Position

ARC Future Fellowship
School of Chemical & Physical Sciences

Biography

Prof. Amanda Ellis graduated with a Ph.D (Applied Chemistry) from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2003. She then undertook two postdocs in the USA, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New Mexico State University. After these she returned to New Zealand as a prestigious Foundation of Research Science and Technology Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Industrial Research Ltd (now Callaghan Innovations). In 2006 Amanda commenced at Flinders University as a teaching/research academic. Since then she has secured over $20M in funding from the ARC and non-ARC sources on projects involving novel polymer coatings, functionalised carbon nanotubes and graphene, microfluidics, genotyping and DNA nanotechnology. Currently, she is a Board member of both the Royal Australia Chemical Institute (RACI) and Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA).

Qualifications

Prof. Ellis has a PhD (Applied Chemistry) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 2003.

Honours, awards and grants

Honours/Awards

Erskine Fellowship (University of Canterbury) 2016

Theo Murphy High FlyersThink Tank (Australian Academy of Sciences) 2016

RACI Fellow 2013

ARC Future Fellowship 2014-2018

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early-Career Reseacher, Flinders University 2010

New Zealand Foundation of Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship (NZFRST) 2004-2006 (Ellis) Total 217,500: Molecular self-assembly for conductive polymeric microfluidic devices.

Selected Recent Major Grants

ARC LIEF x 8 grants

ARC Linkage Grant (LP160100071) Printable technologies for high security documents and consumer products. $450,000 (2016-2019).

ARC Future Fellowship (FT13100211) Smart polymer-DNA hybrids as recognition sites for advanced DNA nanotechnology applications. $860,000 (2013-2018).

National Centre of Excellence Grant. Assessing the biofouling role of microbes in the desalination system; from the intake pipe to the reverse osmosis membranes. $515,400 (2011-2013).

National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Grant. Development of universally applicable coatings and additives for state-of-the-art reverse osmosis and pretreatment membranes: non-leaching, antimicrobial, low-fouling, chlorine resistant and improved compaction properties. $388,000 (2010-2013).

ARC Discovery Grant (DP1101679) Primary producers' morphological flexibility under environment constraints. $300,000 (2010-2013).

National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Grant. Nanostructure of Diatoms: A predctive model for species sustainability. $248,000 (2010-2012).

ARC Linkage Grant (LP100100616) Materials Engineering Solutions for Tomorrow's Water Resources. $896,251 (2009-2012).

Queensland Government National and International Research Alliances Program (NIRAP). Australian Future Forensics Innovation Network. $2M (Flinders $411,000) (2009-2012).

SA Premier Science and Research Fund (PSRF) Development of materials engineering solutions for treatment of Murray-Darling Basin sourced water supplies. $1,100,000 (2008-2011).

ARC Discovery Grant (DP0878183) Multifunctional mixed matrix membranes incorporating aligned carbon nanotubes. $330,000 (2008-2010).

Key responsibilities

Deputy Associate Dean of Research Faculty of Science and Engineering
Course co-ordinator - Bachelor of Science (Clean Technology)(Hons) and Graduate Diploma in Clean Technology
Research Leader and Executive Committee Member Flinders Centre of Nanoscale Science and Technology

Topic Coordinator:

Topic Lecturer:

Research expertise

  • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • Medical biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Physical chemistry

Research interests

Amanda's reseach interests includes the chemical modification of 2D and 3D surfaces, in particular, carbon nanotubes/nanoparticles, graphene and quantum dots. She utitises these materials in polymer matrices for work in microfluidics, membranes science (water treatment/desalination),  clean technologies and DNA nanotechnologies.

Supervisory interests

  • DNA technology
  • Drinking water treatment
  • Graphene oxide 
  • Membranes and biofilms
  • Microarray analysis
  • Polymers

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : DNA genotyping (1) ; Filtration Membranes (1) ; DNA nanotechnology (2) ; Polymer (2) ;

Associate supervisor : Biofouling; desalination (1) ; Biosensing (1) ; Graphene (1) ; Solar cells (1) ; Nanoparticles (1) ; Green Chemistry (1) ; Polymer (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Water treatment; drug delivery (1) ; Capillary electrophoresis (1) ; Polymers (1) ; Microfluidics (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Carbon nanotubes (1) ; Biosensing (1) ; Surface modification (1) ; Microfluidics (1) ; Solar Cells (1) ;

