Researcher

Mr Jonathan Andrew Hopkins

Biography

Education

  • 2019-2022 - Scientia PhD scholar in Materials Science and Engineering (UNSW)
  • 2014-2018 - B Engineering in Materials Engineering (Honours Class 1 and the University Medal) (UNSW)
  • 2014-2018 - B Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Honours Class 1 and the University Medal) (UNSW)

My Research Activities

My research focuses on the organic synthesis of conjugated polymers with tailored backbones and functionalities....view more

Education

  • 2019-2022 - Scientia PhD scholar in Materials Science and Engineering (UNSW)
  • 2014-2018 - B Engineering in Materials Engineering (Honours Class 1 and the University Medal) (UNSW)
  • 2014-2018 - B Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Honours Class 1 and the University Medal) (UNSW)

My Research Activities

My research focuses on the organic synthesis of conjugated polymers with tailored backbones and functionalities. Conjugated polymers are organic, electroactive materials with numerous applications, ranging from organic electronics and light-emitting diodes to monitoring and controlling signals in biological cells. The versatility of these materials lies in their synthetic flexibility: we can design and synthesize conjugated polymers with specific chemical structures to achieve tailored properties. I am especially interested in functionalizing PEDOT, a popular and highly-stable conjugated polymer, with pendant functionalities based on phosphonate and sulfonate groups. I then characterize these novel materials in terms of their optical, morphological, and electronic properties, and also assess the performance of these materials in organic electrochemical transistors. 


My Teaching

  • MATS3004 (Polymer Science and Engineering I) - lab demonstrator and guest lecturer (2020)
  • MATS4006 (Polymer Science and Engineering II) - lab demonstrator (2019-2020)
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Location

School of Materials Science and Engineering
Hilmer Building (E10)
UNSW Australia
Kensington NSW 2052

Publications

by Mr Jonathan Andrew Hopkins