Professor Per Zetterlund

Professor Per Zetterlund

Fields of research: Polymers, Polymers and Plastics, Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Composite and Hybrid Materials, Chemical Engineering
Campus: Kensington
Tags: Polymeric Materials (e.g. Paints), Paints, Organic Industrial Chemicals (excl. Resins, Rubber and Plastics)

Professor, School of Chemical Engineering

co-Director of the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD)

co-Postgraduate Coordinator

Prof Zetterlund is co-Director of The Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD; http://www.camd.unsw.edu.au/) in the School of Chemical Engineering. CAMD is a world-renowned centre for polymer synthesis and characterization, with 40 publications in high impact journals in 2012, and 379 publications and ~10,000 citations in the last 10 years.  UNSW...

Professor, School of Chemical Engineering

co-Director of the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD)

co-Postgraduate Coordinator

Prof Zetterlund is co-Director of The Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD; http://www.camd.unsw.edu.au/) in the School of Chemical Engineering. CAMD is a world-renowned centre for polymer synthesis and characterization, with 40 publications in high impact journals in 2012, and 379 publications and ~10,000 citations in the last 10 years.  UNSW received a rating of 5 in the ERA 2012 Institution Report in the relevant area “Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry” largely due to the contribution of CAMD in this area.

Prof Zetterlund's research is concerned with the synthesis of polymer, polymeric nanoparticles, as well as hybrid polymeric materials with a variety of applications ranging from materials science to nanomedicine.  An important aspect of his research is the use of environmentally friendly carbon dioxide in polymer (nanoparticle) synthesis. Prof Zetterlund has published approx. 155 papers in peer-reviewed international journals.

Specific research areas:

  • Kinetics/mechanisms of radical polymerization
  • Controlled/living radical polymerization (CLRP)
  • Radical polymerization in aqueous dispersed systems
  • Implementation of CLRP in dispersed systems
  • Nanoparticle synthesis
  • Synthesis of polymeric nanoparticles using CO2 based approaches
  • Polymerization in nanoreactors
  • Modeling and simulations of radical polymerization processes
  • Nanocomposite materials

Location

Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD)
Room 512


 

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Contact

+61 2 9385 4331