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                    Professor San H. Thang

                    Office: Room B402, Chemical Engineering Building

                    Tel:   010-6419 7357

                    Mobile: 183 1023 1884

                    E-mail: thangsh@mail.buct.edu.cn
   
 


Education:

1983-1987    Ph.D. Degree, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
1981-1982    Bachelor of Science Honours Degree, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
1973-1976    Bachelor of Science Degree, University of Saigon, Vietnam 

 

Research Experience

  • 2015 Distinguished Professor, School of Chemistry, Monash University
  • 2014 Honorary Fellow, CSIRO Manufacturing
  • 2014 Distinguished Expert of the 'China Recruitment Program of Global Experts' (1000 Talents Program), Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing China
  • 2014 Director, Frontier Research Centre for Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing China
  • 2012-2014 Chief Research Scientist and RAFT Strategic Research Team Leader, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering
  • 2001-2012 Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering (CSIRO Molecular Health and Technologies, CSIRO Molecular Science)
  • 2010-2015 Adjunct Professor, Department of Material Engineering, Monash University
  • 2008-2012 Adjunct Professor, Graduate School, Kasetsart University, Bangkok Thailand
  • 2000-2001 Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Molecular Science
  • 1999-2000 Visiting Scientist, DuPont Performance Coatings, Troy Laboratory, Michigan USA
  • 1994-2000 Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Molecular Science (CSIRO Division of Chemical and Polymers)
  • 1990-1994 Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Chemical and Polymers
  • 1987-1990 Leading Research Scientist, ICI Australia Research Group
  • 1986-1987 Research Fellow, CSIRO Division of Applied Organic Chemistry
  • 1976-1979 Chemist, SINCO Sewing Machine Co., Vietnam

 

 

Awards and Honors:

  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) (May 2015)
  • Griffith University - Griffith Sciences Inaugural Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award (November 2014)
  • Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate, Chemistry (September 2014)
  • ATSE Clunies Ross Award (May 2014)
  • Distinguished Expert of the 'China Recruitment Program of Global Experts' (1000 Talents Program) (2013)
  • FACS Citations for Contributions to Chemistry in the Asia Pacific Region (August 2013)
  • 'Pioneers from Asia' Trophy (August 2013)
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (FTSE)  (November 2010)
  • Newton Turner Award (CSIRO, 2010)
  • Australian Academy of Science - Scientific Visits to Taiwan Program Award (2010-2011)
  • Molecular and Health Technologies Divisional Award on 'Most Highly Cited Publication' (CSIRO 2009)
  • National Science Council of Taiwan R.O.C. 'Visiting Lectureship' Award (2007)
  • CSIRO Strategic Excellence 'Go for Growth' Award (CSIRO, 2007)
  • CSIRO Medal for devising and developing 'RAFT' process for polymer synthesis (2003)
  • Molecular Science 'Divisional SAP Award on Innovation' (CSIRO, 2003)
  • CSIRO Medal for 'Developing Innovative Methods of Preparing Polymeric Materials' (1990)

 

Research interests:

Ø  Macromolecules (polymers) design and synthesis.

Ø  Controlled/Living radical polymerization: Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) process; Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization (NMP).

Ø  Development of universal (switchable) RAFT agents.

Ø  Free radical chemistry through the Nitroxide trapping technique.

Ø  Synthesis and properties of polymers of novel architectures.

Ø  Synthesis of precision polymers and sequence control polymers.

Ø  Design and Synthesis of novel cyclopolymerizable monomers and polymers.

Ø  High-throughput methodologies for polymer synthesis

Ø  Industrial applications of RAFT-derived polymers.

Ø  Bioinspired RAFT polymers as carriers for drug delivery and gene therapeutics.

Ø  Cellular delivery with bioinspired RAFT polymeric micelles: targeting and tracking

 

Other Professional Activities

Ø  2015 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)

Ø  Editorial Advisory Boards: Science China Chemistry (Springer, 2013- )

Ø  2012-2013 Committee Member, ATSE Victorian Division

Ø  2010 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (FTSE)

Ø  Editorial Advisory Boards: Polymers (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/polymers/editors) (2009 – 2011)

Ø  2006 Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)

Ø  2006 Fellow of the International Union of Applied and Pure Chemistry (IUPAC)

Ø  2005-2007, 2007-2009, 2009-2011 Treasurer, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS)

Ø  2004-2005 National Representative, Committee on Chemical Education IUPAC

Ø  2003-2005 Chairman of Publications, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS)

Ø  Editorial Advisory Boards: Australian Journal of Chemistry (Regional Receiving Editor, 2001-2003)

Ø  2001-2003 Secretary-General, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS)

Ø  1987-2005 Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (MRACI)

Ø  1992-2003 Member of the American Chemical Society

 

Publications

 

1. J. Chiefari, Y.K Chong, F. Ercole, J. Krstina, J. Jeffery, T.P. Le, R.T.A. Mayadunne, G.F. Meijs, C.L. Moad, G. Moad, E. Rizzardo and S.H. Thang, Living Free-Radical Polymerization by Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer: The RAFT Process, Macromolecules, 31, 5559-5562 (1998). IF = 5.800; Citations = 2,862  

2. Y.K. Chong, F. Ercole, T. P. Le, G. Moad, E. Rizzardo and S. H. Thang, A More Versatile Route to Block Copolymers and Other Polymers of Complex Architecture by Living Free Radical Polymerization - The RAFT Process, Macromolecules, 32, 2071-2074 (1999). IF = 5.800; Citations = 662

3. S. H. Thang, Y.K. Chong, R.T.A. Mayadunne, G. Moad, E. Rizzardo, A Novel Synthesis of Functional Dithioesters, Dithiocarbamates, Xanthates and Trithiocarbonates, Tetrahedron Lett., 40, 2435-2438 (1999). IF = 2.379; Citations = 305

4. G. Moad, E. Rizzardo, S. H. Thang, Universal (Switchable) RAFT Agents, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 6914-6915 (2009). IF = 12.113; Citations = 108

5. G. Moad, E. Rizzardo, S. H. Thang, Living Radical Polymerization by the RAFT process, Aust. J. Chem., 58(6), 379-410 (2005). IF = 1.558; Citations = 1,274   

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