CAMD_2015_Annual_Report

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Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design

2015 Annual Report

Never Stand Still

Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design


Mission Statement

The Centre for Advanced Macromolecular

Design (CAMD) is a research centre in the

School of Chemical Engineering at the

University of New South Wales that is

dedicated to the synthesis and application of

polymers/polymeric nano-objects using a wide

range of modern polymerization techniques.

A significant portion of CAMD’s activities are

directed towards general and specific

applications in the areas of advanced materials,

as well as polymers for energy, sustainability

and health/bio applications.


Objectives

To continue to be recognised as a world leader

in macromolecular chemistry and employ

macromolecular science to address problems in

the areas of advanced materials, energy,

sustainability and human health

To further the fundamental understanding of

polymerization processes for the optimization

of synthetic polymer protocols

To produce high quality research leading to

publications in high impact journals

To attract and train outstanding PhD students

To provide a work environment that encourages

high quality research

To attract high quality industry partners and

help solve important problems

To work at the interface of nanotechnology and

polymer science


Steering

Committee

Prof Mark Hoffman (Presiding Dean)

Dean of Engineering

Prof Martina Stenzel (co-Director)

School of Chemistry

Prof Per Zetterlund (co-Director)

School of Chemical Engineering

Prof Scott Kable

School of Chemistry (HoS)

Prof Vicki Chen

School of Chemical Engineering (HoS)

Prof Peter Steinberg

School of Biological, Earth &

Environmental Sciences

Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation

Sydney Institute of Marine Science

(Director)

Prof Peter Lovibond

Senior Associate Dean (Faculty of

Science)

Mr Eh Hau Pan (Laboratory Manager)

School of Chemical Engineering


Directors

Report

The Centre for Advanced

Macromolecular Design (CAMD)

focuses on the synthesis of polymers

for advanced applications. This broad

research field encompasses the

development of new polymerization

techniques to create

polymers/polymeric nano-objects for

applications mainly in the areas of

advanced materials, health and

energy/environment.

The year 2015 was another successful

year for CAMD in terms of research

output. The centre has been highly

productive, publishing 56 papers or

book chapters in leading international

journals, including high impact

publications such as papers in

Chemical Reviews and JACS. CAMD

also hosted numerous visitors

throughout the year, including several

internationally renowned researchers

who gave presentations as part of the

CAMD lecture program. Strong

international links are also reflected in

a range of publications with

collaborators from around the world.

CAMD researchers were active in

attending conferences and giving

seminars, including a one day

workshop entitled Polymer Research

in NWS Symposium organized by

CAMD researchers at UNSW in

November 2015.

The year 2014 witnessed significant

change in terms of personnel. Dr

Stuart Thickett took up a position at

the University of Tasmania. Dr Peter

Roth left CAMD for a position at the

University of Surrey in the UK. Our

longstanding Centre Manager, Dr

Istvan Jacenyik, accepted a position at

Macquarie University. We thank them

for their hard work at CAMD and wish

all of them well in their future

endeavours. Several new staff also

joined CAMD – Dr Damia Mawad was

appointed Lecturer at the School of

Materials Science and Engineering

(Faculty of Science) at UNSW, and

joined CAMD shortly thereafter. Her

research is mainly concerned with

polymeric biomaterials applied in

tissue engineering and drug delivery.

Dr Robert Chapman arrived at CAMD

as a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral

Research Fellow to work mainly on the

development of macromolecular

therapeutics able to control cell

behaviour through clustering of cell

receptor proteins.

In closing, we would like to thank all

the members of CAMD for their hard

work, and we also gratefully

acknowledge the ongoing support

from the School of Chemical

Engineering and the School of

Chemistry.

Prof Martina Stenzel

Prof Per Zetterlund

Directors


Centre for Advanced

Macromolecular Design

Staff


Professor Martina Stenzel

Dr.rer.nat.(PhD) (1999)

Polymer Chemistry

University of Stuttgart, Germany

Martina Stenzel studied chemistry at

the University of Bayreuth, Germany,

before completing her PhD in 1999 at

the Institute of Applied

Macromolecular Chemistry, University

of Stuttgart, Germany. She then

moved to UNSW, Australia, as a

postdoctoral fellow, sponsored by

DAAD and was later employed as

lecturer at UNSW. She is now a full

Professor and Co-director of the

Centre for Advanced Macromolecular

Design (CAMD), a UNSW research

Centre dedicated to the synthesis and

application of polymers.

Her research interest is focused on the

synthesis of functional polymers with

complex architectures such as

glycopolymers and other polymers for

biomedical applications, especially

polymers with in-built metal

complexes for the delivery of

metal-based anti-cancer drugs.

The aim is to create nanoparticles for

the treatment of cancer. One focal

point is the formation of hybrid

materials from biopolymers such as

polysaccharides and proteins with

synthetic polymers. Martina has

published more than 200 peer

reviewed papers, mainly on RAFT

polymerization and biomedical

applications. Martina currently serves

on eight editorial advisory boards in

the area of polymer science and

biomaterials and is a scientific editor of

RSC Materials Horizons.

She is a member of the ARC College of

experts and a member of the national

committee for chemistry of the

Australian Academy of Science.

Martina has received several awards

for her work including the 2011 Le

Fèvre Memorial Prize and the 2013

NSW Science and Engineering award -

Excellence in Engineering.


Professor Per Zetterlund

PhD 1998

Polymer Chemistry

University of Leeds, UK

Per Zetterlund graduated from The

Royal Institute of Technology in

Stockholm (Sweden) in 1994, obtained

his Ph.D. at Leeds University (UK) in

1998, and subsequently conducted

postdoctoral research at Griffith

University (Brisbane, Australia).

In 1999, he became Assistant

Professor at Osaka City University

(Japan) in the group of Prof. Yamada,

and moved to Kobe University (Japan)

in 2003 to join the team of Prof.

Okubo, where he was promoted to

Associate Prof in 2005. Since 2009,

he is working at The Centre for

Advanced Macromolecular Design

(CAMD) at The University of New

South Wales (Sydney, Australia),

where he is currently full Professor

and co-Director of the Centre.

hybrid polymeric materials with a

variety of applications ranging from

materials science to nanomedicine.

Important aspects of his research

include the use of environmentally

friendly carbon dioxide in polymer

(nanoparticle) synthesis, as well as

experimental/theoretical studies of

polymerization in nanoreactors. He

has to date published ~150

peer-reviewed papers, and currently

serves on the editorial boards of the

journals Macromolecular Theory and

Simulations and Polymer Chemistry.

