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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April 2015

Latest News Plenty of activity!

New Publications
Gabriel Lau has his paper "Surface thermodynamics of planar, cylindrical, and spherical vapour-liquid interfaces of water" published in JCP. Congratulations!
Richard Matthews has his paper "Hydrogen bonding and π-π interactions in imidazolium-chloride ionic liquid clusters" accepted in PCCP. Congratulations!

Supporting Imperial
Oli Benton was a pannel member in the first Imperial Questions live on 18th Feb. Run in a Question Time style, with live streaming and an audience, Oli participated as the Athletics Club Committee chair. Topics covered included student engagement, how the College consults with students and if there is enough focus on teaching from the academic staff.