Dr Ephrath Solel Moroshko

Lecturer in Computational Organic Chemistry

Contact details



Room 108
University of Edinburgh
Joseph Black Building
David Brewster Road

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Research summary

Computational Chemistry, Tunneling Reactions, Reaction Mechanisms, Organocatalysis, Physical Organic Chemistry, Noncovalent Interactions.

Research Overview

I am interested in understanding the origins of reactivity of organic and organocatalytic reactions, with a particular emphasis on quantum mechanical tunnelling processes. My research aims to explore the involvement of tunneling in various reactions and ultimately develop strategies to catalyze these tunneling events.

Additionally, within my research group, we are investigating the reactivity of organocatalysts in reactions such as C-C couplings. Our objective is to understand the mechanisms and guide the prediction of novel organocatalysts, through the utilization of reactivity plots, microkinetic analyses, and machine learning techniques.

In our research, we employ computational chemistry methodologies, including ab initio methods and density functional theory (DFT).

Prospective students with a keen interest in understanding the underlying principles of Organic Chemistry are encouraged to apply.