Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic

BSc/MSc (Zagreb), PhD (Auckland)

Biography

Previous appointments

  • 1999 - Nov 2001: Pacific Lithium Limited, Auckland - Scientist and senior project manager
  • 1999: Genesis Research and Development Corporation Limited - Scientist
  • 1995 - 1998: University of Auckland - Assistant Lecturer in Materials Chemistry

Research | Current

My current research is the field of advanced polymeric materials, particularly those based on conducting polymers, and their application in health and bioelectronics, and polymer electronics devices.


Current projects

Currently, a number of projects on conducting polymers run, in collaboration with the research groups from Chemistry Department, School of Medicine and Engineering (“Polymer Electronics Research Group”). The projects include

  • Developing of novel gene sensors based on conducting polymers
  • Conducting polymers-based actuators
  • Conducting polymer self-assembled nanostructures
  • Poly(p-phenyl vinylene) based electroluminescent polymers
  • Spectroscopy, EPR and NMR studies on polyaniline


Research group members

  • Dr Hui Peng, Post-doctoral researcher - Conducting polymers based DNA sensor
  • Dr Zoran Zujovic, Post-doctoral researcher - Solid-state NMR of PANI and PPy
  • Dr Lijuan Zhang, Post-doctoral researcher - Nanostructured conducting polymer materials
  • Tanja Kjällman, PhD - Gene sensors based on conducting polymers and quantum dots
  • John Spires, PhD - Polythiophenes-based gene sensors
  • Alexandro Santos Costa-, PhD - Conducting polymers actuators
  • Andreas Gabriel, PhD - Polyaniline and its use in corrosion prevention
  • Bhuvana, PhD - Conducting polymer based biosensors

Responsibilities

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Polymer Electronics Research Centre

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Contact details

Primary location

SCIENCE CENTRE - CHEMISTRY - Bldg 301
Level 5, Room 527B
23 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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