Professor Timothy Schmidt
Professor

Professor Timothy Schmidt

BSc (Hons 1M), The University of Sydney, 1998

PhD, Cambridge University, 2002

Science
School of Chemistry

Professor Timothy Schmidt was educated at The University of Sydney, winning the University Medal for Theoretical Chemistry in 1997. He undertook his PhD at The University of Cambridge in the field of femtosecond spectroscopy under the supervision of the late Dr Gareth Roberts. He was a postdoctoral research associate of Prof. Dr John Paul Maier, FRS in Basel, Switzerland, where he researched highly unsaturated hydrocarbon molecules of astrophysical relevance. Tim returned to Australia in 2003 to take up a position at CSIRO researching artificial photosynthesis. He was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Chemistry at The University of Sydney in 2004 and there rose to Associate Professor before moving to UNSW in 2014 as Professor and ARC Future Fellow. At UNSW he is Research Director of the School of Chemistry and Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science. Professor Schmidt has been the recipient of a number of awards for his research including the Coblentz Award (2010) for contributions to the science of molecular spectroscopy.

Location
Science and Engineering Building (E8) Room 634
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Krechkivska O; Wilcox C; Nauta K; Kable S; Schmidt T, 2019, 'Quantum-Induced Symmetry-Breaking in the Deuterated Dihydroanthracenyl Radical', , http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.8123648.v1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Krechkivska O; Wilcox CM; Nauta K; Kable SH; Schmidt TW, 2019, 'Quantum-Induced Symmetry Breaking in the Deuterated Dihydroanthracenyl Radical', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 123, pp. 6711 - 6719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.9b04561
    Journal articles | 2019
    Stanley JNG; García-García I; Perfrement T; Lovell EC; Schmidt TW; Scott J; Amal R, 2019, 'Plasmonic effects on CO2 reduction over bimetallic Ni-Au catalysts', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 194, pp. 94 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2018.04.003
    Journal articles | 2018
    Yasarapudi VB; Frazer L; Webb JEA; Gallaher JK; MacMillan A; Falber A; Thordarson P; Schmidt TW, 2018, 'Competing Energy Transfer Pathways in a Five-Chromophore Perylene Array', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122, pp. 13937 - 13943, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01084
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zhang J; Hill NS; Lalevée J; Fouassier JP; Zhao J; Graff B; Schmidt TW; Kable SH; Stenzel MH; Coote ML; Xiao P, 2018, 'Multihydroxy-Anthraquinone Derivatives as Free Radical and Cationic Photoinitiators of Various Photopolymerizations under Green LED', Macromolecular Rapid Communications, vol. 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/marc.201800172
    Journal articles | 2016
    Adnan NNM; Cheng YY; Ong NMN; Kamaruddin TT; Rozlan E; Schmidt TW; Duong HTT; Boyer C, 2016, 'Effect of gold nanoparticle shapes for phototherapy and drug delivery', Polymer Chemistry, vol. 7, pp. 2888 - 2903, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6py00465b
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kaysir MR; Fleming S; MacQueen RW; Schmidt TW; Argyros A, 2016, 'Luminescent solar concentrators utilizing stimulated emission', Optics Express, vol. 24, pp. A497 - A505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.00A497
    Journal articles | 2016
    Krechkivska O; Wilcox CM; Troy TP; Nauta K; Chan B; Jacob R; Reid SA; Radom L; Schmidt TW; Kable SH, 2016, 'Hydrogen-atom attack on phenol and toluene is ortho-directed', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 18, pp. 8625 - 8636, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cp07619f
    Journal articles | 2016
    O'Connor GD; Sanelli JA; Dryza V; Bieske EJ; Schmidt TW, 2016, 'Electronic spectrum of 9-methylanthracenium radical cation', Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4945109
    Journal articles | 2016
    Tayebjee MJY; Schwarz KN; MacQueen RW; Dvořák M; Lam AWC; Ghiggino KP; McCamey DR; Schmidt TW; Conibeer GJ, 2016, 'Morphological Evolution and Singlet Fission in Aqueous Suspensions of TIPS-Pentacene Nanoparticles', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 120, pp. 157 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b11353
    Journal articles | 2015
    Danos A; MacQueen RW; Cheng YY; Dvořák M; Darwish TA; McCamey DR; Schmidt TW, 2015, 'Deuteration of Perylene Enhances Photochemical Upconversion Efficiency', Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 6, pp. 3061 - 3066, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b01271
    Journal articles | 2015
    Krechkivska O; Bacskay GB; Troy TP; Nauta K; Kreuscher TD; Kable SH; Schmidt TW, 2015, 'Resonance-Enhanced 2-Photon Ionization Scheme for C2 through a Newly Identified Band System: 43∏∏g-a3∏∏u', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 119, pp. 12102 - 12108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.5b05685
    Journal articles | 2015
    Krechkivska O; Wilcox CM; Chan B; Jacob R; Liu Y; Nauta K; Kable SH; Radom L; Schmidt TW, 2015, 'H and D Attachment to Naphthalene: Spectra and Thermochemistry of Cold Gas-Phase 1-C10H9 and 1-C10H8D Radicals and Cations', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 119, pp. 3225 - 3232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.5b01652
    Journal articles | 2015
    Simpson C; Clarke TM; Macqueen RW; Cheng YY; Trevitt AJ; Mozer AJ; Wagner P; Schmidt TW; Nattestad A, 2015, 'An intermediate band dye-sensitised solar cell using triplet-triplet annihilation', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 17, pp. 24826 - 24830, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cp04825g
    Journal articles | 2015
