Professor Greg Qiao

BEn ( East China University ) 1982
PhD (The University of Queensland ) 1996
Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, FRACI
Phone Number
61 3 8344 8665
Fax Number
61 3 8344 4153
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
The Polymer Science Group
Office Location
Rm 3.11, Bldg 165

Greg Qiao

The research interests of Greg Qiao are in the area of synthetic polymer science and engineering. His research applies various polymerization techniques, including controlled free radical polymerizations, to synthesize novel polymeric architectures, biodegradable and functional polymers. His industrial research is in the synthesis of the nanogels for automotive coatings and the novel hydrogels for biological separations.

The research in biopolymers is focused on applications in tissue engineering.Greg leads an internationally recognized Polymer Science Group in the Department and is currently the president of the Victorian Polymer Group under Royal Australia Chemical Institute. He is also a project leader of the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) and CRC for Polymers.

Current Research Fields: Experience and Future Directions

Environmental Engineering

  • Greenhouse Gas Recovery

Nano and Biomolecular Engineering

  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Tissue Engineering

Materials and Minerals Engineering

  • Polymer Science

Selected Recent Publications

Anton Blencowe; Tor Kit Goh; Jing Fung Tan; Greg G Qiao. Polymer 2009, 50, 5-32. Core cross-linked star polymers via controlled radical polymerization.

Wiltshire, J.; Qiao, G.G. J. Poly. Sci. Part A. 2009, in press. Click’ Star Polymers with High Functionality.

Lusiana Kurniawan, Greg G. Qiao, Xiaoqing Zhang. Macromolecular Biosciences 2009, 9, 93–101. Formation of Wheat-Protein-Based Biomaterials through Polymer Grafting and Crosslinking Reactions to Introduce New Functional Properties.

Derrick Ng, Kristopher Coventry, Pearl Lim, James Wiltshire, Greg Qiao, Adrian Boulton, Geoff Senior. Carbohydrate Polymers 2009, in press. An improved technique for concentration measurement of galactomannan solutions by differential refractive index.

Bin Wei, Paul A. Gurr, Arif O. Gozen, Anton Blencowe, David H. Solomon, Greg G. Qiao, Richard J. Spontak, and Jan Genzer. Nano Letters 2008, 8, 3010-3016. Autophobicity-Driven Surface Segregation and Patterning of Core-Shell Microgel Nanoparticles.

Wiltshire, J.; Qiao, G.G. Macromolecules 2008, 41, 623-631. Synthesis of core cross-linked star polymers with adjustable coronal properties.

Luke A. Connal, Robert Vestberg, Craig J. Hawker, G. Qiao Advanced Functional Materials 2008, 18, 3315–3322. Fabrication of Reversibly Cross-linkable, 3-Dimensionally Conformal Polymeric Microstructures.

Luke A. Connal, Robert Vestberg, Craig J. Hawker, Greg Qiao Advanced Functional Materials 2008, 18, 3706–3714. Dramatic Morphology Control in the Fabrication of Porous Polymer Films.

Jing Fung Tan; Anton Blencowe; Greg G Qiao. Polymer 2008, 49, 5373-5386. Delaying the Onset of Macrogelation for the Synthesis of Branched and Star-like polymers via Conventional Free Radical Polymerisation: Binary Solvent Effects and Incorporation of Surfers.

X. Duthie, S. Kentish1, S.J. Pas, A.J. Hill, C. Powell, K. Nagai, G. Stevens, G. Qiao Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 2008, 46, 1879–1890. Thermal Treatment of Dense Polyimide Membranes.

Connal, L. A.; Vestberg, R.; Hawker, C,. J.; Qiao, G.G. Langmuir 2008, 24, 556-562. Patterning on Non-Planar Substrates: Flexible Honeycomb Films From a Range of Self-assembling Star Copolymers.

Wiltshire, J.; Qiao, G.G. Macromolecules 2008, 18, 41(3), 623-631. Synthesis of core cross-linked star polymers with adjustable coronal properties.

Spiniello, M.; Blencowe, A.; Qiao, G.G. J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem 2008, 46, 2422. Synthesis and characterization of fluorescently labeled core cross-linked star polymers.

Blencowe, A.; Goh, T.K.; Best, S.; Qiao, G.G. Polymer 2008, 49(4), 825-830. Synthesis of Buckminsterfullerene C60 Functionalised Core Cross-linked Star Polymers.

Connal, L.; Li, Q.; Quinn, J.; Tjipto, E.; Caruso, F.; Qiao, G.G. Macromolecules 2008, 41, 2620. pH-Responsive poly(acrylic acid) core cross-linked star polymers: Morphology transitions in solution and multilayer thin films.

Goh, T. K.; Coventry, K.; Blencowe, A.; Qiao, G.G. Polymer 2008, 49, 5095–5104. Rheological Behavior of Core Cross-linked Star Polymers.

Geso M; Ackerly T; Brown S; Chua Z; He C; Wong C J; Powell C E; Ho A; Qiao G; Solomon D H; Patterson W; Droege J M Medical Physics 2008, 35(2), 744-52. Determination of dosimetric perturbations caused by aneurysm clip in stereotactic radiosurgery using gel phantoms and EBT-Gafchromic films.