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Dr Clovia Holdsworth

Senior Lecturer

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Chemistry)

Career Summary

Biography

I obtained my PhD at Griffith University, my MSc Chemistry at De La Salle University, Philippines and my Graduate Certificate in the Practice of Tertiary Teaching at The University of Newcastle. I was appointed to a Lecturer position at UoN in May 2006 after working as a Research Associate in the area of molecular imprinted polymers for 4 years in a part time capacity. Prior to the UoN appointment, I held an academic appointment at De La Salle University, Manila Philippines. 

Research Expertise
I trained as a polymer chemist with considerable experience and knowledge in radical polymer synthesis with focus on polymer functionalisation  and the use of these synthetic methodologies for the synthesis of specialised polymers for various applications. One of my research interests is in the area of molecular imprinted polymers (MIPs), their utility as extractants and sensing materials and optimisation of synthesis and performance. 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. I have also pursued projects utilising less conventional methods of polymer characterisation such as quantitative NMR to study MIP systems and, in collaboration with the Australian Centre for Separation Science, University of Tasmania, have applied capillary electrophoresis for the characterisation of MIPs and conductive polymers (e.g. PEDOT/PSS). Over the last 7 years, I have collaborated with researchers from FEBE on plasma polymerisation of greenhouse gases.

Teaching Expertise
I contribute to undergraduate teaching as a Course Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor and Lab Demonstrator. My teaching responsibilities are in the area of Organic Chemistry (Levels 1000 and 2000), Analytical Chemistry (Levels 2000 and 3000) and Polymer Chemistry (Level 3000). I have pursued and promoted flexible teaching strategies that enhance engagement with students guided by the course content, level, composition and size of the class. My effective approaches to teaching and learning have earned me Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards (2018, 2014, 2011, 2009/2008) and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2010).

Administrative Expertise
I have served in a variety of administrative roles since my appointment. I am currently sitting as an elected member of the Faculty Board.  In the T&L space, I was the School representative in the Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee from 2006 to 2009, an invited member of the Faculty Teaching Advocacy Group (2011-14), and currently the Teaching and Learning Advisor and Champion of the School of Environmental and Life Sciences and a nominated member of the Faculty T&L Committee.  I have contributed to the governance of the Discipline of Chemistry as a  Research Seminar Coordinator, Research  Laboratory Manager and HDR Coordinator moving up to a more prominent leadership role as Head of Discipline, first in 2014-15 and again in 2018.  I also served as the Faculty Representative to the Board of the English Language and Foundation Studies from 2012-2017.

 

Qualifications

  • PhD, Griffith University
  • Master of Science (Chemistry), De La Salle University - Manilla - Phillipines
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

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

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
1/01/2018 -  Head of Chemistry Discipline School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, The university of Newcastle, Australia
Australia
3/04/2017 -  Teaching and Learning Advisor School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, The university of Newcastle, Australia
Australia
6/01/2016 - 5/02/2016 Visiting Lecturer De La Salle University, Manila
Philippines
1/01/2014 - 31/12/2015 Head of Chemistry Discipline School of Environmental & Life Sciences - Faculty of Science & IT - The University of Newcastle | Australia
Australia
15/05/2006 - 31/12/2012 Lecturer The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/02/2002 - 1/05/2006 Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/05/1998 - 14/05/2011 Director of Graduate Studies (College of Science) De La Salle University, Manila
Philippines
1/06/1996 - 1/05/2001 Associate Professor De La Salle University, Manila
Chemistry Department
Philippines
1/06/1995 - 1/05/1996 Assistant Professor De La Salle University, Manila
Chemistry Department
Philippines
1/06/1988 - 1/06/1990 Lecturer De La Salle University, Manila
Chemistry Department
Philippines

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1985 - 1/05/1988 Assistant Lecturer De La Salle University, Manila
Chemistry Department
Philippines

Awards

Award

Year Award
2015 Faculty Team Award for Health and Safety Excellence
Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle

Recognition

Year Award
2016 Membership: International Advisory Board of the Society of Molecular Imprinting
Society of Molecular Imprinting
2011 Participant to the Emerging Research Leaders Program
The University of Newcastle

