Associate Professor James Blinco

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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Research Discipline 

  • Chemistry

Areas of Expertise

  • Synthetic Polymer Chemistry
  • Free Radical Chemistry
  • Photochemistry

Research Area

My research program to date has been underpinned by a strong background in both synthetic and physical polymer  and radical chemistry. I have particular expertise in the field of macromolecular chemistry where light is utilized both as a reporter and stimulus. These projects have included the monitoring of radical degradation of polymers via oxidative pathways through fluorescence and chemiluminescence, synthesis of complex macromolecular structure using photo-triggered cycloadditions, and light driven controlled radical polymerisation.

 

Selected Research Projects

  • Photo-triggered Orthogonal Modification of Polymers and Surfaces
  • Modification of Carbon Surfaces with Polymers and Electro-active Materials
  • Thermal, pH, Redox and Radical Sensitive Fluorescent Macromolecules
  • Nanosensors for drug delivery and imaging
  • Photosensitive Alkoxyamines for Nitroxide Mediated Photo-Polymerisation

Career Highlights

  • 2014-present – Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology
  • 2011-2014  –  Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology
  • 2009-2011 – Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in the Macromolecular Chemistry Group at  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 2008-2009 – Postdoctoral researcher at Centre for Magnetic Resonance/Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland
  • 2005-2008 – PhD in Chemistry at Queensland University of Technology

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Additional information

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
AIPS Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2016
Details
Humboldt Renewed Research Stay - April-July 2016
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2013
Details
Campagne d'accueil d'enseignants-chercheurs invités appointment.
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2012
Details
France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration Fellowship
Title
A New Generation of Photoresists for 3D Laser Lithography
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP180100316
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
High Performance Inks for Solution Based Organic Light Emitting Diodes Manufacturing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP170100387
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
On-Demand Visible Light Degradable Dental Materials
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP170100979
Start year
2018
Keywords