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Dr. Laura Delafresnaye

Research Coordinator, Head of Laboratory Operations

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
Since 12/2019 Research Coordinator to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research & Innovation (DVCRI), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane
since 03/17 Postdoctoral fellow / Head of the laboratory operations under the supervision of Prof. Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane
01/13 – 12/15 Ph.D. studies in Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Elodie Bourgeat-Lami and Dr. Muriel Lansalot at the Chemistry, Catalysis, Polymers & Processes (C2P2), Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France. Fellowship from Solvay High Barrier Polymers: Synthesis of polymer/clay nanocomposites film-forming latexes for oxygen and water vapour films
02/12 – 08/12 M.Sc. Internship under the supervision of Prof. Bernadette Charleux, Dr. Franck D’Agosto and Muriel Lansalot at the Chemistry, Catalysis, Polymers & Processes (C2P2), Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France: Synthesis of amphiphilic block copolymers with poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) and poly(vinyl acetate) via RAFT/MADIX polymerization in aqueous emulsion
07/10- 07/11 Industrial internship as a chemist engineer at Bluestar Silicones, Barcelona, Spain: Development of cosmetic formulation, elastomers and polyurethane foam containing silicone
05/10 – 06/10 Bachelor internship under the supervision of Dr. Franck D’Agosto and Dr. Christophe Boisson at the Chemistry, Catalysis, Polymers & Processes (C2P2), Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France: Synthesis of functional polyethylenes for subsequent click chemistries and CRP techniques (RAFT, NMP)
2011-2012 Master degree in Chemistry and Innovating Materials, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
2008-2012 Graduate Engineering School (Major in Chemistry & Chemical Engineering); Ecole Supérieure de Chimie, Physique, Electronique de Lyon (ESCPE Lyon), France
2006-2008 Classes Préparatoires CPE Lyon, Institution des Chartreux, Lyon, France; Intensive university-level classes, in preparation for direct entry to ESCPE Lyon

Advanced Synthetic Tools
  • Advanced Light-Induced Reactions, λ-Orthogonal Photochemistry for Macromolecular Design
  • Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization (RDRP)
  • Step-growth Polymerization
  • Photoinduced Electron Transfer – Reversible Addition–Fragmentation chain Transfer (PET-RAFT) polymerization
  • Ambient Temperature Ligation Methods
  • RAFT Agent Design, RAFT Polymer Design
  • Polymerization in bulk, solution or heterogenous media
  • Particle synthesis: (mini)emulsion, precipitation polymerization
  • Reactions Driven by Chemiluminescence, peroxyoxalate chemistry
Hybrid Materials
  • Modification of Particle Surfaces by Light-Induced Ligation and Polymer Micro/Nanosphere Design
  • Nanocomposites clay/polymer
  • Pickering emulsion
  • Polymer Film Formation Processes
Kinetics and Mechanisms
  • Advanced Photochemical Reaction Systems
  • Controlled Radical Polymerization
  • Polymer and emulsion stability Assays
  • Complex Polymer Architecture Formation Processes
  • Kinetic and Mechanistic Investigations into Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT)
Polymer Characterization
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM, HR-TEM, cryo-TEM)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM and STEM HAADF)
  • Size-exclusion chromatography (SEC)
  • Fluorescence, UV spectroscopy, spectrophotometer
  • Dynamic light scattering (DLS)
  • Thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Minimum Film Forming Temperature (MFFT) and film characterization
  • X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

2020 Health and Safety Recognition Award, QUT
2018 Ian Potter Foundation travel grant ($1,200)
2018 Health and Safety Recognition Award, QUT

 

[07] A Photochemical Ligation System Enabling Solid-phase Chemiluminescence Read Out

L. Delafresnaye, C. W. Schmitt, L. Barner, C. Barner-Kowollik, 37th Australasian Polymer Symposium (APS), November 2019, Sunshine coast, Australia. Oral communication

[06] A simple and versatile pathway for the synthesis of visible light photoreactive nanoparticles

L. Delafresnaye, N. Zaquen, R. P. Kuchel, J. P. Blinco, P. B. Zetterlund, C. Barner-Kowollik, Bordeaux Polymer Conference (BPC), May 2018, Bordeaux INP, France, Oral communication

[05] Synthesis of Laponite-armored P(Sty-co-MA) latexes by surfactant-free emulsion polymerization

L. Delafresnaye, E. Bourgeat-Lami, M. Lansalot, International Polymer Colloid Group (IPCG) & Workshop 2015, New Hampshire, USA. Poster contribution

[04] Synthesis of clay-armored P(Sty-co-MA) latexes by Pickering emulsion polymerization

L. Delafresnaye, E. Bourgeat-Lami, M. Lansalot, 42ème Journée d’Etudes des Polymères (JEPO) 2014, Obernai, France. Oral Communication