Research Award

Year Award
2010 Balik Scientist
Department of Science and Technology, Philippines

Teaching Award

Year Award
2018 Faculty Award: Highly Commended for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning
Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle
2014 Faculty Award for Best Teaching Team
Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle
2011 Faculty Teaching and Learning Award
Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle
2010 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence
Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle
2009 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2017 1st International Conference on Advanced Materials (Materia Manila)
2013 The 2nd International Congress on Advanced Materials (AM2013)

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2015 Australian Women in Leadership (AWiL) Program

PhD Examiner

Year Title / Rationale
2016 PhD Oral Examiner: Lund University
2016 PhD Oral Examiner: University of Technology of Compiegne

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2018 International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials (ICEAN) 2018
2016 9th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2016)
2015 RACI – Polymer Research in NSW Symposium
2014 8th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2014)
2009 216th ECS Meeting (New Biomimetic Materials for Electrochemical Sensing Symposium)

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
CHEM1020 Introductory Chemistry II
School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, The university of Newcastle, Australia
Lecturer, Assistant Coordinator (2011-13) 17/07/2006 - 7/12/2018
CHEM3580 Polymers and Colloids
School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, The university of Newcastle, Australia
Coordinator, Lecturer and Demonstrator 14/07/2008 - 7/12/2018
CHEM2310 Organic Chemistry
School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, The university of Newcastle, Australia
Coordinator, Lecturer and Demonstrator 26/02/2007 - 13/07/2018
CHEM3110 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, The university of Newcastle, Australia
Coordinator, Lecturer and Demonstrator 26/02/2007 - 13/07/2018
ENVS1001 Introduction to Environmental Science
School of Environmental & Life Sciences - Faculty of Science & IT - The University of Newcastle | Australia
Lecturer, Chemistry Contact 20/02/2012 - 30/06/2014
CHEM2110 Analytical Chemistry
School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, The university of Newcastle, Australia
Coordinator, Lecturer, Demonstrator 17/07/2006 - 7/12/2018
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Publications

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Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Lim KF, Mohd Zin A, Romano E, Wanless EJ, Holdsworth CI, 'Advances and Challenges in the Design and Synthesis of Molecularly Imprinted Microspheres', Molecularly Imprinted Catalysts: Principles, Syntheses, and Applications, Elsevier, Amsterdam 55-77 (2016) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Erica Wanless
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 John Mackie, Eric Kennedy
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 Michael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey

Journal article (45 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Romano EF, Holdsworth CI, Quirino JP, So RC, 'Room temperature synthesis and binding studies of solution-processable histamine-imprinted microspheres', JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR RECOGNITION, 31 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/jmr.2659
2018 Lim KF, Hall AJ, Lettieri S, Holdsworth CI, 'Assessment of the imprinting efficiency of an imide with a "stoichiometric" pyridine-based functional monomer in precipitation polymerisation', JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR RECOGNITION, 31 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/jmr.2655
Citations Scopus - 1
2018 Gaikwad V, Kennedy E, Mackie J, Holdsworth C, Molloy T, Kundu S, et al., 'Process for Chloroform Decomposition: Nonthermal Plasma Polymerization with Methane and Hydrogen', INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 57 9075-9082 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b01413
Co-authors John Mackie, Eric Kennedy, Michael Stockenhuber
2018 Lim KF, Holdsworth CI, 'Effect of Formulation on the Binding Efficiency and Selectivity of Precipitation Molecularly Imprinted Polymers.', Molecules, 23 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/molecules23112996
2017 Romano EF, Quirino JP, Holdsworth JL, So RC, Holdsworth CI, 'Assessment of the binding performance of histamine-imprinted microspheres by frontal analysis capillary electrophoresis', ELECTROPHORESIS, 38 1251-1259 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/elps.201600448
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors John Holdsworth
2016 Kundu SK, Kennedy EM, Mackie JC, Holdsworth CI, Molloy TS, Gaikwad VV, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Effect of methane on the conversion of HFC-134a in a dielectric barrier discharge non-equilibrium plasma reactor', Chemical Engineering Journal, 284 412-421 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. The effect of methane on the conversion of HFC-134a (CF3CH2F) in a dielectric barrier discharge non-equilibrium plasma reactor was examined. Reactions were co... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. The effect of methane on the conversion of HFC-134a (CF3CH2F) in a dielectric barrier discharge non-equilibrium plasma reactor was examined. Reactions were conducted in an argon bath gas and in the absence of oxygen and nitrogen. The products of the reaction include H2, HF, CHF3, CH2F2, C2H6, C3H8, C2H3F, CHF2CHF2, C2H4F2, C3H7F as well as a polymeric solid deposit. The polymeric materials are predominantly fluorine containing random copolymers, which can be categorised as fluoropolymers, constituted from various functional groups including CF3, CF2, CHF, CHF2, CH2F, CH2and CH3. While the presence of methane in the feed stream reduces the conversion level of CF3CH2F, it also modifies the polymer architecture. The addition of 1.25% methane with 12.5% CF3CH2F in an argon bath gas at 100cm3min-1feed rate reduces the conversion of CF3CH2F from 74.5% to 46.8% and increases the formation of HF from 1500µmolh-1to 2640µmolh-1. The effect of methane addition on the electrical discharge and the reaction pathways are discussed.

