Dr Thomas Macdonald
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Thomas Macdonald

PhD in Chemistry (UNSW), BSc (Hons.) (USyd)

Science
School of Physics

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science with Prof. Dane McCamey. My work focuses on the possibility of using excitons as an information basis to perform logic operations. Previously, I worked with A. Prof. Jon Beves in the School of Chemistry using diffusion NMR to study supramolecular systems and non-equilibrium processes in solution as a route to directed molecular transport.

Location
Rm 618-621, Science and Engineering Building E8
  • Journal articles | 2016
    Mallo N; Brown PT; Iranmanesh H; MacDonald TSC; Teusner MJ; Harper JB; Ball GE; Beves JE, 2016, 'Photochromic switching behaviour of donor-acceptor Stenhouse adducts in organic solvents', Chemical Communications, vol. 52, pp. 13576 - 13579, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6CC08079K

  • 2020: UNSW Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis

I work in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science with Prof. Dane McCamey. We use magnetic resonance to study the spin physics and energy transfer processes of molecular excitons. My work focuses on using long-lived high spin excitons to store, transmit, and perform logic operations on information.