Personal details

Name
Dr James Blinco
Position(s)
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)
Phone
+61 7 3138 4207
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

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
Keywords

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

Biography

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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Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
AIPS Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2016
Details
Humboldt Renewed Research Stay - April-July 2016
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2013
Details
Campagne d'accueil d'enseignants-chercheurs invités appointment.
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2012
Details
France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration Fellowship

Research projects

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

Title
A New Generation of Photoresists for 3D Laser Lithography
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP180100316
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
High Performance Inks for Solution Based Organic Light Emitting Diodes Manufacturing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP170100387
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
On-Demand Visible Light Degradable Dental Materials
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP170100979
Start year
2018
Keywords

Supervision