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Dr Nolene Byrne
Position: Research Fellow
Phone: +61 3 522 72609
Dr Byrne's research has been focused on the use of ionic liquid characterization and their role as solvents in the solubility and subsequent stabilization and/or destabilization of proteins. This includes studying protein folding and amyloid fibril formation. In addition, Dr Byrne has a keen interest in 'green' nanomaterials and utilization of protein fibers as scaffold materials in the design and development of new materials for application in a range of fields from energy to tissue engineering.
- PhD, Materials Science (Monash University, Australia - 2007)
- BE, Materials Engineering first class honours (Monash University 1998)
Relevant employment history:
- 2010 - present: ARC APD Research Fellow, Institute for Technology Research and Innovation, Deakin University
- 2009 - 2010: Research Fellow, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
- 2008 - 2009: Assistant Research Scientist, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az, USA
- 2006 - 2008: Postdoctoral Researcher, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az, USA
A list of the ten most significant relevant publications for the last five years:
- Adebahr, J., Best. A.S., Byrne. N., Jacobsson. P., MacFarlane. D. R., and Forsyth. M, Ion transport in polymer electrolytes containing nanoparticulate TiO2: The influence of polymer morphology. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2003. 5(4). p. 720-725.
- Tiyapiboonchaiya, C., Pringle. M. J., Sun, J., Byrne. N., Howlett. C. P., MacFarlane. D.R. and Forsyth. M. The Zwitterion Effect: High Conductivity Polyelectrolyte material. Nature Materials. 2004. 3(1). p. 29-32.
- Byrne, N., Efthimiadis, Jim., MacFarlane, D. R., Forsyth, M., The enhancement of lithium ion dissociation in polyelectrolyte gels on the addition of ceramic nano-fillers. (2004) J. Materials Chemistry, 14(1): p. 127-133.
- Byrne. N., Howlett. P.C., MacFarlane. D.R., and Forsyth. M. The Zwitterion Effect in Ionic Liquids: Towards Practical Rechargeable Lithium-Metal Batteries Advanced Materials. 2005. 17(20). p. 2497-2501.
- Byrne. N., MacFarlane. D.R., and Forsyth. M. ?Composition effects on ion transport in a polyelectrolyte gel with the addition of ion dissociators. Electrochimica Acta. 2005. 50(19). p. 3917-3921.
- Byrne. N., Wang. L-M., Belieres. J-P and Angell, C.A., Reversible folding-unfolding, aggregation protection, and multi-year stabilization, in high concentration protein solutions, using ionic liquids Chemical Communications. 2007. p. 2714-2716.
- Angell. C.A ., Byrne. N., J-P. Belieres, Parallel developments in organic, aprotic and protic ionic liquids: physical chemistry and applications. Accounts of Chemical Research. 2007. 40(11). p. 1228-1236. I
- Byrne N and Angell. C. A, Protein unfolding, and the ?tuning in? of reversible intermediate, states in protic ionic liquid media. J. Molecular Biology. 2008. 378(3). 707- 714.
- Byrne. N., Howlett. P. C., MacFarlane. D. R., Smith. M. E., Howes. A. P., Hollenkamp. A. F., Bastow. T. J., Hale. P. S and Forsyth. M, The effect of zwitterion on the lithium SEI in ionic liquid electrolytes. J. Power Sources. 2008 184(1) p. 228-296.
- Byrne. N, and Angell.C.A. Formation, and dissolution, of hen egg white lysozyme amyloid fibrils in protic ionic liquids. Chemical Communications. p.1046-1048 2009
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