Amy Hancock

PhD student

Melbourne Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

School of Chemistry

The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010


Room: 172 (Masson Building)

E-mail: achancock AT



2020 – present: PhD student, School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Australia

2018 – 2019: Master of Science (Chemistry) (with Distinction), School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Australia

2015 – 2017: Bachelor of Science (Advanced) in Chemistry and Theoretical Physics, The University of Adelaide, Australia



2022: Poster Prize, Physical Chemistry symposium, RACI National Congress, Brisbane, Australia

2020: Melbourne Research Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, Australia

2019: Poster Prize, Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (APATCC)

2016—2017: Scholarship for Female Students in Science and Engineering, Defence Science Technology Group


Professional Memberships and Academic Service

2020 – present: student member of Royal Australian Chemical Institute (MRACI)

2018 – present: General Representative (2020, 2018) and Secretary (2019) of Chemistry Postgraduate Society, The University of Melbourne



1.  A. C. Hancock, L. Goerigk, “Noncovalently bound excited-state dimers: a perspective on current time-dependent Density Functional Theory approaches applied to aromatic excimer models”, RSC Advances 2022,12, 13014-13034. DOI: 10.1039/D2RA01703B (“Emerging Investigators” Themed Collection, open access)


4. 11/2011 – Talk: “Analysis of current TD-DFT methods to describe excimer binding”, RACI PhysChem Summer Festival 2021, Australia.

3. 11/2021 – Invited Talk: “Excimer binding as a perspective on current TD-DFT approaches”, RACI PhysChem Research Webinars

2. 07/2021 – Invited Talk: “Missing dispersion in TD-DFT: A study of excimer binding”, RACI PhysChem Research Webinars

1. 10/2019 – Poster: “Assessing noncovalent interactions in electronic excited states”, APATCC 2019, Sydney, Australia.