[03] Synthesis of clay-armored P(Sty-co-MA) latexes by Pickering emulsion polymerization

L. Delafresnaye, E. Bourgeat-Lami, M. Lansalot, IPCG – 78th Prague Meeting on Macromolecules 2014, Prague, Czech Republic. Poster contribution

[02] Synthesis of clay-armored P(Sty-co-MA) latexes by Pickering emulsion polymerization

L. Delafresnaye, E. Bourgeat-Lami, M. Lansalot, Club Emulsion 2014, Givaudan, Argenteuil, France. Poster contribution

[01] Emulsion Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate in the Presence of Different Hydrophilic Polymers Obtained by RAFT/MADIX

S. Binauld, L. Delafresnaye, B. Charleux, F. D’Agosto, M. Lansalot, Club Emulsion 2013, ENSCM, Université de Montpellier, France. Poster contribution

2021
[696] Multisegmented Polymers via Step-Growth and RAFT Miniemulsion Polymerization

Guimarães, T.R.; Delafresnaye, L.; Zhou, D.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Zetterlund, P.B.  Polym. Chem. 2021, in press. 

[691] Two Sides of the Same Coin: Light as a Tool to Control and Map Microsphere Design

Walden, S.L.; Hooker, J. P.; Delafresnaye, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C., ACS Macro Lett., 2021, 10, 851-856. 

[681] Wavelength Selective Light-Matter Interactions in Polymer Science

Lu, P.; Ahn, D.; Yunis. R.; Delafresnaye, L.; Corrigan. N.; Boyer, C.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Page, Z. A. Matter 2021, 4, 2172-2229. 

[667] The Bright and the Dark Side of the Sphere: Light-Stabilized Microparticles

Schmitt, C. W.; Walden, S. L.; Delafresnaye, L.; Houck, H. A.; Barner, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 449-457. 

2020
[658] Two Colours of Light Drive PET-RAFT Photoligation

Delafresnaye, L.; Jung, K.; Boyer, C.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 6453 – 6462.

[640] Chemiluminescent Read-Out of Degradable Fluorescent Polymer Particles

Delafresnaye, L.; Hooker, J. P.; Schmitt, C. W.; Barner, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 5826-5832.

[632] On-Demand Acid-Gated Fluorescence Switch-On in Photo-Generated Nanospheres

Hooker, J. P.; Feist, F.; Delafresnaye, L.; Cavalli, F.; Barner, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 4986-4989 (see journal cover).

[618] All Eyes on Visible Light Peroxyoxalate Chemiluminescence Read-Out Systems

Delafresnaye, L.; Bloesser, F. R.; Kockler, K. B.; Schmitt, C. W.; Irshadeen, I. M.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 114-127.

[611] Precisely Controlled Microsphere Design via Visible-Light Crosslinking of Functional Prepolymers

Hooker, J.; Feist, F.; Delafresnaye, L.; Barner, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2020, 1905399 (see journal cover).

2019
[575] With Polymer Photoclicks to Fluorescent Microspheres

Hooker, J.; Delafresnaye, L.; Barner, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Mater. Horiz. 2019, 6, 356-363.

[598] A Photochemical Ligation System Enabling Solid-phase Chemiluminescence Read Out

Delafresnaye, L.; Schmitt, C. W.; Barner, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 12538-12544.

2018
[541] A Simple and Versatile Pathway for the Synthesis of Visible Light Photoreactive Nanoparticles

Delafresnaye, L.; Zaquen, N.; Kuchel, R. P.; Blinco, J. P.; Zetterlund, P.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1800342.

2020
[04]

Innovative Method for Laponite Encapsulation into Polymer Latex Particles by Clay Cluster-Seeded Emulsion Polymerization
Delafresnaye, L., Dugas, P.Y., Lansalot, M., Bourgeat-Lami E. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 39-50.
2018
[03]

Synthesis of clay-armored poly (vinylidene chloride-co-methyl acrylate) latexes by Pickering emulsion polymerization and their film-forming properties
Delafresnaye, L., Dugas, P.Y., Dufils, P.E., Chaduc, I., Vinas, J., Lansalot, M., Bourgeat-Lami, E. Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 6217-6232. (journal cover)
2017
[02]

 European patent: EP 15306883.8., P.-E. Process for the preparation of a vinylidene chloride polymer/clay composite, films obtained therefrom, and use thereof. 
Dufils, I. Chaduc, L. Delafresnaye, E. Bourgeat-Lami, M. Lansalot, J. Vinas and Y. Vanderveken
2014
[01]

Emulsion Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate in the Presence of Different Hydrophilic Polymers Obtained by RAFT/MADIX
Binauld, S., Delafresnaye, L., Charleux, B., D’Agosto, F., Lansalot, M. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 3461–3472.

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