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Email:      justin.chalker@flinders.edu.au
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 College of Science and Engineering

              Flinders University

              Sturt Road, Bedford Park

              South Australia, 5042

              Australia

Office:     Physical Sciences 3109

Phone:    +61 (8) 8201 2268

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Research Interests

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

A major research focus for our team is to make renewable materials that benefit the environment and sustainability in the broadest sense. Waste valorisation, pollution capture and sustainable gold mining are three active projects.

MATERIAL SCIENCE
 

Our research team is dedicated to developing new methods for the sustainable synthesis of polymers and other functional materials. Metal scavenging polymers, flame resistant composites, and bio-degradable wound dressing are a few materials developed in our laboratory.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

 

Our efforts in organic chemistry are focused on designing efficient and environmentally benign strategies for preparing valuable molecules. New tactics and catalysts feature prominently in this research. We are also interested in exploring alternative feedstocks for chemical synthesis.

CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
 

The biology of post-translational modifications motivates our studies in this area. We are interested in developing chemical probes that can detect specific post-translational modifications in complex biological media. We are also interested in developing new technologies for the synthesis of diagnostic and therapeutic proteins.