Paul Alexander Hume

Biography

Paul completed his BSc(Hons) and PhD in chemistry at the University of Auckland in 2010 and 2014 respectively. During this time his research was focussed on the synthesis of complex natural products. His research also involved the use of quantum-chemical calculations as a means of investigating the plausibility of mechanistic hypotheses and development of novel synthetic methodologies. Following his PhD, he moved to the University of Nottingham, accepting a position as a research fellow in the group of Professor David Amabilino. While in the UK, Paul's work focussed on the preparation, modelling and characterisation of chiral self-assembling molecules for use in organic solar cells. Paul returned to the University of Auckland in 2016.

Research | Current

Current research interests include: the use of organic chemistry in combination with other disciplines to explore fundamental questions regarding charge generation in organic solar cells, mechanistic organic chemistry, preparation of novel materials for organic solar cells and quantum-chemical modelling.

Teaching | Current

Chem 100/100G - Molecules that Changed the World

Chem 330 - Contemporary Organic Chemistry

Chem 730 - Modern Methods for the Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)