Research Focus

The Whittaker Group, led by Senior Group Leader Professor Andrew Whittaker, uses polymer synthetic methods to develop technologies for health care and our modern technological society. These include next generation molecular imaging agents for disease detection, low-fouling surfaces and stealthy therapeutics, environmental polymers and polymers to be used in advanced lithography for the fabrication of integrated circuits.

Polymer chemistry is the underpinning science of modern materials and biomaterials. The Group is building and studying new materials to solve practical problems facing society. Working with Professor Whittaker is a team of senior researchers (Fu, Zhang, Peng, Ediriweera, Hossain, Markus) combining experience in synthetic chemistry, physical chemistry, biomaterials science, nanomaterials science, photolithography and NMR and MRI.