Dr Anna L. Garden

Computational Heterogeneous Catalysis
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Welcome to the Garden research group!

The Garden research group is led by Dr. Anna Garden, lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Otago, which is situated in Dunedin, New Zealand. Our research interests are focussed on using a computational approach to investigate catalysis of small molecule reactions on both extended and nanoparticle catalysts. For more information on recent and current research projects, please see here.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. students are always welcome and external funding is available for suitable candidates. Please contact me for more details.

Garden group 2016

Garden group 2015
From left to right: Caitlin, Charlie, Anna, Ray.

Recent News

Check out the latest news from the Garden group.

December 2016 Ray graduates his BSc in chemistry and mathematics, with a physics minor.
December 2016 Caitlin graduates her BSc with First class honours in Chemistry.
December 2016 Caroline, a Garden Group alumna from Birmingham University, successfully defends her PhD thesis on the "Structure and Morphology of Pt and Pt-TiO2 Nano Clusters for the Hydrogen Economy"
November 2016 The Inglis Memorial Prize for the top BSc student majoring in chemistry is awarded to Charlie.
November 2016 Anna is awarded a Fast-Start grant from the Marsden Fund to work on Nanotechnology to clean up waterways.
November 2016 Charlie joins the group as a summer research student.
October 2016 Caitlin and Ray publish an article on catalyis in the Chemistry in New Zealand magazine. Steph, also publishes an article on nanoparticles.
October 2016 The PK Grant Prize for exceptional experimental and research skill is awarded to Caitlin.
August 2016 Anna attends the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Conference 2016 in Queenstown.
July 2016 Anna attends the 16th International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering, Rota, Spain.
July 2016 Anna is a guest lecturer at Modeling Methods in Computational Chemistry: Theory and Applications, a summer school at the University of Iceland.
June 2016 Quantum and Computational Chemistry Student Conference (QUACCS) 2.0 takes place in the South Island. Catlin wins the Duck Award for most engaging student talk. Duck
May 2016 Anna is a guest lecturer at Nanocluster synthesis, characterization and applications, workshop at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan.
January 2016 Caroline joins the group as a visiting PhD student from the University of Birmingham Nanophysics Research Lab.
January 2016 Steph joins the group as a research assistant.
December 2015 Anna gives two talks on the synthesis of NH3 and on Au nanoparticle structure, at the Pacifichem meeting in Honolulu, HI, USA.
November 2015 Ray and Robert join the group as summer research students.