Prof Zetterlund’s research is concerned

with the synthesis of polymer,

polymeric nanoparticles, as well as


Associate Professor Cyrille Boyer

PhD (2006)

Polymer Chemistry

University of Montpellier II, France

Cyrille Boyer received his PhD in

polymer chemistry from the University

of Montpellier II in 2006. In 2010, he

was appointed as a lecturer and he

received an Australian Research

Council Fellow (APD-ARC). In 2012,

Cyrille was promoted Senior Lecturer

at the School of Chemical Engineering

and he was awarded an Australian

Research Council Future Fellowship.

cover the preparation of hybrid

organic-inorganic nanoparticles for

imaging & drug delivery and the use

of photoinduced living polymerization

(photopolymerization).

Cyrille serves on the editorial boards of

Polymer Chemistry and European

Polymer Journal.

He received several awards, including

the Scopus Young Researcher of the

Year Award 2012, UNSW Research

Excellence Award and was listed as

finalist of NSW innovation award in

2014. In 2013, Cyrille was promoted to

Associate Professor.

Cyrille has published over 135 research

articles, 19 conference papers, 5

granted patents and 2 provisional

patents, which have garnered over

5200 citations (his H-index is 43).

Cyrille’s research interests mainly


Associate Professor Frank Lucien

PhD (1997)

Chemical Engineering, UNSW

Frank Lucien received his PhD in

Chemical Engineering in 1997 from

the University of New South Wales.

His doctoral research was concerned

with solubility enhancement of solids

in supercritical CO 2 .

polymeric nanoparticles (with Prof. Per

Zetterlund). He has published over 80

scientific papers, including 4 book

chapters and 1 patent.

He carried out postdoctoral research at

F. Hoffmann-La Roche (Basel,

Switzerland) and continued work on

high pressure processes involving CO 2 .

He was appointed as a lecturer in the

School of Chemical Engineering &

Industrial Chemistry at UNSW in

1997.

His early work involved the use of

CO 2 -expanded liquids as reaction

media, focusing on catalytic

hydrogenation and catalytic chain

transfer polymerization. He was

promoted to A/Prof. in 2009 and is

currently conducting research on

radical polymerization in CO 2 -induced

emulsions for the synthesis of


Dr Anthony Granville - Lecturer

PhD (2004)

Polymer Chemistry

University of Akron, USA

Anthony Granville graduated from

Stevens Institute of Technology (New

Jersey, USA) with a degree in

chemistry before going on to the

University of Akron (Ohio, USA) and

completing his PhD in polymer

chemistry.

Upon completing postdoctoral work in

CAMD, he was appointed as an

Academic Fellow to the School of

Chemical Engineering at UNSW

before being converted to a full-time

lecturer at the school.

their capabilities as osteoblast

promoters, and new surface

polymerisations from these constructs

using UV irradiation.

Tony is secretary of the RACI NSW

POLY group as well as on several

academic boards at UNSW.

Tony’s current research interests deals

with the investigating novel synthetic

molecules capable of undergoing the

mussel-inspired self-polymerisation

process as well as their applications to

health, water purification, and energy.

This work has led to investigations into

the radiolabelling of nanocapsules of

these materials (in the form of an

AINSE grant at ANSTO), investigating


Dr Peter Roth - Research Fellow

PhD (2009)

Chemistry

University of Mainz, Germany

Peter Roth studied chemistry at the

University of Mainz (Germany), the

University of Massachusetts (USA),

and Seoul National University (South

Korea), obtaining his PhD in 2009 in

the group of Patrick Theato (Mainz).

His PhD work focused on the end

group modification of RAFT-made

(co)polymers using activated esters

and functional thiosulfonates.

After obtaining a pre-diploma in

Psychology in 2010 from the

University of Mainz, he did

postdoctoral research at the University

of New South Wales, Sydney, working

with Profs Tom Davis and Andrew

Lowe on the self-assembly of

homopolymers into vesicles from

2010–2012.

His group’s research focused on novel

smart materials responding to

(multiple) external stimuli such as

temperature (including rare aqueous

UCST systems), presence of specific

chemical analytes, pH, and mechanical

agitation; the use and development of

efficient post-polymerization

modification reactions; and the use of

multicomponent reactions in the

design and preparation of novel

multifunctional materials.

He received an ARC DECRA on the

development of novel stimulus

responsive polymers in 2012 and was

promoted to Research Fellow in 2013.


Dr Stuart Thickett - Research Fellow

PhD (2008)

Chemistry

University of Sydney

Stuart Thickett received his BSc (Hons)

from The University of Sydney in

2004 and completed his PhD with

Professor Robert Gilbert at The

University of Sydney in 2008.

He has since held post-doctoral

positions at The University of Toronto,

Canada (with Professor Mitchell

Winnik) and The University of Sydney

(with Associate Professor Chiara Neto).

He is interested in the underlying

kinetic and mechanistic phenomena

that govern such systems, with the

goal of using this knowledge to create

new materials with specific properties

and attributes.

In 2012 he was awarded a

Vice-Chancellor's Post-Doctoral

Fellowship to join the School of

Chemical Engineering at UNSW. His

work focuses on the physical

chemistry of soft matter, specifically

polymers, colloids, nanoparticles and

thin films.


Dr Pu Xiao - Research Fellow

PhD (2009)

Polymer Chemistry and Physics

Wuhan University, China

Dr. Pu Xiao obtained his Bachelor’s

degree (2004) in Chemistry and PhD

(2009) in Polymer at Wuhan

University (China).

He started his academic career as a

Scientific Associate at the University of

Applied Sciences and Arts

Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW,

Switzerland) from 2009. In 2012, he

moved to the Institute of Materials

Science of Mulhouse (IS2M, CNRS,

France) and worked as a Post-doctoral

Fellow.

nanodiamond/polymer hybrid

nanomarials as drug delivery systems).

He has published >65 peer-reviewed

papers, most of which are concerned

with novel photoinitiating systems of

polymerization.

Since 2014, he has been working as a

Research Fellow (ARC DECRA) in Prof

Stenzel’s group at CAMD at UNSW.

His research interests are focused on

the fabrication of polymeric materials

in a green environment such as mild

visible light and nanomaterials for

environmental or biomedical

applications (e.g.