DOI 10.1016/j.cej.2015.08.122
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, John Mackie
2016 Gaikwad V, Kennedy E, Mackie J, Holdsworth C, Molloy S, Kundu S, et al., 'Reaction of dichloromethane under non-oxidative conditions in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor and characterisation of the resultant polymer', Chemical Engineering Journal, 290 499-506 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. This paper presents the results of dichloromethane (DCM) decomposition to polymers utilising dielectric barrier discharge under non-oxidative reaction conditi... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. This paper presents the results of dichloromethane (DCM) decomposition to polymers utilising dielectric barrier discharge under non-oxidative reaction conditions. The conversion levels, mass balance, reaction mechanism and polymer characterisation in relation to DCM reaction are presented in this paper. Reaction pathways describing the decomposition of DCM and subsequent formation of the major products are outlined. Speculation of the mechanism of formation of CHCl3 and C2HCl3 are supported by quantum chemical calculations. In addition, the effect of introducing methane in the reaction feed on the conversion level of DCM and the polymer structure is also examined in this paper.

DOI 10.1016/j.cej.2015.12.105
Co-authors John Mackie, Michael Stockenhuber, Eric Kennedy
2016 Romano EF, So RC, Donne SW, Holdsworth CI, 'Preparation and Binding Evaluation of Histamine-Imprinted Microspheres via Conventional Thermal and RAFT-Mediated Free-Radical Polymerization', ACS OMEGA, 1 518-531 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acsomega.6b00144
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Scott Donne
2016 Diah AWM, Holdsworth CI, Nur D, Beh E, 'Statistical modelling of the conductivity performance of poly(3,4-ethylene- dioxythiophene/poly(styrene sulfonic acid) films', Current Analytical Chemistry, 12 124-140 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Bentham Science Publishers. This paper presents a comprehensive statistical evaluation of the conductivity performance of PEDOT/PSS films generated at various spin coating ... [more]

