Ms Jessica   Alves
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Jessica Alves

Science
School of Chemistry

Jessica Alves began her undergraduate degree at Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC, São Paulo, Brazil) in 2012, where she received a research scholarship funded by the university and by the São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP (2012-2015). Later in 2017, she obtained a first-class Honours degree at Monash University where she focused on first-principles calculations of topological insulators. Alves completed her PhD at Queensland University of Technology in 2021 where she investigated molecular photoswitches for laser lithography. She took up a postdoctoral fellowship in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science at UNSW from 2021-2023 in Prof. Timothy Schmidt’s group.

Dr. Alves has a strong background in the photochemistry of organic molecules, mainly focused in photoswitches. Her current interests lie within implementing photon upconversion to increase the efficiency of solar cells.

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Feist F; Walden SL; Alves J; Kunz SV; Micallef AS; Brock AJ; McMurtrie JC; Weil T; Blinco JP; Barner-Kowollik C, 2021, 'Wavelength-Gated Photochemical Synthesis of Phenalene Diimides', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 60, pp. 10402 - 10408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.202016632
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alves J; Wiedbrauk S; Barner-Kowollik C; Blinco JP, 2021, 'The Missing Piece: Concentration Dependence of Donor-Acceptor Stenhouse Adduct (DASA) Reactivity', ChemPhotoChem, vol. 5, pp. 711 - 715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cptc.202100056
    Journal articles | 2021
    Feist F; Walden SL; Alves J; Kunz SV; Micallef AS; Brock AJ; McMurtrie JC; Weil T; Blinco JP; Barner‐Kowollik C, 2021, 'Wellenlängengesteuerte photochemische Synthese von Phenalendiimiden', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 133, pp. 10491 - 10498, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.202016632
    Journal articles | 2020
    Alves J; Wiedbrauk S; Gräfe D; Walden SL; Blinco JP; Barner-Kowollik C, 2020, 'It's a Trap: Thiol-Michael Chemistry on a DASA Photoswitch', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 26, pp. 809 - 813, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201904770
    Journal articles | 2020
    Alves J; Krappitz T; Feist F; Blinco JP; Barner-Kowollik C, 2020, 'Combining Photodeprotection and Ligation into a Dual-Color Gated Reaction System', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 26, pp. 16985 - 16989, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.202003546
    Journal articles | 2020
    Alves J; Krappitz T; Feist F; Blinco JP; Barner‐Kowollik C, 2020, 'Cover Feature: Combining Photodeprotection and Ligation into a Dual‐Color Gated Reaction System (Chem. Eur. J. 71/2020)', Chemistry – A European Journal, vol. 26, pp. 16949 - 16949, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.202004097
    Journal articles | 2016
    Orfão RB; Alves J; Bartoloni FH, 2016, 'Spectroscopic Studies on the Interaction of Metallic Ions with an Imidazolyl-Phenolic System', Journal of Fluorescence, vol. 26, pp. 1373 - 1380, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10895-016-1828-x
    Journal articles | 2015
    Alves J; Boaro A; Da Silva JS; Ferreira TL; Keslarek VB; Cabral CA; Orfão RB; Ciscato LFML; Bartoloni FH, 2015, 'Lophine derivatives as activators in peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence', Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, vol. 14, pp. 320 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4pp00311j