祝贺中心主任Jeff Reimers荣获David Craig奖!



David Craig奖是澳大利亚科学院颁发的奖项。奖励颁发给对化学研究作出过重大贡献的科学研究人员。Reimers教授是应用量子理论研究化学的先驱。他的研究包括开发大型复杂体系如生物化学和电子器件方面的耦合了电子与原子运动的理论。他的工作解释了光合作用蛋白质在光合作用过程中如何调控复杂的光-物质相互作用,特别是光吸收过程中的光电转化过程。他也开发了解释单一有机分子电子器件制备过程中的化学特征的理论研究方法,通过化学直觉揭示了其化学量子效应。详细内容请见相关网页

The David Craig Medal recognises the outstanding contribution to chemical research of the late Emeritus Professor David Craig, AC, FAA, FRS. Its purpose is to recognise contributions of a high order to any branch of chemistry by active researchers. The awardee is expected to present several public lectures in cities across Australia. The award is made annually and is given to candidates who are normally resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in Australia.
Professor Reimers pioneered the application of the chemical quantum theory of coupled electronic and nuclear motions to large systems of biochemical and technological relevance. His work explains how during photosynthesis the protein structure manipulates the complex light-matter interaction around the ‘special-pair’ solar-to-electrical conversion apparatus to control energy harvesting. He has also developed ways of interpreting the chemical signatures manifested when single organic molecules conduct electricity, and he has evaluated the role of chemical quantum effects in manifesting consciousness.

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