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Dr James Blinco

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Nanotechnology and Molecular Science


Dr James Blinco
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Nanotechnology and Molecular Science
Discipline *
Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member (Chartered Chemist), Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Chair of the RACI Queensland Polymer Group
  • Awards and Web Coordinator RACI Polymer Division

Free Radical, Nitroxide, Polymer synthesis, Fluorescent Sensors, Surface Modification, Post-polymerisation modification

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


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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