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Our Team

The Molecular & Materials Modelling laboratory is home to an elite team of physicists, chemists, materials scientists, data scientists and computer scientists.  Follow the links below to meet our current team members, and contact them about their research.


Dr Manolo Per, Senior Scientist and Team Leader

Turning science into software takes a team.
Turning science into software takes a team. Pictured here Dr Deidre Cleland and alumnus Dr Nandun Thellamurege discuss recent tests of CMQMC.

Dr Deidre Cleland, Research Scientist

Dr Mike Kuiper, Research Scientist

Dr George Opletal, Scientific Programmer

Dr Baichuan Sun, Data Scientist

Dr Amanda Parker, CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Rob Rees, Scientific Software Research Analyst

Ms Emily Fletcher, Molecular Modelling Assistant



Together we poses a range of capabilities in theoretical, computational, and data-driven research; programming and visualization.  Our expertise spans molecular, biomolecular, materials and nanoscience domains. Most projects involve a collaboration between team members, as well as partners from universities, research laboratories and service providers around the world.

Want to join the Team?  We periodically have positions for research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, PhD and vacation students, and visiting scientists.  Check the CSIRO Careers site for more information, and consider applying through the convenient online portal if your skills match one of our exciting new vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for a Data61 Scholarship in any of our research areas, we recommend you coordinate with your proposed university supervisor and contact our Team Leader, Dr Manolo Per, as early as possible.