© 2016 Bentham Science Publishers. This paper presents a comprehensive statistical evaluation of the conductivity performance of PEDOT/PSS films generated at various spin coating speeds (1000 to 5000 rpm) by correspondence analysis (CA), regression and ANOVA models. Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) is a highly conducting insoluble polymer which, when doped with poly(styrene sulfonic acid) (PSS) in water, results in a dispersion with good film forming properties. Our interest in PEDOT/PSS is in its application as an interfacial layer and gate electrode in organic photovoltaic and organic field effect transistor devices, respectively. The generation of a homogeneous spun-cast layer of PEDOT/PSS over the entire substrate for these intended applications is a function of the spin-coating speed which, in turn, affects the thickness of the film and, consequently, its conductivity measured by the four point probe. From correspondence analysis, we find that only the 1000 rpm spin-coating speed is strongly associated with high thickness and high resistivity (i.e. low conductivity), although further analysis of speeds 2000 - 5000 rpm shows that the spin-coating speed is still associated with the thickness of the films, and subsequently, their conductivities, such that the thinnest and most conductive films result from the highest spin-coating speed (5000 rpm). We also observed the phenomenon of the horseshoe effect from the CA displays and discussed the reasons for not resorting to detrending solutions for dealing with its presence. From multiple and nonlinear regression models, spin-coating speeds 1000 and 2000 rpm were found to produce films of less precise conductivity values as reflected in the absolute value of mean of residuals of nonlinear regression models while more precise and optimal conductivity values are obtained when the films are generated between 3000 and 5000 rpm. The ANOVA models showed that the means of conductivity of films obtained at 1000 rpm is statistically significantly different to those from higher spin coating speeds and that there is no significant difference between the conductivity of films generated using spin coating speeds 2000 and 3000 rpm and between spin coating speeds 4000 and 5000 rpm. Further, the conductivity of films from spin coating speeds 4000-5000 rpm are higher and more precise than those obtained at 2000-3000 rpm. Based on the results of this study, we have standardised conductivity measurements of PEDOT/PSS films using the four-point probe by spin-coating at 4000-5000 rpm in order to obtain optimal and reproducible conductivity values.

Co-authors Eric Beh, Darfiana Nur
2016 Kundu SK, Kennedy EM, Mackie JC, Holdsworth CI, Molloy TS, Gaikwad VV, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Experimental investigation of the reaction of HCFC-22 and methane in a dielectric barrier discharge non-equilibrium plasma', Chemical Engineering Journal, 301 73-82 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. A dielectric barrier discharge non-equilibrium plasma was employed to study the reaction of HCFC-22 (CHClF2) with methane (in an argon bath gas) at atmospheri... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. A dielectric barrier discharge non-equilibrium plasma was employed to study the reaction of HCFC-22 (CHClF2) with methane (in an argon bath gas) at atmospheric pressure and in the absence of oxygen and nitrogen. The reaction produced a fluorine-containing polymeric product, as well as gaseous species including H2, HF, HCl, CHF3, C2H3F, CH3Cl, CH2ClF, C2HClF4, CHCl2F, CH2Cl2and CCl2F2. While the main polymeric fraction is non-crosslinked, a small portion of the solid product is crosslinked. The polymers contain a wide range of functional groups including CH3, CH2, CHCl, CHF, CHClF, CHF2, CF2and CF3. The conversion level of CHClF2increased from 53% to 78%, with an increment in input energy density from 3 kJ L-1to 13 kJ L-1. A reaction mechanism is proposed explaining the formation of gaseous as well as polymeric products.

DOI 10.1016/j.cej.2016.04.133
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, John Mackie
2016 Kundu SK, Kennedy EM, Mackie JC, Holdsworth CI, Molloy TS, Gaikwad VV, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Experimental Study on the Reaction of CCl3F and CH4 in a Dielectric Barrier Discharge Nonequilibrium Plasma Reactor', INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 55 463-471 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b04010
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, John Mackie
2016 Holdsworth CI, Jia Z, Monteiro MJ, 'RAFT-mediated emulsion polymerization of styrene with a thermoresponsive MacroCTA', POLYMER, 106 200-207 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.08.108
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2016 Diah AWM, Quirino JP, Belcher W, Holdsworth CI, 'An Assessment of the Effect of Synthetic and Doping Conditions on the Processability and Conductivity of Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/Poly(styrene sulfonic acid)', MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 217 1907-1916 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/macp.201600165
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Warwick Belcher
2016 Sánchez G, Gaikwad V, Holdsworth C, Dlugogorski B, Kennedy E, Stockenhuber M, 'Catalytic conversion of glycerol to polymers in the presence of ammonia', Chemical Engineering Journal, 291 279-286 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. In this contribution, the development of a process for the synthesis of potentially highly valuable polymeric products from the reaction of waste glycerol wit... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. In this contribution, the development of a process for the synthesis of potentially highly valuable polymeric products from the reaction of waste glycerol with ammonia is reported for the first time. The polymers were the result of a single step, continuous gas phase process, catalysed by an alumina-supported iron catalyst, operating under relatively mild reaction conditions. The solid product was characterised using 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, qualitative chemical tests and elemental analysis. Characterisation revealed building blocks with unsaturated, amido and ester functionalities shaping a mixture of polymers. Nitrogen atoms were present in the main chain of the resultant polymers. NMR analyses of the polymer denotes the formation of structural defects such as unsaturation and branching; whilst the partial solubility of the polymer in solvents such as CDCl3 and THF is indicative of the formation of cross-linked structures. Insights into the mechanism of formation of these functional groups were based on the liquid and gas phase product distribution. Polymers with chain structures similar to those synthesised in this work are currently manufactured from fossil fuels and are widely used in biomedical applications not only because of their architecture but also due to their response to changes in pH and temperature.

DOI 10.1016/j.cej.2016.01.049
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Michael Stockenhuber, Eric Kennedy
2015 Zayas HA, McCluskey A, Bowyer MC, Holdsworth CI, 'Potentiometric determination of acid dissociation constants of novel biaryl monomers', Analytical Methods, 7 8206-8211 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 The Royal Society of Chemistry. The acid dissociation constants (pK<inf>a</inf>s) of a number of novel polymerisable vinyl biaryl compounds, 4-(4'-ethenylp... [more]

© 2015 The Royal Society of Chemistry. The acid dissociation constants (pK<inf>a</inf>s) of a number of novel polymerisable vinyl biaryl compounds, 4-(4'-ethenylphenyl)-pyridine (M1), 4'-ethenyl-(1,1'-biphenyl)-4-ol (M2), 4'-ethenyl-N,N-dimethyl-(1,1'-biphenyl)-3-amine (M3), 4'-ethenyl-(1,1'-biphenyl)-4-methanol (M4), 4'-ethenyl-N,N-dimethyl-(1,1'-biphenyl)-4-amine (M5), 4'-ethenyl-(1,1'-biphenyl)-4-carboxylic acid (M6), 4'-ethenyl-4-hydroxy-5-methyl-(1,1'-biphenyl)-3-carboxaldehyde (M7) were determined in a mixed solvent (THF-water) potentiometric titration at 25 °C and subsequent extrapolation to pure water via the Yasuda-Shedlovsky method. The acidity and basicity of the compounds in THF-water mixtures was observed to decrease with increasing THF fraction and is attributed to the corresponding decrease in the dielectric constant of the solution. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported study of pK<inf>a</inf> values undertaken for this class of compounds. The biaryls, M1-M7, were prepared by microwave-assisted Suzuki cross coupling of 4-vinylphenyl boronic acid with the appropriate aryl bromide and were custom designed for use as functional monomers in the synthesis of molecularly imprinted polymers.

DOI 10.1039/c5ay01673h
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]

© 2014 IEEE. Nonequilibrium plasma polymerization of hydrofluorocarbon HFC-134a CF3CH2F in argon bath gas has been studied in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor at atmospheric... [more]

© 2014 IEEE. Nonequilibrium plasma polymerization of hydrofluorocarbon HFC-134a CF3CH2F 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, Mnvalues between 900 and 3000g~mol-1and high (Mnapproximately 60000 g~mol-1molecular 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 - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors John Mackie, Eric Kennedy
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 Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
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
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors John Mackie, Eric Kennedy, Michael Stockenhuber
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 - 4Web of Science - 2
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]

© 2014 American Chemical Society. A dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) nonequilibrium plasma reactor was employed to polymerize CFC-12 (CCl2F2, dichlorodifluoromethane) at atmosph... [more]

