Professor Kathryn Fairfull-Smith

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Associated Investigator, QUT

Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University)

Research Discipline : Chemistry   Areas of Expertise

  • Organic Synthesis
  • Free Radical Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

Research Area Our research focuses primarily on the use of organic synthesis to build molecules or functionalise surfaces and polymers for various applications. Selected Research Projects

  • Materials for Extreme Environments
  • Anti-biofilm coatings
  • Fluorescent probes
  • Anti-hypertensives
  • Photosensitive alkoxyamines for NMP2
  • Nano sensors for drug delivery and imaging

Current Research Grants

  • 2021    ARC Discovery Project Grant (DP210101317)                                 $453,000
  • 2016    Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development Grant     $70,000
  • 2015    Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development Grant     $62,000
  • 2014    ARC Discovery Project Grant (DP150100234)                               $447,360
  • 2014    ARC Future Fellowship (FT140100746)                                          $771,004
  • 2014    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)                                      $307,800
  • 2014    ATN-DAAD Joint Research Co-operation Scheme                        $24,600

Career Highlights

  • 2020-present – Co-Director QUT Centre for Materials Science
  • 2020-present – Prof. at Queensland University of Technology
  • 2015-present – ARC Future Fellow and A/Prof. at Queensland University of Technology
  • 2014-2015 – ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2012-2014  –  Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology
  • 2009-2012 – Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology
  • 2006-2009 – Postdoctoral research at Queensland University of Technology
  • 2004-2006 – Postdoctoral research at the University of Sheffield
  • 2001-2004 – PhD in Chemistry at Griffith Universty
  • 1997-2000 – B. Science with 1st Class Honours at Griffith University

Additional information

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
QUT Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2014
Details
ARC Future Fellowship - Fighting slime with free radicals
Title
Eradicating Bacterial Biofilms with Nitroxide-Antimicrobial Hybrids
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
78988625
Start year
2021
Keywords
Title
Fighting Slime with Free Radicals - New Surface Coatings for Biofilm Remediation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT140100746
Start year
2015
Keywords
Radicals;Functionalised Surfaces;Biofilms
Title
Nitroxide-containing scaffolds for controlling biofilm-related infections
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150100234
Start year
2015
Keywords
nitroxide;microparticle;surface coating
Title
ARC Centre of Excellence: Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
CE0561607
Start year
2005
Keywords
Free Radical;Flourescence;Antioxidant;Polymer Degradation;Disease;Oxidation;Reactive Oxygen Species;Oxidative Stress;Ataxia Telangiectasia;Chemiluminescence;Stabilisers;Nitroxide