September 2021: (l-r) Marltan Wilson, Özgür Çekmer, Huong Nguyen, Belinda Boehm, David Huang

Group Leader

Dr David M Huang is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide. He received his BSc (Hons) degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of Sydney and his PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. After a stint as a freelance copy editor for Springer, he carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Lyon, then at the University of California, Davis, before beginning his independent research career at The University of Adelaide in 2010.

Current Members

Graduate students (principal supervision)

Huong Nguyen (PhD)
Marltan Wilson (PhD)
Belinda Boehm (PhD)

Graduate students (co-supervision)

Jessica De La Perrelle (PhD, with Tak Kee)
Alexandra Stuart (PhD, with Tak Kee)
Alexander Begbie (PhD, with Tara Pukala)
Hywel Bennett (PhD, with Anthony ZanderBen Cazzolato)

Former Members


Özgür Çekmer (2021–2022)

Graduate students (principal supervision)

Huong Nguyen (MPhil 2019)
Daniel Rankin (MPhil 2019)
Belinda Boehm (MPhil 2018)
Sophia Ackling (MPhil 2017)

Graduate students (co-supervision)

Rohan Hudson (PhD, with Tak Kee)
Mohammad Babazadeh (PhD 2022, with Paul Burn (University of Queensland))
Jessica De La Perrelle (MPhil 2020, with Tak Kee)
Andrew Tarzia (PhD 2019, with Christian Doonan)
Alexandra Stuart (MPhil 2018; with Tak Kee)
Patrick Tapping (PhD 2017, with Tak Kee)
Md Ayub (PhD 2016, with Anthony Zander, Ben Cazzolato, Carl Howard)
Jack Evans (PhD 2016, with Christian Doonan, Chris Sumby)

Honours students

Harrison Waugh (Honours 2016)
Daniel Rankin (Honours 2015)
Andrew Tarzia (Honours 2014, with Christian Doonan)
Charlie Whidborne (Honours 2014, with Tara Pukala)
Simon Blacket (Honours 2013)
Alex Button (Honours 2013, with Tara Pukala)
Mathew James (Honours 2013)
Kaustubh Naik (Honours 2012)
Kyra Schwarz (Honours 2011, with Tak Kee)
Ming Chiu (Honours 2011)

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