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Associate Professor Tim Dargaville

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

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Name
Associate Professor Tim Dargaville
Position(s)
Future Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Nanotechnology and Molecular Science
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Nanotechnology and Molecular Science
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Chem Physics Mech Engineering - IPTM
Discipline *
Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
Phone
+61 7 3138 2451
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
Twitter
Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland)

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

Biography

Research theme: Health Research discipline: Chemistry Research program:Tissue Repair & Regeneration

Research area

The focus of my research group is in the use of polymers to aid in the healing of wounds. Specifically we are investigating how polymers can be used as advanced wound dressings to ‘mop up’ excess enzymes; how polymers can be used as support scaffolds for artifical skin; and the development of new polymers with application in, but not limited, to wound healing.

Areas of expertise

  • Polymers
  • Biomaterials
  • Silicone polymers
  • Effects of radiation on materials

Selected research projects

  • Polyoxazolines as Biomaterials
  • Polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering of skin
  • Inhibition of MMPs in wound fluid using functionalised polymers

QUT PhD Scholarships available to outstanding candidates: submit your application by searching ‘scholarships’ on the QUT homepage.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Tim Dargaville.

Teaching

Teaching discipline: Chemistry

Teaching areas:

  1. Experimental Science
  2. Advanced Polymers
  3. Biological Chemistry
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Tim Dargaville.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Soft Materials Containing Hierarchy via 3d Sacrificial Micro-moulding
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT150100408
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Convergence of Biomaterials and Immunology - A Technology Platform for Delayed Burst Release of Vaccines
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP120104611
Start year
2012
Keywords
Vaccine Delivery; Delayed Burst Release; Electrospinning; Vaccine Implant; Immune Response
Title
Investigation of the Role of Transglutaminases in the Signalling of Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 and its Derivatives
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP110201004
Start year
2011
Keywords
Growth Factors; Cell Signalling; Wound Healing; Cancer
Title
Composite Biomaterials for Modulation of Dermal Fibroblast Function
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0877988
Start year
2008
Keywords
Biomaterial; Hydrogel; Silicone; Fibroblast; Stratum Corneum