Dr Thomas MacDonald | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Dr Thomas MacDonald

Research Fellow

Tom completed his PhD in Chemistry at UNSW, focusing on the use of supramolecular chemistry to influence molecular diffusion in solution. A secondary aim of this work was the incorporation of switchable emission into photoresponsive molecules to create an all-optical molecular device capable of logic operations and information amplification.

As a postdoctoral research associate with Professor Dane McCamey, Tom is now working to design molecular devices demonstrating excitonic logic.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, UNSW, 2020-present
PhD in Chemistry, UNSW, 2016-2020
Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Sydney, 2010-2014


Journal Articles
MacDonald, T. S. C.; Schmidt, T. W.; Beves, J. E. An All-Photonic Molecular Amplifier and Binary Flip-flop. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2021, 12 (4), 1236 - 1243 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c03497. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c03497