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Dr Kathryn Fairfull-Smith

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

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Name
Dr Kathryn Fairfull-Smith
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Nanotechnology and Molecular Science
Discipline *
Organic Chemistry, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry
Phone
+61 7 3138 4950
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University)

Professional memberships
and associations

MRACI CChem, MRSC

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

Biography

Research Discipline : Chemistry  

Areas of Expertise

  • Organics Synthesis
  • Free Radical Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Research Area Our research focuses primarily on the use of organic synthesis to build molecules or functionalise surfaces and polymers for various applications.  

Selected Research Projects

  • Anti-biofilm coatings
  • Fluorescent probes
  • Anti-hypertensives
  • Photosensitive alkoxyamines for NMP2
  • Nano sensors for drug delivery and imaging

Career Highlights

  • 2012- present – Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology
  • 2009-2012 – Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology
  • 2006-2009 – Postdoctoral research at Queensland University of Technology
  • 2004-2006 – Postdoctoral research at the University of Sheffield
  • 2001-2004 – PhD in Chemistry at Griffith Universty
  • 1997-2000 – B. Science with 1st Class Honours at Griffith University
This information has been contributed by Dr Kathryn Fairfull-Smith.

Publications


Research projects

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

Title
ARC Centre of Excellence: Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
CE0561607
Start year
2005
Keywords
Free Radical, Flourescence, Antioxidant, Polymer Degradation, Disease, Oxidation, Reactive Oxygen Species, Oxidative Stress, Ataxia Telangiectasia, Chemiluminescence, Stabilisers, Nitroxide
Title
Fighting slime with free radicals - new surface coatings for biofilm remediation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT140100746
Start year
2014
Keywords
Radicals, Functionalised Surfaces, Biofilms

Supervision