Dr James Chapman
Agriculture, Science and the Environment
Agriculture, Science & the Environment / School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Head of Science
Material Science & Chemistry Principal Investigator
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James has managed projects spanning across numerous industries, technologies and requirements – with experience in antimicrobial and nanofunctionalised biomaterials in the environment and human health for infection control.
One of James’ key interests and fascinations is how nature or an organism can evolve to deal with a problem and almost completely solve it without hassle, consequence or even damaging the surrounding environment – also known as biomimicry (from bios meaning life, and mimesis, meaning imitate). James has a focussed interest in nanotechnology fuelled by his fundamental chemistry background exploiting nanoparticles to serve as novel antimicrobial agents in materials and surfaces. All of these experiences enable James to be a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research leader for the biomaterial and nanotechnology domain. He is always willing to help and is always looking for collaborations, exchanges and further opportunities - so please do not hesitate to make contact.
James is currently the discipline leader of Chemistry and works for the School of Medical and Applied Sciences. He is also a cluster leader for the chemistry division.
Research Interests & Drivers
James' research portfolio deals with 2 national strategic research priorities for Australia (both have worldwide significance also). These are; infection control (through contact-kill material design) and managing our food and water assets (biomaterials to prevent microbial adhesion)
James welcomes applications from excellent and enthusiastic students and postdocs to join the iBioMat Group! We receive a very high number of applicants and successful PhD applicants who have graduated with a high First class honours degree and have research experience. Successful postdocs will have a strong publication record. Since the group is usually full it is best for prospective applicants to contact a year or so in advance where possible. In any case we welcome the very best researchers from all over the world and from many different backgrounds – the group hosts chemists, engineers, cell biologists, physicists and materials scientists who relish the multidisciplinary adventure!
Please contact Dr Chapman directly for postdoctoral applications. The team always seeks external funding, but if you have funding to bring with you and want to work in this dynamic group then please drop me a line.
Postgraduate students are always welcomed. Australian domestic (citizens) are welcomed to the group free of charge. We are always seeking new recruits to sort out the world of infection and environmental biofouling… among other things.
Dr Chapman will accept very focused projects related to the group’s expertise only. Please drop James a line if you would like to discuss a project and he may even have funding to help you get started.
Research Interests & Drivers
* Development of antifouling materials
* Superhydrophobic materials
* Bioinspired material replication and development
* Nanotechnology & Nanoparticle synthesis and fates
* Environmental Monitoring
* Industrial biofouling problem/collaboration
* Research Driver with Professor Roy Goldie (2013) Win Television
* ABC "Beyond the Lab" interview (April 2017) - Nanotechnology Discussion
* Green Chemistry
* Analytical Science (CHEM13080)
* Environmental Chemistry (CHEM19085)
* Air Quality Management (ENEV20001)
* Chemistry for the Life Sciences (CHEM11041)
* Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHEM11042)
* Nanotechnology (CHEM13082)
* RACI chartered chemist
* SCI Fellow
* RSC Fellow
* Head of Science (School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences)
* Discipline Leader for Applied Chemistry Major (Bachelor of Science)
* Course coordinator for: Environmental Chemistry, Analytical Science, Nanotechnology, Food Science and Analysis and Biomaterials.
* PhD supervisor
* MSc supervisor
* Honours supervisor
* Irish Environmental Protection Agency "
* Invited Editor for the Journal of Materials Technology
Mr Oscar Santiago:
Presented at the LET2015, Hong Kong
"THE TREATMENT OF COAL SEAM GAS CO-PRODUCED WATER USING NATURAL ION EXCHANGE MATERIAL"
* James Cook University "Marine Problems: Solved with Chemical Butchery" Presented in Townsville, June 2015.