Dr Hongxu Lu - DECRA research

fellow

PhD (2009)

Biomaterials

University of Tsukuba, Japan

Hongxu Lu obtained his BSc and MSc

degrees from Ocean University of

China in 1998 and 2006,

respectively. He completed his PhD in

Materials Science and Engineering

(Biomaterials) in 2009 from the joint

PhD program of University of Tsukuba

and National Institute for Materials

Science of Japan (NIMS). From 2009

to 2012, he worked as a postdoc

researcher in the same lab of his PhD

study at NIMS under the supervision

of Prof. Guoping Chen.

medicine and investigation of

cell-biomaterials interactions. Dr. Lu

was awarded with the Young

Investigator Award from Japanese

Society for Regenerative Medicine

(Japan, 2012) and the Young Scientist

Award from International Symposium

of Materials on Regenerative

Medicine (Taiwan, 2010). He has

published more than 50 peer reviewed

journal papers with more than 600

citations. His current H-index is 13.

Since 2012, he has been working at

UNSW mentored by Prof. Martina

Stenzel. In 2015, Dr. Hongxu Lu was

awarded an ARC DECRA Research

Fellowship. His research focuses on the

development of nano drug carriers and

novel 2D and 3D cellular models for

the evaluation of nano drug carriers.

He is also interested in the

development of 3D scaffolds for tissue

engineering and regenerative


Dr Damia Mawad

Lecturer

PhD (2007)

Biomedical Engineering

University of New South Wales

Australia

Damia Mawad received her PhD in

Biomedical Engineering in 2007 from

University of New South Wales. She

started her academic career as a

post-doctoral fellow in University of

Lyon, France. From 2008 to 2012,

she was a Research Fellow at the

Intelligent Polymer Research Institute

(IPRI), University of Wollongong. She

was then awarded IN 2013 a Marie

Curie International Incoming

Fellowship hosted by Imperial College

London, UK. In August 2015, she has

been appointed a lecturer at the

School of Materials Science and

Engineering, UNSW.

Her research interests are in polymeric

biomaterials applied in tissue

engineering and drug delivery. One of

her main investigations is

development of electroactive and

conductive scaffolds for biomedical

applications with emphasis on the

material chemistry and design

strategies that transition from a

monomer to a polymer to 3D

construct. Examples include conductive

porous hydrogels that induce cell

attachment, proliferation and

differentiation and conductive

bioadhesives with micropatterned

surfaces for cell alignment and

photoadhesion to tissue. Recent

research interests include control of

the conduction anisotropy in

conjugated polymers to better match

the hierarchical organization and

sophisticated architectures found in

biological tissues.


Dr Robert Chapman

Vice-Chancellor research fellow

PhD (2013)

Chemistry

University of Sydney

Australia

Robert Chapman completed a BE

(Hons I) in Industrial Chemistry at

UNSW in 2007 and a PhD in

Chemistry at the University of Sydney

in 2013, where he studied the

synthesis and self-assembly of cyclic

peptide - polymer conjugates under

Prof. Sebastien Perrier. He

subsequently worked as a research

associate in the lab of Prof. Molly

Stevens at Imperial College London

(2013-15) on the development of

nanomaterial based biosensors for

diagnosis of disease at point of care,

and on polymer scaffolds for tissue

engineering. In 2016 he returned to

UNSW as a Vice Chancellor’s

Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Robert’s research focuses on the

development of macromolecular

therapeutics able to control cell

behaviour through clustering of cell

receptor proteins. Through the

development of combinatorial

approaches to polymer synthesis he is

investigating the effect that polymer

architecture and rigidity has on

biological activity.


Dr Istvan Jacenyik - Centre Manager

DPharm (2009)

Semmelweis University, Hungary

Eh Hau Pan - Technical Officer

BE - Industrial Chemistry (2006)

UNSW

Research Associates:

Dr Florent Jasinski

Dr ChangKui Fu

Dr Antoine Tardy

Dr Jiangtao Xu

Postgraduates:

Nik Nik Mohd Adnan

Sri Agustina

Rhiannon Batchelor

Kash Bhullar

Teddy Chang

Fan Chen (Charles)

Nathaniel Corrigan

Alice Du

Ka Wai Fan

Noor Hadzuin Nik Hadzir (Awin)

Fumi Ishizuka

Yanyan Jiang

Kenward Jung

Yee Yee Khine

Haiwang Lai

Mingxia Lu (Mia)

Russul Mamdooh

Diep Nguyen

Thuy Khanh Nguyen

Janina Miriam Noy

Susan Oliver

Alberto Piloni

Narasinga Rao Hanumanth Rao

Sivaprakash Shanmugam (Siva)

Jiaying Su (Amanda)

Victoria Teo

Haiqiao Wang

Chin Ken Wong (Ken)

Jonathan Yeow

Yujian Zhai

Jiacheng Zhao

New PhD Students (2015)

Nathaniel Corrigan

Yee Yee Khine

Haiwang Lai

Russul Mamdooh

Janina Miriam Noy

Susan Oliver

Alberto Piloni

Haiqiao Wang


PhD Completions:

Yan Jin (Joey)

Surface Modification of Optical Fibers

and Waveguides for Creating

Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance

Biosensors (Dr Anthony Granville)

Siming Dong (Sam)

Radical Polymerizations in Dispersed

Systems (Prof Per Zetterlund)

Yicheng Zhu (Mike)

Thermoresponsive Polymers with

Aqueous LCST and/or UCST through

Postpolymerization Modification

(Dr Peter Roth)

Visitors:

Bandit Thong-On

Neomy Zaquen

Kilian Wuest

Ann-Katrin Friedrich

Jonas Kolsch

Timos Hees

Masayoshi Tokuda

Dr Kazuaki Taguchi

A/Prof. Jianbo Qu


Collaborators

UNSW

Prof Rose Amal (Chemical

Engineering)

Prof Robert Burford (Chemical

Engineering)

Dr Nicolas Barraud (BABS)

Dr Rita Henderson (Water Research)

Prof Naresh Kumar (Chemistry)

Dr Megan Lord (GSBmE)

Dr Penny Martens (GSBmE)

Prof David Morris (St George Hospital)

Dr Yun Hau Ng (Chemical Engineering)

Prof Laura Poole-Warren (GSBmE)

Dr Robert Taylor (Mech & Man Eng)

Dr Renee Whan (Biomedical Imaging)

Prof John Whitelock (GSBmE)

A/Prof Jia-Lin Yang (Prince of Wales)

Prof Melissa Knothe-Tate (Biomedical

Engineering)

Domestic

Prof Paul de Souza (Ingham Institute)

A/Prof Brian Hawkett (University of

Sydney)

Dr Kristopher Thurecht (UQ)

Prof Gunther Andersson (Flinders

University)

International

Dr Fawaz Aldabbagh (Ireland, Galway)

