Research Students


 

Ms Azniwati Abd Aziz

Ms Azniwati Abd Aziz

Ms Azniwati Abd Aziz
PhD candidate
School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Room 341
T: +61 2 9351 4237
F: +61 2 9351 3329
E:
Supervisors: Associate Professor Chiara Neto | Associate Professor Brian Hawkett

Azniwati obtained her B.Tech Degree in Bioresource, Paper and Coatings Technology from the School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, graduating in 2005.

She then undertook MSc. Degree in Bioresource, Paper and Coatings Technology (Natural Fibre Filled/Reinforced Polymer Composites) from the School of Industrial Technology, University Sains Malaysia, graduating in 2009.

Her work involves the synthesis and application of polymeric nano particles made using RAFT emulsion polymerization.


Mr David Beck

Mr David Beck

Mr David Beck
Honours student
School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Room 352
T: +61 2 9351 7730
F: +61 2 9351 3329
E:
Supervisor: Associate Professor Chiara Neto

David Beck completed his Bachelor of Science majoring in Nanoscience & Technology and Biochemistry at The University of Sydney (2014). He is now doing his Honours year with Associate Professor Chiara Neto, where he is working on water capture. In this project, David aims to investigate the surface properties and condensation potential of various polymer coatings. Prior to his Science career David completed a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Actuarial Studies from Macquarie University and spent 16 years working at an investment bank.


Ms Saffron Bryant

Ms Saffron Bryant

Ms Saffron Bryant
PhD student
School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Room 331
T: +61 2 9351 3535
F: +61 2 9351 3329
E:
Supervisors: Professor Gregory Warr | Professor Kate Jolliffe

Saffron studied Biomedical Science at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland, where she also completed her Honours looking at rheumatic heart disease.

Saffron is currently completing her PhD in Chemistry under the supervision of Gregory Warr and Kate Jolliffe. Her project is focused on Compartmentalisation in Ionic Liquids and the possibility of life evolving on planets without liquid water.


Ms Naatasha Isahak

Ms Naatasha Isahak

Ms Naatasha Isahak
PhD student
School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Room 532
T: +61 2 9351 4237
F: +61 2 9351 3329
E:
Supervisors: Professor Sébastien Perrier | Professor Richard Payne

Naatasha Isahak studied Materials Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. With particular interests in biomedical applications of materials, she worked on the synthesis of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) for drug delivery during her Honours. She went on to take her Masters by Research in Biomedical Engineering with Prof. Laura Poole Warren and Dr. Penny Martens at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering in the University of New South Wales, investigating the inflammatory response to polymeric scaffolds designed for tissue engineering. Naatasha also gained experience in research and product development working with Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), A*STAR; Becton Dickinson Medical Products; and Brady Corporation Asia Pacific. Currently, under the supervision of Prof. Sébastien Perrier and Prof. Richard Payne, Naatasha’s PhD looks into the development of modified silica nanoparticles with RAFT polymers for biomedical applications.


Ms Minh Thu Lam

Ms Minh Thu Lam

Ms Minh Thu Lam
PhD student
School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Room 331
T: +61 2 9351 3535
F: +61 2 9351 3329
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Supervisors: Professor Gregory Warr | Professor Sébastien Perrier

Thu completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Science, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, majoring in Material Science, before working at an industrial food company. She then obtained a Master of Science in Physical Chemistry at the same University in 2011. Her thesis title was “Formation of nanocomposite based on polypropylene and clay modified by Pentaerythritol derivatives”. After a year working as a researcher in the Polymer Department, the University of Science, Vietnam, she moved to the University of Sydney and started her PhD under the supervision of Professor Gregory Warr and Professor SeĢbastien Perrier. Her project is focused on the self-assembly of novel amphiphilic block copolymers in aqueous solution.


Ms Cheuk Ka Poon

Ms Cheuk Ka Poon

Ms Cheuk Ka Poon
PhD candidate
School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Room 341
T: +61 2 9351 4237
F: +61 2 9351 3329
E:
Supervisor: Professor Sébastien Perrier | Associate Professor Brian Hawkett

Cheuk Ka completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney in 2010. She then joined the KCPC to undertake an Honours year in Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Sébastien Perrier and Professor Kate Jolliffe. For her Honours project, she worked on optimising the copper-mediated azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) for the preparation of cyclic peptide-polymer conjugates. Since 2011, she has worked towards a Ph.D. with Professor Sébastien Perrier and Associate Professor Brian Hawkett at the KCPC. Her research focus is on the synthesis and functionalisation of sterically stabilised polystyrene latex particles for the delivery of nucleic acids, in collaboration with the group of Professor Carol Pollock from the Royal North Shore Hospital.


Mr Liam Scarratt

Mr Liam Scarratt

Mr Liam Scarratt
Honours student
School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Room 352
T: +61 2 9351 7730
F: +61 2 9351 3329
E:
Supervisor: Associate Professor Chiara Neto

Liam Scarratt completed his Bachelor of Science majoring in Chemistry and Physics at The University of Sydney (2013). In this time, he spent a year working as an Industrial Chemist at NICNAS as part of the Year In Industry Program provided by the School of Chemistry. He is now doing his Honours year with Associate Professor Chiara Neto, where he is working on superhydrophobic surfaces. In this project, a novel approach is used to fabricate superhydrophobic surfaces which are thermodynamically and mechanically robust.


Ms Keyun Shou

Ms Keyun Shou

Ms Keyun Shou
Honours student
School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Room 352
T: +61 2 9351 7730
F: +61 2 9351 3329
E:
Supervisor: Associate Professor Chiara Neto