Dr Fumi Ishizuka
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Fumi Ishizuka

Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering

Fumi Ishizuka is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cluster for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), the School of Chemical Engineering at University of New South Wales (UNSW). Her research interests focus on the fabrication of nanoparticles via polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) for various applications. She received her BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Tokyo University of Sciences in 2012 and MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Tokyo in 2014. She then moved to Australia, where she completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering at UNSW in 2018. After working in chemical industry, she moved back to UNSW in 2019 to start working as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

  • Journal articles | 2024
    Kim HJ; Ishizuka F; Li J; Kuchel RP; Chatani S; Niino H; Zetterlund PB, 2024, 'Effects of stirring rate on morphology of aqueous RAFT emulsion PISA-derived block copolymer nanoparticles', Polymer Chemistry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d3py01318a
    Journal articles | 2023
    Dhiraj HS; Ishizuka F; Elshaer A; Zetterlund PB; Aldabbagh F, 2023, 'Lactate and glucose induced self-assembly of hydrophobic boronic acid-substituted polymers', Journal of Polymer Science, 61, pp. 723 - 733, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pol.20220766
    Journal articles | 2023
    Dhiraj HS; Ishizuka F; Saeed M; Elshaer A; Zetterlund PB; Aldabbagh F, 2023, 'Lactate and glucose responsive boronic acid-substituted amphiphilic block copolymer nanoparticles of high aspect ratio', European Polymer Journal, 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2023.111819
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ishizuka F; Kim HJ; Turkovic D; Kuchel RP; Chatani S; Niino H; Zetterlund PB, 2023, 'Synthesis of Hydrophobic Block Copolymer Nanoparticles in Alcohol/Water Stabilized by Poly(methyl methacrylate) via RAFT Dispersion Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly', Macromolecules, 56, pp. 4172 - 4180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.3c00406
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kim HJ; Ishizuka F; Chatani S; Niino H; Zetterlund PB, 2023, 'Aqueous RAFT polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA): amphiphilic macroRAFT self-assembly vs. monomer droplet nucleation (miniemulsion polymerization)', Polymer Chemistry, 14, pp. 687 - 696, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d2py01425d
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kim HJ; Ishizuka F; Kuchel RP; Yao Y; Chatani S; Niino H; Zetterlund PB, 2023, 'Polymer film synthesis from an aqueous latex of polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) derived nanofibers', European Polymer Journal, 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2023.112118
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dhiraj HS; Ishizuka F; Elshaer A; Zetterlund PB; Aldabbagh F, 2022, 'RAFT dispersion polymerization induced self-assembly (PISA) of boronic acid-substituted acrylamides', Polymer Chemistry, 13, pp. 3750 - 3755, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d2py00530a
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ishizuka F; Jin Kim H; Kuchel RP; Yao Y; Chatani S; Niino H; Zetterlund PB, 2022, 'Polymeric nanocomposites based on high aspect ratio polymer fillers: Simultaneous improvement in tensile strength and stretchability', European Polymer Journal, 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2022.111134
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ishizuka F; Kim HJ; Kuchel RP; Yao Y; Chatani S; Niino H; Zetterlund PB, 2022, 'Nano-dimensional spheres and worms as fillers in polymer nanocomposites: effect of filler morphology', Polymer Chemistry, 13, pp. 1818 - 1823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1py01661j
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kim HJ; Ishizuka F; Kuchel RP; Chatani S; Niino H; Zetterlund PB, 2022, 'Polymeric Nanofibers of Various Degrees of Cross-Linking as Fillers in Poly(styrene-stat-n-butyl acrylate) Nanocomposites: Overcoming the Trade-Off between Tensile Strength and Stretchability', Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/marc.202100879
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kim HJ; Ishizuka F; Kuchel RP; Chatani S; Niino H; Zetterlund PB, 2022, 'Synthesis of low glass transition temperature worms comprising a poly(styrene-stat-n-butyl acrylate) core segment via polymerization-induced self-assembly in RAFT aqueous emulsion polymerization', Polymer Chemistry, 13, pp. 1719 - 1730, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1py01636a
    Journal articles | 2020
    Alqarni Y; Ishizuka F; Bell TDM; Tabor RF; Zetterlund PB; Saito K, 2020, 'Confined polymerisation of bis-thyminyl monomers within nanoreactors: Towards molecular weight control', Polymer Chemistry, 11, pp. 4326 - 4334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0py00523a
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ishizuka F; Chapman R; Kuchel RP; Coureault M; Zetterlund PB; Stenzel MH, 2018, 'Polymeric Nanocapsules for Enzyme Stabilization in Organic Solvents', Macromolecules, 51, pp. 438 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.7b02377
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ishizuka F; Stenzel MH; Zetterlund PB, 2018, 'Microcapsule synthesis via RAFT photopolymerization in vegetable Oil as a green solvent', Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 56, pp. 831 - 839, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pola.28958
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zhai Y; Ishizuka F; Stenzel MH; Granville AM; Zetterlund PB, 2017, 'Synthesis of polydopamine capsules via SPG membrane emulsion templating: Tuning of capsule size', Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 55, pp. 365 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pola.28399
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ishizuka F; Kuchel RP; Lu H; Stenzel MH; Zetterlund PB, 2016, 'Synthesis of microcapsules using inverse emulsion periphery RAFT polymerization via SPG membrane emulsification', Polymer Chemistry, 7, pp. 7047 - 7051, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6py01584k
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ishizuka F; Utama RH; Kim S; Stenzel MH; Zetterlund PB, 2015, 'RAFT inverse miniemulsion periphery polymerization in binary solvent mixtures for synthesis of nanocapsules', European Polymer Journal, 73, pp. 324 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2015.10.020
    Journal articles | 2014
    Ishizuka F; Liu X; Murayama S; Santa T; Kato M, 2014, 'Development of a spatiotemporal method to control molecular function by using silica-based photodegradable nanoparticles', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2, pp. 4153 - 4158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4tb00536h
    Journal articles | 2012
    Murayama S; Ishizuka F; Takagi K; Inoda H; Sano A; Santa T; Kato M, 2012, 'Small mesh size hydrogel for functional photocontrol of encapsulated enzymes and small probe molecules', Analytical Chemistry, 84, pp. 1374 - 1379, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac2023603
    Journal articles | 2012
    Murayama S; Nishiyama T; Takagi K; Ishizuka F; Santa T; Kato M, 2012, 'Delivery, stabilization, and spatiotemporal activation of cargo molecules in cells with positively charged nanoparticles', Chemical Communications, 48, pp. 11461 - 11463, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2cc35567a