Prof Christopher Barner-Kowollik (KIT,

Germany)

Prof Laurent Billon (Pau, France)

Prof B. Boutevin (Montpellier II,

France)

Prof Jerome Claverie (Montréal,

Canada)

Dr Ghislain David (Montpellier II,

France)

Prof Filip Du Prez (Ghent, Belgium)

Prof Laurent Fontaine (Mans, France)

Prof David Haddleton (Warwick, UK)

A/Prof Atsushi Kajiwara (Nara Uni.,

Japan)

Dr Sophie Laurent (Mons, Belgium)

Prof H.-U. Moritz, (Hamburg,

Germany)

Prof Rachel O’Reilly (Warwick, UK)

A/Prof Nicolay Tsarevsky (Sthn

Methodist, USA)

Prof Philipp Vana (Göttingen,

Germany)

Prof Tanja Weil (Ulm, Germany)

A/ Prof Hideto Minami (Kobe, Japan)

Prof Sebastien Perrier (Warwick, UK)

Dr Michael Gottschalt (Jena, Germany)

Prof Stephan Förster (Bayreuth,

Germany)

A/ Prof Emily Pentzer (Case Western

Reserve University, USA)

A/Prof Lacey McNally (University of

Louisville)

Prof Jingquan Liu (Qiandao University,

China)

Prof. Lei Tao (Tsinghua University,

China)

Dr Simon Harrisson (Universite´ Paul

Sabatier Toulouse, France)

Industrial

Henkel (Ireland)

Nubian Water Systems (Australia)

Nuplex Industries (Australia)

Novogen (Australia)


Polymer Sunthesis


Polymer

Synthesis

CAMD continues to make significant

contributions in advanced polymer

synthesis. Most efforts are centred on

RAFT polymerization, a controlled/living

radical polymerization technique

investigated to great length at CAMD over

the last decade. Current research aims

both at improving the scope of RAFT as

method and at exploiting its inherent

advantages for state-of the art design of

advanced macromolecules. Whereas

conventional RAFT polymerization is

sensitive to oxygen impurity and may not

be controlled through external stimuli, a

recent development of photoinduced

RAFT polymerization eliminates these

shortcomings while offering

polymerization control over conjugated

and unconjugated monomers. This

method employs trace amounts of a

photoredox catalyst which allows

polymerizations to be reversibly stopped

and continued by way of a visible light

trigger. Taking advantage of the controlled

nature of RAFT polymerization and its

ability to produce well-defined A-B

diblock copolymers, well-defined

nanoparticles can be produced in onestep

RAFT dispersion polymerisation. In this

technique, a soluble macro-RAFT agent is

used to polymerize a second monomer in

a selective solvent that causes

self-assembly of the growing second block

giving access to distinct morphologies

depending on recipe and reaction time.

Recent research at CAMD has widened

the scope of this technique, successfully

applying it to a variety of functional

monomers which has allowed, for

example, simple preparation of gold

nanoparticle-functional microparticles.

nanoreactors may be exploited in tandem

with template polymerization has led to a

biomimetic approach based on template

polymerization involving nucleobase

containing vinyl monomers in a

segregated environment achieved via

self-assembly of template diblock

copolymers. A further synthetic technique

applied and progressed at CAMD is

postpolymerization modification, the

chemical transformation of reactive,

pre-made (co)polymers. This method takes

advantage of the high compatibility of the

RAFT process with functional chemical

groups. Using a variety of reactive

precursors, we can introduce virtually any

chemical functional group into a

polymeric material, including groups that

may not be compatible with the

polymerization procedure. This gives

access to a very wide range of functional

materials with tuneable properties— see

also Advanced Materials section.

Control over polymer microstructure is

also being explored at the fundamental

level using the combined approach of (i)

biomimetic template radical

polymerization and (ii) polymerization in

nanoreactors in the form of

submicron-sized micelles or droplets. The

realization that the concept of


Advanced Materials


Advanced

Materials

A number of projects deal with synthesis

of advanced materials, e.g. stimulus

responsive, “smart” polymers and

nanocomposite materials. “Smart”

polymers exhibit drastic changes of their

physical properties in response to external

stimuli such as temperature, light, certain

gases, mechanical agitation, pH changes

and specific chemical substances, and

these materials offer great potential for

applications in separation science, sensing

and detection, and microfluidics. At

CAMD, we aim to develop novel smart

polymers, understand and improve their

behaviour. Another area of research is

surface modification of polymeric optical

fibres for chemo- and biosensor

technology, which involves generation of

gold coated surfaces as a platform for

various polymerisation and surface

binding techniques.

The material graphene was discovered in

2004 (Noble Prize awarded in 2010) – it

is the strongest material ever measured,

and this is accompanied by a range of

other extraordinary physical properties

such as high thermal conductivity and

high electrical conductivity. Graphene is

seen as the material of the future, with the

potential to revolutionize a wide range of

industries from electronics to healthcare,

and there is currently immense worldwide

research activity in this area. At CAMD,

we are interested in preparing novel

polymeric nanocomposite materials with

superior physical properties using

graphene and graphene oxide.

polymers, and do not form homogeneous

polymer composites. We specifically

address these issues by employing various

techniques involving (controlled/living)

radical polymerization in aqueous

dispersed systems for synthesis of

polymer/graphene nanocomposite

materials. The key in our approach is to

exploit the amphiphilic properties of

graphene oxide – it can behave as a

surfactant in aqueous emulsions of oil

(vinyl monomer) under suitable conditions.

We thus conduct various types of

dispersed phase polymerizations

(emulsion, miniemulsion) using graphene

oxide as surfactant, thereby accessing a

novel route to graphene/polymer

nanocomposite materials.

Fig. 2. TEM image and schematic illustration

of hollow polymeric nanoparticle coated with

graphene oxide nanosheets.

The addition of graphene as a component

of polymer nanocomposites results in

superior material properties over the more

common fillers such as carbon black. In

order to fulfil the potential of such

nanocomposites, a high degree of

dispersion of graphene as individual

two-dimensional sheets in the polymer

matrix is essential. However, both pristine

graphene and graphene oxide are

incompatible with most hydrophobic


Energy &

Environment


Energy &

Environment

A number of active research themes are

focused on energy/environment, including

projects as diverse as development of

environmentally friendly aqueous

coatings, micropatterned surfaces or the

efficient collection of water directly from

the atmosphere, hybrid inorganic/organic

nanomaterials for hydrogen storage,

synthesis of various types of emulsions

using carbon dioxide, and environmentally

friendly synthesis of polybenzimidazoles

for use in the in the energy storage and

transfer realms.

