Professor Alan Rowan

Institute Director

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
+61 7 334 64305



  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Liverpool
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Liverpool


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Blank, Kerstin G., Wasiel, Anna A and Rowan, Alan E. (2016). Enzymology meets nanotechnology: single-molecule methods for observing enzyme kinetics in real time. Understanding enzymes: function, design, engineering and analysis. (pp. 47-123) New York, NY United States: Pan Stanford Publishing. doi: 10.4032/9789814669337

  • Veling, Nico, Elemans, Johannes A. A. W., Nolte, Roeland J. M. and Rowan, Alan E. (2012). Ordered surface structures of self-assembled porphyrins. Handbook of porphyrin science. (pp. 1-56) edited by Karl M. Kadish, Kevin M. Smith and Roger Guilard. New Jersey, United States: World Scientific Publishing. doi: 10.1142/9789814335508_0006

  • Akeroyd, Niels, Nolte, Roeland J. M. and Rowan, Alan E. (2012). Polyisocyanides. Isocyanide chemistry: applications in synthesis and material science. (pp. 551-585) edited by Valentine G. Nenajdenko. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH. doi: 10.1002/9783527652532.ch16

  • Elemans, Johannes A. A. W., Rowan, Alan E. and Nolte, Roeland J. M. (2012). Processive rotaxane catalysts. Supramolecular polymer chemistry. (pp. 183-193) edited by Akira Harada. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH. doi: 10.1002/9783527639786.ch8

  • Thordarson, Pall, Nolte, Roeland J. M. and Rowan, Alan E. (2012). Self-Assembly of Chiral Phthalocyanines and Chiral Crown Ether Phthalocyanines. The Porphyrin Handbook: Multporphyrins, Multiphthalocyanines and Arrays. (pp. 281-301) San Diego, CA United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-092392-5.50010-9

  • Elemans, Johannes A. A. W., Nolte, Roeland J. M. and Rowan, Alan E. (2012). Well-defined porphyrin architectures from self-assembly and dewetting. Molecular Self-Assembly: Advances and Applications. (pp. 239-258) Boca Raton FL, United States: Pan Stanford Publishing. doi: 10.4032/9789814364317

  • Rowan, Alan E., Elemans, Johannes and Nolte, Roeland (2011). A toroidal oxidation catalyst: prepared comment. From non-covalent assemblies to molecular machines. (pp. 225-230) edited by Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Pierre Gaspard. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH. doi: 10.1002/9783527632817.ch15

  • Keereweer, Bram, Schwartz, Erik, Le Gac, Stéphane, Nolte, Roeland J.M., Kouwer, Paul H.J. and Rowan, Alan E. (2010). Chromophoric Polyisocyanide Materials. Functional Supramolecular Architectures: For Organic Electronics and Nanotechnology. (pp. 135-154) Weinheim, Germany: wiley. doi: 10.1002/9783527689897.ch05

  • Kitto, Heather J., Lauko, Jan, Rutjes, Floris P.J.T. and Rowan, Alan E. (2009). Click chemistry in the preparation of biohybrid materials. Click chemistry for biotechnology and materials science. (pp. 217-254) edited by Joerg Lahann. Chichester, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons. doi: 10.1002/9780470748862.ch10

  • Elemans, Johannes A.A.W., Cornelissen, Jeroen J.L.M., Feiters, Martinus C., Rowan, Alan E. and Nolte, Roeland J.M. (2008). Bio-Inspired Supramolecular Catalysis. Supramolecular Catalysis. (pp. 143-164) Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. doi: 10.1002/9783527621781.ch6

  • Otten, Matthijs B.J., Metselaar, Gerald A., Cornelissen, Jeroen J.L.M., Rowan, Alan E. and Nolte, Roeland J.M. (2007). Polyisocyanides: Stiffened Foldamers. Foldamers: Structure, Properties, and Applications. (pp. 367-402) Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. doi: 10.1002/9783527611478.ch12

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