Formal Publications


  1. Braunack, M., Johnston, D., Price, J. and Gauthier, E.  Soil temperature and soil water potential under thin oxodegradable plastic film impact on cotton crop establishment and yield.  Field Crop Res. 184:91–103 (2015).
  2. Chua, B., Johnson, D., Tan, A., Earnest-Silveira, L., Sekiya, T., Chin, R., Torresi, J. and Jackson, D.  Hepatitis C VLPs delivered to dendritic cells by a TLR2 targeting lipopeptide results in enhanced antibody and cell-mediated responses.  PLoS One 7(10)e47492. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047492 (2012).
  3. Chua, B., Olson, M., Bedoui, S., Sekiya, T., Wong, C., Turner, S. and Jackson, D.  The use of a TLR2 agonist-based adjuvant for enhancing effector and memory CD8 T-cell responses.  Immunol Cell Biol. 92:377-383 (2014).
  4. Chua, B., Wong, C., Mifsud, E., Edenborough, K., Sekiya T, Tan, A., Mercuri, F., Rockman, S., Chen, W., Turner, S., Doherty, P., Kelso, A., Brown, L. and Jackson, D.  Inactivated influenza vaccine that provides rapid, innate-immune-system-mediated protection and subsequent long-term adaptive immunity.  mBio. 6(6): October 27 doi:10.1128/mBio.01024-15 (2015).
  5. Hou, J., Ji, C., Dong, G., Xiao, B., Ye, Y. and Chen, V.  Biocatalytic Janus membranes for CO2 removal utilizing carbonic anhydrase.  J. Mater. Chem A, 3:17032-17041. doi: 10.1039/c5ta01756d (2015).
  6. Ji. C., Hou, J., Wang, K., Zhang, Y. and Chen, V.  Biocatalytic degradation of carbamazepine with immobilized laccase-mediator membrane hybrid reactor.  J. Memb. Sci. 502:11-20 (2016).
  7. Lisson, S., Tarbath, M., Corkrey, R., Pinkard, E., Laycock, B., Howden, S., Botwright Acuna, T. and Makin, A.  Ambient climate and soil effects on the headspace under clear mulch film.  Agric. Syst. 142:41-50 (2016).
  8. Lyu, M., Yun, J., Cai, M., Jiqo, Y., Berhardt, P., Zhang, M., Wang, Q., Du, A., Wang, H., Liu, G. and Wang, L.  Organic–inorganic bismuth (III)-based material: A lead-free, air-stable and solution-processable light-absorber beyond organolead perovskites.  Nano Res. 9:692-702 (2016).
  9. Mansouri, J., Charlton, T., Chen, V. and Weiss, T.  Biofouling performance of silver-based PES ultrafiltration membranes.  Desalin Water Treat. May 6, doi. 10.1080/19443994.2016.1183231 (2016).
  10. Tian, Y., Ji, C., Wang, K. and Le-Clech, P.  Assessment of anaerobic membrane bio-electrochemical reactor (AnMBER) for wastewater treatment and energy recovery.  J. Membr. Sci. 450:242-248 (2014).
  11. Truong, V.K., Mainwaring, D.E., Murugaraj, P., Nguyan, D.H.K. and Ivanova, E.P. Impact of confining 3-D polymer networks on dynamics of bacterial ingress and self-organisation, J. Mater. Chem. B 3:8704-8710 (2015).
  12. Truong, V., Owuor, E., Murugaraj, R., Crawford, R. and Mainwaring, D.  Impact of particle nanotopology on water transport through hydrophobic soils.  J. Colloid Interface Sci. 460:61-70 (2015).
  13. Zhang, M., Lyu, M., Yun, J., Noori, M., Zhou, X., Cooling, N., Wang, Q., Yu, H., Dastoor, P. and Wang, L.  Low-temperature processed formamidinium tin halide perovskite/fullerene heterojunctions.  Nano Res. 9:1570-1577 (2016).



  1. Bhatia, A., Jayaratne, V., Simon, G., Edward, G. and Turney, T.  Nucleation of ositatic polypropylene with metal monoglycerolates.  Polymer 59:110-116 (2015).
  2. Christofferson, A., Yiapanis, G., Leung, A., Prime, E., Tran, D., Qiao, G., Solomon, D. and Yarovsky, I.  Dynamic performance of duolayers at the air/water interface. 2. Mechanistic insights from all-atom simulations.  J. Phys. Chem. B. 118:10927-10933 (2014).
  3. Chua, B., Sekiya, T., Al Kobaisi, M., Short, K., Mainwaring, D. and Jackson, D.  A single dose biodegradable vaccine depot that induces persistently high levels of antibody over a year.  Biomaterials 53:50-57 (2015).
