Dr Ula Alexander

Research Fellow

College of Science and Engineering

Research expertise

Research Fellow - Laser-based detection of trace compounds. 

Research expertise

Research Fellow - Laser-based detection of trace compounds. 

place Physical Sciences Building (323)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

My PhD was awarded for using UV/visible lasers and molecular calculations to understand chemical reactions relating to silicon and germanium thin-films. Postdoctoral research at Flinders resulted in the development of a powerful laser-based technique for studying molecules and small clusters.

At Flinders I am involved in teaching for physics and chemistry topics. I have worked previously in Research Administration - managing the Researcher Mentoring Scheme, supporting ARC grant applications and the ERA 2015 submission.

Qualifications

PhD: Laser studies of silylene and germylene - experiment and computation, Flinders University (2001).

Honours: Synthesis and laser studies of air-sensitive light-activated molecular switch compounds containing iron, Flinders University (1993).

Key responsibilities

Research Fellow - Laser-based detection of trace compounds.

Research interests

Laser-based detection of trace compounds at a distance.

Weak molecular interactions studied using lasers and ab initio computational chemistry methods.

Teaching interests

Other teaching responsibilities:

CHEM1201 - General Chemistry - Academic Developer and Demonstrator

PHYS1702 - Physics for Health Sciences - Demonstrator

I have also taught in the RHD Professional Development Program.

Topic lecturer
PHYS2701 Quantum Concepts
Publications
Further information

Science-art from molecules - 'Quantum Conversations' www.quantumconversations.net