Mr Andrew Blok
Sturt Road, BEDFORD PARK, South Australia, 5042|
GPO Box 2100
ADELAIDE SA 5001
Research Group: Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology
Phone: +61 8 8201 2957
Fax: +61 8 8201 2905
Current Research ActivitiesMy current research involves the development of coatings to produce reverse osmosis and pretreatment desalination membranes that are non-leaching, antimicrobial and low biofouling.
I have been involved in the synthesis, characterisation and evaluation of a new suite of supramolecular fluorescent molecules for the detection of anions. The sensors based on the 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide fluorophore were also immobilised onto a silica surface. The immobilised sensors have the potential to be used in the field and are easily regenerated and reusable. This work was undertaken at Flinders University in collaboration with Deakin University.
I have also been involved with the development of methodology to analyse single crystals of the explosive compounds RDX and HMX using HPLC with both UV-Visible and ESI-MS detection. This worked was undertaken at Flinders University in collaboration with Defence Science Technology Organisation.