Professor Greg Qiao

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 3.21
  • Building: Chemical Engineering #1
  • Campus: Parkville

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Greg Qiao is Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry and Engineering and Assistant Dean (Research) in the Melbourne School of Engineering. He is also a Deputy Head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

His current Research Activities include:

Environmental Engineering - Greenhouse Gas Recovery 
Nano and Biomolecular Engineering  - Nanostructured Materials, Tissue Engineering 
Materials and Minerals Engineering - Polymer Science 

The research interests of Greg Qiao are in the area of synthetic polymer science and engineering. His research applies various polymerization techniques, including controlled free radical polymerizations, to synthesize novel polymeric architectures, biodegradable and functional polymers. His industrial research is in the synthesis of the nanogels for automotive coatings and the novel hydrogels for biological separations. The research in biopolymers is focused on applications in tissue engineering.
Greg leads an internationally recognized Polymer Science Group in the Department and is currently the president of the Victorian Polymer Group under Royal Australia Chemical Institute. He is also a project leader of the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) and CRC for Polymers. 

Caruso, F., Qiao, G. G., Blencowe, A. R., Goh, T. K., Connal, L. A. & Such, G. K. Preparation of a crosslinked multilayer film. (US Application: US20110250353 A1 20111013, 2011)
Caruso, F., Qiao, G. G., Blencowe, A. R., Goh, T. K., Connal, L. A. & Such, G. K. Preparation of a crosslinked multilayer film. (Patent Number: US20110250353A1, 2011) Solomon, D. H., Prime, E. L., Sunartio, D., Qiao, G. G., Dagley, I. & Blencowe, A. Method for controlling water evaporation. (Application: WO patent application 2009-AU1684, 2010).
Qiao, G. G.; Powell, C. Kentish, S.; Gas Separation Membranes and Processes For The Manufacture Thereof. (PCT Int. Appl. 2008: PCT2007906042; US Application: US 61/001879, 2008)
Qiao, G.G.; Connal, L.; Wiltshire, J.; Porous Polymeric Materials and Polymer Particles For Preparation Thereof (PCT Full Patent, November, 2006)
Qiao, G.G.; Solomon, D.H.; Gurr, P.; Mills, M. Microgel Composition ( PCT Int. Appl. 2003, PCT AU2003/01580)
Solomon, D.H.; Qiao, G.G.; Kwok, A.; Hydrogel Preparation and Process for Manufacture ( PCT Int. Appl. 2003, PCT AU2003/001680 )
Solomon. D.H.; Qiao, G.G.; Caulfield, M. J. Atchison, S. Process for Preparation of Ultra Thin Membranes ( PCT Int. Appl. 2001, PCT AU01/01030; WO 0213956; US 09/645956)
Qiao, G.G.; Solomon, D.H.; Shaw, R.W.; Juric D. D. Improved Carbon Composites ( PCT Int. Appl. 2000, WO 0056811; EP 1210387; NO 2001004604; ZA 2001007808;)
Solomon, D.H.; Qiao, G.G.; Abrol. S. Process for Microgel Preparation ( PCT Int. Appl. 1999, 53 pp. WO 9958588; US6545095; TW 444024; AU 9936924; CA 2331785; EP 1076668; JP 2002514667)

