Research students

Azniwati Abd Aziz - PhD Student

Azniwati Abd Aziz

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.

She is currently working towards her PhD under the supervison of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Brian S. Hawkett and Dr. Chiara Neto. Her work involves the synthesis and application of polymeric nano particles made using RAFT emulsion polymerization.

Tammie Barlow - Honours Student

Tammie Barlow

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Rob Chapman - PhD Student

Rob Chapman

Rob completed his BE (hons) in Industrial Chemistry with an industry co-operative scholarship at the University of NSW, graduating in 2007. For his honours work, he studied the use of spin traps to control free radical polymerisation.

Rob is currently a PhD student under the supervision of Associate Professor Sébastien Perrier and Professor Kate Jolliffe. His research focusses on the formation of conjugate peptide - polymer nanostructures through self assembly techniques with a view to creating new materials.

Manuel Ghezzi - PhD Student

Manuel Ghezzi

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Naatasha Isahak - PhD Student

Naatasha Isahak

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Ming Liang Koh - PhD Student

Ming Liang Koh

Ming completed his BSc (Adv) (Hons) in 2009 from the University of Sydney. For his Honours project, Ming investigated the synthesis and characterisation of hyperbranched polymers via RAFT polymerisation under the supervision of Associate Professor Sébastien Perrier.

Under the supervision of Associate Professor Sébastien Perrier and Professor Kate Jolliffe, Ming is now undertaking his PhD in the field of supramolecular polymers.

Thomas Lee - PhD Student

Thomas Lee

Tom completed his Bachelor of Science (Advanced) with Honours in Chemistry at the University of Sydney in 2009. For his Honours research he studied contact electrification of insulators. He is currently undertaking a PhD with Dr Chiara Neto, employing colloid probe atomic force microscopy and molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the effects of polymer brushes on flow at the solid-liquid interface.

Say Kwang Lim - MSc Student

Say Kwang Lim

Kwang completed his Bachelor of Science with Honours in Chemistry at the University of Sydney in 2009. For his Honours research he studied the self-assembly of block polymers into patterned nano-arrays for use in protein binding. He is presently continuing his project from Honours into his Masters year, under the supervision of Dr Chiara Neto with collaborations from the School of Physics.

Edward O'Neill - Honours Student

Edward O

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Cheuk Ka Poon - PhD Student

Cheuk Ka Poon

Cheuk Ka completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney in 2010, majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She is currently undertaking an Honours project in Chemistry under the supervision of Associate Professor Sébastien Perrier. Her Honours research involves optimising the condition for ‘click’ chemistry in the preparation of peptide-polymer conjugates.

Derrick Roberts - PhD Student

Derrick Roberts

Derrick competed his BSc. (Adv) with first class honours and the University Medal in Physical/Organic Chemistry in 2010 under the supervision of Professor Maxwell J. Crossley and Associate Professor Timothy Schmidt (The University of Sydney, Australia). For his honours research, Derrick studied organic chromophores for achieving near-infrared non-coherent photochemical up-conversion and helped to establish a new mechanism of photochemical up-conversion mediated by energy transfer to singlet oxygen.

Derrick is currently undertaking a PhD in chemistry at The University of Sydney under the supervision of Associate Professor Sebastien Perrier and Professor Maxwell J. Crossley. His research centres on the synthesis of nanostructured materials from macrocycle-polymer conjugates with a particular focus on porphyrin-based materials.

Hadi Sabouri- MSc Student

Hadi Sabouri

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Jessica Tom - PhD Student

Jessica Tom

Jessica completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) at the University of Sydney in 2008, majoring in Chemistry and Physics. She went on to complete Honours under the supervision of Associate Professor Sébastien Perrier in 2009, where she worked on Cu(0)-mediated living radical polymerisation of styrene. Jessica is currently working on the synthesis of cellulose hybrids with synthetic polymers for her PhD.

Wei 'Joyce' Zhao - PhD Student

Joyce Zhao

Joyce obtained her Bachelor Degree in Chemistry in 2004 at Qingdao University of Science & Technology (China) and her PhD Degree in chemistry for organic optoelectronic materials in 2009, at Beijing Institute of Technology (China). Her final thesis work focused on the fabrication and optoelectronic properties of Layer-by-Layer self-assembly films based on phthalocyanine ruthenium (II) via coordination bonding.

Joyce is currently undertaking another PhD in Chemistry at the University of Sydney, under the supervision of Associate Professor Sébastien Perrier. She was awarded an industry scholarship from Colgate-Palmolive and her research project focuses on the functional polymers for next generation detergents.

Liwen Zhu - PhD Student

Liwen Zhu

Liwen completed her BSc. in Applied Chemistry from Yangzhou University (China), graduating in 2004. She obtained her MEng. (Chemical Engineering) in Appliy Chemistry from Jiangnan University (China), graduating in 2007. She then undertook MSc. in Analytical and Forensic Chemistry from Department of Chemistry at the University of Hull (UK), graduating in 2008.

Liwen is currently doing her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Chiara Neto and Associate Professor Phil Attard. Her research focuses on interfacial liquid slip measured by colloid probe AFM.