Professor Ross McKenzie

Professorial Research Fellow

Physics
Faculty of Science
mckenzie@physics.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53421

Overview

Dr Ross McKenzie's research interests are in the fields of: Condensed Matter Theory, Chemical Physics, and Quantum Many-Body Theory..

He received his PhD from Princeton University in 1989. His chief research projects are in the areas of:

Models for strongly correlated electron materials such as organic and cuprate superconductors Magnetoresistance of layered metals including topological insulatorsExcited states of organic moleculesHydrogen bonding The relationship between science and theology

Research Interests

  • Strongly Correlated Electron Models for Organic Superconductors
    Given a model Hamiltonian, which includes the interactions between the electrons, the challenge is to calculate the properties of its ground state and excited states and compare to the rich phase diagrams observed experimentally.
  • Theoretical chemical physics
    Diabatic state models for organic chromophores such as fluorescent proteins and for hydrogen bonding.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Prin
  • BSc(Hons I), Australian National University

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Reimers, Jeffrey R., McKemmish, Laura K., McKenzie, Ross H. and Hush, Noel S. (2017). Diabatic models with transferrable parameters for generalized chemical reactions. In: 23rd International Symposium on the Jahn-Teller Effect: Vibronic Coupling and Electron-Phonon Interaction in Molecules and Crystals 2016. 23rd International Symposium on the Jahn-Teller Effect: Vibronic Coupling and Electron-Phonon Interaction in Molecules and Crystals 2016, Tartu, Estonia, (). 27 August - 1 September 2016. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/833/1/012014

  • McKemmish, Laura K., Reimers, Jeffrey R., McKenzie, Ross H., Marks, Alan E. and Hush, Noel S. (2013). Electron transfer, biological phonon condensates, and the "Quantum Consciousness" hypothesis. In: Abstracts - 245th National Meeting of the American ChemicalSociety (ACS). 245th National Spring Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), New Orleans, LA United States, (). 7 - 11 April 2013.

  • Hussey, N. E., Gordon-Moys, H., Kokalj, J. and McKenzie, R. H. (2013). Generic strange-metal behaviour of overdoped cuprates. In: Proceedings: 10th International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity (M2S-X). 10th International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity, M2S 2012, Washington, DC, (). 29 July - 3 August 2012. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/449/1/012004

  • Hussey, N. E., Abdel-Jawad, M., Balicas, L., Kennett, M. P. and McKenzie, R. H. (2008). Normal state anisotropic scattering in overdoped Tl2Ba2CuO6+delta. In: International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES 2007), Houston Tx, (982-985). May 13-18, 2007. doi:10.1016/j.physb.2007.10.331

  • Kennett, Malcolm P. and McKenzie, Ross H. (2008). Probing Fermi surface anisotropies in layered metals with AMRO. In: International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES 2007), Houston Tx, (1552-1554). May 13-18, 2007. doi:10.1016/j.physb.2007.10.324

  • Gilmore, J. and McKenzie, R. H. (2004). Quantum Decoherence of Electronic Excitations of a Biomolecule due to Solvent Interactions. In: Biophysical Journal: 48th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society. 48th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD, (604A-604A). 14-18 Feb 2004.

  • Campbell, IA, Hammann, J, Kawamura, H, McKenzie, RH, Nordblad, P, Orbach, R and Takayama, H (1998). Spin-glass dynamics. In: International Conference on Magnetism, Cairns Australia, (63-66). Jul 27-Aug 01, 1997. doi:10.1016/S0304-8853(97)00994-3

  • MCKENZIE, RH and SAULS, JA (1992). NONLINEAR ACOUSTIC EFFECTS IN SUPERFLUID HE-3-B. In: Korber Symp On Superfluid He-3 in Rotation, Espoo Finland, (219-237). Jun 10-14, 1991. doi:10.1016/0921-4526(92)90201-3

  • MCKENZIE, RH and WILKINS, JW (1991). PHOTOLUMINESCENCE SPECTRA OF CONJUGATED POLYMERS WITH NONDEGENERATE GROUND-STATE. In: International Conf On Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals ( Icsm 90 ), Tubingen Fed Rep Ger, (3615-3618). Sep 02-07, 1990. doi:10.1016/0379-6779(91)91644-P

  • SAULS, JA and MCKENZIE, RH (1991). PARAMETRIC-EXCITATION OF THE J=2+ MODES BY ZERO SOUND IN SUPERFLUID HE-3-B. In: 19Th International Conf On Low Temperature Physics ( Lt-19 ), Brighton England, (170-176). Aug 16-22, 1990. doi:10.1016/0921-4526(91)90225-4

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision