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

Fluorinated POSS-Star Polymers for 19F MRI2016Wang, K.; Peng, H.; Thurecht, K. J.; Whittaker A. K.
Synthesis, swelling, degradation and cytocompatibility of crosslinked PLLA-PEG-PLLA networks with short PLLA blocks2016Peng, 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 resists2016Siauw, 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-modality2016Zhang, 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.2016Chen, A.; Blakey, I.; Whittaker, A. K.; Peng, H.