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Luke Henderson completed his Bachelor of Science with Honours at Griffith University in 2003. This was followed by a PhD in Organic Chemistry, which was conferred in 2008. This was followed by a postdoc at Oxford University, in the area of platinum Catalysis. Luke then accepted a position as an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellow at Deakin University, working in medicinal chemistry. Afterwards his knowledge on advanced synthesis helped seed his research in an independant direction, where he began focusing on surface chemistry (2013). Since then this has become the main focus of his research group, with carbon fibres being the primary material for his research efforts.

Prof. Luke Henderson

Associate Supervisor

2017

Baris Demir

Thesis entitled: Modelling Structure/Property Relationships of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Ryan Robson

Thesis entitled: Further supramolecular chemistry of fused [n]polynorbornanes in solution and solid-state

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2016

Luke Andrighetto

Thesis entitled: Platform Technology Towards the Chemical Fingerprinting of Methamphetamine from Ephedrine Pathways

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2015

Shane Matthew Hickey

Thesis entitled: Norbornane-based Peptidomimetics as Antibacterial Agents

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Cassandra Fleming

Thesis entitled: Development of Fluorescent and Class Selective HDAC Inhibitors

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2014

Mark Johnstone

Thesis entitled: Conformationally preorganised hosts for Anion recognition and Sensing

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Benjamin Long

Thesis entitled: Understanding and Applying Fused [n]Polynorbornane Scaffolds in Supramolecular Chemistry

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Simren Kaur Khosa

Thesis entitled: Peptide Mimics Targeting Bacterial Membranes

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2013

Megan Thornton

Thesis entitled: SYNTHESIS OF FLAVONOIDS AND FLAVONOID-BASED DESIGNED MULTIPLE LIGANDS FOR HYPERTENSION

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Elizabeth Maree Zammit

Thesis entitled: Evaluation of Selected Platinum Group Metal Complexes as Chemiluminescence Reagents

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Principal Supervisor

2019

Daniel Eyckens

Thesis entitled: Applications of New Ionic Liquids for Organic Transformations

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), Institute for Frontier Materials

2018

Kathleen Manson Beggs

Thesis entitled: Optimising Surface Functionalisation of Carbon Fibre to Enhance Interfacial Adhesion

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), Institute for Frontier Materials

2016

Jarrad Altimari

Thesis entitled: Investigations into 1,2,3-Triazoles for use in Medicinal Chemistry

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), Institute for Frontier Materials

2015

Linden Servinis

Thesis entitled: Organic functionalisation of carbon fiber toward enhanced fiber-matrix adhesion

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), Institute for Frontier Materials

2013

Jennifer Suzanne Squire

Thesis entitled: Realising the potential of gene therapy: non-viral DNA vectors

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Joshua Delaney

Thesis entitled: The Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel, C2-Symmetric Organocatalysts

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Co-supervisor

2019

Filip Stojcevski

Thesis entitled: Effect of sizing and surface treatment on carbon fiber mechanical composite performance

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2018

Maxime Robert Maghe

Thesis entitled: Investigating novel stabilization treatments for economical polyacrylonitrile-based carbon fibre manufacture

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials