Prof. Kathryn Fairfull-Smith
Principle Research Fellow and Associate Professor (QUT)

M Block, Level 6, Room M673, Gardens Point Campus
Phone +61 (0)7 3138 4950

email: k.fairfull-smith@qut.edu.au



Brief Curriculum Vitae I Awards/Scholarships I Areas of Research Expertise I Refereed Conference Presentation I Memberships I


Brief Curriculum Vitae

1979
born in Melbourne, Australia

Professional Work

since 01/07
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

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Awards/Scholarships

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

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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
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Refereed Conference Presentations

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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.

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Membership

Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Chartered Chemist
Royal Society of Chemistry

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