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Dr. Steven Gauci

Research Fellow

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 11/23 Postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik. Project title: 3D Laser Lithography of Responsive Materials, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
12/20 – 11/23 PhD studies under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, A/Prof. James Blinco and Bryan Tuten, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
02/20 – 11/20 Honours project under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
02/17 – 06/19 Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) with Distinction from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
02/19 – 06/19 Capstone Project on Sequence Defined Macromolecules under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik
11/18 – 02/19 Summer Project on Sequence Defined Macromolecules under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik
03/11 Completed Apprenticeship in Carpentry from Department of Education, Training and Employment, Brisbane, Australia
12/05 – 07/09 Australian Defence Force (Army) with Deployments to East Timor (2006) and Iraq (2008)

Research Interests
  • 3D Laser Lithography
  • Development of novel photoresists
  • Photoresponsive and dynamic polymer systems
  • Functional materials

2019 Dean’s List Award (Semester 1)
2017 Dean’s List Award (Semester 1)

2024
[764] How Molecular Geometry Defines Quantum Yields

Pashley-Johnson, F.; Munaweera, R.; Houssain, S. I.; Gauci, S.; Delafresnaye, L.; Frisch, H.; O’Mara, M. L.; Du Prez, F. E.; Barner-Kowollik, C. 2024, submitted.

2023
[744] Photochemically Activated 3D Printing Inks: Current Status, Challenges and Opportunities

Gauci, S. C.; Vranic, A.; Blasco, E.; Bräse, S.; Wegener, M.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Mater. 2023, 36, 2306468. 

[740] The Power of Action Plots: Unveiling Reaction Selectivity of Light-Stabilized Dynamic Covalent Chemistry

Gauci, S. C.; Du Prez, F. E.; Holloway J. O.; Houck, H. A.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202310274. 

[734] Two Functions from a Single Photoresist: Tuning Microstructure Degradability from Light-Stabilized Dynamic Materials

Gauci, S. C.; Ehrmann, K.; Gernhardt, M.; Tuten, B.; Blasco, E.; Frisch, H.; Jayalatharachchi, V.; Blinco, J. P.; Houck, H. A.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Mater. 2023, 35, 2300151.

2022
[712] 3D Printed Microstructures Erasable by Darkness

Gauci, S. C.; Gernhardt, M.; Frisch, H.; Houck, H. A.; Blinco, J. P.; Blasco, E.; Tuten, B. T.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2022, 2206303. 

[701] A Simplified Approach to Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) Bipolar Host Polymers

Kunz, S. V.; Cole, C. M.; Gauci, S. C.; Zaar, F.; Shaw, P. E.; Ranasinghe, C. S. K.; Baumann, T.; Sonar, P.; Yambem, S. D.; Blasco, E.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Blinco, J. P. Polym. Chem. 2022, 13, 4241-4248. 

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