Jadranka Travas-Sejdic

Profile

Research Interests

My research interests are in the field of advanced polymeric materials:

  1. Conducting polymers and graphene in biosensing and bioelectronics
  2. Electrically and environmentally responsive polymers and surfaces for actuators and tissue engineering
  3. Nanostructured conducting polymers and nanoparticles for biomedical applications
  4. Developing of novel fabrication and characterisation tools for micro- and nano- scale polymeric structures.

Current Teaching

  • Chem 750/751 – Special Topics, “Introduction to nanoscience: special case on biosensors” and “Polymer Electronics”
  • Chem 380 – Advanced Materials Chemistry
  • Chem 110 – Chemistry of the Living world

Awards and Honours

  • 2019-  Hector Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand.
  • 2018 – Shorland Medal by the New Zealand Association of Scientists
  • 2011 – Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
  • 2009 – Easterfield Medal from the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry / Royal Society of Chemistry UK
  • 2009 – Councillor of the Pacific Polymer Federation 2009 Fellow of the New Zealand
  • 2009 – International Advisory Board for Chemistry – An Asian journal
  • 2009 – Guest Editor – International Journal of Nanotechnology
  • 2008 – Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Nanotechnology
  • 2005 – Early Career Research Excellence Award, The University of Auckland
  • 1997-1998 – Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Post-Graduate Research Award
  • 1994 – Scholarship for Research Activity from Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Austria

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