Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
Patrick is a PhD candidate with Prof. Andrew Abell and Dr. Malcolm Purdey, working in materials chemistry. Specifically, he functionalises fluorescent sensors onto material platforms to enhance their performance. These platforms have included nanodiamond, optical fibre, and silkworm silk.
Patrick carries out his research in a highly interdisciplinary environment as a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics and the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing. Previously, Patrick completed a BSc(Advanced) with a double major in Chemistry at the University of Adelaide in 2014. In 2016 he then 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.
My research is supervised by Prof. Andrew Abell and Dr. Malcolm Purdey, where I use fluorescent sensors to detect biologically relevant species, such as hydrogen peroxide, or to measure pH. My focus is the functionalisation of these sensors onto materials platforms for enhanced performance. The platforms I have used include nanodiamonds, optical fibres, and silkworm silk, in collaboration with researchers at RMIT University and University of Adelaide. As a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics and the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing I work in a highly interdisciplinary environment and love to learn about new and exciting science!
Date Position Institution name 2020 Research Associate The University of Adelaide 2015 - 2020 Chemistry Practical Demonstrator University of Adelaide, Adelaide
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)
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