Hydrogen could be the ultimate energy

carrier enabling energy security and

global sustainability in this 21st century. In

the sun, hydrogen releases the energy

that sustains life on Earth, while hydrogen

bonded to carbon provides us with the

so-called fossil fuels that have powered

our industrial revolution. Unfortunately, a

heavy reliance on finite resources and the

adverse effects of fossil fuels on global

climate are now threatening further

development. In its purest form hydrogen

has high energy content, and therefore

hydrogen has naturally emerged as the

only possible synthetic energy carrier with

sufficient versatility to replace oil.

However, the effective storage of

hydrogen in a compact manner remains

the central difficulty for its widespread

use. Efforts over the last decades have

targeted a range of materials capable of

storing hydrogen with high density in the

form of a hydride, e.g. MgH2, but the

realization of successful strategies to

control and balance competitive

thermodynamics/kinetics requirements

for the effective storage of hydrogen

remains unanswered. The aim of this

project is to develop a method for the

facile production of MgH2 nanoparticles

and their assembly into a tertiary

structure providing remarkable stability to

the magnesium nanoparticles against

agglomeration and sintering.

Fig. 3. Self-assembly of magnesium

nanoparticles in polymer structures and

SEM/TEM micrograph showing the self

assembly in fibre structure

Mussels and other bivalves excrete a

natural polymeric adhesive shown to be

water insoluble, tough, and nontoxic. This

material can be synthetically

manufactured using dopamine as the

monomeric material in a rather simple,

weakly basic, aqueous solution. The

dopamine compound will cyclise to form

an indole intermediate before crosslinking

to form the desired polymer. When a

substrate is immersed in the aqueous

solutions system, the polydopamine will

form a homogeneous coating on the

substrate surface. This paves the way for

simple, benign coatings of a controlled

thickness to be used for drug delivery,

surface modification, and metal binding

for electronic applications. The

universality of this approach is being

investigated with a focus on

polybenzimidazoles, which are renowned

for their high temperature properties as

well as their ability to be used as proton

exchange membranes when doped with

acids.


Polymers

for Health


Polymers

for Health

The area of biomedical engineering has a

strong need for new polymers to be able

to finetune the interface between

synthetic materials and the biological

environment. RAFT (reversible

addition-fragmentation chain transfer)

polymerization is an excellent tool to

address this need.

Polymers can be synthesized to suit

different applications and CAMD

researchers are active in the area of

synthesis of nanoparticles for drug

delivery to grafting of polymers from

various surfaces to adjust their

biocompatibility. In particular the area of

drug delivery and imaging of

nanoparticles is one of the main themes at

CAMD. Self-assembled aggregates such

as micelles, rod-like micelles and vesicles

are proposed as drug carriers due to their

hydrophobic interior, while size and shape

is easily controlled by the underlying

polymer. The nature of the block

copolymer can be adjusted to solve a

range of drug delivery problems. This

includes traditional anti-cancer drugs, but

also other, more challenging bioactive

molecules such as DNA, heparin, peptides

and metal-based drugs. The central

questions are how can we design suitable

polymers to encapsulate the drug and

how does the polymer affect the

properties of the nanoparticle?

Next to self-assembled block copolymers

CAMD researchers are focussing on

coating of inorganic nanoparticles such as

gold nanoparticles or nanodiamonds to

generate drug carriers that have added

features such as they can be imaged or

they can be used in hypothermia. On the

quest for suitable drug delivery carriers for

various drugs we developed a synthetic

tool kit to achieve the best possible

cellular uptake. We are interested in

stabilizing the micelles by crosslinking,

which often leads to better cell uptake. In

addition, by replacing the more tradition

PEG shell of micelles by other polymers

such as polymers with a zwitterionic

structure, we can create drug carriers that

are not only nontoxic, but also show very

high uptake efficiency.

CAMD researchers are inspired by

Nature’s building blocks such as sugars,

proteins and polysaccharides. Synthetic

routes are developed to create drug

carriers that combine the tailored

properties of synthetic polymers with the

bioactivity of natural products. Drug

carriers coated with albumin or sugars

show high bioactivity, while at the same

time the synthesis of these carriers can be

very simple.

In vitro

In vivo

Fig. 4. Preparation of self-assembled

core-shell nanoparticles for the delivery of

drugs into cancer cells, and the subsequent

study of the movement of these nanoparticles

in multicellular cancer models and in vivo.


Research

Grants 2015

•MREII grant for FT-IR system, $110,894

(Granville/Zetterlund/Stenzel/Boyer/Luci

en)

•Emerging anode materials for li-s

batteries - ba14017, Gentle, Ian; Wang,

Da-wei; Aguez-Zinsou, Kondo-Francois;

Boyer, Cyrille. (BAOSTEEL-AUSTRALIA

Joint research & development centre

shared grant); $250,000

•Beamtime application at Australian

Synchrotron, including travel grant

(Zetterlund)

•Internal equipment grant from Chem Eng

to purchase new GPC system (about 60k)

– (Boyer)

•Expanding quartz crystal microbalance

(QCM) capabilities for solid-liquid

interfaces ($5.6 K) (Granville)


Publications

in 2015

pH-, thermo- and electrolyte-responsive polymer

gels derived from a well-defined,

RAFT-synthesized, poly

(2-vinyl-4,4-dimethylazlactone) homopolymer via

one-pot post-polymerization modification

European Polymer Journal (2015), 62, 204–213

Y. Pei, O. R. Sugita, J. Y. Quek, P. J. Roth, A. B. Lowe

Nanoparticles Based on Star Polymers as

Theranostic Vectors: Endosomal-Triggered Drug

Release Combined with MRI Sensitivity

Advanced Healthcare Materials (2015), 4, 148–156

Y. Li, H. T. T. Duong, S. Laurent, A. MacMillan, R. M.

Whan, L. Vander Elst, R. N. Muller, J. Hu, A. Lowe ,

C. Boyer, T. P. Davis

Simultaneous ROMP and Titania Sol-Gel

Reactions and a New Approach to Nanodispersed

Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials

Journal of Materials Chemistry C (2015), 3,

693–702. J. A. van Hensbergen, M. Liu, R. P.