Publications

  • Sweetman, L.J. and Ellis, A.V. (2015). Graphene oxide membranes a new paradigm in molecular and ionic separations . In Al-Nakib Chowbury, Joe Shapter and Abu Bin Imran, ed. Innovations in Nanomaterials. New York, United States of America: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 253-266.
  • Dixon, M.B., Leterme, S.C., Sierke, J.K. and Ellis, A.V. (2015). MF, UF, and SWRO Membranes in the Desalination Process. In Saeid Eslamian, ed. Urban Water Reuse Handbook. unknown: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 449-459.
  • Khodakov, D., Khodakova, A., Linacre, A. and Ellis, A. (2013). Amelogenin locus typing using toehold-assisted fluorescent DNA melting analysis. In A Linacre & N Morling, ed. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. 25th World Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics. Melbourne, VIC. Sep 2013, pp. e119-e120.
    [10.1016/j.fsigss.2013.10.061] [Scopus]
  • Pyke, S., Ellis, A. and Shapter, J. (2010). Key Competency Tests in a large First Year Chemistry Cohort. In FYHE: Aspiration. Access. Achievement. Brisbane, QLD: QUT Publications. 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference. Adelaide, SA. Jun 2010, pp. 84-84.
    [Web Link]
  • Bou, S. and Ellis, A. (2013). Microfluidic devices using thiol-ene polymers. In Proceedings of SPIE. Bellingham, USA: SPIE. Micro/Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems. Melbourne, VIC. Dec 2013, pp. 89232B.
    [10.1117/12.2032608] [Scopus]
  • Bruce, K.L., Ellis, A., Leterme, S., Khodakov, D. and Lenehan, C.E. (2013). Detection of harmful algal bloom causing microalgae using covalently immobilised capture oligonucleotide probes on glass and poly(dimethylsiloxane) surfaces. In J Friend & HH Tan, ed. Proceedings of SPIE. Bellingham, USA: SPIE. Micro/Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems. Melbourne, VIC. Dec 2013, pp. 89235B.
    [10.1117/12.2034011] [Scopus]
  • Thredgold, L., Khodakov, D., Ellis, A. and Lenehan, C.E. (2013). Optimization of physical parameters of 'injected' metal electrodes for capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection on poly(dimethylsiloxane) microchips. In J Friend & HH Tan, ed. Proceedings of SPIE. Bellingham, USA: SPIE. Micro/Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems. Melbourne, VIC. Dec 2013, pp. 89234D.
    [10.1117/12.2033616] [Scopus]
  • Khodakov, D., Thredgold, L., Lenehan, C., Andersson, G., Kobus, H. and Ellis, A. (2011). Surface modification of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microchannels with DNA capture-probes for potential use in microfluidic DNA analysis systems. In Saulius Juodkazis and Min Gu, ed. Proceedings of SPIE: Smart Nano-Micro Materials and Devices. Bellingham, USA: SPIE. SPIE Smart Nano+Micro Materials and Devices. Hawthorn, Victoria. Dec 2011, pp. 82040J-1-82040J-9.
    [10.1117/12.903208] [Scopus]
  • Shearer, C., Velleman, L., Acosta, F., Ellis, A., Voelcker, N., Mattia, D., et al. (2010). Water Transport Through Nanoporous Materials: Porous Silicon and Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes. In Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2010) USA: IEEE. 2010 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2010) Sydney, Australia. Feb 2010, pp. 196-199.
    [10.1109/ICONN.2010.6045248] [Scopus]
  • Tune, D.D., Gibson, C., Quinton, J.S., Ellis, A.V. and Shapter, J.G. (2010). Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Array as Working Electrode for Dye Solar Cells. In Andrew Dzurak, ed. ICONN2010: International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Adelaide, Australia: IEEE. ICONN2010: International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Sydney, Australia. Feb 2010, pp. 171-173.
    [10.1109/ICONN.2010.6045232] [Scopus]
  • Constantopoulos, K.T., Shearer, C., Shapter, J.G., Voelcker, N.H. and Ellis, A.V. (2008). Preparation and characterization of multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)/polymer nanostructured materials. In Nicolas H. Voelcker, Helmut W. Thissen, ed. Proceedings of SPIE. http://spiedigitallibrary.org/journals/doc/SPIEDL-home/proc/: SPIE. SPIE Smart Materials V. Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Dec 2008, pp. 72670G-1-72670G-11.
    [10.1117/12.810958] [Scopus]
  • Zhou, J., McInnes, S.J., Md Jani, A.M., Ellis, A.V. and Voelcker, N.H. (2008). One-step surface modification of poly(dimethylsiloxane) by undecylenic acid. In Nicolas H. Voelcker, Helmut W. Thissen, ed. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. USA: SPIE. Smart Materials V. Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Dec 2008.
    [10.1117/12.810101] [Scopus]
  • Shearer, C., Constantopoulos, K.T., Voelcker, N.H., Shapter, J.G. and Ellis, A.V. (2008). Preparation and characterisation of vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotube arrays on porous silicon. In Nicolas H. Voelcker, Helmut W. Thissen, ed. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. http://spiedigitallibrary.org/journals/doc/SPIEDL-home/proc/: SPIE. Smart Materials V. Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Dec 2008.
    [10.1117/12.811472] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V., Tho, F., Burnell, J. and Bubendorfer, A. (2008). Experimental and Mathematical Studies of Electroosmotic Flow in a Poly(Dimethylsiloxane) Microfluidic Hybrid Device. In 1st European Conference on Microfluidics. Bologna, Italy: University of Bologna. 1st European Conference on Microfluidics - Microfluidics 2008. Bologna, Italy. Dec 2008, pp. 1-11.
    [Web Link]
  • Liu, X., Ellis, A.V. and Arnold, W.M. (2006). HF/microwave impedance of carbon nanotube films. In Reuben Hackam, ed. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena. USA: Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. 2006 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena. Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Oct 2006, pp. 89-92.
    [10.1109/CEIDP.2006.312068] [Scopus]
