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CURRENT POSITION

Professor of Polymer Science & ARC Future Fellow
Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design
School of Chemical Engineering


EDUCATION

  • 2009 DSc: Polymer Chemistry, University of Sussex
  • 1993-1997 DPhil: Polymer Chemistry, University of Sussex
  • 1990-1993 BSc (Hons): Chemistry, University of Sussex



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2008-2009 Associate Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering with tenure, School of Polymers and high Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi, USA.
  • 2007-2008 Associate Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, School of Polymers and high Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi, USA.
  • 2006-2007 Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Southern Mississippi, USA.
  • 2002-2006 Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Southern Mississippi, USA.



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2010 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chartered Chemist (FRSC CChem)
  • 2009 Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (MRACI)
  • 2004 Chartered Scientist (CSci)



RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Synthesis and characterization of novel functional monomers and (co)polymers.
  • Controlled (co)polymer synthesis via classical living techniques and controlled living free radical polymerization, with an emphasis on Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) radical Polymerization.
  • Synthetic applications of the thiol-ene, thiol-yne and other thiol-based “click” reactions.
  • Living Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP).
  • Controlled alkyne metathesis polymerization.
  • Transition metal-mediated polymerizations.
  • Controlled synthesis of polyesters.
  • Chemical modification of synthetic (co)polymers.
  • Water-soluble/amphiphilic (co)polymers.
  • Biomimetic (co)polymers for antiadherent/antimicrobial applications.
  • Biologically active (co)polymers, and controlled drug release.
  • ‘Smart’, stimuli-responsive polymers.
  • Organic-inorganic multimodal hybrid materials
  • Polymer-metal chelates and applications in nanomedicine.
  • Sol-gel chemistry and organic-inorganic hybrids



CONTACT DETAILS

Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design
School of Chemical Engineering
The University of New South Wales
UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052
Australia

P: +61 2 9385 6031
F: +61 2 9385 5966
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Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 05:23
 

Newsflash

See the latest articles recently accepted for publication, on the Research page

NEW !!
Postdoctoral Research Associate position (posted 16/07/14)
 
see details

CAMD Seminar Series 2014
4:00pm on Wednesdays
in 320A - F10
(Chemical Sciences Bldg)

CAMD Lecture Series
Next: TBA

see previous 2014 lectures

NEWS
* Poster Day *
winner: Ka Wai Fan
(08/08/14)

*Two Innovation Awards finalists*
A/Prof Cyrille Boyer and team
Dr Stuart Thickett and team
(posted 18/07/14)



 


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