Burford, A. B. Lowe

Thiol-reactive Functional Poly(meth)acrylates:

Multicomponent Monomer Synthesis, RAFT

(Co)polymerization and Highly Efficient

Thiol–para-Fluoro Postpolymerization

Modification

Polymer Chemistry (2015), 6, 436–447

J.-M. Noy, M. Koldevitz, P. J. Roth

RAFT Dispersion Polymerization in Nonpolar

Media: Polymerization of 3 Phenylpropyl

Methacrylate in n Tetradecane with Poly(stearyl

methacrylate) Homopolymers as Macro Chain

Transfer Agents

Macromolecules (2015), 18 (1), 236-244

Y. Pei, L. Thurairajah, O. R. Sugita, A. B. Lowe

Graphene Oxide (GO) Nanosheets as Oil-in-Water

Emulsion Stabilizers: Influence of Oil Phase

Polarity

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2015),

442, 67–74

S. C. Thickett, P. B. Zetterlund

Multicomponent Isocyanide-based Synthesis of

Reactive Styrenic and (Meth)acrylic Monomers

and their RAFT (Co)polymerization

Polymer Chemistry (2015) ,6, 44-54

S. Schmidt, M. Koldevitz, J.-M. Noy, P. J. Roth

ROMP Synthesis of Novel Thermo, pH and Salt

Responsive (Co)Polymers Containing the

Morpholino Functional Group

Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer

Chemistry (2015), 53, 50-58

J. A. van Hensbergen, S. Ganda, P. J. Roth, R. P.

Burford, A. B. Lowe

RAFT-prepared α-Difunctional

Poly(2-vinyl-4,4-dimethylazlactone)s and their

Derivatives: Synthesis and Effect of End Groups on

Inverse Aqueous Temperature Solubility

Polymer Chemistry (2015) ,6, 118-127

J. Y. Quek, X. Liu, T. P. Davis, P. J. Roth, A. B. Lowe

Surface modification of polydopamine coated

particles via glycopolymer brush synthesis for

protein binding and FLIM testing

Polymer Chemistry (2015) ,6, 2504–2511

S. P. Le-Masurier, H. T. T. Duong, C. Boyer, A. M.

Granville

Biocompatible Glycopolymer Nanocapsules via

Inverse Miniemulsion Periphery RAFT

Polymerization for the Delivery of Gemcitabine

Biomacromolecules (2015), 16 (7), 2144–2156

R. H. Utama, Y. Jiang, P. B. Zetterlund, M. H. Stenzel

RAFT Polymerization in Supercritical Carbon

Dioxide Based on an Induced Precipitation

Approach: Synthesis of 2-Ethoxyethyl

methacrylate/Acrylamide Block Copolymers

Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer

Chemistry (2015), 53, 2351–2356

G. Hawkins, P. B. Zetterlund, F. Aldabbagh

An Innovative Approach to Implementation of

Organotellurium-Mediated Radical Polymerization

(TERP) in Emulsion Polymerization

Macromolecules (2015), 48 (13), 4312–4318

Y. Sugihara, S. Yamago, P. B. Zetterlund

Polymerization Induced Self-Assembly: Tuning of

Nano-Object Morphology by Use of CO2

Polymer Chemistry (2015), 6, 2249 - 2254

S. Dong, W. Zhao, F. P. Lucien, S. Perrier, and P. B.

Zetterlund

Factors Influencing the Preparation of Hollow

Polymer-Graphene Oxide Nanocapsules via

Pickering Miniemulsion Polymerization

Polymer (2015), 63, 1-9

G. H. Teo, Y. H. Ng, P. B. Zetterlund, S. C. Thickett

Online SAXS Analysis of Shell Formation during

Nanocapsule Synthesis via Inverse Miniemulsion

Periphery RAFT Polymerization (IMEPP)

Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2015), 36,

1267-1271. R. H. Utama, M. Dulle, S. Förster, M. H.

Stenzel, P. B. Zetterlund

Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization in

Dispersed Systems: An Update

Chemical Reviews (2015), 115 (18),9745-9800

Per B. Zetterlund, Stuart C. Thickett, Sébastien

Perrier, Elodie Bourgeat-Lami, Muriel Lansalot


Publications

in 2015

Synthesis of Crosslinked Polymeric Nanocapsules

using Catanionic Vesicle Templates Stabilized by

Compressed CO2

Soft Matter (2015), 11, 8613-8620

S. Dong, P. T. Spicer, F. P. Lucien, P. B. Zetterlund

Visible-Light-Regulated Controlled/Living Radical

Polymerization in Miniemulsion

ACS Macro Letters (2015), 4 (10), 1139–1143,

K. Jung, J. Xu, P. B. Zetterlund, C. Boyer

Surface Modification of Polydivinylbenzene

Microspheres with a Fluorinated Glycopolymer

using Thiol-Halogen Click Chemistry

Macro-Glycoligands – Methods and Protocols

(2015), Chapter 10, 123-135

Song, Wentao; Granville, Anthony M

Copolymerization of an indazole ligand into the

self-polymerization of dopamine for enhanced

binding with metal ions

Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2015), 3, 7457 –

7465. Fan, Ka Wai; Roberts, Justine J.; Martens,

Penny J.; Stenzel, Martina H.; Granville, Anthony M

RAFT Inverse Miniemulsion Periphery

Polymerization in Binary Solvent Mixtures for

Synthesis of Nanocapsules

European Polymer Journal (2015), 73, 324-334

F. Ishizuka, R. H. Utama, S. Kim, M. H. Stenzel, and

P. B. Zetterlund

Micropatterned Surfaces for Atmospheric Water

Condensation via Controlled Radical

Polymerization and Thin Film Dewetting

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2015), 7

(38), 21562–21570. Ian Wong,Guo Hui Teo, Chiara

Neto, and Stuart C. Thickett

Macromolecular and Inorganic Nanomaterials

Scaffolds for Carbon Monoxide Delivery: Recent

Developments and Future Trends

ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering (2015), 1

(10), 895–913. Nguyen, Diep; Boyer, Cyrille

Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly Using

Visible Light Mediated Photoinduced Electron

Transfer-Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain

Transfer Polymerization

ACS Macro Letters (2015), 4(9), 984-990

Yeow, Jonathan; Xu, Jiangtao; Boyer, Cyrille

Organic Electron Donor-Acceptor Photoredox

Catalysts: Enhanced Catalytic Efficiency toward

Controlled Radical Polymerization

ACS Macro Letters (2015), 4(9), 926-932.

Xu, Jiangtao; Shanmugam, Sivaprakash; Boyer,

Cyrille

CO-Releasing Polymers Exert Antimicrobial

Activity

Biomacromolecules (2015), 16(9), 2776-2786.

Nguyen, Diep; Nguyen, Thuy-Khanh; Rice, Scott A.;

Boyer, Cyrille

Stereo-, Temporal and Chemical Control through

Photoactivation of Living Radical Polymerization:

Synthesis of Block and Gradient Copolymers

Journal of the American Chemical Society (2015),

137(31), 9988-9999.

