Associate Professor Amir Karton leads the computational chemistry group at the University of Western Australia. His research interests focus on the development of quantum chemical theory for the calculation of highly accurate chemical properties and the application of these theories to problems of chemical structure, mechanism, and design. Amir’s applied studies span several disciplines, ranging from biochemistry to nanochemistry. These include elucidating the mechanisms by which enzymes catalyze molecular transformations and the computational design of 2D functional materials. Recent awards include the Le Fèvre Medal from the Australian Academy of Science (2018), the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Physical Chemistry Division Lectureship (2019), and the American Chemical Society (ACS) Journal of Physical Chemistry – PHYS Division Lectureship Award (2020). For more information go to Amir’s webpage: http://www.chemtheorist.com.