Natasha Taylor

Natasha is a postgraduate student at the University of Queensland currently undertaking a PhD with postdoctoral researcher Ivan Kassal.

Her research focusses 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 is creating a theoretical framework to describe the quantum mechanical effects of delocalisation on the rate of electron transfer in molecular systems.

Natasha hopes to produce a theory that describes the effect of delocalisation on electron transfer. She will also describe 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.

Qualifications: 
BSc (Hons), Australian National University, Australia
PhD, University of Queensland, Australia

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.