Anthony Granville received his Ph.D. degree in 2004 from the University of Akron, Ohio under the supervision of William Brittain. His research dissertation dealt with the synthesis and surface properties of stimuli-responsive semifluorinated diblock copolymer brushes using atom transfer radical polymerisation. The surfaces had applications for reversible wetting/antifouling coatings as well as gating mechanisms for microfluidic systems. Upon completion of his studies, Dr. Granville moved to UNSW, where he worked as a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design investigating glycopolymer materials and their drug delivery applications using reversible addition/fragmentation chain transfer polymerisation techniques. In 2008, he received a UNSW Academic Fellowship appointment and has since become a Full Lecturer. His current research interests involve the surface modification of polymeric optical fibres and magnetoelastic substrates for the synthesis of low-cost, highly sensitive biosensors, for which he has one patent. Additionally, he is involved with his collaborators in the research of quantum dots for targeted imaging devices and the use of polydopamine-based systems for hollow nanocapsule constructs.
Biography Updated on 28 November 2011