  • Ganesan, P.G., Cui, G., Ellis, A.V., Kane, R.S. and Ramanath, G. (2003). Near-zero-thickness self-assembled molecular layers for future device structures: interfacial adhesion and diffusion barrier properties. In T. Candra, Jose Maria Torralba and T. Sakai, ed. THERMEC 2003 International Conference: processing and manufacturing of advanced materials. Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications. THERMEC 2003 International Conference. Madrid, Spain. Jul 2003, pp. 3487-3492.
    [10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.426-432.3487] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V., Vijayamohanan, K., Ryu, C. and Ramanath, G. (2002). Phase transitions in octanethiol-capped Ag, Au and CdS nanocluster assemblies. In Proceedings of Materials Research Society Symposium H: Three-Dimensional Nanoengineered Assemblies (Fall 2002) Materials Research Society. Symposium H: Three-Dimensional Nanoengineered Assemblies (Fall 2002 Program) Boston, Massachusetts. Dec 2002, pp. 127-132.
    [10.1557/proc-739-h6.4] [Scopus]
  • Bou, S.J.M.C., Ellis, A.V. and Ebara, M. (2016). Synthetic stimuli-responsive ‘smart’ fibers. CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, 39 pp. 113-119.
    [Scopus]
  • Jamieson, T.L., Ellis, A.V., Khodakov, D.A., Balzano, S., Hemraj, D. and Leterme, S.C. (2016). Bacterial production of transparent exopolymer particles during static and laboratory-based cross-flow experiments. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology,
  • Leterme, S.C., Le Lan, C.S., Hemraj, D. and Ellis, A.V. (2016). The impact of diatoms on the biofouling of seawater reverse osmosis membranes in a model cross-flow system. Desalination, 392 pp. 8-13.
    [10.1016/j.desal.2016.04.019]
  • Thompson, V.C., Adamson, P., Dilag, J., Uswatte Liyanage, D.B.U., Srikantharajah, K., Blok, A.J., et al. (2016). Biocompatible anti-microbial coatings for urinary catheters. RSC Advances, 6 pp. 53303-53309.
    [10.1039/c6ra07678e]
  • Ginic-Markovic, M., Barclay, T.G., Constantopoulos, K.T., Alghamdi, T.H., Blok, A.J., Markovic, E., et al. (2015). A versatile approach to grafting biofouling resistant coatings from polymeric membrane surfaces using an adhesive macroinitiator. RSC Advances, 5(77) pp. 63017-63024.
    [10.1039/C5RA09370H] [10.1039/c5ra09370h] [Scopus]
  • Dilag, J., Kobus, H., Yu, Y., Gibson, C.T. and Ellis, A. (2015). Non-toxic luminescent carbon dot/poly (dimethylacrylamide) nanocomposite reagent for latent fingermark detection synthesized via surface initiated reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization. Polymer International, 64(7) pp. 884-891.
    [10.1002/pi.4861] [Scopus]
  • Thredgold, L., Ellis, A. and Lenehan, C. (2015). Direct detection of histamine in fish flesh using microchip electrophoresis with capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection. Analytical Methods, 7(5) pp. 1802-1808.
    [10.1039/C4AY02866J] [Scopus]
  • Stapleton, A.J., Yambem, S., Johns, A.H., Gibson, C.T., Shearer, C.J., Ellis, A.V., et al. (2015). Pathway to high throughput, low cost indium-free transparent electrodes. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3 pp. 13892-13899.
    [10.1039/c5ta03248b] [Scopus]
  • Stapleton, A., Yambem, S., Johns, A., Afre, R., Ellis, A., Shapter, J., et al. (2015). Planar silver nanowire, carbon nanotube and PEDOT:PSS nanocomposite transparent electrodes. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 16(2) pp. 025002-1-025002-7.
    [10.1088/1468-6996/16/2/025002] [Scopus]
  • Sierke, J.K. and Ellis, A.V. (2015). High purity synthesis of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane modified with an antibacterial. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 60 pp. 41-43.
    [10.1016/j.inoche.2015.07.007] [Scopus]
  • Schmerl, N.M., Khodakov, D.A., Stapleton, A.J., Ellis, A.V. and Andersson, G.G. (2015). Valence band structure of PDMS surface and a blend with MWCNTs:A UPS and MIES study of an insulating polymer. Applied Surface Science, 353 pp. 693-699.
    [10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.06.129] [Scopus]
  • Le Lan, C.S., Ellis, A.V., Jamieson, T.L., Blok, A.J., Hemraj, D., Allais, L., et al. (2015). Analysis of raw and pre-treated seawater for potential biofouling precursors. Desalination, 373 pp. 71-78.
    [10.1016/j.desal.2015.07.007]
  • Larsen, L., Shearer, C., Ellis, A. and Shapter, J. (2015). Solution processed graphene-silicon Schottky junction solar cells. RSC Advances, 5 pp. 38851-38858.
    [10.1039/c5ra03965g] [Scopus]
  • Khodakov, D., Khodakova, A., Huang, D., Linacre, A.M. and Ellis, A. (2015). Protected DNA strand displacement for enhanced single nucleotide discrimination in double-stranded DNA. Scientific Reports, 5 pp. Article: 8721.
    [10.1038/srep08721] [Scopus]
  • Balzano, S., Ellis, A., Le Lan, C. and Leterme, S.C. (2015). Seasonal changes in phytoplankton on the north-eastern shelf of Kangaroo Island (South Australia) in 2012 and 2013. Oceanologia, 57(3) pp. 251-262.
    [10.1016/j.oceano.2015.04.003]
  • Bruce, K., Leterme, S., Ellis, A. and Lenehan, C. (2015). Approaches for the detection of harmful algal blooms using oligonucleotide interactions. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 407(1) pp. 95-116.
    [10.1007/s00216-014-8193-x] [Scopus] [Scopus]
  • Leterme, S.C., Jendyk, J., Ellis, A., Brown, M. and Kildea, T. (2014). Annual phytoplankton dynamics in the Gulf Saint Vincent, South Australia in 2011. Oceanologia, 56(4) pp. 757-778.
    [10.5697/oc.56-4.757] [Scopus]
  • Khodakov, D., Khodakova, A., Linacre, A. and Ellis, A. (2014). Sequence selective capture, release and analysis of DNA using a magnetic microbead-assisted toehold-mediated DNA strand displacement reaction. Analyst, 139(14) pp. 3548-3551.
    [10.1039/c4an00694a] [Scopus]
  • Khodakov, D. and Ellis, A. (2014). Recent developments in nucleic acid identification using solid-phase enzymatic assays. MICROCHIMICA ACTA, 181(13-14) pp. 1633-1646.
    [10.1007/s00604-014-1167-z] [Scopus]
  • Jendyk, J., Hemraj, D., Brown, M., Ellis, A. and Leterme, S.C. (2014). Environmental variability and phytoplankton dynamics in a South Australian inverse estuary. Continental Shelf Research,