  4. Chung-Liang, Y., Nikolic, M., Gomes, B., Gauthier, E., Laycock, B., Halley, P., Bottle, S. and Colwell, J.  The effect of common agrichemicals on the environmental stability of polyethylene films.  Polym. Degr. Stab. 120:53-60 (2015).
  5. Gauthier, E., Nikolic, M., Truss, R., Laycock, B. and Halley, P.  Effect of soil on the photodegradation of polyethylene films.  J. Appl. Polym. Sci.  DIO: 10.1002/app.42588.
  6. Leung, A., Prime, E., Tran, D., Fu, Q., Christofferson, A., Yiapanis, G., Yarovsky, I., Qiao, G. and Solomon, D.  Dynamic performance of duolayers at the air/water interface. 1. Experimental analysis.  J. Phys. Chem. B. 118:10919-10926 (2014).
  7. Linnemann, J., Giorgio, J., Wagner, K., Mathieson, G., Wallace, G. and Officer, D.  A simple one step process for enhancement of titanium foil dye sensitised solar cell anodes.  J. Mater. Chem. A, 3:3266-3270 (2015).
  8. Lyu, M., Yun, J-H., Ahmed, R., Elkington, D., Wang, Q., Zhang, M., Wang, H., Dastoor, P. and Wang, L.  Bias-dependent effects in planar perovskite solar cells based on ChNH3ObU3-xClx.  J. Colloid Interface Sci. 453:9-14 (2015).
  9. Moad, G., Dagley, I., Habsuda, J., Garvey, C., Li, G., Nichols, L., Simon, G. and Nobile, M.  Aqueous hydrogen peroxide-induced degradation of polyolefins: a greener process for controlled-rheology polypropylene.  Polym. Degr. Stab. 117:97-108 (2015).
  10. Rodda, A., Ercole, F., Glattauer, V., Gardiner, J., Nisbet, D., Healy, K., Forsythe, J. and Meagher, L.  Low fouling electrospun scaffolds with clicked bioactive peptides for specific cell attachment.  Biomacromolecules 16:2109-2118 (2015).
  11. Rodda, A., Ercole, F., Nisbet, D., Forsythe, J. and Meagher, L.  Optimization of aqueous SI-ATRP grafting of poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate) brushes from benzyl chloride macrionitiator surfaces.  Macromol Biosci. 15:799-811 (2015).
  12. Truong, V., Tsang, K., Simon, G., Boyd, R., Evans, R., Thissen, H. and Forsythe, J.  Photodegradable gelatin based hydrogels prepared by bioorthogonal click chemistry for cell encapsulation and release.  Biomacromolecules, 16:2246-2253 (2015).
  13. Tsang, K., Annabi, N., Ercole, F., Zhou, K., Karst, D., Li, F., Haynes, J., Evans, R., Thissen, H., Khademhosseini, A. and Forsythe, J.  Facile one-step micropatterning using photodegradable gelatin hydrogels for improved cardiomyocyte organisation and alignment.  Adv. Funct. Mater. 25:977-986 (2015).
  14. Van Hensbergen, J., Ganda, S., Roth, P., Burford, R. and Lowe, A.  ROMP synthesis of novel thermos-, pH-, and salt-responsive (Co) polymers containing the morholino functional group.  J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 53:50-58 (2015).
  15. Yune, J., Karatchevtseva, I., Evans, P., Wagner, K., Griffith, M., Officer, D. and Triani, G.  A versatile binder-free TiO2 paste for dye-sensitized solar cell.  RSC Adv. 5:29513–29523 (2015).
  16. Zhang, M., Lyu, M., Hua, Y., Yun, J-H., Qant, Q. and Wang, L.  Stable and low-cost mesoscopic CH3NH3Pbl2Br Perovskite solar cells by using a think poly(5-hexylthiphene) layer as a hole transporter.  Chem. Eur. J. 21:434-439 (2014).
  17. Zhang, M., Yu, H., Lyu, M., Wang, Q., Yun, J-H. and Wang, L.  Composition-dependent photoluminescence intensity and prolonged recombination lifetime of perovskite CH3NH3Br3-xClx films.  Chem. Commun. 50:11727-11730 (2014).
  18. Zhang, M., Yu, H., Yun, J-H., Lyu, M., Wang, Q. and Wang, L.  Facile preparation of smooth perovskite films for efficient meso/planar hybrid structured perovskite solar cells.  Chem. Commun. 51:10038-10041 (2015).



  1. Ameringer, T., Ercole, F., Tsang, K., Coad, B., Hou, X., Rodda, A., Nisbet, D.R., Thissen, H., Evans, R.A., Meagher, L. and Forsythe, J.S. Graft polymerisation on electrospun fibres via ATRP and RAFT for the control of biointerfacial interactions. Biointerphases 8:16-27 (2013).