    Tayebjee MJY; McCamey DR; Schmidt TW, 2015, 'Beyond shockley-queisser: Molecular approaches to high-efficiency photovoltaics', Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 6, pp. 2367 - 2378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00716
    Journal articles | 2014
    Krechkivska O; Wilcox C; O'Connor GD; Nauta K; Kable SH; Schmidt TW, 2014, 'Ionization energies of three resonance-stabilized radicals: Cyclohexadienyl (dn, n = 0, 1, 6, 7), 1-phenylpropargyl, and methylcyclohexadienyl', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 118, pp. 10252 - 10258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp508985s
    Journal articles | 2014
    Li Y; Clady R; Park J; Thombare SV; Schmidt TW; Brongersma ML; McIntyre PC, 2014, 'Ultrafast electron and phonon response of oriented and diameter-controlled germanium nanowire arrays', Nano Letters, vol. 14, pp. 3427 - 3431, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl500953p
    Journal articles | 2014
    Nattestad A; Cheng YY; MacQueen RW; Wallace GG; Schmidt TW, 2014, 'Integrating a triplet-triplet annihilation up-conversion system to enhance dye-sensitized solar cell response to sub-bandgap light', Journal of Visualized Experiments, http://dx.doi.org/10.3791/52028
    Journal articles | 2014
    Schmidt TW; Castellano FN, 2014, 'Photochemical upconversion: The primacy of kinetics', Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 5, pp. 4062 - 4072, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jz501799m
    Journal articles | 2013
    Goldstein DC; Peterson JR; Cheng YY; Clady RGC; Schmidt TW; Thordarson P, 2013, 'Synthesis and luminescence properties of iridium(III) azideand triazole-bisterpyridine complexes', Molecules, vol. 18, pp. 8959 - 8975, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules18088959
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nattestad A; Cheng YY; Macqueen RW; Schulze TF; Thompson FW; Mozer AJ; Fückel B; Khoury T; Crossley MJ; Lips K; Wallace GG; Schmidt TW, 2013, 'Dye-sensitized solar cell with integrated triplet-triplet annihilation upconversion system', Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 4, pp. 2073 - 2078, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jz401050u
    Journal articles | 2013
    Roberts DA; Schmidt TW; Crossley MJ; Perrier S, 2013, 'Tunable self-assembly of triazole-linked porphyrin-polymer conjugates', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 19, pp. 12759 - 12770, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201301133
    Journal articles | 2013
    Tayebjee MJY; Clady RGCR; Schmidt TW, 2013, 'The exciton dynamics in tetracene thin films', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 15, pp. 14797 - 14805, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cp52609g
    Journal articles | 2012
    Roberts DA; Fückel B; Clady RGCR; Cheng YY; Crossley MJ; Schmidt TW, 2012, 'Synthesis and ultrafast excited-state dynamics of zinc and palladium triply fused diporphyrins', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 116, pp. 7898 - 7905, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp3043895
    Journal articles | 2012
    Troy TP; Nakajima M; Chalyavi N; Nauta K; Kable SH; Schmidt TW, 2012, 'Hydroxyl addition to aromatic alkenes: Resonance-stabilized radical intermediates', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 116, pp. 7906 - 7915, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp304875r
    Journal articles | 2011
    Clady RGCR; Schmidt T; Tayebjee M; Aliberti P; Conibeer G; Konig D; Green MA; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2011, 'Interplay between the hot phonon effect and intervalley scattering on the cooling rate of hot carrier in GaAs and InP', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 20, pp. 82 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.1121
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dehn S; Tong K; Clady RGCR; Owen D; Gaus K; Schmidt T; Braet F; Thordarson P, 2011, 'The structure and luminescence properties of europium(III) triflate doped self-assembled pyromellitamide gels', New Journal of Chemistry, vol. 35, pp. 1466 - 1471, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C1NJ20085B
    Journal articles | 2011
    Goldstein DC; Cheng YY; Schmidt TW; Bhadbhade M; Thordarson P, 2011, 'Photophysical Properties of a New Series of Water Soluble Iridium Bisterpyridine Complexes Functionalised at the 4’ Position', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, vol. 40, pp. 2053 - 2061, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0dt01317j
    Journal articles | 2007
    Gilliéron C; Sharma N; Nauta K; Schmidt TW, 2007, 'Structure of the naphthalene dimer from rare gas tagging', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 111, pp. 4211 - 4214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp0687504

"Resolving the interstellar carbon crisis with multi-laser spectroscopy", ARC Discovery Grant (DP190103151), 2019-21, $403k

"Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science", ARC Centre of Excellence (CE170100026), 2017-23, $31.9M

"Shared Laser Consortium", ARC LEIF (LE180100060), 2018, $983k

"Time-resolved terahertz and optical spectroscopy facility", ARC LEIF (LE160100107), 2016, $415k

"Precision Luminescent Greenhouse Films", ARC Linkage Grant (LP160100575), 2016-18, $330k

"Reactive Intermediates in Atmospheric and Combustion Chemistry ", ARC Discovery (DP150102779), 2015-18, $649k

The Broida Prize 2015 (International Symposium on Free Radicals)

Coblentz Award 2010

RACI Physical Chemistry Lectureship (Inaugural, 2009)

Fellow, Royal Australian Chemistry Institute

Fellow, Royal Society of New South Wales

RACI Physical Chemistry Medal 2021

  • Exciton Science
  • Astrochemistry
  • Electronic Structure

National Science Week Talk: https://youtu.be/OuwlG6eF_Xc

 

 

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CHEM 1031/1051: Higher Chemistry (1st year).

CHEM2011:  Physical Chemistry - Molecules, Energy and Change