CHEMISTRY IN THE RITCHIE GROUP
Speculate, Create and Innovate. Our research programme strives to use the boundless toolkit of synthetic chemistry to create new materials that have the potential to be both fundamentally and commercially valuable.
We are interested in the design and realisation of self -assembled molecules that have unique properties that result from the combination of the constituent parts. Of particular interest are species that show significant sensitivity to their surroundings, with control of the many environmental variables facilitating the use of these molecules as sensors. Incorporation of these molecular components into materials and optimisation of the desired responses is then informed through consultation with industrial partners.
School of Chemistry, Clayton Campus, Monash University