    [10.1016/j.csr.2014.08.009] [Scopus]
  • Yu, Y., Shapter, J., Popelka-Filcoff, R., Bennett, J. and Ellis, A. (2014). Copper removal using bio-inspired polydopamine coated natural zeolites. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 273 pp. 174-182.
    [10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.03.048] [Scopus]
  • Fang, C., Shapter, J., Voelcker, N. and Ellis, A. (2014). Electrochemically prepared nanoporous gold as a SERS substrate with high enhancement. RSC Advances, 4(37) pp. 19502-19506.
    [10.1039/C4RA01909A] [10.1039/c4ra01909a] [Scopus]
  • Blok, A., Chhasatia, R., Dilag, J. and Ellis, A. (2014). Surface initiated polydopamine grafted poly([2-(methacryoyloxy)ethyl]trimethylammonium chloride) coatings to produce reverse osmosis desalination membranes with anti-biofouling properties. Journal of Membrane Science, 468 pp. 216-223.
    [10.1016/j.memsci.2014.06.008] [Scopus]
  • Balzano, S., Le Lan, C., Ellis, A., Hugo, C., Newton, K., Jamieson, T., et al. (2014). Evaluation of transparent exopolymer particles and microbial communities found post UV-light, multimedia and cartridge filtration pre-treatment in a SWRO plant. Desalination and Water Treatment,
    [10.1080/19443994.2014.950997] [Scopus]
  • Tung, C., Chang, J., Hsieh, Y., Hsu, J., Ellis, A., Liu, W., et al. (2014). Comparison of hydroxyl radical yields between photo- and electro-catalyzed water treatments. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 45(4) pp. 1649-1654.
    [10.1016/j.jtice.2013.11.011] [Scopus]
  • Fang, C., Shapter, J., Voelcker, N. and Ellis, A. (2014). Graphene masks as passivation layers in the electrochemical etching of silicon. Journal of Materials Science, 49(22) pp. 7819-7823.
    [10.1007/s10853-014-8492-9] [Scopus]
  • Dilag, J., Kobus, H. and Ellis, A. (2013). CdS/polymer nanocomposites synthesized via surface initiated RAFT polymerization for the fluorescent detection of latent fingermarks. Forensic Science International, 228(1-3) pp. 105-114.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.02.044] [Scopus]
  • Bandaru, N., Reta, N., Dalal, M., Ellis, A., Shapter, J. and Voelcker, N. (2013). Enhanced adsorption of mercury ions on thiol derivatized single wall carbon nanotubes. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 261 pp. 534-541.
    [10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.07.076] [Scopus]
  • Allan, K., Lenehan, C., Khodakov, D. and Ellis, A. (2013). Rapid separation of synthetic oligonucleotides on polymer modified capillary surfaces using short-end injection capillary electrophoresis in free solution. Analyst, 138(22) pp. 6954-6961.
    [10.1039/c3an01422c] [Scopus]
  • Algothmi, W., Bandaru, N., Yu, Y., Shapter, J. and Ellis, A. (2013). Alginate-graphene oxide hybrid gel beads: An efficient copper adsorbent material. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 397 pp. 32-38.
    [10.1016/j.jcis.2013.01.051] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A., Al-Deen, A., Dalal, M. and Andersson, G. (2013). Structural Determination of Thermally and Hydrazine Treated Graphene Oxide Using Electron Spectroscopic Analysis. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117(41) pp. 21312-21319.
    [10.1021/jp405682u] [Scopus]
  • Yu, Y., Bandaru, N., Shapter, J., Constantopoulos, K., Voelcker, N. and Ellis, A. (2013). Benzene carboxylic acid derivatized graphene oxide nanosheets on natural zeolites as effective adsorbents for cationic dye removal. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 260 pp. 330-338.
    [10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.05.041] [Scopus]
  • Tune, D.D., Flavel, B., Quinton, J., Ellis, A. and Shapter, J. (2013). Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Polyaniline/n-Silicon Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterisation, and Performance Measurements. ChemSusChem, 6(2) pp. 320-327.
    [10.1002/cssc.201200600] [Scopus]
  • Thredgold, L., Khodakov, D., Ellis, A. and Lenehan, C. (2013). On-chip capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection using "injected" metal electrodes. Analyst, 138(15) pp. 4275-4279.
    [10.1039/C3AN00870C] [Scopus]
  • Stapleton, A., Afre, R., Ellis, A., Shapter, J., Andersson, G., Quinton, J., et al. (2013). Highly conductive interwoven carbon nanotube and silver nanowire transparent electrodes. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 14(3) pp. 035004.
    [10.1088/1468-6996/14/3/035004] [Scopus]
  • Leterme, S.C., Prime, E., Mitchell, J., Brown, M. and Ellis, A. (2013). Diatom adaptability to environmental change: a case study of two Cocconeis species from high-salinity areas. Diatom Research, 28(1) pp. 29-35.
    [10.1080/0269249X.2012.734530] [Scopus]
  • La Vars, S., Johnston, M., Hayles, J., Gascooke, J., Brown, M., Leterme, S.C., et al. (2013). 29Si{1H} CP-MAS NMR comparison and ATR-FTIR spectroscopic analysis of the diatoms Chaetoceros muelleri and Thalassiosira pseudonana grown at different salinities. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405(10) pp. 3359-3365.
    [10.1007/s00216-013-6746-z] [Scopus]
  • Khodakov, D.A., Khodakova, A., Linacre, A. and Ellis, A. (2013). Toehold-Mediated Nonenzymatic DNA Strand Displacement As a Platform for DNA Genotyping. Journal of The American Chemical Society, 135(15) pp. 5612-5619.
    [10.1021/ja310991r] [Scopus]
  • Fang, C., Shapter, J., Voelcker, N. and Ellis, A. (2013). Ag2SO4 decorated with fluorescent Agn nanoclusters. Applied Surface Science, 270 pp. 77-81.
    [10.1016/j.apsusc.2012.12.097] [Scopus]
  • Fang, C., Bandaru, N., Ellis, A. and Voelcker, N. (2013). Beta-cyclodextrin decorated nanostructured SERS substrates facilitate selective detection of endocrine disruptor chemicals. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 42 pp. 632-639.
    [10.1016/j.bios.2012.10.075] [Scopus]
  • Acres, R., Ellis, A., Alvino, J., Lenehan, C., Khodakov, D., Metha, G., et al. (2012). Molecular Structure of 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane Layers Formed on Silanol-Terminated Silicon Surfaces. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116(10) pp. 6289-6297.
