Dr Emma Prime

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Hub Manager

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

emma.prime@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72544

Biography

Dr Prime is the Manager of the Future Fibres Hub, established with funding provided by the ARC under the Industrial Transformation Research Hub Scheme, and contributions from Deakin University and several industrial partners.

She has a background in polymer research, in particular managing research projects from the laboratory through scale-up towards potential commercialisation.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation, RMIT, 2010
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne, 2007
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical, Hons), The University of Melbourne, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry), The University of Melbourne, 2003
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Career highlights

2016 - Present: Manager, ARC Future Fibres Hub, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University

2007 - 2016: Project Manager/Research Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Melbourne

Research interests

Dr Prime's research background is in polymer science and monolayer technology. She has experience in polymer synthesis and characterisation, and investigation of monolayer formation and properties at the air/water interface.

Dr Prime is interested in the commercial aspects of science and has worked on several applied research projects including water evaporation suppression and protective films for the Great Barrier Reef. She is currently focussed on translating research from the laboratory, through scale-up, to commercialisation.

Publications

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2016

Duolayers at the air/water interface: improved lifetime through ionic interactions

Dr Emma Prime, David H. Solomon, Ian Dagley, Greg G. Qiao

(2016), Vol. 120, pp. 7401-7407, Journal of physical chemistry B, Washington, D.C., C1

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2014

Dynamic performance of duolayers at the air/water interface. 2. Mechanistic insights from all-atom simulations

Andrew J. Christofferson, George Yiapanis, Andy Leung, Dr Emma Prime, Diana N. H. Tran, Greg G. Qiao, David H. Solomon, Irene Yarovsky

(2014), Vol. 118, pp. 10927-10933, Journal of physical chemistry B, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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Dynamic performance of duolayers at the air/water interface. 1. Experimental analysis

Andy Leung, Dr Emma Prime, Diana N. H. Tran, Qiang Fu, Andrew J. Christofferson, George Yiapanis, Irene Yarovsky, Greg G. Qiao, David H. Solomon

(2014), Vol. 118, pp. 10919-10926, Journal of physical chemistry B, Washington, D. C., C1-1

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2013

Formation of dynamic duolayer systems at the air/water interface by using non-ionic hydrophilic polymers

Dr Emma Prime, Diana N. H. Tran, Andy Leung, Devi Sunartio, Greg G. Qiao, David H. Solomon

(2013), Vol. 66, pp. 807-813, Australian journal of chemistry, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

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Molecular interactions behind the synergistic effect in mixed monolayers of 1-octadecanol and ethylene glycol monooctadecyl ether

Diana N. H. Tran, Dr Emma Prime, Michael Plazzer, Andy Leung, George Yiapanis, Andrew J. Christofferson, Irene Yarovsky, Greg G. Qiao, David H. Solomon

(2013), Vol. 117, pp. 3603-3612, Journal of physical chemistry B, Columbus, Oh., C1-1

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Molecular mechanism of stabilization of thin films for improved water evaporation protection

George Yiapanis, Andrew J. Christofferson, Michael Plazzer, Michael Weir, Dr Emma Prime, Greg G. Qiao, David H. Solomon, Irene Yarovsky

(2013), Vol. 29, pp. 14451-14459, Langmuir, Columbus, Oh., C1-1

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2012

Rational design of monolayers for improved water evaporation mitigation

Dr Emma Prime, Diana N. H. Tran, Michael Plazzer, Devi Sunartio, Andy Leung, George Yiapanis, Svetlana Baoukina, Irene Yarovsky, Greg G. Qiao, David H. Solomon

(2012), Vol. 415, pp. 47-58, Colloids and surfaces A: physicochemical and engineering aspects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Evaluation of an evaporation suppressing monolayer system in a controlled wave tank environment: a pilot investigation

Peter W. Schouten, Sam Putland, Dr Charles Lemckert, Ian David Underhill, David H. Solomon, Devi Sunartio, Andy Leung, Dr Emma Prime, Diana N. H. Tran, Greg G. Qiao

(2012), Vol. 16, pp. 49-64, Australian journal of water resources, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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2011

Comb polymers: are they the answer to monolayer stability?

Dr Emma Prime, Mr David Henry, Irene Yarovsky, Greg G. Qiao, David H. Solomon

(2011), Vol. 384, pp. 482-489, Colloids and surfaces A: physicochemical and engineering aspects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2010

Monolayer structure and evaporation resistance: a molecular dynamics study of octadecanol on water

David J. Henry, Visham I. Dewan, Dr Emma Prime, Greg G. Qiao, David H. Solomon, Irene Yarovsky

(2010), Vol. 114, pp. 3869-3878, Journal of physical chemistry, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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Australia's plastic banknotes: fighting counterfeit currency

Dr Emma Prime, David H. Solomon

(2010), Vol. 49, pp. 3726-3736, Angewandte Chemie (International edition), Weinheim, Germany, C1-1

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Grants

No grants found

Supervisions

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