Professor Michael Brunger

Professor

College of Science and Engineering

place Physical Sciences Building (309)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Michael Brunger has experimental research interests in positron and electron scattering from a range of molecular species and radicals that are of medical, technological and atmospheric importance. With colleague Dr Laurence Campbell, he has also developed a modelling faculty that enables the role of electron-driven processes in our atmosphere and that of other planets to be simulated.

Qualifications
Doctor of Philosophy (Flinders) 1988
Honours, awards and grants
1982 University Medal
1995 Elected as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics
2005 Awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship
2008 Elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society
2010 Elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK)
2011 Awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship
2012 Appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University
2013 Re-appointed as a 'Distinguished Visiting Professor' at the University of Malaya (2011-2013)
2013 Awarded a 'Special Visiting Professorship' by CNPq (Brazil) for 2014-2016
Key responsibilities

Associate Dean (Research), School of Chemical and Physical Sciences.

Research expertise
Atomic, molecular, nuclear, particle and plasma physics
Quantum physics
Research interests
Professor Brunger has research interests that span atomic and molecular physics, chemical physics and physical chemistry. They include:
Electron scattering from atoms, molecules and radicals of fundamental and applied relevance.
Positron scattering from atoms and molecules of fundamental and applied relevance.
Electron Momentum Spectroscopy or (e,2e) spectroscopy on atoms, molecules and clusters.
Modelling the role of electron-driven processes in our atmosphere, other planetary atmospheres (e.g. Venus, Mars and Titan) and comets.
Teaching interests
Professor Brunger has teaching interests that span quantum mechanics, spectroscopy and physical chemistry.
Topic coordinator
PHYS4701 Advanced Physics (Atomic & Molecular)
PHYS2701 Quantum Concepts
Topic lecturer
PHYS1701 Physics for the Modern World
PHYS2701 Quantum Concepts
PHYS3711 Quantum Physics
PHYS4701 Advanced Physics (Atomic & Molecular)
Supervisory interests
Atmospheric physics
Atomic and molecular physics
Chemical physics
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Atomic and Molecular Physics (1)
Associate supervisor: Atomic and Molecular Physics (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Atomic and Molecular Physics (11)
Associate supervisor: Atomic and Molecular Physics (5)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Kate Nixon

Marie Curie Fellowship - SEP 2012

Darryl Jones

ARC DECRA - SEP 2012

Darryl Jones

JSPS Fellowship - SEP 2012

Kate Nixon

Newton International Fellowship - SEP 2012

Publications