Career Profile

  • Associate Professor, AIBN/CAI (2010- )
  • Senior Research Fellow, AIBN/CMR (2005-2010)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CMR (2003)
  • Research Scientist, Polymerat Pty. Ltd. (2000-2003)
  • Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Physical Chemistry, QUT (1997-2000)
  • B.App.Sci.App.Chem.(Hons, Queensland University of Technology (1992-1996)
  • Research Interests

    Some of A/Professor Blakey’s major research themes include:

  • Polymers for semiconductor manufacture
  • Hybrid Inorganic-Polymer Materials and their Self Assembly
  • Generation of Biodegradable Polymers
  • Modification of Polymer Surfaces
  • Applications of 129Xe NMR for materials analysis
  • MRI contrast agents.

Researcher biography

Associate Professor Idriss Blakey is a University of Queensland Vice Chancellors Teaching and Research Fellow at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and the Centre for Advanced Imaging. His research seeks to understand relationships between the structure of materials and their performance in applications such as nanomedicine and nanofabrication. He has won over $AUD 10M funding, via ARC Discovery grants, ARC Linkage grants, Fellowships and direct industry funding. This has led to over 100 publications, > 1300 citations and 6 patents (4 licenced to the Dow Chemical Company). Following his PhD at Queensland University of Technology in 2001 and prior to moving to at UQ in 2003, A/Prof Blakey was a research scientist at Polymerat (Now Anteo Diagnostics) where he developed polymeric surfaces for biotechnology applications.