Natasha is a former postgraduate student at the University of Queensland under the supervision of Ivan Kassal.
Her research focussed on energy transport in natural and artificial light-harvesting systems. Current accepted theories of electron transfer in molecular systems describe the transfer rate of localised charges, but fail when applied to system with delocalised charges. She was creating a theoretical framework to describe the quantum mechanical effects of delocalisation on the rate of electron transfer in molecular systems.
Natasha hoped to produce a theory that describes the effect of delocalisation on electron transfer. She also described the quantum mechanical effect of delocalised electron transfer on light harvesting systems. This will lead to a better understanding of how such delocalisation can be exploited in engineered quantum systems.
BSc (Hons), Australian National University, Australia
PhD, University of Queensland, Australia