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

Contact Details

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Office Location

Room 1.14

CQIRP Building 361

School of Health, Medical & Applied Sciences

About Me

Background

James' group uses nanotechnology, the material sciences and chemical approaches to overcome pressing issues in two main areas, namely 1) Infection Control and 2) The Environment. A key focus to the research is the need to understand why biological organisms stick to surfaces and more specifically, in preventing this happening.

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)

Research Vacancies

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!

Postdoctoral Fellows

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.

Postgraduates

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.

Honours

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.

Background

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

Media Citations

Media Interviews

* Research Driver with Professor Roy Goldie (2013) Win Television

* ABC "Beyond the Lab" interview (April 2017) - Nanotechnology Discussion

Previous teaching

Courses Taught

* Green Chemistry

* Analytical Science (CHEM13080)

* Environmental Chemistry (CHEM19085)

* Air Quality Management (ENEV20001)

* Chemistry for the Life Sciences (CHEM11041)

* Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHEM11042)

* Nanotechnology (CHEM13082)

Professional Memberships

* RACI chartered chemist

* SCI Fellow

* RSC Fellow

Responsibilities

Management

* 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.

Research

* PhD supervisor

* MSc supervisor

* Honours supervisor

Industry Reports

* Irish Environmental Protection Agency "

Editor

Editorial Positions

* Invited Editor for the Journal of Materials Technology

'In Press' Publications

In Press

Poster Papers/ Published Research Summaries

Poster Presentations

Mr Oscar Santiago:

Presented at the LET2015, Hong Kong

"THE TREATMENT OF COAL SEAM GAS CO-PRODUCED WATER USING NATURAL ION EXCHANGE MATERIAL"

Published in: 2015
Theses
PhD Supervision for Dr Oscar Santiago for the thesis entitled "THE TREATMENT OF COAL SEAM GAS CO-PRODUCED WATER USING NATURAL ION EXCHANGE MATERIAL"
Invited Papers/Speaker

Invited Talk

* James Cook University  "Marine Problems: Solved with Chemical Butchery" Presented in Townsville, June 2015.

Published in: 2015
CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Analytical Chemistry - Instrumental Methods (excl. Immunological and Bioassay Methods)
- Advanced analytical instrumentation and methods - Assay development for material characterisation and application testing
Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry - Synthesis of Materials
The iBioMat group uses nanotechnology, the material sciences and chemical approaches to overcome pressing issues in two main areas, namely 1) Infection Control and 2) The Environment. A key focus to the research is the need to understand why biological organisms stick to surfaces and more specifically, in preventing this happening. The group has the following key areas of expertise: - Antimicrobial materials - Biomaterials - Antifouling material development - Environmental monitoring - Environmental sensor development - Bioinspired materials advancing material design through nature - Tribology
Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry - Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry
-Nanoparticles
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Environmental Science and Management - Environmental Monitoring
- chemical monitoring - E. coli detection
ENGINEERING
Biomedical Engineering - Biomaterials
- Nanomaterials - Antimicrobial materials - Regenerative materials
Journal article

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/

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Kanematsu, H., & Chapman, J. (2015). Biointerfaces and biofouling. Materials technology., 30(B1), 1-2. doi:10.1179/B14Z.00000000021

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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

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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/

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Conference paper

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.

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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

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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/

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Book chapter

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

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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

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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

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Report

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/

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Book

Chapman, J., Sullivan, T., & Regan, F. (2012). Nanoparticles in anti-microbial materials: use and characterisation. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry. doi:10.1039/1757-7144

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Higher Education
HE Term 1 - 2018
SCIH14003 - Research Project B
Unit Coordinator
SCIH14002 - Research Project A
Unit Profile Reviewer
CHEM19085 - Environmental Chemistry
Unit Profile Reviewer
CHEM13082 - Nanotechnology: Health and the environment
Unit Profile Reviewer
CHEM11042 - Fundamentals of Chemistry
Unit Profile Reviewer
CHEM11041 - Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2017
SCIE11018 - Introduction to Forensic Science
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2017
SCIH14003 - Research Project B
Unit Coordinator
SCIH14002 - Research Project A
Unit Profile Reviewer
SCIE11024 - Science Investigation
Exam Reviewer
CHEM13081 - Biomaterials: Environmental and Medical Applications
Unit Profile Reviewer
CHEM13080 - Analytical Science
Unit Coordinator
CHEM12078 - Industrial Atmospheric Emissions
Exam Reviewer
BIOL12109 - Technology and Instrumentation
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2017
SCIH14003 - Research Project B
Unit Coordinator
SCIH14002 - Research Project A
Unit Profile Reviewer
SCIE11023 - Science Communication
Exam Reviewer
CHEM19085 - Environmental Chemistry
Unit Coordinator
CHEM13082 - Nanotechnology: Health and the environment
Unit Coordinator
CHEM11042 - Fundamentals of Chemistry
Unit Profile Reviewer
CHEM11041 - Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2016
FSEH19005 - Research Project B (Science)
Unit Coordinator
FSEH19004 - Research Project A (Science)
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2016
FSEH19005 - Research Project B (Science)
Unit Coordinator
FSEH19004 - Research Project A (Science)
Unit Profile Reviewer
CHEM13080 - Analytical Science
Unit Coordinator
CHEM12077 - Food Science & Analysis
Exam Reviewer
BIOL12109 - Technology and Instrumentation
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2016
FSEH19005 - Research Project B (Science)
Unit Coordinator
FSEH19004 - Research Project A (Science)
Unit Coordinator
FSEH19001 - Honours Preparation (Science)
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENEV20001 - Air Quality Management
Unit Profile Reviewer
CHEM19085 - Environmental Chemistry
Unit Coordinator
CHEM13082 - Nanotechnology: Health and the environment
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 3 - 2015
FSEH19005 - Research Project B (Science)
Unit Coordinator
FSEH19004 - Research Project A (Science)
Unit Coordinator
BIOL12050 - Professional Placement or Project
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2015
FSEH19005 - Research Project B (Science)
Unit Profile Reviewer
CHEM13080 - Analytical Science
Unit Coordinator
BIOL12109 - Technology and Instrumentation
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2015
ENEV20001 - Air Quality Management
Unit Profile Reviewer
CHEM19085 - Environmental Chemistry
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2014
CHEM13080 - Analytical Science
Unit Coordinator
BIOL12109 - Technology and Instrumentation
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2014
ENEV20001 - Air Quality Management
Unit Coordinator
CHEM19085 - Environmental Chemistry
Unit Coordinator
CHEM11042 - Fundamentals of Chemistry
Unit Profile Reviewer
CHEM11041 - Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2013
CHEM13080 - Analytical Science
Unit Coordinator
CHEM13033 - Green Chemistry
Unit Coordinator
Vocational Education and Training