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Ishrath Irshadeen

PhD Student

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 01/20 PhD studies under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik and Dr. Hendrik Frisch at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) , Brisbane, Australia
02/19 – 11/19 Honours project under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
02/16 – 11/18 Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) with Distinction from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
07/18 – 11/18 Capstone research on synthesising novel optoacoustic imaging agents based on profluorescent nitroxides under the supervision of Dr. Nathan Boase
11/17 – 02/18 Research on photoreversible micron sized structures for cell scaffolds and photoresists, under the supervision of Prof. Dr Christopher Barner-Kowollik
11/16 – 02/17 Research on plasma mutagenesis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to improve thermotolerance, under supervision of Dr Robert Speight
07/15 Finished secondary education (International Advanced Levels, Edexcel-Pearson) at Elizabeth Moir School, Sri Lanka

Research Interests
  • Single chain nanoparticles and applications
  • Photochemistry for macromolecular design and control
  • Controlled Radical Polymerization
  • Synthesis and characterisation of sophisticated macromolecules

2016 – 2018 International Merit Scholar, Queensland University of Technology
2016 – 2018 Deans Scholar, Queensland University of Technology
2016 – 2018 Dean’s list for academic excellence

[697] Action Plots in Action: In-depth Insights into Photochemical Reactivity

Irshadeen, I.M.; Walden, S.L.; Wegener, M.; Truong, V.X.; Frisch, H.; Blinco, J.P.; Barner-Kowollik, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 21113 – 21126. 

[689] Green Light LED Activated Ligation of a Scalable, Versatile Chalcone Chromophore

Irshadeen, I. M.; de Bruycker, K.; Micallef, A.; Walden, S.L.; Frisch, H.; Barner-Kowollik,C.  Polym. Chem. (special issue) 2021, 12, 4903-4909. 

[677] Chemiluminescent Self-Reported Unfolding of Single-Chain Nanoparticles

Bloesser; F. R.; Walden, S. L.; Irshadeen, I. M.; Chambers, L. C.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 5203-5206.

[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.


Congratulations to Jessica Pelloth, our most recent PhD graduate. Check out some of Jessica’s and ⁦@VinhXTruong⁩’s cool work on light responsive hydrogels in Advanced Materials here https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.202102184 ⁦@QUT⁩ ⁦@QUTmaterials⁩

Thank you ⁦@HouckHannes from ⁦@warwickchem⁩ - one of our joint PhD alumni with ⁦@Filip_Du_Prez⁩ -⁩ for an excellent talk today ⁦@QUTmaterials⁩. Fun and productive photochemistry planning session - exciting science ahead ⁦@QUT

Thanks so much for having us on board for the 3rd anniversary special issue @TrendsChemistry