Dr Mikhail Gavrilov specialises in polymer synthesis and characterization

Dr Gavrilov's research involved various areas of polymer science. In particular, Mikhail was working on the improvement of polymer characterization by log-normal distribution model using Gaussian function. This method was applied in characterization of various homo- and heteropolymer blends. Apart from expanding polymer characterization methodologies Mikhail Gavrilov was working on the synthesis of novel polymer architectures. In addition, Dr Gavrilov investigated the mechanism of aqueous copped-mediated 'living' radical polymerization of N-Isopropylacrylamide. This project was further extended for the synthesis of thermoresponsive polymers with near 100% chain-end functionality. Mikhail's current research focuses on optimization of properties of polyisocyanate based extracellular matrices, studying polymer-cell interaction and design of wound healing materials.

Dr Gavrilov is a specialist in Chemistry (B.S. + M.S. degree) received in Novosibirsk State University, Russia (2012). He did his PhD at Michael Monteiro's group and received the degree in 2017. Mikhail Gavrilov joined Alan Rowan's group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2017. Mikhail held Novosibirsk State University scholarship (2007-2012) and University of Queensland International scholarship (2013-2017).

Key Publications

Gavrilov, M., Z. Jia, V. Percec and M. J. Monteiro (2016). Polymer Chemistry 7(29): 4802-4809

Gavrilov, M.; Zerk, T. J.; Bernhardt, P. V.; Percec, V.; Monteiro, M. J. Polymer Chemistry 2016, 7, 933

Gavrilov, M.; Monteiro, M. J. European Polymer Journal 2015, 65, 191

Monteiro, M. J. and M. Gavrilov (2016). Polymer Chemistry 7(17): 2992-3002

Sebakhy, K. O.; Gavrilov, M.; Valade, D.; Jia, Z.; Monteiro, M. J. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2014, 35, 193