Small Molecule Transformations Laboratory- James Cook University

Welcome to our website, and thank-you for your interest in our research

Our group is led by Dr Rosalie Hocking

The over-arching goal of our research is to design new ways to transform small molecules including water, carbon dioxide and ammonia, with a focus on common earth materials as both substrates and catalysts. Much of our work involves the study of mineral formation and dissolution that is associated with small molecule transformations.

To better understanding the importance of small molecules see Rosalie’s TedX talk on “How Changing Small Molecules can Change the World”

Our work currently focuses on small molecule transformations as they are
important in three key areas:

1) Designing and Understanding Catalysts for Clean Energy.

2) Environmental Management and Soil Chemistry

3) The Origin of Life and Astrobiology