Shanmugam, Sivaprakash; Boyer, Cyrille

Exploiting Metalloporphyrins for Selective Living

Radical Polymerization Tunable over Visible

Wavelengths

Journal of the American Chemical Society (2015),

137(28), 9174-9185. Shanmugam, Sivaprakash; Xu,

Jiangtao; Boyer, Cyrille

Multi-responsive polymers

European Polymer Journal (2015), 69, 438-440

Boyer, Cyrille; Hoogenboom, Richard

Inhalable curcumin formulations: Micronization

and bioassay

Chemical Engineering Journal (2015), 279,

799-808. Kurniawansyah, Firman; Duong, Hien T.

T.; Luu, Thai Danh; Mammucari, Raffaella; Vittorio,

Orazio; Boyer, Cyrille; Foster, Neil.

Catalyst-free visible light-induced RAFT

photopolymerization

ACS Symposium Series (2015), volume 1187,

chapter13, 247-267. Xu, Jiangtao; Shanmugam,

Sivaprakash; Corrigan, Nathaniel Alan; Boyer,

Cyrille

Visible Light Photocatalytic Thiol-Ene Reaction: An

Elegant Approach for Fast Polymer

Postfunctionalization and Step-Growth

Polymerization

Macromolecules (2015), 48(3), 520-529

Xu, Jiangtao; Boyer, Cyrille

The use of nanoparticles to deliver nitric oxide to

hepatic stellate cells for treating liver fibrosis and

portal hypertension

Small 2015, 11(19), 2291-2304

Duong, Hien T. T.; Dong, Zhixia; Su, Lin; Boyer,

Cyrille; George, Jacob; Davis, Thomas P.; Wang,

Jianhua


Publications

in 2015

Nanoparticles Based on Star Polymers as

Theranostic Vectors: Endosomal-Triggered Drug

Release Combined with MRI Sensitivity

Advanced Healthcare Materials (2015), 4(1),

148-156. Li, Yang; Duong, Hien T. T.; Laurent,

Sophie; MacMillan, Alexandre; Whan, Renee

Megan; Vander Elst, Luce; Muller, Robert N.; Hu,

Jinming; Lowe, Andrew; Boyer, Cyrille

Utilizing the electron transfer mechanism of

chlorophyll a under light for controlled radical

polymerization

Chemical Science (2015), 6(2), 1341-1349.

Shanmugam, Sivaprakash; Xu, Jiangtao; Boyer,

Cyrille

Organo- photocatalysts for photoinduced electron

transfer-reversible addition-fragmentation chain

transfer (PET-RAFT) polymerization

Polymer Chemistry (2015), 6(31), 5615-5624

Xu, Jiangtao; Shanmugam, Sivaprakash; Duong,

Hien T.; Boyer, Cyrille

Carbohydrate-Specific Uptake of Fucosylated

Polymeric Micelles by Different Cancer Cell Lines

Biomacromolecules (2015), 16 (7), 1948-1957.

K. Babiuch, A. Dag, J. Zhao, H. Lu, M. H. Stenzel

Incorporating ruthenium into advanced drug

delivery carriers-an innovative generation of

chemotherapeutics

Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

(2015), 90, 1177-1195.

B. M. Blunden, M. H. Stenzel

Correlation between Molecular Weight and Branch

Structure of Glycopolymers Stars and Their

Binding to Lectins

Macromolecules (2015), 48, 346-357.

Y. Chen, M. S. Lord, A. Piloni, M. H. Stenzel

Polymer-Albumin Conjugate for the Facilitated

Delivery of Macromolecular Platinum Drugs

Macromolecule Rapid Communications (2015),

36(10), 890-897

A. Dag, Y. Jiang, K. J. Abd Karim, G. Hart-Smith, W.

Scarano, M. H. Stenzel

Controlling the morphology of glyco-nanoparticles

in water using block copolymer mixtures: the effect

on cellular uptake

Polymer Chemistry (2015), 6, 7812-7820

A. Dag, H. Lu, M. H. Stenzel

Origami with ABC Triblock Terpolymers Based on

Glycopolymers: Creation of Virus-Like

Morphologies

ACS Macro Letters (2015), 4, 579-583

A. Dag, J. Zhao, M. H. Stenzel

Core-Cross-Linking Accelerates Antitumor

Activities of Paclitaxel-Conjugate Micelles to

Prostate Multicellular Tumor Spheroids: A

Comparison of 2D and 3D Models

Biomacromolecules (2015), 16, 1470-1479

A. W. Du, H. Lu, M. H. Stenzel

In Vivo Evaluation of Folate Decorated

Cross-Linked Micelles for the Delivery of Platinum

Anticancer Drugs

Biomacromolecules (2015), 16, 515-523.

J. Eliezar, W. Scarano, N. R. B. Boase, K. J. Thurecht,

M. H. Stenzel

An Oligonucleotide Transfection Vector Based on

HSA and PDMAEMA Conjugation: Effect of

Polymer Molecular Weight on Cell Proliferation

and on Multicellular Tumor Spheroids

Macromolecule Bioscience (2015), 15, 965-978.

Y. Jiang, C. K. Wong, M. H. Stenzel

Dual-Responsive pH and Temperature Sensitive

Nanoparticles Based on Methacrylic Acid and

Di(ethylene glycol) Methyl Ether Methacrylate for

the Triggered Release of Drugs

Macromolecule Bioscience (2015), 15, 1091-1104

Y. Y. Khine, Y. Jiang, A. Dag, H. Lu, M. H. Stenzel

Enhanced transcellular penetration and drug

delivery by crosslinked polymeric micelles into

pancreatic multicellular tumor spheroids

Biomaterial Science (2015), 3, 1085-1095

H. Lu, R. H. Utama, U. Kitiyotsawat, K. Babiuch, Y.

Jiang, M. H. Stenzel

Albumin nanoparticles increase the anticancer

efficacy of albendazole in ovarian cancer xenograft

model

Journal of Nanobiotechnology (2015), 13-25

L. Noorani, M. Stenzel, R. Liang, M. H.

Pourgholami, D. L. Morris

Glycopolymer Self-Assemblies with Gold(I)

Cornplexed to the Core as a Delivery System for

Auranofin

Macromolecules (2015), 48, 1065-1076

S. Pearson, H. Lu, M. H. Stenzel

Light-responsive azobenzene-based glycopolymer

micelles for targeted drug delivery to melanoma

cells

European Polymer Journal (2015), 69, 616-627.

