Professor Michelle Coote
Bsc PhD New South Wales
Professor Michelle Coote is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, where she completed a B.Sc. (Hons) in industrial chemistry (1995), followed by a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry (2000). Following postdoctoral work at the University of Durham, UK, she joined the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University in 2001, initially as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Leo Radom. She established her own research group in 2004 and was promoted to Professor in 2011. She has published extensively in the fields of polymer chemistry, radical chemistry and computational quantum chemistry, and is a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. She has received many awards including the 2001 IUPAC prize for young scientists, the RACI Cornforth medal (2000), Rennie medal (2006) and David Sangster Polymer Science and Technology Achievement Award (2010), the Le Fevre Memorial Prize of the Australian Academy of Science (2010) and the Pople Medal of the Asia-Pacific Association for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (2015). In 2014, she was elected to the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science.
Phone: +61 2 61253771
Groups: Computer Aided Chemical Design
Research School of Chemistry, Building 137
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601
Congratulations to Dr Ganna Gryn'ova who won one of the five IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists, for her Ph.D. thesis work entitled “Understanding and Manipulating The Reactivity of Nitroxides and Other Stable Free Radicals”.
Congratulations to Dr Naomi Haworth who won a prize for her talk entitled “Computational Investigations of Electric Field Effects on Diels-Alder Reactions” at the recent 10th Annual International Electromaterials Science Symposium.
Congratulations to Dr Anya Gryn’ova who is the recipient of this year’s RACI Cornforth Medal which is awarded to the person “who is judged to have completed the most outstanding PhD thesis in a branch of chemistry, chemical science or chemical technology”. Anya completed her PhD earlier this year in the group and is now in Switzerland undertaking a post-doctoral fellowship.
Congratulations to Sarah Faulkner who was awarded first class honours and the university medal.
Congratulations to Michelle Coote, who has been elected to the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science.
Congratulations to Richard Kong, who won second place in the Summer Scholars 3 minute thesis competition for his speech on pH-switchable control agents.
The Coote group will join the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science which has been awarded funding of $25,000,000 for the next seven years. Congratulations to Gordon Wallace and the team.
Congratulations to Anya Gryn'ova who was awarded the prize for the postgraduate student who had made the most significant contribution to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology.
Congratulations to Ellen Swann who was awarded first class honours for her thesis "pH Switchable radical stability -Experimental validation and theoretical design"
Congratulations to Aravindhan Ganesan who was awarded a prestigious Endeavour Fellowship to continue his work on orbital switching."
Congratulations to Anya Gryn'ova who has just submitted her PhD thesis entitled "Understanding and Manipulating The Reactivity of Nitroxides and Other Stable Free Radicals."
Farewell to Dr Ching Yeh Lin who is leaving group to take up a position at the Supercomputing Facility as a consultant for the National Computational Infrastructure."
Ms Sarah Faulkner has recently joined our group as an Honours student.
Mr Andrew Smith has recently joined our group as an Honours student.
Mr Richmond Lee has recently joined our group as a PhD student.
Ms Ellen Swann has recently joined our group as an Honours student.
Congratulations to Junming Ho who has been awarded the 2012 RACI Cornforth Medal for his PhD thesis entitled "Predicting pKa: Theory and Applications". The medal is awarded annually to a RACI member who is judged to have completed the most outstanding PhD thesis in a branch of chemistry, chemical science or chemical technology under the auspices of an Australian University.
Congratulations to Anya Gryn'ova whose paper "New Insights into the Mechanism of Amine/Nitroxide Cycling during the Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer Inhibited Oxidative Degradation of Polymers" was featured on the cover of JACS and selected for inclusion as a JACS spotlight.
Congratulations to Anya Gryn'ova who has been awarded Vice Chancellor's student travel grant to attend the International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry at Durham University in September.
Congratulations to Junming Ho whose paper on pKa predictions is ranked as the most cited paper in Theoretical Chemistry Accounts for the period 2010-2011, and is also currently most downloaded paper and the 5th most downloaded paper of all time for this journal.
Congratulations to Junming Ho who was awarded the Director's Prize for the Best PhD Thesis in Chemistry.
Ben Noble joins our group as a PhD scholar.
Congratulations to Junming Ho and Anya Gryn'ova have both been awarded travel grants. Junming will receive Vice Chancellor's funding to visit Mark Gordon at Iowa State University, and Anya will receive funding from the RACI Polymer Division to attend the International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry at Durham University, later this year.
Congratulations to David Brittain who submitted his PhD thesis.
Congratulations to Ben Noble who was awarded first class honours.
Congratulations to Anya Gryn'ova who recently won the runner-up oral presentation prize at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology Spring Carnival in Sydney, October 17-18, 2011 for her talk entitled: "Catalytic Cycle of Nitroxide Activation and Regeneration".
Ms Zehui Meng has recently joined our group as an Honours student.
Mr Peng Yuan has recently joined our group as a PhD student.
Congratulations to Anya Gryn'ova who recently won the poster prize at the International Conference on Chemical Kinetics, at MIT July 10-14, 2011 for her poster entitled: "Directions And Results Of Hydroxyl Radical Attack On Nucleic Acids: A Theoretical Study"
Ms Tamara Meirelles has recently joined our group for a PhD degree.
Dr Leesa Smith has recently joined our group as an Experimental Research Officer.
Mr Junming Ho has recently submitted his PhD thesis.
Dr Isa Degirmenci has recently joined our group for Postdoctoral position.
Mr Benjamin Noble has recently joined our group for Honours Degree.
Congratulations goes to Michelle Coote, who has been promoted to full Professor at the ANU. She is the ANU's first female Professor of Chemistry and undoubtedly one of the youngest members of staff ever to achieve this rank.
Michelle Coote receives the 2010 David Sangster Polymer Science and Technology Achievement Award.