PhD scholarships ($35,000 per year) are available for high-achieving students (with H1/High Distinction in UG and/or Masters by Research) in theoretical/computational chemistry or relevant sciences under my supervision. If you are interested contact me at email@example.com.
Dr Terry Frankcombe is an Associate Professor in the School of Science at UNSW Canberra.
I currently lead a research group investigating a variety of phenomena within physical chemistry, with a focus on the influence of energetics/energy surfaces on dynamical properties. I also collaborate on investigations of dielectric materials, interpreting wave functions and interfacial properties of graphene.
I completed my PhD in 2001 at the University of Queensland, having received a Bachelor of Science with Honours and a University Medal from the Australian National University in 1997. I undertook a series of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Queensland (2002-2003), Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands, 2004-2006), Göteborgs Universitet (Sweden, 2007, as a Marie Curie Fellow) and the Australian National University (2008-2010), before being awarded an ARC Future Fellowship undertaken at ANU (2011-2014). I also held the position of Associate Director of the National Youth Science Forum (a non-research position) from December 2010 to March 2011.
Having been appointed as a Senior Lecturer in what was then known as PEMS in 2015, I was appointed as Associate Professor at the renamed School of Science in 2019.
My research group is a member group of the QDN - Quantum Dynamics Network.
Terry's research interests can be broadly described as theoretical and computational chemical physics. He currently has active research projects spanning everything from small molecule quantum dynamics to condensed matter modelling:
Some currently available PhD research projects are listed below.
My Research Supervision
Mathematics 1B, Engineering Mathematics 2B