*Seminar Series: Chemistry Seminar
*Location: AIBN Seminar Room
*Date: 07/08/2017
*Time: 13:00

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*Title of talk: Porous polymer monoliths for analytical applications
*Speaker's name: Professor Emily Hilder
*Speaker's organisation: University of South Australia
Speaker's city/state/country: SA
Website: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Emily.Hilder
Talk Abstract: Polymer based monoliths were introduced about 20 years ago. The relatively simple preparation, robustness, high permeability to flow, mass transfer via convection and flexible chemistry has since seen these materials used in a range of applications such as chromatography and as supports for synthesis, catalysis and immobilized enzymes. A key factor in improving the performance of polymer monoliths, in particular for analytical applications is to produce highly ordered structures. This presentation will introduce a number of approaches we have recently demonstrated to form ordered porous polymers with improved bed heterogeneity, suitable for analytical applications including chromatography, sample preparation and as supports for immobilized enzymes. This presentation will also introduce examples of how technology for separation science is being made smaller, faster and \'smarter\' with a focus on new developments in materials science that are making this possible and leading to new commercial products.
Speaker's bio: Professor Emily Hilder is the Director of the University of South Australia\'s new multi-million dollar Future Industries Institute (FII). The mission of FII is to creation of new industries through collaboration, to transform the industries of today by supporting them to embrace emerging technological disruptions to create the industries of tomorrow. She works to connect FII\'s world-class research with industry and end-users across FII\'s four strands: minerals and resources engineering, energy and advanced manufacturing, environmental science and engineering, and biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine. Prof Hilder\'s personal passion for research has always been inspired by the need to solve real world issues. At FII she is focussed on interdisciplinary and collaborative research, embedding an entrepreneurial research culture and supporting greater engagement with industry. She was included in The Analytical Scientist\'s \'Top 40 under 40\' Power List in 2014 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Prof Hilder is an analytical chemist and her own research focuses on the design and application of new polymeric materials that can be used to improve analytical measurements including the application of these new technologies for separations, bio-analysis and disease diagnosis.

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