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Dr Clovia Holdsworth

Senior Lecturer

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Chemistry)

Career Summary

Biography

I obtained my PhD in Griffith University. I have been appointed to a Lecturer position at The University of Newcastle in May 2006. Prior to this appointment, I was a Research Associate in the area of molecular imprinted polymers for 4 years in a part time capacity. Between 1995 and 2001, I worked overseas as an academic where an academic's primary responsibility is teaching. My research interests include synthesis and characterisation of functional polymeric materials.

Research Expertise
I trained as a polymer chemist with considerable experience and knowledge in controlled free radical polymer synthesis with focus on polymer functionalisation, regulation of molecular weight and its distribution, and the use of these synthetic methodologies for the synthesis of specialised polymers for various applications. My expertise on polymer synthesis and characterisation has led to progress in the area of molecular imprinted polymers and their utility as extractants and sensing materials. Highlights of my MIP research include the first successful preparation of good performing MIPs using ionic liquids as solvents and by microwave irradiation as well as the development of 2-dimensional MIP films. Aside from MIPs, I am involved in collaborative research with the PRC Energy in the area of plasma polymerisation, particularly the conversion of greenhouse gases to polymers, and with the Australian Centre for Separation Science, University of Tasmania in the application of capillary electrophoresis for the characterisation of functional polymeric materials such as MIPs and conductive polymers (e.g. PEDOT/PSS). I have mentored a number of PhD students to completion here at UoN and 7 RHD (1 PhD and 6 MSc) students in my previous academic position at De La Salle University, Philippines.

Teaching Expertise
I am involved in teaching Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Polymer Chemistry to undergraduate students.

Administrative Expertise
In my previous employment (De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines), I held the position of Director of Graduate Studies for the College of Science between 1998 to 2001). I was a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology from 2006 to 2009. I am currently the RHD Coordinator of the Discipline of Chemistry.



Qualifications

  • PhD, Griffith University
  • Master of Science (Chemistry), De La Salle University - Manilla - Phillipines

Keywords

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Free Radical Polymerisation
  • Molecular Imprinting
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Polymer Synthesis

Languages

  • Cebuano (Fluent)
  • Filipino (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
030107 Sensor Technology (Chemical aspects) 20
030302 Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry 40
030399 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 -  Australian Reader Australian Research Council
1/02/2002 - 1/05/2006 Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/1996 - 1/05/2001 Teaching Faculty De La Salle University, Manila
Chemistry Department
Philippines
1/06/1995 - 1/05/1996 Teaching Faculty De La Salle University, Manila
Chemistry Department
Philippines
1/06/1988 - 1/06/1990 Teaching Faculty De La Salle University, Manila
Chemistry Department
Philippines
1/01/1985 - 1/05/1988 Teaching Faculty De La Salle University, Manila
Chemistry Department
Philippines
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Kundu SK, Kennedy EM, Mackie JC, Holdsworth CI, Molloy TS, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Conversion of HFC-134A to noncrosslinked fluoropolymer in a nonthermal plasma', Nonequilibrium Processes in Plasma, Combustion and Atmosphere, Torus Press, Moscow 165-173 (2012) [B1]
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, Bogdan Dlugogorski, John Mackie
2011 Booker KM, Holdsworth CI, Bowyer MC, McCluskey A, 'Ionic liquids as porogens in the synthesis of molecularly imprinted polymers', Applications of Ionic Liquids in Science and Technology, Intech, Croatia 197-212 (2011) [B1]
DOI 10.5772/21725
Co-authors Adam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer

Journal article (31 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Zayas H, Holdsworth CI, Bowyer MC, McCluskey A, 'Evaluation of 4-substituted styrenes as functional monomers for the synthesis of theophylline-specific molecularly imprinted polymers.', Org Biomol Chem, 12 6994-7003 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/c4ob00517a
Co-authors Adam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
2014 Kundu SK, Kennedy EM, MacKie JC, Holdsworth CI, Molloy TS, Gaikwad VV, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Nonequilibrium plasma polymerization of HFC-134a in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor: Polymer characterization and a proposed mechanism for polymer formation', IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 42 3095-3100 (2014) [C1]

Nonequilibrium plasma polymerization of hydrofluorocarbon HFC-134a CF3 CH2F in argon bath gas has been studied in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor at atmospheric pressure an... [more]

Nonequilibrium plasma polymerization of hydrofluorocarbon HFC-134a CF3 CH2F in argon bath gas has been studied in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor at atmospheric pressure and in the absence of oxygen and nitrogen. The reaction resulted in the formation of a polymeric solid fraction and the noncrosslinked properties of this material assisted in its characterization by solution state 13C} and 19F nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Gel permeation chromatography revealed that the polymers include low (number average molecular weight, Mn values between 900 and 3000g~mol-1 and high (Mn approximately 60000 g~mol-1 molecular weight fractions. A detailed polymerization mechanism is proposed, based on the published literature and the findings of the current investigation.

DOI 10.1109/TPS.2014.2303485
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Bogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy, John Mackie
2014 Diah AWM, Holdsworth CI, Quirino JP, Belcher W, 'Investigation of the doping efficiency of poly(styrene sulfonic acid) in poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/poly(styrene sulfonic acid) dispersions by capillary electrophoresis', Electrophoresis, 35 1976-1983 (2014)
DOI 10.1002/elps.201400056
Co-authors Warwick Belcher
2014 Diah AWM, Quirino JP, Belcher W, Holdsworth CI, 'Investigation of the doping efficiency of poly(styrene sulfonic acid) in poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/poly(styrene sulfonic acid) dispersions by capillary electrophoresis', Electrophoresis, 35 1976-1983 (2014) [C1]

CE can efficiently separate poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/poly(styrene sulfonic acid) (PEDOT/PSS) complexes and free PSS in dispersions and can be used to estimate the degree o... [more]

CE can efficiently separate poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/poly(styrene sulfonic acid) (PEDOT/PSS) complexes and free PSS in dispersions and can be used to estimate the degree of PSS doping. We investigated the doping efficiency of PSS on PEDOT in dispersions using CE and its effect on the conductivity of the resulting PEDOT/PSS films. Results of this study indicate that dispersions containing 1:2.5-3 EDOT:PSS feed ratio (by weight) exhibiting 72-73% PSS doping generate highly processable and highly conductive films. Conductivity can be optimized by limiting the time of reaction to 12 h. At this point of the reaction, the PEDOT/PSS segments, appearing as broad band in the electropherogram, could still exist in an extended coil conformation favoring charge transport resulting in high conductivity. Above a threshold PEDOT length formed at reaction times longer than 12 h, the PEDOT/PSS complex, appearing as spikes in the electropherogram, most likely have undergone a conformational change to coiled core-shell structure restricting charge transport resulting in low conductivity. The optimal conductivity (5.2 S/cm) of films from dispersions synthesized for 12 h is significantly higher than those from its commercial equivalent Clevios P and other reported values obtained under similar conditions without the addition of codopants. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

DOI 10.1002/elps.201400056
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Warwick Belcher
2014 Gaikwad V, Kennedy E, Mackie J, Holdsworth C, Molloy S, Kundu S, et al., 'Reaction of carbon tetrachloride with methane in a non-equilibrium plasma at atmospheric pressure, and characterisation of the polymer thus formed', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 280 38-45 (2014) [C1]

In this paper we focus on the development of a methodology for treatment of carbon tetrachloride utilising a non-equilibrium plasma operating at atmospheric pressure, which is not... [more]

In this paper we focus on the development of a methodology for treatment of carbon tetrachloride utilising a non-equilibrium plasma operating at atmospheric pressure, which is not singularly aimed at destroying carbon tetrachloride but rather at converting it to a non-hazardous, potentially valuable commodity. This method encompasses the reaction of carbon tetrachloride and methane, with argon as a carrier gas, in a quartz dielectric barrier discharge reactor. The reaction is performed under non-oxidative conditions. Possible pathways for formation of major products based on experimental results and supported by quantum chemical calculations are outlined in the paper. We elucidate important parameters such as carbon tetrachloride conversion, product distribution, mass balance and characterise the chlorinated polymer formed in the process. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.07.049
Co-authors John Mackie, Eric Kennedy, Michael Stockenhuber, Bogdan Dlugogorski
2014 Ningsih P, Holdsworth CZ, Donne SW, 'Mn-modified polypyrrole thin films for supercapacitor electrodes', Synthetic Metals, 196 8-19 (2014) [C1]

Thin film Mn-modified polypyrrole (PPy) composite electrodes have been prepared by chronoamperometric electrodeposition and characterized in terms of their physico-chemical and el... [more]

Thin film Mn-modified polypyrrole (PPy) composite electrodes have been prepared by chronoamperometric electrodeposition and characterized in terms of their physico-chemical and electrochemical properties and performance. Analysis of the chronoamperometric data shows that electrodeposition of the thin film results in a relative increase in electrochemically active surface area of up to 30 times. This finding was supported by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and profilometry analysis of the films. Electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM) studies have allowed for the direct determination of electrode mass, both during deposition and electrochemical performance evaluation, which has enabled analysis of electrode properties, including film growth (up to 26 µg/cm2), density (~2 g/cm3), and the charge storage during electrochemical cycling, including the rates of mass uptake/removal with charge. The characteristics of the composite electrodes were compared with PPy-only electrodes throughout. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

DOI 10.1016/j.synthmet.2014.07.007
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Scott Donne
2014 Kundu SK, Kennedy EM, MacKie JC, Holdsworth CI, Molloy TS, Gaikwad VV, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Characterization of polymer synthesized from the nonequilibrium plasma conversion of CFC-12 and methane in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 19380-19386 (2014) [C1]

A dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) nonequilibrium plasma reactor was employed to polymerize CFC-12 (CCl2F2, dichlorodifluoromethane) at atmospheric pressure. The plasma polymeri... [more]

A dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) nonequilibrium plasma reactor was employed to polymerize CFC-12 (CCl2F2, dichlorodifluoromethane) at atmospheric pressure. The plasma polymerization of this saturated halogenated hydrocarbon was conducted in the presence of methane as reactant, in an argon bath gas and where the reaction environment was free from oxygen and nitrogen. The reaction resulted in the formation of non-cross-linked polymer product and whereby the non-cross-linked nature of the polymer enabled its characterization by solution state 13C and 19F nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic analysis. The generated polymer was also analyzed by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry, and the spectra thus obtained were consistent with the analysis by NMR. The analyses of NMR and FTIR spectroscopy reveal the formation of fluoropolymers from the conversion of CFC-12.

DOI 10.1021/ie502564t
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, John Mackie
2014 Booker K, Holdsworth CI, Doherty CM, Hill AJ, Bowyer MC, McCluskey A, 'Ionic liquids as porogens for molecularly imprinted polymers: Propranolol, a model study', Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 12 7201-7210 (2014) [C1]

The selectivity and rebinding capacity of molecularly imprinted polymers selective for propranolol (1) using the room temperature ionic liquids [BMIM][BF4], [BMIM][PF6], [HMIM][PF... [more]

The selectivity and rebinding capacity of molecularly imprinted polymers selective for propranolol (1) using the room temperature ionic liquids [BMIM][BF4], [BMIM][PF6], [HMIM][PF6] and [OMIM][PF6] and CHCl3 were examined. The observed IF (imprinting factor) values for MIPBF4, MIPPF6 and MIP CHCl3 were 1.0, 1.98 and 4.64, respectively. The longer chain HMIM and OMIM systems returned lower IF values of 1.1 and 2.3, respectively. MIP PF6 also showed a ~25% binding capacity reduction vs. MIP CHCl3 (5 µmol g-1vs. 7 µmol g-1 respectively). MIPCHCl3 and MIPPF6 differed in terms of BET surface area (306 m2 g-1vs. 185 m2 g -1), pore size (1.10 and 2.19 nm vs. 0.97 and 7.06 nm), the relative number of pores (Type A: 10.4 vs. 7.5%; Type B: 8.5 vs. 3.0%), and surface zeta potential (-37.9 mV vs. -20.3 mV). The MIP specificity for 1 was examined by selective rebinding studies with caffeine (2) and ephedrine (3). MIP PF6 rebound higher quantities of 2 than MIPCHCl3, but this was largely due to non-specific binding. Both MIPCHCl3 and MIP PF6 showed a higher affinity for 3 than for 2. Reduction in the Room Temperature Ionic Liquid (RTIL) porogen volume had little impact on the polymer morphology, but did result in a modest decrease in IF from 2.6 to 2.3 and in the binding capacity (30% to 19%). MIPCHCl3 retained the highest template specificity on rebinding from CHCl3 (IF = 4.6) dropping to IF = 0.6 in MeOH/[BMIM][PF6]. The MIPCHCl3 binding capacity remained constant using CHCl3, CH2Cl2 and MeOH (46-52%), dropped to 6% on addition of [BMIM][PF6] and increased to 83% in H2O (but at the expense of specificity with IFH2O = 1.4). MIPPF6 rebinding from MeOH saw an increase in specific rebinding to IF = 4.9 and also an increase in binding capacity to 48% when rebinding 1 from MeOH and to 42% and 45% with H2O and CH2Cl2, respectively, although in the latter case the increased capacity was at the cost of specificity with IFCH2Cl2 = 1.2. Overall the MIPPF6 capacity and specificity were enhanced on addition of MeOH. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.

DOI 10.1039/c4ob00547c
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Michael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2013 Brisbane C, McCluskey A, Bowyer M, Holdsworth CI, 'Molecularly imprinted films of acrylonitrile/methyl methacrylate/acrylic acid terpolymers: influence of methyl methacrylate in the binding performance of L-ephedrine imprinted films', Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 11 2872-2884 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/c3ob40332g
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Michael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2013 Gaikwad V, Kennedy E, Mackie J, Holdsworth C, Molloy S, Kundu S, Dlugogorski B, 'Non-Oxidative Conversion of 1,2-Dichloroethane in a Non-Thermal Plasma and Characterisation of the Polymer Formed', PLASMA PROCESSES AND POLYMERS, 10 141-149 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ppap.201200045
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Bogdan Dlugogorski, John Mackie, Eric Kennedy
2013 Kundu SK, Kennedy EM, Mackie JC, Holdsworth CI, Molloy TS, Gaikwad VV, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Study on the Reaction of CCl2F2 with CH4 in a Dielectric Barrier Discharge Nonequilibrium Plasma', PLASMA PROCESSES AND POLYMERS, 10 912-921 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ppap.201300053
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors John Mackie, Bogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy
2012 Turner NW, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, Bowyer MC, 'N-2-propenyl-(5-dimethylamino)-1-naphthalene sulfonamide, a novel fluorescent monomer for the molecularly imprinted polymer-based detection of 2,4-dinitrotoluene in the gas phase', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 65 1405-1412 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Adam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
2012 Diah AWM, Holdsworth CI, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Quirino JP, 'Capillary electrophoresis with photodiode array detection of processable poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/polystyrene sulfonate aqueous dispersions', Journal of Chromatography A, 1267 246-251 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.chroma.2012.09.100
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors John Holdsworth, Warwick Belcher
2012 Kennedy EM, Kundu SK, Mackie JC, Holdsworth CI, Molloy TS, Gaikwad VV, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Conversion of fluorine-containing ozone-depleting and greenhouse gases to valuable polymers in a nonthermal plasma', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 51 11279-11283 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Bogdan Dlugogorski, John Mackie, Eric Kennedy
2012 Beh EJ, Holdsworth CI, 'A visual evaluation of a classification method for investigating the physicochemical properties of Portuguese wine', Current Analytical Chemistry, 8 205-217 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Eric Beh
2010 Pepels MPF, Holdsworth CI, Pascual S, Monteiro MJ, 'RAFT-mediated emulsion polymerization of styrene with low reactive xanthate agents: Microemulsion-like behavior', Macromolecules, 43 7565-7576 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/ma101237u
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 25
2010 Turner NW, Holdsworth CI, Donne SW, McCluskey A, Bowyer MC, 'Microwave induced MIP synthesis: comparative analysis of thermal and microwave induced polymerisation of caffeine imprinted polymers', New Journal of Chemistry, 34 686-692 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/b9nj00538b
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Michael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey, Scott Donne
2009 Turner NW, Holmes NP, Brisbane CE, McGeachie AB, Bowyer MC, McCluskey A, Holdsworth CI, 'Effect of template on the formation of phase-inversed molecularly imprinted polymer thin films: An assessment', Soft Matter, 5 3663-3671 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/b902468a
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Michael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2009 Zayas HA, Bowyer MC, Gordon CP, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, 'Synthesis of biaryl-styrene monomers by microwave-assisted Suzuki coupling', Tetrahedron Letters, 50 5894-5895 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.tetlet.2009.07.117
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Adam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
2007 McCluskey A, Holdsworth CI, Bowyer MC, 'Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs): sensing, an explosive new opportunity?', Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 5 3233-3244 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/b708660a
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 46
Co-authors Adam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
2007 Booker KM, Bowyer MC, Lennard CJ, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, 'Molecularly imprinted polymers and room temperature ionic liquids: Impact of template on polymer morphology', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 60 51-56 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/ch06284
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Adam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
2006 Booker KM, Bowyer MC, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, 'Efficient preparation and improved sensitivity of molecularly imprinted polymers using room temperature ionic liquids', Chemical Communications, 1730-1732 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/b517886j
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 35
Co-authors Michael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2006 Schwarz LJ, Bowyer MC, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, 'Synthesis and evaluation of a molecularly imprinted polymer selective to 2,4,6-trichloroanisole', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 59 129-134 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/CH05318
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Adam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
2005 Holdsworth CI, Bowyer MC, Lennard C, McCluskey A, 'Formulation of cocaine-imprinted polymers utilizing molecular modelling and NMR analysis', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 58 315-320 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/CH04138
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Michael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2004 Schwarz LJ, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, Bowyer MC, 'Synthesis and Evaluation of a Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Selective to 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 57 759-764 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/CH04004
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Michael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2001 Cresidio SP, Aldabbagh F, Busfield WK, Jenkins ID, Thang SH, Zayas-Holdsworth C, Zetterlund PB, 'Alkoxyamine-mediated "living" radical polymerization: MS investigation of the early stages of styrene polymerization initiated by cumyl-TEISO', JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 39 1232-1241 (2001) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pola.1100
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 26
2001 Busfield WK, Zayas-Holdsworth CI, Thang SH, 'End-functionalized copolymers prepared by the addition-fragmentation chain-transfer method: Vinyl acetate/methacrylonitrile system', JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 39 2911-2919 (2001) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pola.1271
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2000 Busfield WK, Zayas-Holdsworth CI, Thang SH, 'End functionalised copolymers prepared by the addition-fragmentation chain transfer method: styrene/methaclylonitrile system', POLYMER, 41 4409-4414 (2000) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0032-3861(99)00660-6
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
1999 Thang SH, Busfield K, Zayas-Holdsworth CI, Ouano DT, 'Preparation of Endfunctionalized Polymers by Allylic Sulfide Chain Transfer and Subsequent Synthesis of Block Copolymers', The Philippine Journal of Science, 128 339-345 (1999) [C1]
1999 Busfield WK, Zayas-Holdsworth CI, Thang SH, 'End-functionalised copolymers prepared by the addition-fragmentation chain transfer method - Styrene methyl methacrylate system', POLYMER, 40 389-396 (1999) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0032-3861(98)00238-9
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11
1998 Busfield WK, Jenkins ID, Nakamura T, Monteiro MJ, Rizzardo E, Sayama S, et al., 'Improving the knowledge and design of end groups in polymers produced by free radical polymerization', POLYMERS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, 9 94-100 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Holdsworth CI, Diah A, Romano E, Mahinay D, Quirino J, Holdsworth J, Bowyer M, 'Characterisation of Functional Polymeric Materials by Capillary Electrophoresis', Abstracts, 2nd International Congress on Advanced Materials (AM2013), Zhenjiang, China (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Michael Bowyer, John Holdsworth
2013 Holdsworth CI, Gaikwad V, Kennedy E, Mackie J, Molloy T, Kundu S, Dlugogorski B, 'Reaction of chloroform in a non-oxidative atmosphere using dielectric barrier discharge', 2013 19th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), San Francisco, CA (2013) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/PPC.2013.6627401
Co-authors Bogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy, John Mackie
2013 Kundu SK, Kennedy EM, Mackie JC, Molloy TS, Gaikwad VV, Dlugogorski BZ, Holdsworth CI, 'Non-thermal plasma polymerization of HFC-134A in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor; polymer characterization and a proposed mechanism for polymer formation', IEEE Conference Publications, San Francisco CA (2013) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/PPC.2013.6627398
Co-authors Bogdan Dlugogorski, John Mackie, Eric Kennedy
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $2,116,942

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20141 grants / $2,000

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Clovia Holdsworth
Scheme PVC Conference Assistance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401196
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $15,000

Emerging Research Leaders Program 2011$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Clovia Holdsworth
Scheme Emerging Research Leaders Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101197
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20102 grants / $780,000

An Integrated LC-MS-NMR facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$500,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Phillip Robinson, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance, Professor Marcel Maeder, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Shaun Roman, Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Doctor Mark Baker, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Professor Gottfried Otting, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Ms Megan Chircop, Doctor Warwick Belcher
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190402
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

An Integrated LC-MS-NMR facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$280,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Phillip Robinson, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance, Professor Marcel Maeder, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Shaun Roman, Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Doctor Mark Baker, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Professor Gottfried Otting, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Ms Megan Chircop, Doctor Warwick Belcher
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000873
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20092 grants / $720,000

20081 grants / $1,000

The Fifth Internaitonal Workship on Molecular Imprinting (MIP 2008), Kobe, Japan, 7/9/2008 - 11/9/2008$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Clovia Holdsworth
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189289
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20074 grants / $598,942

Chemical listening devices: Novel sensors targeting the clandestine manufacture and transport of illicit drugs and explosives$378,942

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Professor Christopher Lennard
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186611
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Chemical listening devices: Novel sensors targeting the clandestine manufacture and transport of illicit drugs and explosives$105,000

Funding body: Australian Federal Police

Funding body Australian Federal Police
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Professor Christopher Lennard
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187330
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Selective Detection and Removal of Organochlorine Residues via MIPs$105,000

Funding body: Entech Industries Pty Ltd

Funding body Entech Industries Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187721
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Development of molecularly imprinted composite polymers by controlled radical polymerisation techniques$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Clovia Holdsworth
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187710
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed13
Current9

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.15

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 PhD Mechanistic Aspects of Molecular Imprinting: Effects on Binding Performance
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Towards the Development of Processable Molecular Imprinted Polymers
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Detection and Extraction of Organochlorine Contaminants
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 Honours Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Detection of Nitro-containing Explosives
Forensic Science, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2007 PhD Development of Sensors for Explosive Vapours
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 PhD Chemical Listening Devices for the Detection of Illicit drugs and Explosives
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 PhD Room Temperature Ionic Liquids as Solvents for MolecularImprinting
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 PhD In field Sensors for the Detection of Illicit Substances - Application of MIP Technology
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2005 PhD In field Sensors for the Detection of Illicit Substances - Application of MIP Technology
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Metal Oxide Polymer Composites for Electrochemical Capacitor Electrodes
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Studies in Marine Natural Products. 1. Dynamin 1 Screening of Sponges from Catherine Hill Bay. 2. Chemistry of Cystophora Xiphocarpa. 3. Investigation of "Paua Greening" of Haliotis Iris from New Zealand's Cook Strait
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Exploring Signal Transduction Mechanisms in Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Forensic Applications
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Design and Synthesis of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Selective Extraction of Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Investigation of the Conductive Behavior of Poly (3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene)/Poly(Styrenesulfonic Acid) for Organic Electronics
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Synthesis, Characterisation and Evaluation of Biphenyl Monomers for Molecular Imprinting Applications
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Towards the Development of a Benzylpiperazine Specific Molecular Imprinted Polymer
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Optimisation of Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Films for the Detection of L-Ephedrine
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Characterisation and Improved Performance of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers Prepared Using Room Temperature Ionic Liquids
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 Honours Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Films for Sensing Applications
Forensic Science, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 Honours Evaluation of polymeric Ligand Exchangers for the Extraction of Amino Acids
Forensic Science, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2005 Honours Molecularly Imprinted Polymers and Room Temperature Ionic Liquids: Evaluation of Applicability to the Detection of Illicit Drugs
Forensic Science, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2005 Honours Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Films
Forensic Science, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Clovia Holdsworth

Position

Senior Lecturer
Polymers/MIP Research Group/Advanced Chemistry Group
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Chemistry

Contact Details

Email clovia.holdsworth@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5481
Fax (02) 4921 5472

Office

Room C328
Building Chemistry
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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