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Michael K.C. Tam


Michael K.C. TamDegrees

  • BEng, Monash University, Australia
  • PhD, Monash University, Australia

Research Interests

  • Sustainable nanomaterials (cellulose nanocrystals)
  • Enhanced drug delivery systems
  • Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) and stimuli responsive polymeric systems
  • Polymer-surfactant interactions
  • Associative polymers for environmentally friendly coatings
  • Magnetic nanoparticles for novel separation processes

Selected References (2010-2015)

  • Quinlan, P., Tam, K.C., Water treatment technologies for the remediation of naphthenic acids in oil sands process-affected water, Chemical Engineering Journal (2015), 279, 696-714.

  • Chen, L., Cao, W., Quinlan, P., Berry, R.M., Tam, K.C., Sustainable catalysts from gold loaded polyamidoamine dendrimer-cellulose nanocrystals, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, (2015), 3 (5), 978-985.

  • Tang, J., Quinlan, P., Tam, K.C., Stimuli-responsive Pickering emulsions: Recent advances and potential applications, Soft Matter (2015), 11, 3512-3529.

  • Shi, Z., Tang, J., Chen, L., Yan, C., Tanvir, S., Anderson, W.A., Berry, R.M., Tam, K.C., Enhanced Colloidal Stability and Antibacterial Performance of Silver Nanoparticles/Cellulose Nanocrystal Hybrids, Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2015), 3, 603-611.

  • Tang, J., Shi, Z., Berry, R.M., Tam, K.C., Mussel-inspired green metallization of silver nanoparticles on Cellulose Nanocrystals and their enhanced catalytic reduction of 4-Nitrophenol in the presence of β-cyclodextrin, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (2015), 54, 3299-3308.

  • Wu, X., Tang J., Duan, Y., Yu, A.P., Berry, R.M., Tam, K.C., Conductive Cellulose Nanocrystals with High Cycling Stability for Supercapacitor Applications, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, (2014), 2 (45), 19268-19274.

  • Tang, J., Lee, M.F.X. Zhang, W., Zhao, B., Berry, R.M., Tam, K.C.,Dual Responsive Pickering Emulsion Stabilized by Poly[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate](PDMAEMA) Grafted Cellulose Nanocrystals, Biomacromolecules (2014), 15, 3052–3060.

  • Chen, L., Berry, R.M., Tam, K.C., Synthesis of β-cyclodextrin modified cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs@Fe3O4@SiO2) superparamagnetic nanorods, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, (2014), 2 (4), 951-958.

  • Natarajan, J.V., Darwitan, A., Barathi, V.A., Ang, M., Htoon, H.M., Boey, F., Tam, K.C., Wong, T.T., Venkatraman, S.S., Sustained Drug Release in Nanomedicine: A Long-Acting Nanocarrier-Based Formulation for Glaucoma, ACS Nano, (2014), 8, 419-429.

  • Peng, B.L., Han, X. Liu, H.L., Tam, K.C., Binding of Cationic Surfactants to a Thermo-sensitive Copolymer Below and Above its Cloud Point, J. Colloid & Interfacial Science, (2013), 412, 17-23.

  • Akhlaghi, S.P., Peng, B.L., Yao, Z.L., Tam, K.C., Sustainable Nanomaterials Derived from Polysaccharides and Amphiphilic Compounds, Soft Matter (2013), 9

  • Yao Z.L., Grishkewich, N., Tam, K.C., Swelling and shear viscosity of stimuli-responsive colloidal systems, Soft Matter, (2013), 9, 5319-5335.

  • Peng, B.L., Grishkewich N., Yao, Z.L., Han, X., Liu, H.L., Tam, K.C., Self-Assembly Behavior of Thermo-responsive Oligo(ethylene glycol) Methacrylates Random Copolymer, ACS Macro Letters, (2012), 1, 632-635.

  • Yao, Z.L., Tam, K.C., Temperature induced micellization and aggregation of biocompatible poly (oligo(ethylene glycol)methyl ether methacrylate) block copolymer analogs in aqueous solutions, Polymer, (2012) 53, 3446-3453.

  • Yao Z.L., Tam, K.C., Stimuli-responsive Water-soluble Fullerene (C60) Polymeric Systems, Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2011), 32

  • Yao Z.L., Tam, K.C., Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Stimuli-Responsive Poly(2-(dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate)-block-fullerene (PDMAEMA-b-C-60) and the Demicellization Induced by Free PDMAEMA Chains, Langmuir (2011), 27 (11), 6668-6673.

  • Khouri, S., Tam, K.C., Complexation between alpha-Cyclodextrin and PEGylated-PAMAM Dendrimers at Low and High pH Values, Langmuir, (2010), 26, 17969-17974.

  • Yuen, F., Tam K.C., Cyclodextrin-Assisted Assembly of Stimuli-Responsive Polymers in Aqueous Media, Soft Matter (2010), 6, 4613-4630.

    Prof. Tam has published over 275 peer reviewed journal articles with a total citation exceeding 7,000, H-Index of 48. A total of 9 papers have been cited more than 100 times.

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