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.

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

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Major funding support

Australian Research Council