Professor Andrew Whittaker
Chief Investigator, Node Leader
University of Queensland


Andrew is a Group Leader at the AIBN and has a diverse range of research interests; applying synthesis and characterisation of polymeric materials for photolithography and novel biomaterials for medical imaging.

In the field of biomaterials science, Andrew is most active in developing novel imaging agents for MRI, and introduced a new class of 19F polymeric agents. He is an expert in the fundamentals of diffusion process in complex solids and has an international reputation in the field of NMR and MRI of polymeric systems.

Signature Projects

Professor Whittaker is currently actively investigating within the following Signature Project:

Featured Publications

Publication Year Authors
Fluorinated POSS-Star Polymers for 19F MRI 2016 Wang, K.; Peng, H.; Thurecht, K. J.; Whittaker A. K.
Synthesis, swelling, degradation and cytocompatibility of crosslinked PLLA-PEG-PLLA networks with short PLLA blocks 2016 Peng, H.; Varanasi, S.; Wang, D. K.; Blakey, I.; Rasoul, F.; Symons, A.; Hill, D. J. T.; Whittaker, A. K.
Systematic investigation of the synthesis, characterization and switching mechanism of metal oxide nanoparticle resists 2016 Siauw, M.; Du, K.; Valade, D.; Trefonas, P.; Thackeray, J.W.; Whittaker, A.; Blakey, I.
The evolution of gadolinium based contrast agents: From single-modality to multi-modality 2016 Zhang, L.; Liu, R.; Peng, H.; Li, P.; Xu, Z.; Whittaker, A.K.
The influence of casting parameters on the surface morphology of PS-b-P4VP honeycomb films. 2016 Chen, A.; Blakey, I.; Whittaker, A. K.; Peng, H.