    [10.1021/jp212056s] [Scopus]
  • Allan, K., Lenehan, C., Khodakov, D.A., Kobus, H. and Ellis, A. (2012). High-performance capillary electrophoretic separation of double-stranded oligonucleotides using a poly-(ethylpyrrolidine methacrylate-co-methylmethacrylate)-coated capillary. Electrophoresis, 33(7) pp. 1205-1214.
    [10.1002/elps.201100514] [Scopus]
  • Macdonald, T., Gibson, C., Constantopoulos, K.T., Shapter, J. and Ellis, A. (2012). Functionalization of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes with polystyrene via surface initiated reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization. Applied Surface Science, 258(7) pp. 2836-2843.
    [10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.10.144] [Scopus]
  • Shen, S., Wang, W., Ellis, A., Tung, C., Cheng, S., Hsi, Y., et al. (2012). Effect of Electrolyte and Anode on Dissolved Oxygen Yield in Electrocatalytic Processing of Wastewater. Environmental Engineering Science, 29(7) pp. 654-659.
    [10.1089/ees.2011.0231] [Scopus]
  • Zhou, J., Ellis, A., Kobus, H. and Voelcker, N. (2012). Aptamer sensor for cocaine using minor groove binder based energy transfer. Analytica Chimica Acta, 719 pp. 76-81.
    [10.1016/j.aca.2012.01.011] [Scopus]
  • Zhou, J., Khodakov, D., Ellis, A. and Voelcker, N. (2012). Surface modification for PDMS-based microfluidic devices. Electrophoresis, 33(1) pp. 89-104.
    [10.1002/elps.201100482] [Scopus]
  • Khodakov, D.A., Thredgold, L., Lenehan, C., Andersson, G., Kobus, H. and Ellis, A. (2012). DNA capture-probe based separation of double-stranded polymerase chain reaction amplification products in poly(dimethylsiloxane) microfluidic channels. Biomicrofluidics, 6(2) pp. 026503-1-026503-11.
    [10.1063/1.4729131] [Scopus]
  • Chang, J., Chen, C., Ellis, A. and Tung, C. (2012). Studies of Chitosan at Different pH's in the Removal of Common Chlorinated Organics from Wastewater. International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering, 10(4) pp. 293-306.
  • Fang, C., Bandaru, N., Ellis, A. and Voelcker, N. (2012). Electrochemical fabrication of nanoporous gold. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22(7) pp. 2952-2957.
    [10.1039/c2jm14889g] [Scopus]
  • Fang, C., Ellis, A. and Voelcker, N. (2012). Electrochemical synthesis of silver oxide nanowires, microplatelets and applciation as SERS substrate precursors. Electrochimica Acta, 59 pp. 346-353.
    [10.1016/j.electacta.2011.10.068] [Scopus]
  • Holthausen, D., Vasani, R., McInnes, S., Ellis, A. and Voelcker, N. (2012). Polymerization-Amplified Optical DNA Detection on Porous Silicon Templates. ACS Macro Letters, 1(7) pp. 919-921.
    [10.1021/mz300064k] [Scopus]
  • Dilag, J., Kobus, H.J. and Ellis, A.V. (2011). Nanotechnology as a New Tool for Fingermark Detection: A Review. Current Nanoscience, 7(2) pp. 153-159.
    [10.2174/157341311794653596] [Scopus]
  • Fang, C., Ellis, A. and Voelcker, N. (2011). Electrochemically prepared porous silver and its application in surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 659(2) pp. 151-160.
    [10.1016/j.jelechem.2011.05.016] [Scopus]
  • Moore, K., Flavel, B., Shearer, C., Ellis, A. and Shapter, J. (2011). Electrochemistry of polystyrene intercalated vertically aligned single- and double-walled carbon nanotubes on gold electrodes. Electrochemistry Communications, 13(11) pp. 1190-1193.
    [10.1016/j.elecom.2011.08.047] [Scopus]
  • Moore, K.E., Flavel, B.S., Ellis, A.V. and Shapter, J.G. (2011). Comparison of double-walled with single-walled carbon nanotube electrodes by electrochemistry. Carbon, 49(8) pp. 2639-2647.
    [10.1016/j.carbon.2011.02.048] [Scopus]
  • Vasani, R., McInnes, S., Cole, M., Md Jani, A.M., Ellis, A. and Voelcker, N. (2011). Stimulus-Responsiveness and Drug Release from Porous Silicon Films ATRP-Grafted with Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Langmuir, 27(12) pp. 7843-7853.
    [10.1021/la200551g] [Scopus]
  • Vogt, A.P., Gibson, C., Tune, D.D., Bissett, M., Voelcker, N.H., Shapter, J.G., et al. (2011). High-order graphene oxide nanoarchitectures. Nanoscale, 3(8) pp. 3076-3079.
    [10.1039/c1nr10406c] [Scopus]
  • bazaka, K., Jacob, M., Truong, V.K., Wang, F., Pushpamali, W.A.A., Wang, J.Y., et al. (2010). Plasma-Enhanced Synthesis of Bioactive Polymeric Coatings from Monoterpene Alcohols: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study. Biomacromolecules, 11 pp. 2016-2026.
    [10.1021/bm100369n] [Scopus]
  • Chang, J., Ellis, A.V., Tung, C. and Huang, W. (2010). Copper cation transport and scaling of ionic exchange membranes using electrodialysis under electroconvention conditions. Journal of Membrane Science, 361(1-2) pp. 56-62.
    [10.1016/j.memsci.2010.06.012] [Scopus]
  • Constantopoulos, K.T., Shearer, C., Ellis, A.V., Voelcker, N.H. and Shapter, J.G. (2010). Carbon Nanotubes Anchored to Silicon for Device Fabrication. Advanced Materials, 22 pp. 557-571.
    [10.1002/adma.200900945] [Scopus]
  • Guan, H., Bestland, E.A., Zhu, C., Zhu, H., Albertsdottir, D., Hutson, J.L., et al. (2010). Variation in performance of surfactant loading and resulting nitrate removal among four selected natural zeolites. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 183(1-3) pp. 616-621.
    [10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.07.069] [Scopus]
  • Leterme, S.C., Ellis, A.V., Mitchell, J.G., Buscot, M., Pollet, T.D., Schapira, M.N., et al. (2010). Morphological Flexibility of Cocconeis Placentula (Bacillariophyceae) Nanostructure to changing salinity levels. Journal of Phycology, 46(4) pp. 715-719.
    [10.1111/j.1529-8817.2010.00850.x] [Scopus]
  • Malec, C.D., Voelcker, N.H., Shapter, J.G. and Ellis, A.V. (2010). Carbon nanotubes initiate the explosion of porous silicon. Materials Letters, 64 pp. 2517-2519.
    [10.1016/j.matlet.2010.08.021] [Scopus]
  • Shearer, C.J., Ellis, A.V., Shapter, J.G. and Voelcker, N.H. (2010). Chemically Grafted Carbon Nanotube Surface Coverage Gradients. Langmuir, 26(23) pp. 18468-18475.
