Michelle Hunter is interested in the theoretical understanding of novel materials for energy applications.

Michelle employs computational methods to study the physical properties of new energy materials. In particular, she uses density functional theory methods to design catalysts for sustainable hydrogen production.

Michelle is an honours student in the Bernhardt Group, the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology. She received both her BSc (Chemistry) and DipLang (German) from the University of Queensland.  Michelle currently holds a University of Queensland Future Scientist Scholarship from the Faculty of Science. She is also a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.