© 2014 American Chemical Society. 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 state13C and19F 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
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors John Mackie, Eric Kennedy
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 - 16Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Adam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
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
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Adam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
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 - 4Web of Science - 4
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 - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, John Mackie
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 - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, John Mackie
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 - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Michael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
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 - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, John Holdsworth
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 - 16Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, John Mackie
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 - 4Web of Science - 4
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 - 35Web of Science - 35
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 - 32Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Scott Donne, Michael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
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 - 11Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Adam Mccluskey, Michael Bowyer
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 - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Michael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
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 - 73Web of Science - 73
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 - 21Web of Science - 19
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 - 40Web of Science - 42
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 - 21Web of Science - 19
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 - 30Web of Science - 29
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 - 38Web of Science - 38
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 - 29Web 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 - 10Web of Science - 6
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 - 7Web of Science - 6
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Conference (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Romano EF, So RC, Holdsworth C, 'Binding studies of histamine-imprinted polymers prepared using photochemical polymerization for facile incorporation to sensing device', Advanced Materials - TechConnect Briefs 2017 (2017)

Increase in histamine levels are known to be associated with food spoilage and to pathophysiological conditions linked to allergy. This study aims to prepare and evaluate histamin... [more]

Increase in histamine levels are known to be associated with food spoilage and to pathophysiological conditions linked to allergy. This study aims to prepare and evaluate histamine imprinted microspheres as recognition element for histamine sensing. The imprinted polymers and their corresponding non-imprinted versions were prepared under high-dilution photochemical polymerization using AIBN, 4% monomer containing (80:20 wt% (PCP-M80/PCP-N80) or 90:10 wt% (PCP-M90/PCP-N90) EGDMA:MAA and histamine:MAA mole ratio of 1:4 in acetonitrile at RT. These polymers with sizes ranging from 57 to 149 nm in the collapsed state were evaluated for histamine binding via frontal analysis capillary electrophoresis (FACE). PCP-M80 was found to be more selective to histamine, possessing higher number of binding sites as estimated from Freundlich affinity distribution. The selective binding capacity was also found to be higher for PCP-80 systems (N=16.0 µmol/g) compared to PCP-90 systems (N=10.1 µmol/g).

2015 Ningsih P, Holdsworth CZ, Donne SW, 'The Initial Study of Polyaniline with Manganese Oxides for Electrochemical Capacitors', International Symposium on Applied Chemistry 2015, Bandung, INDONESIA (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.proche.2015.12.090
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Scott Donne
2015 Kundu SK, Kennedy EM, Mackie JC, Molloy TS, Gaikwad VV, Dlugogorski BZ, Holdsworth CI, 'REACTION OF CCl3F (CFC-11) WITH CH4 IN A DIELECTRIC BARRIER DISCHARGE REACTOR', 2015 42ND IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLASMA SCIENCES (ICOPS), Belek, TURKEY (2015)
Co-authors John Mackie, Eric Kennedy
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
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors John Mackie, Eric Kennedy
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
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors John Mackie, Eric Kennedy
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 25
Total funding $2,211,346

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20183 grants / $22,813

Synthesis and Characterisation of Carragenan Doped Poly(3-4,Ethylenedioxythiophene) Conductive Polymer for Device Applications$11,500

Funding body: Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Republic of Indonesia

Funding body Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Republic of Indonesia
Project Team

Anang Diah, Sahrul Saehana, Clovia Holdsworth

Scheme International Research Collaboration and Scientific Publication
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding C3232 - International Govt - Other
Category 3232
UON N

Enabling Approaches to MIP Synthesis for Drug Delivery and Sensing Applications$9,813

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Chemical Biology and Clinical Pharmacology, UoN

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Chemical Biology and Clinical Pharmacology, UoN
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth, John Holdsworth, Adam McCluskey, Brett Neilan

Scheme Priority Research Centre for Chemical Biology and Clinical Pharmacology Seed Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance: 10th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2018)$1,500

Funding body: Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth

Scheme Faculty PVC Conference Assistance
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20172 grants / $12,000

Towards the Development of a MIP-Based Drug Delivery System: Design and Synthesis of a Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Selective to Ethosuximide$10,000

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Chemical Biology and Clinical Pharmacology, UoN

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Chemical Biology and Clinical Pharmacology, UoN
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth, Adam McCluskey

Scheme Priority Research Centre for Chemical Biology and Clinical Pharmacology Seed Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance: 1st International Conference on Advanced Materials (Materia Manila), Manila, Philippines$2,000

