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Stacy Slavin


Brief Introduction

s dot slavin at warwick dot ac dot uk

Born in Scotland, Stacy attained an MSci Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK) in 2007 which involved a one year industrial placement at Dupont Teijin Films, Wilton (UK) in 2005/06. Her Masters project was carried out under the supervision of Professor D. C. Sherrington FRS. The thesis was entitled 'Synthesis of Monosaccharide Monomethacrylates & their Polymerisation to form Branched Glycopolymers'.

Stacy undertook a three month IAESTE placement at RMIT University, Melbourne (AU) the following summer under the supervision of Professor R. Shanks. This project focused on the synthesis of starch blends and analysis of the polymeric materials via TMA, DSC and microscopy.

Between October 2007 and December 2011 Stacy was a PhD student at the University of Warwick, under the supervision of Professor D. M. Haddleton. The ChemDoc project investigated the functionalisation of biological surfaces (such as hair) with polymeric species synthesised via living radical polymerisation techniques. This innovative new PhD programme was funded by EPSRC as part of the Collaborative Training Account (CTA) system along with an industrial collaborator, which for this project was Unilever with Dr Ezat Khoshdel as the industrial supervisor. Stacy graduated in January 2012 with a PhD in Chemistry with Industrial Collaboration.

January- April 2012 Stacy worked at the University of Warwick as a WKTS post doctoral research fellow in partnership with Unilever.

As of May 2012, Stacy is working as a post doctoral researcher at the Australian Centre for NanoMedicinebased between the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Designand the Lowy Cancer Research Centreat the University of New South Wales.Working under the supervision of Prof. T. Davisand Prof. P. Hoggthe project aims to investigate the fundamental mechanisms of cell uptake to improve delivery of drugs to cells.



Peer reviewed:

  • Biological surface modification by ‘thiol-ene’ addition of polymers synthesised by catalytic chain transfer polymerisation (CCTP). S.Slavin, E. Khoshdel, D. M. Haddleton Polym. Chem., 2012, accepted DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20040F
  • Terminal functional glycopolymers via a combination of catalytic chain transfer polymerisation (CCTP) followed by three consecutive click reactions. Q. Zhang, S. Slavin, M. W. Jones, A. J. Haddleton, D. M. Haddleton Polym. Chem., 2012, advanced article DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20013A
  • Controlled Alternate layer-by-layer assembly of lectins and glycopolymers using QCM-D. Y. Gou, S. Slavin, J. Geng, L. Voorhaar, D. M. Haddleton, C. R. Becer ACS Macro Lett., 2012, 1, 180. DOI:10.1021/mz200063r
  • Adsorption behaviour of sulfur containing polymers to gold surfaces using QCM-D. S. Slavin, A. H. Soeriyadi, L. Voorhaar, M. R. Whittaker, C. R. Becer, C. Boyer, T. P. Davis, D. M. Haddleton Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 118. DOI:10.1039/C1SM06410J


Peer reviewed:

  • PEGylation of surface protein filaments: coverage and impact on denaturation. S. Slavin, E. Khoshdel, D. M. Haddleton RSC Adv. 2011, 1, 58. DOI: 10.1039/c1ra00157
  • Synthesis & modification of thermoresponsive poly(oligoethylene glycol) methacrylate via catalytic chain transfer polymerization and thiol-ene Michael addition. A. H. Soeriyadi, G.-Z. Li, S. Slavin, M. W. Jones, C. M. Amos, C. R. Becer, M. R. Whittaker, D. M. Haddleton, C. Boyer, T. P. Davis Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 815. DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00372G
  • Biotin Functionalised Poly(Sulfonic Acid)s for Bioconjugation: in-situ Binding Monitoring by QCM-D. S. Slavin, A. De Cuendias, V. Ladmiral, D. M. Haddleton J. Polym. Sci. Pol. Chem. 2011, 49, 1163. DOI: 10.1002/pola.24532
  • Synthesis of glycopolymers via click reactions. S. Slavin, J. Burns, D. M. Haddleton, C. R. Becer, Eur. Polym. J. 2011, 47, 435. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2010.09.019

Non peer reviewed:
  • Synthesis of well-defined glycopolymers in various architectures and their interactions with DC-SIGN. S. Slavin, L. Voorhaar, D.M. Mitchell, R. Ilyas, M. I. Gibson, D. M. Haddleton, C.R. Becer, POLY Preprints 2011, 239.