Inorganic Chemistry

Research in the field of inorganic chemistry from the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne.


Brendan Abrahams     Design, synthesis, structure and properties of redox-active and microporous coordination polymers, hydrogen-bonded networks and molecular cages.

Stephen Best     Electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry.

Colette Boskovic     Synthesis and study of molecular magnets and switchable metal complexes.

Paul Donnelly     Synthetic inorganic chemistry; bioinorganic chemistry, metal-based drugs and the study of metal ions in biological systems; diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals.

Carol Hua     Chiral coordination networks and spectroscopy.

Guy Jameson     Iron-containing metalloenzymes, kinetics and spectroscopy, Mössbauer spectroscopy.

Richard O'Hair     Using mass spectrometry to study gas phase reactions in organic biomolecules and inorganic and organometallic ions.

Richard Robson     New inorganic materials.

Alessandro Soncini     Theoretical chemistry for molecular modelling.

Tony Wedd     Polyoxometalate clusters, copper transport proteins, photoactive oxidation catalysts, 2D networks as electrode interfaces, gas phase reactivity of oxoanions, metal transport in hyperaccummulating.

Lei Zhang     Synthesis and structure of coordination complexes including clusters, cages and polymers, with a focus on sustainable energy applications.

Research centres

ARC CoE for Exciton Science
Researching better ways to manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials.

ARC SRC for Particulate Fluids Processing
Bringing together internationally renowned researchers to gain new insights into the interfacial behaviour of particulate fluids and advanced materials.

Research in this area is conducted in the School of Chemistry.