Patrick Capon

Mr Patrick Capon

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Postgraduate Student

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


Patrick is currently a PhD candidate with Prof. Andrew Abell and Dr. Malcolm Purdey, working with fluorescent sensors to detect biologically relevant species, such as hydrogen peroxide or to measure pH. His research entails functionalisation of sensors onto materials platforms for enhanced performance. These platforms include nanodiamonds, optical fibres, 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!

  • Position: Postgraduate Student
  • Phone: 83166285
  • Email: patrick.capon@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: The Braggs, floor 1
  • Room: 1 - pod
  • Org Unit: Chemistry

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