Physical and computational chemistry uses experimental techniques and computer simulations to study the quantitative physical origins of chemical behaviour.

Our research projects in this discipline are wide-ranging, and feature:

  • novel biomaterials
  • energy technologies
  • sensors
  • opto-electronic devices
  • enzyme catalysts
  • molecular diagnostic tools. 

Our research is closely linked with investigations into organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry, and we collaborate with colleagues who specialise in those disciplines on a wide range of multidisciplinary research projects.

Discipline members

  • Professor Debra Bernhardt

    Senior Group Leader
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Professor Ian Gentle

    Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Associate Professor Lisbeth Grondahl

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliate Principal Research Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Associate Professor Elizabeth Krenske

    UQ Development Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Associate Professor Gwendolyn Lawrie

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Professor Alan Mark

    UQ Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affil Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Michael Monteiro

    Vice-Chancellor's Res & Tech Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    VC's Research and Teach Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Dr Paul Shaw

    Advance QLD Research Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Professor Matt Trau

    Professorial Research Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    UQ-CSIRO Chair in Personalised Nano
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology