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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
030107Sensor Technology (Chemical aspects)20
030302Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry40
030399Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry not elsewhere classified40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/02/2002 - 31/12/2002Research AssociateUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2009 - Australian ReaderAustralian Research Council
1/02/2002 - 1/05/2006Research AssociateUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Teaching appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/06/1996 - 1/05/2001Teaching FacultyDe La Salle University, Manila
Chemistry Department
Philippines
1/06/1995 - 1/05/1996Teaching FacultyDe La Salle University, Manila
Chemistry Department
Philippines
1/06/1988 - 1/06/1990Teaching FacultyDe La Salle University, Manila
Chemistry Department
Philippines
1/01/1985 - 1/05/1988Teaching FacultyDe La Salle University, Manila
Chemistry Department
Philippines
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Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Kundu 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-authorsEric Kennedy, Bogdan Dlugogorski, John Mackie
2011Booker 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]
DOI10.5772/21725
Co-authorsAdam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer

Journal article (31 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Zayas 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]
DOI10.1039/c4ob00517aAuthor URL
Co-authorsAdam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
2014Kundu 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 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.

DOI10.1109/TPS.2014.2303485
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy, John Mackie
2014Diah 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)
DOI10.1002/elps.201400056
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2014Diah 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 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.

DOI10.1002/elps.201400056
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2014Gaikwad 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.07.049
Co-authorsJohn Mackie, Eric Kennedy, Bogdan Dlugogorski, Michael Stockenhuber
2014Ningsih 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.synthmet.2014.07.007
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsScott Donne
2014Kundu 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 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.

DOI10.1021/ie502564t
Co-authorsEric Kennedy, John Mackie
2014Booker 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][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.

DOI10.1039/c4ob00547c
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMichael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2013Brisbane 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]
DOI10.1039/c3ob40332gAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMichael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2013Gaikwad 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]
DOI10.1002/ppap.201200045Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, John Mackie, Eric Kennedy
2013Kundu 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]
DOI10.1002/ppap.201300053Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsJohn Mackie, Bogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy
2012Turner 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]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsAdam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
2012Diah 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]
DOI10.1016/j.chroma.2012.09.100
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsJohn Holdsworth, Warwick Belcher
2012Kennedy 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]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, John Mackie, Eric Kennedy
2012Beh 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]
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsEric Beh
2010Pepels 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]
DOI10.1021/ma101237u
CitationsScopus - 22Web of Science - 20
2010Turner 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]
DOI10.1039/b9nj00538b
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 18
Co-authorsMichael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey, Scott Donne
2009Turner 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]
DOI10.1039/b902468a
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsMichael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2009Zayas 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]
DOI10.1016/j.tetlet.2009.07.117
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsAdam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
2007McCluskey A, Holdsworth CI, Bowyer MC, 'Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs): sensing, an explosive new opportunity?', Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 5 3233-3244 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1039/b708660a
CitationsScopus - 48Web of Science - 45
Co-authorsAdam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
2007Booker 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]
DOI10.1071/ch06284
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsAdam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
2006Booker 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]
DOI10.1039/b517886j
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 31
Co-authorsMichael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2006Schwarz 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]
DOI10.1071/CH05318
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authorsAdam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
2005Holdsworth 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]
DOI10.1071/CH04138
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 24
Co-authorsMichael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2004Schwarz 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]
DOI10.1071/CH04004
CitationsScopus - 30Web of Science - 31
Co-authorsMichael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2001Cresidio 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]
DOI10.1002/pola.1100Author URL
CitationsScopus - 27Web of Science - 26
2001Busfield 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]
DOI10.1002/pola.1271Author URL
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2000Busfield 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]
DOI10.1016/S0032-3861(99)00660-6Author URL
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 5
1999Thang 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]
1999Busfield 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]
DOI10.1016/S0032-3861(98)00238-9Author URL
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 11
1998Busfield 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]
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CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
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Conference (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Holdsworth 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-authorsMichael Bowyer, John Holdsworth
2013Holdsworth 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]
DOI10.1109/PPC.2013.6627401
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy, John Mackie
2013Kundu 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]
DOI10.1109/PPC.2013.6627398
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, John Mackie, Eric Kennedy
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants11
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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamDoctor Clovia Holdsworth
SchemePVC Conference Assistance Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401196
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $15,000

Emerging Research Leaders Program 2011$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Clovia Holdsworth
SchemeEmerging Research Leaders Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1101197
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190402
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000873
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Clovia Holdsworth
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189289
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Professor Christopher Lennard
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0186611
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Australian Federal Police

Funding bodyAustralian Federal Police
Project TeamProfessor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Professor Christopher Lennard
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187330
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

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

Funding body: Entech Industries Pty Ltd

Funding bodyEntech Industries Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Adam McCluskey, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemePostgraduate Research Scholarship
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187721
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Clovia Holdsworth
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187710
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Mechanistic Aspects of Molecular Imprinting: Effects on Binding Performance
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2009Towards the Development of Processable Molecular Imprinted Polymers
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2008Studies 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
Co-Supervisor
2007Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Detection and Extraction of Organochlorine Contaminants
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Detection of Nitro-containing Explosives
Forensic Science, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2007Development of Sensors for Explosive Vapours
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006Chemical Listening Devices for the Detection of Illicit drugs and Explosives
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006Room Temperature Ionic Liquids as Solvents for MolecularImprinting
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005In field Sensors for the Detection of Illicit Substances - Application of MIP Technology
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2005In field Sensors for the Detection of Illicit Substances - Application of MIP Technology
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Metal Oxide Polymer Composites for Electrochemical Capacitor Electrodes
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014Exploring Signal Transduction Mechanisms in Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Forensic Applications
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013Design and Synthesis of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Selective Extraction of Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2013Investigation of the Conductive Behavior of Poly (3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene)/Poly(Styrenesulfonic Acid) for Organic Electronics
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2012Synthesis, Characterisation and Evaluation of Biphenyl Monomers for Molecular Imprinting Applications
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2010Towards the Development of a Benzylpiperazine Specific Molecular Imprinted Polymer
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2010Optimisation of Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Films for the Detection of L-Ephedrine
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2010Characterisation and Improved Performance of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers Prepared Using Room Temperature Ionic Liquids
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2006Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Films for Sensing Applications
Forensic Science, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006Evaluation of polymeric Ligand Exchangers for the Extraction of Amino Acids
Forensic Science, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2005Molecularly Imprinted Polymers and Room Temperature Ionic Liquids: Evaluation of Applicability to the Detection of Illicit Drugs
Forensic Science, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2005Development 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

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

Office

RoomC328
BuildingChemistry
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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