  2. Cumming, B.P.,  Mark D. Turner, M.D.,  Schröder-Turk, G.E., Debbarma, S., Luther-Davies, B. and Gu, M. Adaptive optics enhanced direct laser writing of chiral gyroid photonic crystals in chalcogenide glass. Opt. Express 22:679-698 (2014).
  3. Ercole, F., Rodda, A.E., Meagher, L., Forsythe, J.S. and Dove, A., Surface grafted poly(e-caprolactone) prepared using organocatalysed ring-opening polymerisation followed by SI-ATRP, Polym. Chem. 5:2809-2815 (2014).
  4. Lowe, A. B.; Liu, M.; van Hensbergen, J. A. & Burford, R. P. Combining ring-opening metathesis polymerization and thiol-ene coupling chemistries: Facile access to functional linear and non-linear macromolecules. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 35:391-404 (2013).
  5. Pei, Y.; Dharsana, N.; van Hensbergen, J.A.; Burford, R.P.; Roth, P., Lowe, A.B. RAFT dispersion polymerization of 3-phenylpropyl methacrylate with poly[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate] macro-CTAs in ethanol and associated thermoreversible polymorphism. Soft Matter, Advance article DOI: 10.1039/C4SM00729H (2014).
  6. Rodda, A., Meagher, L., Nisbet, D. and Forsythe, J. Specific control of cell-material interactions: targeting cell receptors using ligand functional polymer substrates. Prog. Polym. Sci. 39:1312–1347 (2014).
  7. Saba, M., Turner, M., Mecke, K., Gu, M. and Schroder-Turk, G.E. Group theory of circular-polarisation effects in chiral photonic crystals with four-fold rotation axes, applied to the eight-fold intergrowth of gyroid nets. Phys. Rev. B 88:245116 (2013).
  8. Turner, M.D., Saba, M., Zhang, Q., Cumming, B.P., Schroderer-Turk, G.E. and Gu, M. Minature chiral beamsplitter based on gyroid photonic crystals. Nature Photonics 70:801-805 (2013).
  9. van Hensbergen, J.A.; Burford, R.P., and Lowe, A.B. ROMP (co)polymers with pendant alkyne side groups: post-polymerization modification employing thiol-yne and CuAAC coupling chemistries. Polym. Chem., Advance article DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00604F (2014).
  10. Yiapanis, G., Christofferson, A.J., Plazzer, M., Weir, M.P., Prime, E.L., Qiao, G.G., Solomon, D.H. and Yarovsky, I. Molecular mechanism of stabilization of thin films for improved water evaporation protection. Langmuir 29:14451-14459 (2013).



  1. Chaleat, C., Halley, P.J., Truss, R.W. Mechanical properties of starch based plastics. In Luc Avérous and Peter Halley (Ed.), Starch Polymers – from genetic engineering to green applications. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier, pp. 187-209 (2014).
  2. Laycock, B., Halley, P.J. Starch applications – state of market and new trends. In Luc Avérous and Peter Halley (Ed.), Starch Polymers – from genetic engineering to green applications. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier, pp 381-419 (2014).



  1. Al Kobiasi, M., Chua, B.Y., Tonkin, D., Jackson, D.C. and Mainwaring, D.E. Control of size dispersity of chitosan biopolymer microparticles and nanoparticles to influence vaccine trafficking and cell uptake. J. Biom. Mater. Res. A, 100:1859-1867 (2012).
  2. Chu, B.Y., Al Kobiasi, M., Zeng, W., Mainwaring, D. and Jackson, D.C. Chitosan-based particles as biocompatible delivery vehicles for peptide and protein-based vaccines. Procedia Vaccinol. 6:74-79 (2012).
  3. Colwell, J.M., Nikolić, M.A.L., Bottle, S.E. and George, G.A. Sensitive luminescence techniques to study the early stages of polymer oxidation. Polym. Degrad. Stabil., available online 21 June 2013;
  4. Ercole, F., Thissen, H., Tsang, K., Evans, R.A. and Forsythe, J.S. Photodegradable hydrogels made via RAFT. Macromolecules 45: 8387-400 (2013).
  5. Gauthier, E., Laycock, B., Cuoq, F.J.J.-M., Halley, P.J. and George, K.A. Correlation between chain microstructural changes and embrittlement of LLDPE-based films during photo- and thermo-oxidative degradation. Polym. Degrad.Stabil. 98:425–435 (2013).
  6. Hsu, Y-C., Weir, M., Truss, R., Garvey, C., Nicholson, T. and Halley, P. A fundamental study on photo-oxidative degradation of linear low density polyethylene films at embrittlement. Polymer 53:2385–2393 (2012).
  7. Kelly, R.D.W., Rodda, A.E., Dickinson, A., Mahmud, A., Nefzger, C.M., Lee, W., Forsythe, J.S., Polo, J.M., Trounce, I.A., McKenzie, M., Nisbet, D. and St John, J.C. Mitochondrial DNA haplotypes define gene expression patterns in pluripotent and differentiating embryonic stem cells. Stem Cells 31:703-716 (2013).
  8. Malic, N., Dagley, I.J. and Evans, R.A. Preparation and photochromic performance characterisitics of polyester-napthopyran conjugates in a rigid host matrix. Dyes Pigm. 97:162—167 (2013).
  9. Mansouri, J., Yapit, E. and Chen, V. Polysulfone filtration membranes with isoporous structures prepared by a combination of dip-coating and breath figure approach. J. Membrane Sci. 444:237-251 (2013).
  10. Nikolić, M., Gauthier, E., George, K., Cash, G., de Jonge, M.D., Howard, D.L., Paterson, D., Laycock, B., Halley, P.J. and George, G. Antagonism between transition metal pro-oxidants in polyethylene films. Poly. Deg. Stab. 97:1178-1188 (2012).
  11. Phillips A.W., Bhatia, A., Zhu, P-W. and Edward, G. Polymorphism in sheared isotactic polypropylene containing nucleant particles. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 298:991-1003 (2013).
  12. Prime, E.L., Tran, D.N.H., Leung, A.H.M., Sunartio, D., Qiao, G.G. and Solomon, D.H. Formation of dynamic duolayer systems at the air/water interface by using non-ionic hydrophilic polymers. Aust. J. Chem. 66:807-813 (2013).
  13. Prime, E., Tran, D.N.H., Plazzer, M., Sunartio, D., Leung, A.H.M., Yiapanis, G., Baoukina, S., Yarovsky, I., Qiao, G. and Solomon, D. Rational design of monolayers for improved water evaporation mitigation. Colloids Surf. A 415:47-58 (2012).
  14. Riches, A.G., Cablewski, T., Glattauer, V., Thissen, H. and Meagher, L. Scalable synthesis of integrins binding peptide mimetic for biomedical applications. Tetrahedron 68:9448-9455 (2012).
  15. Schouten, P., Putland, S., Lemckert, C., Underhill, I., Solomon, D., Sunartio, D., Leung, A., Prime, E., Tran, D. and Qiao, G. Evaluation of an evaporation suppressing monolayer system in a controlled wave tank environment: a pilot investigation. Aust. J. Water Resources 16:49-64 (2012).
  16. Tarasova, A., Haylock, D., Meagher, L., Be, C.L., White, J., Nilsson, S.K., Andrade, J., Cartledge, K. and Winkler, D.A. Potent agonists of a hematopoietic stem cell cytokine receptor, c-Mpl. ChemMedChem. 8:763–771 (2013).
  17. Tran, D.N.H., Prime, E.L., Plazzer, M., Leung, A.H.M., Yiapanis, G., Christofferson, A.J., Yarovsky, I., Qiao, G.G. and Solomon, D.H. Molecular interactions behind the synergistic effect in mixed monolayers of 1-octadecanol and ethylene glycol monooctadecyl ether. J. Phys. Chem. B 117:3603-3612 (2013).
  18. van Hensbergen, J.A., Burford, R.P. and Lowe, A.B. Post-functionalisation of a ROMP polymer backbone via radical thiol-ene coupling chemistry. J. Polym. Sci. A, 51:487-492 (2013).
  19. York, M. and Edenharter, A. A two stage continuous-flow synthesis of spirooxazine photochromic dyes. Aust. J. Chem. 66:172-177 (2013).
  20. Yune, J., Karatchevtseva, I., Wagner, K., Officer, D. and Triani, G. A study of TiO2 binder-free paste prepared for low temperature dye sensitized solar cells. J. Mater. Res. 28:488-496 (2012).
  21. Zhu, P-W., Phillips, A.W. and Edward G. Effects of particles on stability of flow-induced precursors. J. Chem. Phys. 136:054903 (2012).
  22. Zhu, P-W., Phillips, A.W., Edward, G. and Zheng, R. Flow distribution in shear-induced crystallisation of melt polymer: a prediction from morphological distribution of solid polymer. Polymer 53:2274-2282 (2012).



  1. Nikolić, M.A.L., Dean, K. and Halley, P.J. Biodegradation and applications of nanobiocomposites. In Luc Avérous and Eric Pollet (Ed.), Environmental silicate nano-biocomposites. London, United Kingdom: Springer, pp. 409-422 (2012).