    [10.1021/la103497f] [Scopus]
  • Tune, D.D., Flavel, B.S., Quinton, J.S., Ellis, A.V. and Shapter, J.G. (2010). Single walled carbon nanotube network electrodes for dye solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 94 pp. 1665-1672.
    [10.1016/j.solmat.2010.05.026] [Scopus]
  • Velleman, L., Shearer, C., Ellis, A.V., Losic, D., Voelcker, N.H. and Shapter, J.G. (2010). Fabrication of self-supporting porous silicon membranes and tuning transport properties by surface functionalization. Nanoscale, 2 pp. 1756-1761.
    [10.1039/c0nr00284d] [Scopus]
  • Zhou, J., Ellis, A.V. and Voelcker, N.H. (2010). Poly(Dimethylsiloxane) Surface Modification by Plasma Treatment for DNA Hybridization Applications. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 10 pp. 1-5.
    [10.1166/jnn.2010.2826] [Scopus]
  • Zhou, J., Ellis, A.V. and Voelcker, N.H. (2010). Recent developments in PDMS surface modification for microfluidic devices. Electrophoresis, 31 pp. 2-16.
    [10.1002/elps.200900475] [Scopus]
  • Zhou, J., Voelcker, N.H. and Ellis, A.V. (2010). Simple surface modification of poly(dimethylsiloxane) for DNA hybridization. Biomicrofluidics, 4(4) pp. 046504-1-046504-7.
  • Allan, K., Lenehan, C.E. and Ellis, A.V. (2009). UV Light Stability of {alpha}-Cyclodextrin/Resveratrol Host-Guest Complexes and Isomer Stability at Varying pH. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 62(8) pp. 921-926.
    [10.1071/CH08506] [Scopus]
  • Chang, J., Ellis, A.V., Hsieh, Y., Tung, C. and Shen, S. (2009). Electrocatalytic characterization and dye degradation of Nano-TiO2 electrode films fabricated by CVD. Science of The Total Environment, 407(22) pp. 5914-5920.
    [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.07.041] [Scopus]
  • Chang, J., Ellis, A.V., Yan, C. and Tung, C. (2009). The electrochemical phenomena and kinetics of EDTA-copper wastewater reclamation by electrodeposition and ultrasound. Separation and Purification Technology, 68(2) pp. 216-221.
    [10.1016/j.seppur.2009.05.014] [Scopus]
  • Dilag, J., Kobus, H.J. and Ellis, A.V. (2009). Cadmium sulfide quantum dot/chitosan nanocomposites for latent fingermark detection. Forensic Science International, 187(1) pp. 97-102.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2009.03.006] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V., Chong, S. and Jansen, M. (2009). Formation of an a-cyclodextrin/16-mercaptohexadecanoic acid complex and its deposition on gold surfaces. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 63(3-4) pp. 267-272.
    [10.1007/s10847-008-9516-3] [Scopus]
  • Flavel, B.S., Yu, J., Ellis, A.V. and Shapter, J.G. (2009). Electroless plated gold as a support for carbon nanotube electrodes. Electrochimica Acta, 54(11) pp. 3191-3198.
    [10.1016/j.electacta.2008.11.055] [Scopus]
  • Poh, Z., Flavel, B.S., Shearer, C., Shapter, J.G. and Ellis, A.V. (2009). Fabrication and electrochemical behavior of vertically-aligned carbon nanotube electrodes covalently attached to p-type silicon via a thioester linkage. Materials Letters, 63(9-10) pp. 757-760.
    [10.1016/j.matlet.2008.12.043] [Scopus]
  • chang, J., Qiang, Z., Huang, C. and Ellis, A.V. (2009). Phenanthrene removal in unsaturated soils treated by electrokinetics with different surfactants-Triton X-100 and rhamnolipid. Colloids and Surfaces A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 348(1-3) pp. 157-163.
    [10.1016/j.colsurfa.2009.07.005] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V., Storey, J., Wallace, S.J. and Ingham, B. (2008). Magnetic properties of electroless nickel-phosphorus coated multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Carbon - Science and Technology, 1(1) pp. 18-23.
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  • Flavel, B.S., Yu, J., Ellis, A.V., Quinton, J.S. and Shapter, J.G. (2008). Solution chemistry approach to fabricate vertically aligned carbon nanotubes on gold wires: towards vertically integrated electronics. Nanotechnology, 19(44)
    [10.1088/0957-4484/19/44/445301] [Scopus]
  • Bubendorfer, A., Liu, X. and Ellis, A. (2007). Microfabrication of PDMS microchannels using SU-8/PMMA moldings and their sealing to polystyrene substrates. Smart Materials and Structures, 16(2) pp. 367-371.
    [10.1088/0964-1726/16/2/015] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A., Waterland, M.R. and Quinton, J.S. (2007). Water-soluble Carbon Nanotube Chain-transfer Agents (CNT-CTAs) Chemistry Letters, 36(9) pp. 1172-1173.
    [10.1246/cl.2007.1172] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V., Wallace, S. and Arnold, W.M. (2007). Surface Modification and Zeta Potentials of Carbon Nanotube Polystyrene Nanocomposites. Materials Forum, 31 pp. 110-115.
    [Scopus]
  • Curran, S., Zhang, D., Wondmagegn, W.T., Ellis, A.V., Cech, J., Roth, S., et al. (2006). Dynamic electrical properties of polymer-carbon nanotube composites: enhancement through covalent bonding. Journal of Materials Research, 21(4) pp. 1071-1077.
    [10.1557/jmr.2006.0129] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V. (2006). Second-order overtone and combination modes in the LOLA region of acid treated double-walled carbon nanotubes. Journal of Chemical Physics, 125(121103) pp. 121103-1-121103-5.
    [10.1063/1.2354081] [Scopus]
  • Pietraß, T., Dewald, J.L., Clewett, C.F.M., Tierney, D., Ellis, A.V., Dias, S., et al. (2006). Electron spin resonance and Raman scattering spectroscopy of multi-walled carbon nanotubes: a function of acid treatment. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 6(1) pp. 135-140.
    [10.1166/jnn.2006.058] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V. and Ingham, B. (2006). Magnetic properties of multiwalled carbon nanotubes as a function of acid treatment. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 302(2) pp. 378-381.
    [10.1016/j.jmmm.2005.09.037] [Scopus]
  • Dewald, J.L., Wondmagegn, W.T., Ellis, A.V. and Curran, S. (2005). Enhanced rectification through polymer-gold nanoparticle interaction. Synthetic Metals, 155(1) pp. 39-44.
