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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 4704 Citations
  • 38 h-Index
20042020

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Biography

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.

Research

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

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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Research Output

  • 4704 Citations
  • 38 h-Index
  • 144 Article
  • 1 Editorial

Benchmark study of DFT and composite methods for bond dissociation energies in argon compounds

Yu, L. J., Dale, S. G., Chan, B. & Karton, A., 1 Mar 2020, In : Chemical Physics. 531, 110676.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Chemically induced repair, adhesion, and recycling of polymers made by inverse vulcanization

    Tonkin, S. J., Gibson, C. T., Campbell, J. A., Lewis, D. A., Karton, A., Hasell, T. & Chalker, J. M., 7 Jun 2020, In : Chemical Science. 11, 21, p. 5537-5546 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Criegee intermediate decomposition pathways for the formation of o-toluic acid and 2-methylphenylformate

    Lakmuang, C., Kroeger, A. A. & Karton, A., Jun 2020, In : Chemical Physics Letters. 748, 137399.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Functionalized Two-Dimensional Nanoporous Graphene as Efficient Global Anode Materials for Li-, Na-, K-, Mg-, and Ca-Ion Batteries

    Hussain, T., Olsson, E., Alhameedi, K., Cai, Q. & Karton, A., 7 May 2020, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 124, 18, p. 9734-9745 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Moiré patterns arising from bilayer graphone/graphene superlattice

    Li, H., Papadakis, R., Hussain, T., Karton, A. & Liu, J., 1 Apr 2020, In : Nano Research. 13, 4, p. 1060-1064 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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