Hunt Research Group

The Hunt Research Group is a theoretical and computational chemistry group which carries out theoretical development and computational modeling.

Our research is focused towards understanding the chemistry and physics associated with solvents and solvation, particularly as this applies to ionic-liquds and aqueous solutions.

We study the making and breaking of molecules. This includes catalytic mechanisms (for group II and frustriated lewis acid-base pairs) and chemical decomposition (bio-fuels and ionic-liquids).

Overarching all of these areas is a specialisation in hydrogen-bonding, acid-base interactions and an expertise in the MO theory of bonding. We have developed the Effective MO Method for interrogating the electronic structure of liquids.

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Latest News A New Publication and Achieving GOLD Status

Just Published
Matthew has his article on thermal decomposition of carboxylate ionic liquids published in PCCP. Well done!

Athena SWAN gold award!
Tricia is the lead for the Athena SWAN activities in the department. We are the 4th department in the whole of the UK to achieve GOLD status. The award celebrates a commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, and engineering. This includes activities aimed at UGs all the way through to professors.