Dr Anna Garden

Dr Anna Garden

Associate Investigator

Phone: 03 479 7928

Postal Address:

Department of Chemistry
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054

Dr Anna Garden is currently a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Otago (since 2015). She was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Iceland in the group of Assoc. Prof. Egill Skúlason and Prof. Hannes Jónsson and prior to that completed her PhD at the University of Otago under the supervision of Prof. Henrik Kjaergaard (now at the University of Copenhagen).

Her research interests are focussed on using a computational approach to investigate catalysis of small molecule reactions on both extended and nanoparticle catalysts. She is interested in understanding how the underlying physical and electronic structure of existing materials govern their catalytic properties. She is also interested in using this information to develop alternative catalysts for existing processes that may allow for more environmentally friendly production. She uses both quantum mechanical and empirical methods in her research.

 

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