Personal details

Name
Dr Llew Rintoul
Position(s)
Research Infrastructure Specialist (Vibrational Spectroscopy)
Institute for Future Environments,
IFE Directorate,
IFE Central Analytical Research Facility
Vibrat Spectro Facility Coordinator
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry & Physics
Discipline *
Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
Phone
+61 7 3138 2264 /3138 1228
Fax
+61 7 3138 1804
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Ph.d (University of Queensland)

Keywords

DFT calculations, Infrared spectroscopy, Materials characterisation, Microspectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy

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

Biography

Research theme: Health
Research discipline: Chemistry
Research area

  • Characterisation of polymer treatments

IR and Raman micro-spectroscopy is used to chemically map the surface of polymers that have undergone a variety of treatments such as radiation, plasma and solvents and/or graft polymerisation reactions or other processes such as photo-thermal degradation.

  • Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations of vibrational spectra

There is still a great need for fundamental research into spectral assignments of many chemical classes. DFT calculations are undertaken to assign the spectra of nitroxide free radicals, which provide insights into the nature of more complicated chemical systems involving these radicals.

  • Vibrational spectroscopy of biomaterials and bio-mineralisation

Characterisation studies of minerals are also applied to bio-mineral systems such as hydroxyapatites and fluoro/hydroxyapatites. Polarised IR microscopy is used to study ordered biological systems such as collagen and collagen degradation in cartilage.

This information has been contributed by Dr Llew Rintoul.

Publications


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Supervision

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)