Power, A. C., Chapman, J., & Cozzolino, D. (2018). Near infrared spectroscopy, the skeleton key for bone identification. Spectroscopy Europe, 30(6), 1-6. Retrieved from https://www.spectroscopyeurope.com/
Piumie, R. P., Power, A., Chandra, S., & Chapman, J. (2018). Graphene, electrospun membranes and granular activated carbon for eliminating heavy metals, pesticides and bacteria in water and wastewater treatment processes. The Analyst, 143(23), 5629-5645. doi:10.1039/c8an00922h
Gordon, R., Power, A., Chapman, J., Chandra, S., & Cozzolino, D. (2018). A review on the source of lipids and their interactions during beer fermentation that affect beer quality. Fermentation, 4(4), 1-9. doi:10.3390/fermentation4040089
Fletcher, B., Mullane, K., Platts, P., Todd, E., Power, A., Roberts, J., . . . Chandra, S. (2018). Advances in meat spoilage detection: A short focus on rapid methods and technologies. CyTA - Journal of Food, 16(1), 1037-1044. doi:10.1080/19476337.2018.1525432
Gordon, R., Chapman, J., Power, A., Chandra, S., Roberts, J., & Cozzolino, D. (2018). Comparison of ultrasound-assisted extraction with static extraction as pre-processing method before gas chromatography analysis of cereal lipids. Food Analytical Methods, 11(11), 3276-3281. doi:10.1007/s12161-018-1304-0
Power, A. C., Chapman, J., Chandra, S., Roberts, J. J., & Cozzolino, D. (2018). Illuminating the flesh of bone identification – an application of near infrared spectroscopy. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 98, 64-68. doi:10.1016/j.vibspec.2018.07.011
Gordon, R., Chapman, J., Power, A., Chandra, S., Roberts, J., & Cozzolino, D. (2018). Unfrazzled by Fizziness: Identification of Beers Using Attenuated Total Reflectance Mid-infrared Spectroscopy and Multivariate Analysis. Food Analytical Methods, 11(9), 2360-2367. doi:10.1007/s12161-018-1225-y
Roberts, J., Power, A., Chandra, S., Chapman, J., & Cozzolino, D. (2018). Handling complexity in animal and plant science research - From single to functional traits: Are we there yet?. High-Throughput, 7(2), 1-9. doi:10.3390/ht7020016
Roberts, J., Power, A., Chapman, J., Chandra, S., & Cozzolino, D. (2018). The use of UV-Vis spectroscopy in bioprocess and fermentation monitoring. Fermentation, 4(1), 1-8. doi:10.3390/fermentation4010018
Gangadoo, S., Dinev, I., Chapman, J., Hughes, R. J., Van, T. T. H., Moore, R. J., & Stanley, D. (2018). Selenium nanoparticles in poultry feed modify gut microbiota and increase abundance of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 102(3), 1455-1466. doi:10.1007/s00253-017-8688-4
Chandra, S., Chapman, J., Power, A., Roberts, J., & Cozzolino, D. (2017). Origin and regionality of wines: The role of molecular spectroscopy. Food Analytical Methods, 10(12), 3947-3955. doi:10.1007/s12161-017-0968-1
Kean, C. O., Brown, R. J., & Chapman, J. (2017). The role of biomaterials in the treatment of meniscal tears. PeerJ, 5, 1-26. doi:10.7717/peerj.4076
Chapman, J., Power, A., Kiran, K., & Chandra, S. S. (2017). Review—New twists in the plot: Recent advances in electrochemical genosensors for disease screening. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 164(13), B665-B673. doi:10.1149/2.1401713jes
Chandra, S., Chapman, J., Power, A., Roberts, J., & Cozzolino, D. (2017). The Application of state-of-the-art analytic tools (biosensors and spectroscopy) in beverage and food fermentation process monitoring. Fermentation, 3(4), 1-12. doi:10.3390/fermentation3040050
Kiran, R., Walsh, L. J., Forrest, A., Tennant, M., & Chapman, J. (2017). Forensic applications: Fluorescence properties of tooth-coloured restorative materials using a fluorescence DSLR camera. Forensic Science International, 273, 20-28. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.01.022
Brown, R., Russell, S., May, S., Regan, F., & Chapman, J. (2017). Reproducible superhydrophobic PVC coatings: Investigating the use of plasticizers for early stage biofouling control. Advanced Engineering Materials, 19(7), 1-6. doi:10.1002/adem.201700053
Gangadoo, S., Stanley, D., Hughes, R. J., Moore, R. J., & Chapman, J. (2017). The synthesis and characterisation of highly stable and reproducible selenium nanoparticles. Inorganic and Nano-Metal Chemistry, 47(11), 1568-1576. doi:10.1080/24701556.2017.1357611
Gangadoo, S., Stanley, D., Hughes, R. J., Moore, R. J., & Chapman, J. (2016). Nanoparticles in feed: Progress and prospects in poultry research. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 58, 115-126. doi:10.1016/j.tifs.2016.10.013
Santiago, O., Walsh, K., Kele, B., Gardner, E., & Chapman, J. (2016). Novel pre-treatment of zeolite materials for the removal of sodium ions: Potential materials for coal seam gas co-produced wastewater. SpringerPlus, 5(571), 2174-2179. doi:10.1186/s40064-016-2174-9
Wilkinson, N., Hughes, R. J., Aspden, W. J., Chapman, J., Moore, R. J., & Stanley, D. (2016). The gastrointestinal tract microbiota of the Japanese quail, Coturnix japonica. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(9), 4201-4209. doi:10.1007/s00253-015-7280-z
