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Greg Qiao

Chemical Engineering
science & technology
physical sciences
polymer science
chemistry, multidisciplinary
materials science
materials science, multidisciplinary
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Greg Qiao

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Greg Qiao


Greg Qiao is Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry and Engineering and Assistant Dean (Research) in the Melbourne School of Engineering. He is also a Deputy Head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

His current Research Activities include:

Environmental Engineering - Greenhouse Gas Recovery
Nano and Biomolecular Engineering - Nanostructured Materials, Tissue Engineering
Materials and Minerals Engineering - Polymer Science

The research interests of Greg Qiao are in the area of synthetic polymer science and engineering.

His research applies various polymerization techniques, including controlled free radical polymerizations, to synthesize novel polymeric architectures, biodegradable and functional polymers. His industrial research is in the synthesis of the nanogels for automotive coatings and the novel hydrogels for biological separations. The research in biopolymers is focused on applications in tissue engineering.
Greg leads an internationally recognized Polymer Science Group in the Department and is currently the president of the Victorian Polymer Group under Royal Australia Chemical Institute. He is also a project leader of the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) and CRC for Polymers.

Caruso, F., Qiao, G. G., Blencowe, A. R., Goh, T. K., Connal, L. A. & Such, G. K. Preparation of a crosslinked multilayer film. (US Application: US20110250353 A1 20111013, 2011)
Caruso, F., Qiao, G. G., Blencowe, A. R., Goh, T. K., Connal, L. A. & Such, G. K. Preparation of a crosslinked multilayer film. (Patent Number: US20110250353A1, 2011) Solomon, D. H., Prime, E. L., Sunartio, D., Qiao, G. G., Dagley, I. & Blencowe, A. Method for controlling water evaporation. (Application: WO patent application 2009-AU1684, 2010).
Qiao, G. G.; Powell, C. Kentish, S.; Gas Separation Membranes and Processes For The Manufacture Thereof. (PCT Int. Appl. 2008: PCT2007906042; US Application: US 61/001879, 2008)
Qiao, G.G. ; Connal, L.; Wiltshire, J.; Porous Polymeric Materials and Polymer Particles For Preparation Thereof (PCT Full Patent, November, 2006)
Qiao, G.G. ; Solomon, D.H.; Gurr, P.; Mills, M. Microgel Composition ( PCT Int. Appl. 2003, PCT AU2003/01580)
Solomon, D.H.; Qiao, G.G. ; Kwok, A.; Hydrogel Preparation and Process for Manufacture ( PCT Int. Appl. 2003, PCT AU2003/001680 )
Solomon. D.H.; Qiao, G.G. ; Caulfield, M. J. Atchison, S. Process for Preparation of Ultra Thin Membranes ( PCT Int. Appl. 2001, PCT AU01/01030; WO 0213956; US 09/645956)
Qiao, G.G. ; Solomon, D.H.; Shaw, R.W. ; Juric D. D. Improved Carbon Composites ( PCT Int. Appl. 2000, WO 0056811; EP 1210387; NO 2001004604; ZA 2001007808;)
Solomon, D.H.; Qiao, G.G. ; Abrol. S. Process for Microgel Preparation ( PCT Int. Appl. 1999, 53 pp. WO 9958588; US6545095; TW 444024; AU 9936924; CA 2331785; EP 1076668; JP 2002514667)


Displaying the 65 most recent projects by Greg Qiao.



Project Types


Research Grant


Research Contracts


Internal Research Grant

Additional Information

2012-2014: G. Qiao, R. Prankerd, A. Blencowe, P. Gurr, R. Tait and A. Donohue, 'Novel click assembled drug-polymer conjugates as next generation drug delivery systems', ARC Linkage Project with PolyActiva Pty Ltd, Australian Research Council, ARC funding $304K

2012: A. Blencowe and G. Qiao, 'Bioengineered corneal endothelium for improved restoration of sight', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Melbourne Materials Institute (MMI), University of Melbourne, $50K

2010: E. Hartland, F. Caruso and G. Qiao, 'Rapid environmental detection of Legionella', Interdisciplinary Seed Funding, Melbourne Materials Institute (MMI), University of Melbourne

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 343 most recent scholarly works by Greg Qiao.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


2010 CHEMECA Award at Chemeca Annual Conference for Outstanding achievement in the field of chemical engineering in Australia and NZ

Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia (IChemE)


FRACI - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute







Chemical Engineering

American Chemical Society


Australian Electrophoresis Society


Australian Biomaterial Society


Royal Australian Chemical Institute

RACI - National Committee - Polymer Division

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

RACI - Chairman- Victorian Polymer Group



Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Engineering

Donghua University