BSc (Hons), The University of Adelaide, 2012
PhD, The University of Melbourne, 2017
Following a degree in Chemistry at the University of Adelaide, Kyra used theory and experiment to unravel the self-assembly and excited-state dynamics of conjugated polymer nanostructures in the Huang and Kee research groups.
She then delved further into ultrafast spectroscopy receiving a PhD from the University of Melbourne under Prof. Ken Ghiggino and A/Prof. Trevor Smith in the Ultrafast Microspectroscopy Lab. Here she investigated the impact of nanoscale morphological control on light harvesting in emerging low-cost organic photovoltaic materials.
Kyra joined the Scholes group October 2017, where she works on understanding and utilizing quantum coherence in a range of chemical systems.
Outside the laboratory Kyra enjoys travel, food, music and film, sometimes all at the same time.