (2020), RACI Physical Chemistry Lectureship (2019), and Le Fèvre Medal from the Australian Academy of Science (2018). For more information go to Amir’s webpage: http://www.chemtheorist.com.