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Dr Amir Karton

Amir Karton
Amir Karton

Phone: +61 8 6488 3139

Research Expertise:
  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Quantum chemistry
  • Molecular design
  • Free radical chemistry
  • Organic catalysis
  • Enzymatic catalysis
  • Organometallic catalysis


Associate Professor Amir Karton leads the computational chemistry group at the University of Western Australia. He currently holds a prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. His research interests are focused on the development of quantum chemical theory for the calculation of highly accurate chemical properties and the application of these procedures to problems of chemical structure, mechanism, and design. Amir’s computational chemistry group is working closely with internationally leading experimental groups in order to tackle challenging chemical problems that span several disciplines, ranging from biochemistry to nano-chemistry. These include the computational design of graphene-based functional materials, elucidating the mechanisms by which enzymes catalyse molecular transformations, and simulations of atmospherically relevant chemical reactions. Amir received a number of prestigious awards including the Le Fèvre Medal from the Australian Academy of Science (2018), the Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Investigators Award (2016), and the Outstanding Young Investigator Award from UWA (2013).

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