Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE160100732 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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Researchers Dr Simone Ciampi

Brief description This project seeks to gain quantitative understanding of the role of electrostatics over chemical processes. Chemical transformations of organic compounds at interfaces underpin some of the most important processes, from the production of fine chemicals for pharmaceuticals to assisting bio-degradation of pollutants in clean technologies. Recent computational studies suggest that by applying oriented electric fields at interfaces, the rate and the selectivity of chemical processes can be altered at will. The project intends to test these theoretical findings. The knowledge generated by this research may translate into new technologies for the fine-chemical and biotechnology industries.

Funding Amount $359,544

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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