Colette Boskovic

School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne

Parkville, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I lead a group of inorganic chemists interested in the synthesis and study of molecular materials based on paramagnetic transition metals and rare earth metals. Some of these species can function as magnets, such that a single molecule could act as the smallest possible unit of magnetic memory. Others can be switched between states with different properties (e.g. colour) by heating or cooling. These functional molecular systems have potential applications in quantum computing, molecular spintronics, high density data storage, display devices or as molecular switches.

I am also passionate about teaching inorganic chemistry and about enhancing the participation of women in chemistry.