Dr Susan   Oliver
Team Leader

Dr Susan Oliver

Engineering
Sch: Mech & Manufacturing Eng
Dr. Susan Oliver joined the Boyer laboratory after many years in industry, primarily in the pharmaceutical area. Her research focuses on developing functional polymeric materials and nanoparticles from both natural and synthetic products for antimicrobial, anticancer, and advanced materials applications. She also leads a team of researchers working in collaboration with an industry partner to develop nontoxic polymeric materials for use in advanced fire-retardant materials.
Phone
+61-2-9385 5577
Location
F10 (Chemical Sciences Building) - Level 5 - Room 514

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Oliver S; Pham TTP; Li Y; Xu FJ; Boyer C, 2021, 'More than skin deep: Using polymers to facilitate topical delivery of nitric oxide', Biomaterials Science, vol. 9, pp. 391 - 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0bm01197e
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Oliver S; Lei L; Fan KW; Wang C; Baena J-C; Pham P; Lin Q; Kabir II; Wong EHH; Yuen ACY; Boyer C; Yeoh GH, 2021, 'Wet or dry multifunctional coating prepared by visible light polymerisation with fire retardant, thermal protective, and antimicrobial properties', CELLULOSE, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10570-021-04095-z
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Wong EHH; Fan KW; Lei L; Wang C; Baena JC; Okoye H; Fam W; Zhou D; Oliver S; Khalid A; Yeoh GH; Wang CH; Boyer C, 2021, 'Fire-Resistant Flexible Polyurethane Foams via Nature-Inspired Chitosan-Expandable Graphite Coatings', ACS Applied Polymer Materials, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.1c00580
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Liang Y; Zhang D; Zhou M; Xia Y; Chen X; Oliver S; Shi S; Lei L, 2020, 'Bio-based omniphobic polyurethane coating providing anti-smudge and anti-corrosion protection', Progress in Organic Coatings, vol. 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2020.105844
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Wang D; Xia Y; Zhang D; Sun X; Chen X; Oliver S; Shi S; Lei L, 2020, 'Hydrogen-Bonding Reinforced Injectable Hydrogels: Application As a Thermo-Triggered Drug Controlled-Release System', ACS APPLIED POLYMER MATERIALS, vol. 2, pp. 1587 - 1596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.9b01232
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Phuong PT; Oliver S; He J; Wong EHH; Mathers RT; Boyer C, 2020, 'Effect of Hydrophobic Groups on Antimicrobial and Hemolytic Activity: Developing a Predictive Tool for Ternary Antimicrobial Polymers', Biomacromolecules, vol. 21, pp. 5241 - 5255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.0c01320
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Yang Q; Xia Y; Zhang D; Wang X; Oliver S; Chen X; Shi S; Lei L, 2020, 'One-pot polyvinyl chloride preparation utilizing polyacrylate latex with tertiary amine groups for improved thermal stability, toughness, and reduced reactor scaling', Polymer Testing, vol. 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2020.106691
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Xia Y; Zhang D; Li Z; Lin H; Chen X; Oliver S; Shi S; Lei L, 2020, 'Toughness modification of cationic UV-cured cycloaliphatic epoxy resin by hydroxyl polymers with different structures', European Polymer Journal, vol. 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2020.109594
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Oliver S; Zhao L; Gormley AJ; Chapman R; Boyer C, 2019, 'Living in the Fast Lane - High Throughput Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization', Macromolecules, vol. 52, pp. 3 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01864
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Yang T; Oliver S; Chen Y; Boyer C; Chandrawati R, 2019, 'Tuning crystallization and morphology of zinc oxide with polyvinylpyrrolidone: formation mechanisms and antimicrobial activity', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 546, pp. 43 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2019.03.051
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Oliver S; Wagh H; Liang Y; Yang S; Boyer C, 2018, 'Enhancing the antimicrobial and antibiofilm effectiveness of silver nanoparticles prepared by green synthesis', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 6, pp. 4124 - 4138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8tb00907d
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Oliver S; Yee E; Kavallaris M; Vittorio O; Boyer C, 2018, 'Water Soluble Antioxidant Dextran–Quercetin Conjugate with Potential Anticancer Properties', Macromolecular Bioscience, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mabi.201700239
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Oliver S; Hook JM; Boyer C, 2017, 'Versatile oligomers and polymers from flavonoids-a new approach to synthesis', Polymer Chemistry, vol. 8, pp. 2317 - 2326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7py00325k
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Oliver S; Jofri A; Thomas DS; Vittorio O; Kavallaris M; Boyer C, 2017, 'Tuneable catechin functionalisation of carbohydrate polymers', Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 169, pp. 480 - 494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.04.032
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Boyer C; Corrigan NA; Jung K; Nguyen D; Nguyen TK; Adnan NNM; Oliver S; Shanmugam S; Yeow J, 2016, 'Copper-mediated living radical polymerization (atom transfer radical polymerization and copper(0) mediated polymerization): From fundamentals to bioapplications', Chemical Reviews, vol. 116, pp. 1803 - 1949, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00396
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Oliver S; Vittorio O; Cirillo G; Boyer C, 2016, 'Enhancing the therapeutic effects of polyphenols with macromolecules', Polymer Chemistry, vol. 7, pp. 1529 - 1544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5py01912e
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Nguyen D; Adnan NNM; Oliver S; Boyer C, 2016, 'The Interaction of CORM-2 with Block Copolymers Containing Poly(4-vinylpyridine): Macromolecular Scaffolds for Carbon Monoxide Delivery in Biological Systems', Macromol. Rapid Commun., vol. 37, pp. n/a - n/a, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/marc.201500755
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Oliver S; Thomas DS; Kavallaris M; Vittorio O; Boyer C, 2016, 'Efficient functionalisation of dextran-aldehyde with catechin: potential applications in the treatment of cancer', Polymer Chemistry, vol. 7, pp. 2542 - 2552, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6PY00228E
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Nguyen D; Oliver S; Adnan NNM; Herbert C; Boyer C, 2016, 'Polymer-protein hybrid scaffolds as carriers for CORM-3: Platforms for the delivery of carbon monoxide (CO)', RSC Advances, vol. 6, pp. 92975 - 92980, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra21703f
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Susan Oliver
    Nguyen D; Adnan NNM; Oliver S; Boyer C, 2016, 'Macromol. Rapid Commun. 9/2016', Macromolecular Rapid Communications, vol. 37, pp. 733 - 733, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/marc.201670035

Awards

2017 Postgraduate Research Symposium - Best Presentation in the School of Chemical Engineering

Grants

Australian Centre for Nanomedicine Seed Funding - 2016

Australian Centre for Nanomedicine Seed Funding - 2017

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