    [10.1016/j.synthmet.2005.05.021] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V. and Bubendorfer, A. (2005). Raman scattering analysis of changes induced by chemical treatment of double-walled carbon nanotubes. Chemical Physics Letters, 412(4-6) pp. 449-453.
    [10.1016/j.cplett.2005.07.052] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V., D'Arcy-Gall, J., Vijayamohanan, K., Goswami, R., Ganesan, P.G., Ryu, C., et al. (2005). Phase transitions in octanethiol-capped Ag nanocluster microfilm assemblies. Thermochimica Acta, 426(1-2) pp. 207-212.
    [10.1016/j.tca.2004.08.009] [Scopus]
  • Curran, S.A., Ellis, A.V., Vijayaraghavan, A. and Ajayan, P.M. (2004). Functionalization of carbon nanotubes using phenosafranin. Journal of Chemical Physics, 120(10) pp. 4886-4889.
    [10.1063/1.1644109] [Scopus]
  • Oremland, R.S., Herbel, M.J., Blum, J.S., Langley, S., Beveridge, T.J., Ajayan, P.M., et al. (2004). Structural and spectral features of selenium nanospheres produced by Se-respiring bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 70(1) pp. 52-60.
    [10.1128/AEM.70.1.52-60.2004] [Scopus]
  • Ramanath, G., D'Arcy-Gall, J., Maddanimath, T., Ellis, A.V., Ganesan, P.G., Goswami, R., et al. (2004). Templateless room-temperature assembly of nanowire networks from nanoparticles. Langmuir, 20(13) pp. 5583-5587.
    [10.1021/la0497649] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V., Kannangara, K. and Wilson, M.A. (2003). Chemistry of sodium lactate formation under simulated alumina refinery conditions. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 42(14) pp. 3185-3189.
    [10.1021/ie020817w] [Scopus]
  • Ramanath, G., Cui, G., Ganesan, P.G., Guo, X., Ellis, A.V., Stukowski, M., et al. (2003). Self-assembled subnanolayers as interfacial adhesion enhancers and diffusion barriers for integrated circuits. Applied Physics Letters, 83(2) pp. 383-385.
    [10.1063/1.1591232] [Scopus]
  • Ganesan, P.G., Gamba, J., Ellis, A.V., Kane, R.S. and Ramanath, G. (2003). Polyelectrolyte nanolayers as diffusion barriers for Cu metallization. Applied Physics Letters, 83(16) pp. 3302-3305.
    [10.1063/1.1618951] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V., Vijayamohanan, K., Goswami, R., Chakrapani, N., Ramanathan, L.S., Ajayan, P.M., et al. (2003). Hydrophobic anchoring of monolayer-protected gold nanoclusters to carbon nanotubes. Nano Letters, 3(3) pp. 279-282.
    [10.1021/nl025824o] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V., Wilson, M.A. and Forster, P. (2002). Bayer poisons: degradation of klason lignin in sodium hydroxide at 145°C. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 41(25) pp. 6493-6502.
    [10.1021/ie010896w] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V. and Wilson, M.A. (2002). Carbon exchange in hot alkaline degradation of glucose. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 67(24) pp. 8469-8474.
    [10.1021/jo025912t] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.V., Wilson, M.A. and Kannangara, K. (2002). Bayer poisons: degradation of angiosperm and gymnosperm water-soluble extracts in sodium hydroxide at 145°C. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 41(12) pp. 2842-2852.
    [10.1021/ie010803a] [Scopus]
  • Jamieson, T.L., Ellis, A.V., Khodakov, D.A., Balzano, S., Hemraj, D. and Leterme, S.C. (2016). Bacterial production of transparent exopolymer particles during static and laboratory-based cross-flow experiments. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology,
  • Khodakov, D., Khodakova, A., Huang, D., Linacre, A.M. and Ellis, A. (2015). Protected DNA strand displacement for enhanced single nucleotide discrimination in double-stranded DNA. Scientific Reports, 5 pp. Article: 8721.
    [10.1038/srep08721] [Scopus]
  • Dilag, J., Kobus, H. and Ellis, A. (2013). CdS/polymer nanocomposites synthesized via surface initiated RAFT polymerization for the fluorescent detection of latent fingermarks. Forensic Science International, 228(1-3) pp. 105-114.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.02.044] [Scopus]
  • Algothmi, W., Bandaru, N., Yu, Y., Shapter, J. and Ellis, A. (2013). Alginate-graphene oxide hybrid gel beads: An efficient copper adsorbent material. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 397 pp. 32-38.
    [10.1016/j.jcis.2013.01.051] [Scopus]
  • Fang, C., Shapter, J., Voelcker, N. and Ellis, A. (2013). Ag2SO4 decorated with fluorescent Agn nanoclusters. Applied Surface Science, 270 pp. 77-81.
    [10.1016/j.apsusc.2012.12.097] [Scopus]
  • Khodakov, D.A., Khodakova, A., Linacre, A. and Ellis, A. (2013). Toehold-Mediated Nonenzymatic DNA Strand Displacement As a Platform for DNA Genotyping. Journal of The American Chemical Society, 135(15) pp. 5612-5619.
    [10.1021/ja310991r] [Scopus]
  • Thredgold, L., Khodakov, D., Ellis, A. and Lenehan, C. (2013). On-chip capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection using "injected" metal electrodes. Analyst, 138(15) pp. 4275-4279.
    [10.1039/C3AN00870C] [Scopus]
  • Tune, D.D., Flavel, B., Quinton, J., Ellis, A. and Shapter, J. (2013). Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Polyaniline/n-Silicon Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterisation, and Performance Measurements. ChemSusChem, 6(2) pp. 320-327.
    [10.1002/cssc.201200600] [Scopus]
  • Yu, Y., Bandaru, N., Shapter, J., Constantopoulos, K., Voelcker, N. and Ellis, A. (2013). Benzene carboxylic acid derivatized graphene oxide nanosheets on natural zeolites as effective adsorbents for cationic dye removal. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 260 pp. 330-338.
    [10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.05.041] [Scopus]
  • Khodakov, D.A., Thredgold, L., Lenehan, C., Andersson, G., Kobus, H. and Ellis, A. (2012). DNA capture-probe based separation of double-stranded polymerase chain reaction amplification products in poly(dimethylsiloxane) microfluidic channels. Biomicrofluidics, 6(2) pp. 026503-1-026503-11.
    [10.1063/1.4729131] [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

