Our Team

Prof. Kathryn Fairfull-Smith

ARC Future Fellow and Professor (QUT)

QUT Contact Details

Brief Curriculum Vitae
1979 born in Melbourne, Australia

 

Professional Work
since 12/19
co-Director Centre for Materials Science (Tier 1), Queensland University of Technology, Australia
since 01/17
Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
since 03/15
Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
03/12 – 03/14
Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
02/09 – 03/12
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow,  Queensland University of Technology, Australia
02/06 – 02/09
Postdoctoral research associate, under supervision of Prof. Steven Bottle, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
05/04 – 01/06
Postdoctoral research associate, under supervision of Prof. Nick Williams, University of Sheffield, England
Education
01/01 – 04/04
PhD thesis on the topic of ”Synthetic investigations of some novel organophosphorus reagents”, under supervision of Prof. Ian Jenkins and Prof Wendy Loughlin, Griffith University, Australia
01/97 – 11/00
Bachelor of Science with Advanced Studies and 1st Class Honours, Griffith University, Australia
Membership
Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Chartered Chemist
Royal Society of Chemistry

Areas of Research Expertise
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Free Radical Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Our research focuses primarily on the use of organic synthesis to build molecules or functionalise surfaces and polymers for various applications.

Selected Research Projects
  • Anti-biofilm coatings
  • Fluorescent probes
  • Anti-hypertensives
  • Photosensitive alkoxyamines for NMP2
  • Nano sensors for drug delivery and imaging

2017
Queensland University of Technology Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research
2016
Windows on Science Travel Award, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development
2014
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship (ARC Future Fellowship)
2014
Nancy Mills Medal for Women in Science (nominee)
2013
Most valuable Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology
2013
Queensland Tall Poppy Science Award (nominee)
2010
Ian Potter Travel Award
2009
QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship
2001
AstraZeneca Top-up Scholarship
2001
Australian Postgraduate Award
2000
Australian National University Summer Vacation Scholarship
2000
Griffith University Medallist
[03]
Ristovski, Z.; Surawski, N.; Miljevic, B.; Stevanovic, S.; Ayoko, G.; Elbagir, S.; Morawska, L.; Fairfull-Smith, K. E.; Bottle, S. E.

“On the Influence of Biodiesel Feedstock on Compression Ignition Particulate Emissions”, Proceedings of the 20th Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference, 2011, 1-6.

[02]
Charnley, M.; Fairfull-Smith, K. E.; Williams, N. H.; Douglas, C. W. I.; McArthur, S. L.; Haycock, J. W.

“Evaluation of Anti-Inflammatory and AntiMicrobial Resorcinarene-Peptides for Biomaterial Modification”, European Cells and Materials 2007,14, 23.

[01]
Charnley, M.; Fairfull-Smith, K. E.; Williams, N. H.; Haycock, J. W.

“Evaluation of Anti-Inflammatory Resorcinarene-Peptides for Biomaterial Modification”, European Cells and Materials 2006,11, 26.

2020
[637] A Methoxyamine-protecting Group for Organic Radical Battery Materials – an Alternative Approach

Hansen, K.-A.; Chambers, L. C.; Eing, M.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Fairfull-Smith, K. E. ; Blinco, J. P. ChemSusChem 2020, 56, 4986-4989.

2019
[602] Controlling Biofilm Formation with Nitroxide Functional Surfaces

Woehlk, H.; Trimble, M. J.; Mansour, S. C.; Pletzer, D.; Trouillet, V.; Welle, A.; Barner, L.; Hancock, R. E. W.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Fairfull-Smith, K. E. Polym. Chem. 2019, 10, 4252-4258.

2018
[578] Dynamic Nitroxide Functional Materials

Woehlk, H.; Lauer, A.; Trouillet, V.; Welle, A.; Barner, L.; Blinco, J. P.; Fairfull-Smith, K. E.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 18873-18879.

[544] Direct Access to Biocompatible Nitroxide Containing Polymers

Lang, C.; Barner, L.; Blinco J. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Fairfull-Smith, K. E. Polym. Chem. 2018, 9, 1348-1355.

[536] Reporting pH-Sensitive Drug Release via Unpaired Spin Fluorescence Silencing

Eing, M.; Olshausen, B.; Fairfull-Smith, K. E.; Schepers, U.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Blinco, J. P. Polym. Chem. 2018, 9, 499-505.

[529] Engineering Nitroxide Functional Surfaces Using Bioinspired Adhesion

Woehlk, H.; Steinkoenig, J.; Lang, C.; Michalek, L.; Trouillet, V.; Krolla, P.; Goldmann, A. S.; Barner, L.; Blinco, J. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Fairfull-Smith, K. E. Langmuir 2018, 34, 3264-3274.

2017
[90] Ciprofloxacin-Nitroxide Hybrids with Potential for Biofilm Control

Verderosa, A. D.; Fuente-Nunez, C. D.; Mansour, S. C.; Cao, J.; Lu, T. K.; Hancock, R. E.; Fairfull-Smith, K. Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2017, 1-36.

[89] BODIPY-based Profluorescent Nitroxide Probes Containing meso- and beta-substituted Isoindoline Nitroxides

Allen, J. P.; Pfrunder, M. C.; McMurtrie, J C.; Bottle, S.; Blinco, J. P.; Fairfull-Smith, K. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 3, 476-483.

[504] Oxidative Polymerization of Catecholamines: Structural Access by High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Woehlk, H.; Steinkoenig, J.; Lang, C.; Goldmann, A. S.; Barner, L.; Blinco, J. P.; Fairfull-Smith, K.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 3050-3055.

[516] High Resolution Mass Spectrometric Access to Nitroxide Containing Polymers

Fischer, T.; Steinkoenig, J.; Woehlk, H.; Blinco, J. P.; Fairfull-Smith, K. E.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 5269-5274.

[520] Spin Fluorescence Silencing Enables an Efficient Thermally Driven Self-Reporting Polymer Release System

Mutlu, H.; Schmitt, C. W.; Wedler-Jasinski, N.; Woehlk, H.; Fairfull-Smith, K. E.; Blinco, J. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 6199-6203.

2016
[6] Development of a Redox-Responsive Polymeric Profluorescent Probe

Hansen, K.-A.; Fairfull-Smith, K.E.; Bottle, S.E.; Blinco, J.P. Macro. Chem. Phys, 2016, 217, 2330-2340.

Tweets

📢Announcing the 21st Australasian Polymer Summer School! #21APSS

For the first time, the APSS will be entirely digital, and free!

📅 15 - 19 February, 2021 via Zoom
⏰ 2 hours of lectures and Q+A sessions each day

A great lineup of speakers is being put together!

Thank you so much for having me - an absolute pleasure to present @QUTmaterials @QUT

Cool work Philipp! Thank you to all group members for their excellent presentations today @QUT @QUTmaterials @RACIQld