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Dr James Blinco
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Molecular Design and Synthesis
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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