Recent publications

  1. Moonshi SS, Zhang C, Peng H, Puttick S, Rose S, Fisk NM, Bhakoo K, Stringer BW, Qiao G, Gurr P, Whittaker AK. A unique19F MRI agent for the tracking of non phagocytic cells: In vivo. Nanoscale. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2018, Vol. 10, Issue 17. DOI: 10.1039/c8nr00703a
  2. Lam SJ, Wong E, Boyer C, Qiao G. Antimicrobial polymeric nanoparticles. PROGRESS IN POLYMER SCIENCE. Elsevier. 2018, Vol. 76. DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2017.07.007
  3. Ozcelik B, Palmer J, Ladewig K, Marina PF, Stevens G, Abberton K, Morrison WA, Blencowe A, Qiao G. Biocompatible Porous Polyester-Ether Hydrogel Scaffolds with Cross-Linker Mediated Biodegradation and Mechanical Properties for Tissue Augmentation. POLYMERS. 2018, Vol. 10, Issue 2. DOI: 10.3390/polym10020179
  4. Xie K, Fu Q, Xu C, Lu H, Zhao Q, Curtain R, Gu D, Webley P, Qiao G. Continuous assembly of a polymer on a metal-organic framework (CAP on MOF): a 30 nm thick polymeric gas separation membrane. ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2018, Vol. 11, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1039/c7ee02820b
  5. Ren J, Lawrence J, Knight AS, Abdilla A, Zerdan RB, Levi AE, Oschmann B, Gutekunst WR, Lee S-H, Li Y, McGrath AJ, Bates CM, Qiao G, Hawker CJ. Controlled Formation and Binding Selectivity of Discrete Oligo(methyl methacrylate) Stereocomplexes. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. American Chemical Society. 2018, Vol. 140, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b13095
  6. Collins J, McKenzie TG, Nothling MD, Ashokkumar M, Qiao G. High frequency sonoATRP of 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate in an aqueous medium. POLYMER CHEMISTRY. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2018, Vol. 9, Issue 19. DOI: 10.1039/c8py00456k
  7. Karimi F, O'Connor A, Qiao G, Heath D. Integrin Clustering Matters: A Review of Biomaterials Functionalized with Multivalent Integrin-Binding Ligands to Improve Cell Adhesion, Migration, Differentiation, Angiogenesis, and Biomedical Device Integration. Advanced Healthcare Materials. Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. 2018. DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201701324
  8. Gu D, Tan S, O'Connor A, Qiao G. On-Demand Cascade Release of Hydrophobic Chemotherapeutics from a Multicomponent Hydrogel System. ACS BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING. American Chemical Society. 2018, Vol. 4, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b00166
  9. Nothling MD, McKenzie TG, Reyhani A, Qiao G. Tunable, Quantitative Fenton-RAFT Polymerization via Metered Reagent Addition. Macromolecular Rapid Communications. Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. 2018. DOI: 10.1002/marc.201800179
  10. Nam E, Wong E, Tan S, Fu Q, Blencowe A, Qiao G. Antifogging Surface Facilitated by Nanoscale Coatings with Controllable Hydrophobicity and Cross-Linking Density. MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING. Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. 2017, Vol. 302, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1002/mame.201600199
  11. Fu Q, Ruan Q, McKenzie T, Reyhani A, Tang J, Qiao G. Development of a Robust PET-RAFT Polymerization Using Graphitic Carbon Nitride (g-C3N4). MACROMOLECULES. American Chemical Society. 2017, Vol. 50, Issue 19. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01651
  12. Uchiyama M, Satoh K, McKenzie T, Fu Q, Qiao G, Kamigaito M. Diverse approaches to star polymers via cationic and radical RAFT cross-linking reactions using mechanistic transformation. POLYMER CHEMISTRY. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 38. DOI: 10.1039/c7py01401e
  13. Gu D, Tan S, Xu C, O'Connor A, Qiao G. Engineering tough, highly compressible, biodegradable hydrogels by tuning the network architecture. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2017, Vol. 53, Issue 50. DOI: 10.1039/c7cc02811c
  14. Reyhani A, McKenzie T, Ranji-Burachaloo H, Fu Q, Qiao G. Fenton-RAFT Polymerization: An "On-Demand" Chain-Growth Method. CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL. Wiley-VCH. 2017, Vol. 23, Issue 30. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201701410
  15. Tardy B, Tan S, Dam HH, Suma T, Guo J, Qiao G, Caruso F. Formation of Polyrotaxane Particles via Template Assembly. BIOMACROMOLECULES. American Chemical Society. 2017, Vol. 18, Issue 7. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00450

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