Whittaker Group

Polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, photolithography, biomaterials science, magnetic resonance

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, Peng, Hossain, Markus) combining experience in synthetic chemistry, physical chemistry, biomaterials science, nanomaterials science, photolithography and NMR and MRI.


Research Areas

  • Polymer chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photolithography
  • Biomaterials science
  • Magnetic resonance


  • Solving Plastic Waste CRC (2024)
  • ARC Linkage Infrastructure (2024) A National Network for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • ARC Linkage Projects (2024) Innovative Double Patterning Strategies for Integrated Circuit Manufacture
  • Arthritis Foundation of Australia (2024) Synthetic Joint Bio-lubricants for Mitigating Osteoarthritis and Associated Chronic Pain
  • ARC Centre of Excellence (2023) ARC Centre of Excellence for Green Electrochemical Transformation of Carbon Dioxide
  • ARC Discovery Projects (2023) Novel Hybrid Nanotechnologies by Infiltration of Functional Polymers
  • NHMRC Investigator Grants (2021) Improving the Delivery Efficiency of Nanomedicines to Tumour Tissue
  • ARC Discovery Projects (2021) Sulfoxide Polymers - A New Paradigm in Polymer Desig


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