  • Co-Convenor 9th International Membrane Science and Technology Conference (IMSTEC), Adelaide, Dec 2016.
  • Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) commitee (PCE panel) 2015.
  • Convenor 35th Australasian Polymer Symposium (APS) Gold Coast, July 2015.
  • Past Chair - Royal Australian Chemical Society (RACI) (National Polymer Division) (2015)
  • Executive Management Committee - Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology (CNSST)
  • Organising Commitee - RACI National Congress, Adelaide, Dec 2014.
  • Conference Chair - Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials and Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network (ARNAM/ARCNN) Workshop Flinders University 19th-23rd July 2010.
  • Organisation Committee International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC39), Adelaide, July 2010.
  • Technical Committee Member - Australian Future Forensics InnovationNetwork (2009-)
  • Committee Member of the South Australian node (SARF) of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) (2007-present)
  • Committee Member - Australia New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) (SA Branch Inc.) (2008-present)
  • Member - Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW) (2007-present)
  • Working Committee Member of the Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM) run by the ARC (review 4 rounds (approx. 60) travel grant proposals per year) (2007-present)
  • Program Committee- SPIE Smart Materials, Nano- and Micro-Smart Systems Symposium RMIT Univ. Melbourne Australia 9-12 December 2008
  • 1 of 12 Nanotechnology Scanners' for The Navigator Network run by the New Zealand Ministry of Science and Technology (MORST) (2006-2007)

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Chemistry
  • Desalination
  • DNA studies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Surface science

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  • Nanotechnology

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