Mr Patrick Capon

Patrick Capon
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Postgraduate Student
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Patrick completed his Undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Adelaide in 2014. In 2016 he completed his Masters of Philosophy in Chemistry with a Dean's Commendation for research on N-heterocyclic carbenes in metal-organic frameworks under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Sumby. Patrick is currently a PhD candidate with Prof. Andrew Abell, working on combining fluorescent nitrogen-vacancy nanodiamonds with fluorescent sensors for biologically relevant species. Patrick is also a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics and the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing.

Mr Patrick Capon

Patrick completed his Undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Adelaide in 2014. In 2016 he completed his Masters of Philosophy in Chemistry with a Dean's Commendation for research on N-heterocyclic carbenes in metal-organic frameworks under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Sumby. Patrick is currently a PhD candidate with Prof. Andrew Abell, working on combining fluorescent nitrogen-vacancy nanodiamonds with fluorescent sensors for biologically relevant species. Patrick is also a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics and the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing.

The focus of my PhD research is to attach fluorescent sensor molecules to fluorescent nanodiamonds in order to yield a hybrid molecule capable of ratiometric sensing of relevant biological species. My research is supervised by Prof. Andrew Abell and Dr. Malcolm Purdey, and is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics and the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 Chemistry Practical Demonstrator University of Adelaide, Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2017 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
2016 - 2017 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Masters of Philosophy
2012 - 2015 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

Research Interests

Chemical Characterisation of Materials, Colloid and Surface Chemistry, General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Nanophotonics, Organic Chemistry, Sensor Technology, Solid State Chemistry, Solution Chemistry

Journals

Year Citation
2016 Capon, P., Burgun, A., Coghlan, C., Crees, R., Doonan, C. & Sumby, C. (2016). Hydrogen adsorption in azolium and metalated N-heterocyclic carbene containing MOFs. CrystEngComm, 18, 37, 7003-7010.
10.1039/c6ce01549b
Position
Postgraduate Student
Phone
83166285
Campus
North Terrace
Building
The Braggs Building
Room Number
1 - pod
Org Unit
Chemistry

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