Chapman, J., Anastasi, A., Power, A., Chandra, S., Voss, L., Rajapaksha, P., & Cosford, S. (2016). Detection methods for faecal contamination events: The gap for Australia: Trends in pathogen detection and recent developments in the field of pathogenic bacteria detection. Water e-Journal, 1(4), 1-6. doi:10.21139/wej.2016.041
Kanematsu, H., & Chapman, J. (2015). Biointerfaces and biofouling. Materials technology., 30(B1), 1-2. doi:10.1179/B14Z.00000000021
Gangadoo, S., & Chapman, J. (2015). Emerging biomaterials and strategies for medical applications : a review. Materials technology., 30(B1), 3-7. doi:10.1179/1753555714Y.0000000206
Taylor-Robinson, A., & Chapman, J. (2015). Immunosenescence in humans : changes to the aged T Lymphocyte population in response to persistent Cytomegalovirus infection. Journal of immunology and infectious diseases., 2(2), 202-212. Retrieved from http://www.annexpublishers.com/
Gangadoo, S., Taylor-Robinson, A., & Chapman, J. (2015). Nanoparticle and biomaterial characterisation techniques. Materials technology : advanced performance materials., 30(B1), 44-56. doi:10.1179/1753555714Y.0000000201
Briciu-Burghina, C., Sullivan, T., Chapman, J., & Regan, F. (2014). Continuous high-frequency monitoring of estuarine water quality as a decision support tool : a Dublin Port case study. Environmental monitoring and assessment., 186(9), 5561-5580. doi:10.1007/s10661-014-3803-9
Chapman, J., Le Nor, L., Brown, R., Kitteringham, E., Russell, S., Sullivan, T., & Regan, F. (2013). Antifouling performances of macro- to micro- to nano-copper materials for the inhibition of biofouling in its early stages. Journal of materials chemistry B., 1(45), 6194-6200. doi:10.1039/c3tb21285h
Chapman, J., Hellio, C., Sullivan, T., Brown, R., Russell, S., Kiterringham, E., . . . Regan, F. (2013). Bioinspired synthetic macroalgae : examples from nature for antifouling applications. International biodeterioration & biodegradation., 86(A), 6-13. doi:10.1016/j.ibiod.2013.03.036
Chapman, J., & Regan, F. (2012). Nanofunctionalized superhydrophobic antifouling coatings for environmental sensor applications - advancing deployment with answers from nature. Advanced engineering materials., 41(4), 175-184. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adem.201180037
Regan, F., Sullivan, T., Briciu-Burghina, C., & Chapman, J. (2011). Combating bio-fouling of sensors and environmental platforms in the marine environment. Instrumentation viewpoint., 31. Retrieved from http://upcommons.upc.edu/revistes/handle/2099/10745
Chapman, J., & Regan, F. (2011). Sebacic and succinic acid derived plasticized PVC for the inhibition of biofouling in its initial stages. Journal of applied biomaterials and biomechanics., 9(3), 176-184. doi:10.5301/JABB.2011.8787
Chapman, J., Weir, E., & Regan, F. (2010). Period four metal nanoparticles on the inhibition of biofouling. Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces., 78(2), 208-216. doi:10.1016/j.colsurfb.2010.03.002
Chapman, J., Lawlor, A., Weir, E., Quilty, B., & Regan, F. (2010). Phthalate doped PVC membranes for the inhibition of fouling. Journal of membrane science., 365(1-2), 180-187. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2010.09.003
Jones, C. E., Vicente-Beckett, V. A., Chapman, J. M., & Bennett, W. W. (2016). Copper distribution in a river system that receives coal mine-affected water releases in the Fitzroy River Basin, Central QLD. In SETAC Australasia Conference: Industry, Science and Environment - Towards a sustainable future, 2016 (pp. 147). Australia: SETAC-AU.
Jones, C., Vicente-Beckett, V., & Chapman, J. (2014). Heavy metal composition of turbid river waters associated with coal mine-affected water releases in the Fitzroy River Basin (Central Queensland). In SETAC Asia (pp. 1). Australia: SETAC. Retrieved from http://www.setac2014.com.au/program.html
Heery, B., Fitzsimons, L., Sullivan, T., Chapman, J., Regan, F., Lau, K., . . . Diamond, D. (2012). Monitoring the marine environment using a low-cost colorimetric optical sensor. In Sixth International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications. (pp. 338-341). Rome: IARIA. Retrieved from http://www.thinkmind.org/
Chapman, J. (2015). Detachment of bacteria. In H. Kanematsu, & D. M. Barry (Eds.), Biofilm and materials science (pp. 45-52). Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14565-5
Chapman, J. (2015). Microstructures of biofilm. In H. Kanematsu, & D. M. Barry (Eds.), Biofilm and materials science (pp. 35-43). Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14565-5_5
Sullivan, T., Regan, F., & Chapman, J. (2012). Characterisation of nano-antimicrobial materials. In N. Cioffi, & M. Rai (Eds.), Nano-antimicrobials : progress and prospects (pp. 181-208). Berlin: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24428-5
Regan, F., Jones, L., & Chapman, J. (2013). Monitoring of priority substances in waste water effluents : monitoring criteria for priority chemicals leading to emission factors. Dublin, Ireland: Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved from http://www.epa.ie/