Priscilla Johnston

Dr

20102016
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Research interests

My background is in the design, synthesis, characterisation and application of stimuli-responsive polymers for diverse areas spanning recyclable polymers, energy, agriculture and biomedical implants. In particular, my interests have lied in understanding how polymer chemical structure influences the performance and properties of materials, and in developing a design platform to enable the production of new, fit-for-purpose materials that meet a precise set of performance requirements.

I am now investigating applications of polymer dispersed liquid crystals, under the supervision of Prof. George Simon (Materials Science and Engineering).

External positions

OCE Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CSIRO Future Manufacturing Flagship

20152018

Research Assistant, Aston University

20142015

Research Assistant, Monash University

20122013

PhD Research Candidate, Chemistry/Centre for Green Chemistry, Monash University

20092013

Research Assistant, PolyNovo Biomaterials Pty Ltd

20052006

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Research Output 2010 2016

Crystal-to-crystal photo-reversible polymerization mechanism of bis-thymine derivative

Udagawa, A., Johnston, P., Sakon, A., Toyoshima, R., Uekusa, H., Koshima, H., Saito, K. & Asahi, T., 2016, In : RSC Advances. 6, 109, p. 107317-107322 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Solid-state photochemical reaction of multisubstituted thymine derivatives

Udagawa, A., Johnston, P., Uekusa, H., Koshima, H., Saito, K. & Asahi, T., 7 Nov 2016, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 4, 11, p. 6107-6114 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Photo-reversible dimerisation reactions and their applications in polymeric systems

Kaur, G. D., Johnston, P. & Saito, K., 2014, In : Polymer Chemistry. 5, 7, p. 2171 - 2186 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Synthesis of thyminyl stilbazoles and their photo-reactivity

Johnston, P., Nishikami, Y. & Saito, K., 2014, In : Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. 13, 9, p. 1290 - 1296 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Topochemical polymerization using bis-thyminyl monomers

Johnston, P., Wheldale, D., Braybrook, C. & Saito, K., 2014, In : Polymer Chemistry. 5, 14, p. 4375 - 4384 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review