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

    6009 Perth


  • 4321 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
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Personal profile


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 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 a number of prestigious awards including 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). For more information go to Amir's website: https://www.chemtheorist.com.


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


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

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Molecules Chemical Compounds
Isomers Chemical Compounds
functionals Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2004 2019

  • 4321 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
  • 134 Article
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
2 Citations (Scopus)

A Computational Foray into the Mechanism and Catalysis of the Adduct Formation Reaction of Guanine with Crotonaldehyde

Kroeger, A. A. & Karton, A., 5 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Computational Chemistry. 40, 4, p. 630-637 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Blue phosphorene monolayers as potential nano sensors for volatile organic compounds under point defects

Sun, S., Hussain, T., Zhang, W. & Karton, A., 30 Aug 2019, In : Applied Surface Science. 486, p. 52-57 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Volatile Organic Compounds
Point defects
Volatile organic compounds
1 Citation (Scopus)

Carnosine and Carcinine Derivatives Rapidly React with Hypochlorous Acid to Form Chloramines and Dichloramines

Carroll, L., Karton, A., Radom, L., Davies, M. J. & Pattison, D. I., Mar 2019, In : Chemical Research in Toxicology. 32, 3, p. 513-525 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catalysis by Pure Graphene-From Supporting Actor to Protagonist through Shape Complementarity

Kroeger, A. A. & Karton, A., 6 Sep 2019, In : The Journal of Organic Chemistry. 84, 17, p. 11343-11347 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catalyst supports
Discrete Fourier transforms

Projects 2012 2021