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Jessica Alves

PhD Student

QUT Contact Details
tel:+6147849 5867

Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 02/18 PhD studies under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik and and A/Prof. James Blinco at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) , Brisbane, Australia
02/17 – 11/17 Bachelor of Science (honours), specialized in materials science, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
11/16 – 01/17 Summer research internship in chemistry, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
02/16 – 11/16 Exchange study, Materials Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
04/12 – 11/15 Bachelor of Science and Technology, Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Advanced Synthetic Tools
  • Advanced Light-Induced Reactions, λ-Orthogonal Photoswitches and Photochemistry for Macromolecular Design
  • Efficient Bonding/Debonding Polymer Systems, Understanding Dynamic Bonding in Polymer Systems, Photochemical Reversible Bonding Systems
  • Reactions Driven by Chemiluminescence
Hybrid Materials
  • Functional 3D Laser Written Scaffolds by 3D Laser Lithography
  • Tailored 3D Microstructures for Targeted Cell Attachment
  • Advanced Functional Photoresists for Direct Laser Writing
  • Photoresists for 3D Laser lithography below the Diffraction Limit
  • Orthogonal Photochemical Surface Modifications on a Wide Range of Materials (e.g. Cellulose, Si, Phototonic Crystals, Hyaluronic Acid)
  • Spatially Resolved Dynamic Covalent Polymer Surfaces
  • Spatially Resolved Metallopolymer Surfaces
  • Self-Healing Materials Based on Rapid Bonding/Debonding Polymer Systems
  • Modification of Particle Surfaces by Light-Induced Ligation and Polymer Micro/Nanosphere Design
Kinetics and Mechanisms
  • Advanced Photochemical Reaction Systems
  • STED Photochemistry and Laser Systems

2017 Women in FLEET Honours prize (by FLEET group in Monash University)
2016 – 2017 Research assistant scholarship (by U. Bach’s group in Monash University)
2015 – 2016 Science without border scholarship (by National Counsel of Technological and Science Development – Brazil)
2013 – 2015 Academic research scholarship (by FAPESP – Sao Paulo Research Foundation)
2012 Academic research scholarship for new students (by UFABC – Federal University of ABC)

[650] Wavelength-gated Photochemical Synthesis of Phenalene Diimides

Feist, F.; Walden, S. L.; Alves, J.; Kunz, S.; Micallef, A.; Brock, A.; McMurtrie, J.; Weil, T.; Blinco, J. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, in press.

[659] Combining Photodeprotection and Ligation into a Dual Color Gated Reaction System

Alves, J.; Krappitz, T.; Feist, F., Blinco, J.P.; Barner-Kowollik, C., Eur. Polym. J. 2020, 26, 16985 – 16989.

[625] It’s a Trap: Thiol-Michael Chemistry on a DASA Photoswitch

Alves, J.; Wiedbrauk, S.; Walden, S. L.; Graefe, D.; Blinco, J. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 809-813.

[02] Spectroscopic studies on the interaction of metallic ions with an imidazolyl-phenolic system: differential ion recognition
Orfão, R.B., Alves, J. & Bartoloni, F.H. The new Journal of Chemistry, 2016, 26, 1373.
[01] Lophine derivatives as activators in peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence
Alves, J., Boaro, A., Silva, J.S., Ferreira, T.L., Keslarek, V.B., Cabral, C.A., Orfão, R.B., Ciscato, L.F.M.L. & Bartoloni F.H. Photochemical and Photobiology Sciences, 201514, 320-328.


We have a post-doctoral position available in our KIT node in Germany @KITKarlsruhe @Cluster3DMM2O focused on advanced photoresist design for 3D laser lithography with the possibility to have a research stint @QUT in Australia


We have developed a self-catalyzed photo-induced thiolene ligation, just out in @J_A_C_S https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.1c03213 Excellent work by Leona, opening new opportunities for 3D photoresist design and polymer synthesis @QUTmaterials @Cluster3DMM2O @FlorianFeist1 @QUT @KITKarlsruhe