Welcome! We are a synthetic organic chemistry group based at the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University, Canberra.

Our research focuses on organic synthetic methodology development, designing new forms of catalysis for synthesis, use of modern electrosynthetic methods and the exploiting reactivity in organic chemistry to advance the field of NMR hyperpolarisation.

Our Research

Understanding and applying new forms of chemical reactivity in organic synthesis

Using electrical potential to make bonds and build molecules more efficiently than conventional methods

Designing catalysts to activate parahydrogen and increase sensitivity in NMR spectroscopy


Dr Philip Norcott

Research School of Chemistry
Australian National University
137 Sullivans Creek Rd
Canberra ACT 2601

E: philip.norcott@anu.edu.au
T: +61 2 6125 8202

Contact Phil for information on research projects available to qualified candidates interested in applying for undergraduate, Honours or PhD positions in the group.

More information on PhD scholarships and graduate research at ANU.