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Researcher: Thickett, SCV (Dr Stuart Thickett)

Fields of Research

Polymerisation Mechanisms
Colloid and Surface Chemistry
Synthesis of Materials
Composite and Hybrid Materials
Analytical Spectrometry
Separation Science
Physical Chemistry of Materials
Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions
Functional Materials
Instrumental Methods (excl. Immunological and Bioassay Methods)
Sensor Technology (Chemical aspects)
Manufacturing Management
Polymers and Plastics
Engineering Instrumentation
Agricultural Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl. Biosensors)
Microtechnology

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Urban and Industrial Water Management
Plastics in Primary Forms
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Paints
Scientific Instruments
Water Services and Utilities
Instrumentation
Organic Industrial Chemicals (excl. Resins, Rubber and Plastics)
Polymeric Materials (e.g. Paints)
Hydrogen Production from Renewable Energy
Crop Protection Chemicals
Medical Instruments
Solar-Photovoltaic Energy
Communication Equipment

Career Best Publications

Bio-functional, lanthanide-labeled polymer particles by seeded emulsion polymerization and their characterization by novel ICP-MS detection; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Biomimetic surface coatings for atmospheric water capture prepared by dewetting of polymer films; Advanced Materials
Emulsion polymerization: state of the art in kinetics and mechanisms; Polymer
Hollow hybrid polymer-graphene oxide nanoparticles via Pickering miniemulsion polymerization; Nanoscale
Lanthanide-containing polymer microspheres by multiple-stage dispersion polymerization for highly multiplexed bioassays; Journal of the American Chemical Society
Micropatterned substrates made by polymer bilayer dewetting and collagen nanoscale assembly support endothelial cell adhesion; Soft Matter
Propagation rate coefficient of acrylic acid: theoretical investigation of the solvent effect; Polymer
Rate-controlling events for radical exit in electrosterically stabilized emulsion polymerization systems; Macromolecules
Surface functionalization methods to enhance bioconjugation in metal-labeled polystyrene particles; Macromolecules

Research Publications

Assessing the extent, stability, purity and properties of silanised detonation nanodiamond; Applied Surface Science
Bio-functional, lanthanide-labeled polymer particles by seeded emulsion polymerization and their characterization by novel ICP-MS detection; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Biomimetic surface coatings for atmospheric water capture prepared by dewetting of polymer films; Advanced Materials
Competition between dewetting and cross-linking in poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)/polystyrene bilayer films; Langmuir
Controlled/living radical polymerization in dispersed systems: an update; Chemical Reviews
Core–shell and gradient morphology polymer particles analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy: Effect of monomer feed order; Journal of Polymer Science. Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Dispersion polymerization of styrene in CO2-expanded ethanol; Polymer
Early and intermediate stages of guided dewetting in polystyrene thin films; Langmuir
Emulsion polymerization: state of the art in kinetics and mechanisms; Polymer
Extended mechanistic description of particle growth in electrosterically stabilized emulsion polymerization systems; Macromolecules
Factors influencing the preparation of hollow polymer-graphene oxide microcapsules via Pickering miniemulsion polymerization; Polymer
Formation of homogeneous nanocomposite films at ambient temperature via miniemulsion polymerization using graphene oxide as surfactant; Journal of Polymer Science. Part A
Functionalization of graphene oxide for the production of novel graphene-based polymeric and colloidal materials; Current Organic Chemistry
Graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets as oil-in-water emulsion stabilizers: influence of oil phase polarity; Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
High Glass Transition Temperature Fluoropolymers for Hydrophobic Surface Coatings via RAFT Copolymerization; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Hollow hybrid polymer-graphene oxide nanoparticles via Pickering miniemulsion polymerization; Nanoscale
Influence of monomer type on miniemulsion polymerization systems stabilized by graphene oxide as sole surfactant; Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Interplay between dewetting and layer inversion in poly(4-vinylpyridine)/polystyrene bilayers; Langmuir
Lanthanide-containing polymer microspheres by multiple-stage dispersion polymerization for highly multiplexed bioassays; Journal of the American Chemical Society
Mechanism of radical entry in electrosterically stabilized emulsion polymerization systems; Macromolecules
Metal-containing polystyrene beads as standards for mass cytometry; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Micropatterned substrates made by polymer bilayer dewetting and collagen nanoscale assembly support endothelial cell adhesion; Soft Matter
Micropatterned surfaces for atmospheric water condensation via controlled radical polymerization and thin film dewetting; ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Midchain transfer to polymer in styrene-poly(butyl acrylate) systems: direct evidence of retardative effects; Macromolecules
Nano-sized graphene oxide as sole surfactant in miniemulsion polymerization for nanocomposite synthesis: effect of pH and ionic strength; Polymer
Particle size distributions in electrosterically stabilized emulsion polymerization systems: testing the 'mid-chain-radical' hypothesis; Macromolecules
PEO-based brush-type amphiphilic macro-RAFT agents and their assembled polyHIPE monolithic structures for applications in separation science; Scientific Reports
Photo-driven synthesis of polymer-coated platinized ZnO nanoparticles with enhanced photoelectrochemical charge transportation; Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Polymer-inorganic hybrid nanoparticles of various morphologies via polymerization-induced self assembly and sol–gel chemistry; Polymer Chemistry
Preparation of composite materials by using graphene oxide as a surfactant in ab initio emulsion polymerization systems; ACS Macro Letters
Preparation of inverse polymerized high internal phase emulsions using an amphiphilic macro-RAFT agent as sole stabilizer; Polymer Chemistry
Preparation of polymer particles containing reduced graphene oxide nanosheets using ionic liquid monomer; Macromolecules
Propagation rate coefficient of acrylic acid: theoretical investigation of the solvent effect; Polymer
Protein micropatterns by PEG grafting on dewetted PLGA films; Langmuir
Rate-controlling events for radical exit in electrosterically stabilized emulsion polymerization systems; Macromolecules
Revised insights into templating radical polymerization within nanoreactors; Journal of Polymer Science. Part A
Surface functionalization methods to enhance bioconjugation in metal-labeled polystyrene particles; Macromolecules
Synthesis and characterisation of gradient polymeric nanoparticles; Polymer Chemistry
Synthesis of polymeric nanoparticles containing reduced graphene oxide nanosheets stabilized by poly(ionic liquid) using miniemulsion polymerization; Soft Matter
Synthesis of polystyrene nanoparticles 'armoured' with nanodimensional graphene oxide sheets by miniemulsion polymerization; Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Transfer to 'monomer' in styrene free-radical polymerization; Macromolecules

Research Projects

A high speed, high fidelity 3D printer for fabricating microfluidic devices; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Biomimetic templating radical polymerisation in nanoreactors; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Polymer nanoparticles with gradient morphology for environmentally friendly aqueous coatings applications; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Ring-Opening Polymerization in Emulsion; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Micropatterned Polymer Film Coatings for the Capture of Water Directly from the Atmosphere

Research Candidate Supervision