2017 RACI Physical Chemistry Division Lectureship awarded to Lars Goerigk

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) awarded Dr Lars Goerigk the 2017 RACI Physical Chemistry Division Lectureship.

With this lectureship the Physical Chemistry Division of RACI allows outstanding early- and mid-career physical or theoretical chemists to tour Australia to present their research work. The lectureship will be officially awarded at the upcoming RACI Centenary Congress in Melbourne in July.

Article in Angewandte Chemie

Our recent collaborative efforts with the Ritchie and O’Hair groups have been published in Angewandte Chemie.

We present a novel way of synthesising Mo-V polyanions, which had not been experimentally accessible before, by using microwaves. Our quantum-chemical calculations were important in understanding the resulting structures and their distribution.

English version in Angewandte Chemie International Edition: DOI: 10.1002/anie.201608589

German version in Angewandte Chemie: DOI: 10.1002/ange.201608589

Travel award for Asim Najibi

Contragulations to Asim Najibi for winning the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Travel Award to attend the Australian Symposium on Computational Chemistry in Perth on 1-2 December 2016. The symposium will be held in honour of distinguished quantum chemists Prof. Leo Radom (The University of Sydney) and Prof. Jan Martin (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) and thanks to the award, Asim will have the opportunity to meet some of the best people in the field of Theoretical and Computational Quantum Chemistry.

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