S. Pearson, D. Vitucci, Y. Y. Khine, A. Dag, H. Lu, M.

Save, L. Billon, M. H. Stenzel


Publications

in 2015

Dual-drug delivery of curcumin and platinum drugs

in polymeric micelles enhances the synergistic

effects: a double act for the treatment of

multidrug-resistant cancer

Biomaterials Science (2015), 3, 163-174.

W. Scarano, P. de Souza, M. H. Stenzel

N-Vinylcarbazole as Versatile Photoinaddimer of

Photopolymerization under Household UV LED

Bulb (392 nm)

Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2015), 36,

1675-1680. P. Xiao, J. Lalevee, J. Zhao, M. H.

Stenzel

A new role of curcumin: as a multicolor

photoinitiator for polymer fabrication under

household UV to red LED bulbs

Polymer Chemistry (2015), 6, 5053-5061.

J. Zhao, J. Lalevee, H. Lu, R. MacQueen, S. H. Kable,

T. W. Schmidt, M. H. Stenzel, P. Xiao

Prepared from Thermoresponsive Fluorescent

Protein-Polymer Bioconjugates: Capture of and

Report on Drug and Protein Payloads

Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2015),

54, 5317-5322. C. K. Wong, A. J. Laos, A. H.

Soeriyadi, J. Wiedenmann, P. M. G. Curmi, J. J.

Gooding, C. P. Marquis, M. H. Stenzel, P. Thordarson

Iron oxide nanoparticle-mediated hyperthermia

stimulates dispersal in bacterial biofilms and

enhances antibiotic efficacy

Nature scientific reports (2015), 5, Article number:

18385. T.-K. Nguyen, H. TT Duong, R.

Selvanayagam, C. Boyer, N. Barraud


Highlights, Awards

& Other Activities

Awards:

Cyrille Boyer; 2015 Malcolm McIntosh

Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year -

one of the six Prime Minister's Science

Prizes.

Cyrille Boyer; Australian academy of

Science prize - Le Fèvre prize

Siva Shanmugam; Pacifichem 2015 poster

competition winner

Yanyan Jiang; RACI Polymer Division

O’Donnell award

CAMD seminar series:

Prof. Dr. Robert Luxenhofer, University of

Wuerzburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Philipp Vana,

Georg-August-University Göttingen,

Germany

Dr. James Oliver, Colorado School of

Mines, USA

High impact papers:

Utilizing the electron transfer mechanism

of chlorophyll a under light for controlled

radical polymerization

Chemical Science (2015), 6(2), 1341-1349.

Shanmugam, Sivaprakash; Xu, Jiangtao;

Boyer, Cyrille

Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization

in Dispersed Systems: An Update

Chemical Reviews, 2015,115 (18),

9745-9800

Per B. Zetterlund, Stuart C. Thickett,

Sébastien Perrier, Elodie Bourgeat-Lami,

Muriel Lansalot

Exploiting Metalloporphyrins for

Selective Living Radical Polymerization

Tunable over Visible Wavelengths

Journal of the American Chemical Society

(2015), 137(28), 9174-9185

Shanmugam, Sivaprakash; Xu, Jiangtao;

Boyer, Cyrille

Stereo-, Temporal and Chemical Control

through Photoactivation of Living Radical

Polymerization: Synthesis of Block and

Gradient Copolymers

Journal of the American Chemical Society

(2015), 137(31), 9988-9999.

Shanmugam, Sivaprakash; Boyer, Cyrille


Highlights, Awards

& Other Activities

Recognition and Services:

Cyrille Boyer selected as one of the 100

Innovators by Knowledge of Nation

Per Zetterlund appearing as Expert

Witness (topic: coatings) in hearing in

Melbourne in April

Cyrille Boyer nominated as High-end

Foreign Experts by Chinese Government

and invited professorship in China at

Qingdao University, Shandong, China

Cyrille Boyer - invited professorship in

France (Ecole Nationale Superieur de

Chimie de Montpellier, University of

Montpellier)

Editorial Publications:

Cyrille Boyer - Guest editor role: Special

issue on Stimuli Responsive Polymers

published by European Polymer Journal

Cyrille Boyer - Associate Editor for RSC

Advanced since August 2015

Martina Stenzel - Associate editor for

Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology

Martina Stenzel - Publication committee

of Materials Research Society

Per Zetterlund co-organizing symposium

entitled “Radical Polymerization Kinetics

and Process Modelling” at Pacifichem in

Dec 15 (Hawaii)

Per Zetterlund / Anthony Granville – 1

day Polymer Research in NSW

symposium (UNSW)

Martina Stenzel - Short film on UNSW

TV

Martina Stenzel - Postgraduate

coordinator in the school of chemistry


Highlights, Awards

& Other Activities

Invited keynote presentations:

Cyrille Boyer; invited by Chinese

Government as International Expert in

2015 (Lecture tour in China - Fudan,

Shanghai Univeristy, Qiangdao University,

Shanghai Jiao Tong, Beijing Institute of

Technology, Beijing University of Chemical

Technology, Soochow University)

Martina Stenzel; Polymer Pacific

Conference, 8th to 12th December 2015,

Hawaii, US

Seminars by CAMD researchers:

Per Zetterlund; Kobe University (Japan)

Per Zetterlund; Osaka City University

(Japan)

Cyrille Boyer; invited lectures at Polymer

Advanced Technology 2015 (June 2015,

Hangzhou, China)

Cyrille Boyer; invited lectures at American

Chemical Society National Conference in

2015

Cyrille Boyer; invited lecture at PACIFIC

CHEM in 2015 (Hawaii, USA)

Cyrille Boyer; invited lecture at Fusion

conference in 2015 (Ascott, UK)

Cyrille Boyer; invited lecture at

APNGM15, Sept 2015, Budapest, Hungry

Martina Stenzel; invited lectures at

Congress of European Polymer Federation

(June 2015, Dresden, Germany)

Martina Stenzel; invited lectures at

Functional Polymeric Materials, August

2015, (August 2015, Ascot, UK )

Martina Stenzel; invited lectures at ACS

meeting Polymers in Medicine

(September 2015, US)

Martina Stenzel; invited lectures at

NanoDDS (September 2015, US)

Martina Stenzel; 24th Annual Meeting of

the Australian Society of Biomaterials and

Tissue Engineering, 7 - 10 April 2015,

Sydney, Australia

Martina Stenzel; 35th Australian Polymer

Symposium, 12th – 15th July 2015, Gold

Coast, Australia

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