Funding body: Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth

Scheme Faculty PVC Conference Assistance
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20161 grants / $1,000

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance: 9th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2016), Lund, Sweden$1,000

Funding body: Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth

Scheme Faculty PVC Conference Assistance
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20151 grants / $6,000

Fundamentals of Molecular Imprinting: Evaluation and Control of Template Effects in Molecularly Imprinted Microspheres$6,000

Funding body: Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth

Scheme Faculty of Science Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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

20132 grants / $16,791

Assessing impacts to water quality from rubberized play surfaces.$14,791

Funding body: NSW Tech Vouchers Program

Funding body NSW Tech Vouchers Program
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth

Scheme NSW Tech Vouchers Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding C2220 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Other
Category 2220
UON N

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance: 2nd International Congress on Advanced Materials (AM2013), Zhenjiang, China$2,000

Funding body: Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth

Scheme Faculty PVC Conference Assistance
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20121 grants / $2,000

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance: 7th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2012), Paris, France$2,000

Funding body: Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth

Scheme Faculty PVC Conference Assistance
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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 2012
GNo G1101197
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20105 grants / $805,800

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, Prof Phillip Robinson, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance, Emeritus Professor Marcel Maeder, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Shaun Roman, Conjoint Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Associate Professor Mark Baker, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Professor Gottfried Otting, 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, Prof Phillip Robinson, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance, Emeritus Professor Marcel Maeder, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Shaun Roman, Conjoint Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Associate Professor Mark Baker, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Professor Gottfried Otting, 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

Enhancing Science Laboratory Experience-Phase 2. Area of Focus: Chemistry, Physics and Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy)$15,000

Funding body: Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Newcastle

Funding body Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth, Kerry Chalmers, Warwick Belcher, Ian van Altena, John Holdsworth, John Furst, Josephine Smith, Suzanne Evans

Scheme UoN T&L Strategic Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Molecularly imprinted polymer based optical sensor$9,800

Funding body: Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth, Michael Bowyer, John Holdsworth

Scheme Faculty SIRF GRant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance: 6th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2010), New Orleans, USA$1,000

Funding body: Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth

Scheme Faculty PVC Conference Assistance
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20093 grants / $728,000

Processable molecularly imprinted conductive polymer films$8,000

Funding body: Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Science and Information Technology The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Clovia Holdsworth, Michael Bowyer, Warwick Belcher

Scheme Faculty Strategic Seed Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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 2009
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 2009
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 2010
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

Completed18
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD New Materials for Organic Photovoltaics PhD (Physics), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Mechanistic Aspects of Molecular Imprinting by Precipitation Polymerisation PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Preparation and Characterisation of Solution Processable Histamine-Imprinted Microspheres Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, Ateneo de Manila University Co-Supervisor
2016 Honours Fabrication and Characterisation of Mixed Pure Nanoparticle Organic Photovoltaics Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, UoN Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Metal Oxide Polymer Composites for Electrochemical Capacitor Electrodes PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science, 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 PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Towards the Development of Processable Molecular Imprinted Polymers PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Exploring Signal Transduction Mechanisms in Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Forensic Applications PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Design and Synthesis of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Selective Extraction of Polychlorinated Biphenyls PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Investigation of the Conductive Behavior of Poly (3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene)/Poly(Styrenesulfonic Acid) for Organic Electronics PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Synthesis, Characterisation and Evaluation of Biphenyl Monomers for Molecular Imprinting Applications PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Towards the Development of a Benzylpiperazine Specific Molecular Imprinted Polymer PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Optimisation of Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Films for the Detection of L-Ephedrine PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Characterisation and Improved Performance of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers Prepared Using Room Temperature Ionic Liquids PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2007 Honours Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Detection of Nitro-containing Explosives Forensic Science, UoN 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 Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Films 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
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 50
Philippines 9
United States 6
Indonesia 4
United Kingdom 2
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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

Focus area

Chemistry

Contact Details

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

Office

Room SR239
Building Social Sciences (Office)/Chemistry Building(Lab)
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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