Dr Terry Frankcombe is an Associate Professor in the School of Science at UNSW Canberra.
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I currently lead a research group investigating a variety of phenomena within physical chemistry, with a focus on the influence of energetics/energy surfaces on dynamical properties. I also collaborate on investigations of dielectric materials, interpreting wave functions and interfacial properties of graphene.
I completed my PhD in 2001 at the University of Queensland, having received a Bachelor of Science with Honours and a University Medal from the Australian National University in 1997. I undertook a series of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Queensland (2002-2003), Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands, 2004-2006), Göteborgs Universitet (Sweden, 2007, as a Marie Curie Fellow) and the Australian National University (2008-2010), before being awarded an ARC Future Fellowship undertaken at ANU (2011-2014). I also held the position of Associate Director of the National Youth Science Forum (a non-research position) from December 2010 to March 2011.
Having been appointed as a Senior Lecturer in what was then known as PEMS in 2015, I was appointed as Associate Professor at the renamed School of Science in 2019.
My research group is a member group of the QDN - Quantum Dynamics Network.