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Barker, Phil J.

Principal Fellow

  • Principal Fellow - Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • Principal Fellow - School of Chemistry & Molecular Bioscience

Overview


My academic background has been in the areas of free radical chemistry, magnetic resonance methods and, more recently, mass spectrometry.

During a 26-year career with BHP Research and BlueScope Steel Research I was able to apply these skills to a wide range of applications including minerals processing, production technology, surface coatings science (including durability and testing) and sunscreen science.

Since moving to UoW I have been active in collaborations with local surface coatings companies (developing new coatings for wind-turbine blades, protective coatings for printed signage and functional coatings) and I work on a Global Challenges Project developing new sunscreens for the harsh Australian conditions.

My current interests are: inorganic photochemistry and photocatalysis studied by EPR spectroscopy; curing surface coatings using LED technology; fungal infestation of surfaces and phototoxicology of nanoparticles.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Free radical chemistry

    Organic Surface Coatings Science (and Paint Technology)

    NMR, EPR, MS

    Sunscreen Science

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Master of Philosophy - EIS Development of UV opacity and sunscreen testing in Australian conditions Cooray, Nuwangi

Keywords


  • Free Radicals, ROS and oxidative stress
    Surface Coatings
    Magnetic Resonance (EPR, NMR)
    Sunscreen Science

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Free radical chemistry

    Organic Surface Coatings Science (and Paint Technology)

    NMR, EPR, MS

    Sunscreen Science

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Master of Philosophy - EIS Development of UV opacity and sunscreen testing in Australian conditions Cooray, Nuwangi

Keywords


  • Free Radicals, ROS and oxidative stress
    Surface Coatings
    Magnetic Resonance (EPR, NMR)
    Sunscreen Science
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