Amir Karton


  • The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Associate Professor Amir Karton leads the theoretical and computational chemistry group at the School of Molecular Sciences, TheUniversity of Western Australia. He currently holds an 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 in a range of chemical disciplines, ranging from biochemistry to nano-chemistry. These include the computational design of graphene-based functional materials, elucidating the mechanisms by which enzymes catalyze molecular transformations, and simulations of atmospherically relevant chemical reactions. Amir received several prestigious awards including the American Chemical Society (ACS) Journal of Physical Chemistry – PHYS Division Lectureship Award (2020), the RACI Physical Chemistry Division Lectureship (2019), The Le Fèvre Medal from the Australian Academy of Science (2018), and the Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Investigators Award (2016). Amir serves as the current Chair of the RACI Inclusion and Diversity Committee (RIDC) and shares his expertise as Editor of Chemical Physics Letters and Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Chemistry. For more information go to Amir's website:


Theoretical chemistry, Computational chemistry, Quantum chemistry, Density Functional Theory, Catalysis, Molecular design

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Computational and theoretical chemistry
  • Quantum chemistry
  • Molecular design
  • Free radical chemistry
  • Organic catalysis
  • Enzymatic catalysis
  • Organometallic catalysis


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