Professor Bob Gilbert

Professorial Research Fellow

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Affiliated Professor

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science

Overview

Research on the relations between two glucose polymers, starch and glycogen, whose structure has major impact on nutrition, diabetes and obesity.

After many years in synthetic polymer research, in 2006 I took up a position at UQ to pursue my interests in the relations between human health and the structures of glucose polymers, especially starch and glycogen, which have complex branched structures. For this purpose, I have built on my knowledge of synthetic polymers. This has led to unique combined experiment and theoretical methods for characterizing the complex molecular architecture of these biopolymers; the target is biosynthesis-structure-property-degradation relations important for human health, and also new biomaterials. This research is leading to new methods for the control and mitigation of obesity, diabetes and colo-rectal cancers; these nutrition-related diseases are reaching epidemic proportions.

I am a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, author of 450 papers, 4 patents and 2 books (on unimolecular reactions and on emulsion polymerization). I was President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Macromolecular Division (1998-2001), Elected Member of the IUPAC Bureau (2002-5), was Chair (1988-95) of the IUPAC Working Party on polymerization modelling and mechanisms, and was one of eight members of the IUPAC Strategy Development and Implementation Committee which carried out a major reorganization of that body. I was Secretary of the International Polymer Colloids Group until 2001, and former Chair of both the Polymer and Physical Chemistry Divisions of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. I am a winner of a Sydney University Excellence in Teaching Award, was awarded the RACI Smith Medal in recognition of outstanding research achievements in chemistry over the past decade, the RACI’s Polymer Medal, shared the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering Medal in 1993 for my work in understanding polymerization mechanisms, the RACI Olle Prize in 1996 for my book on emulsion polymerization, the RACI Physical Chemistry Medal in 1998, the RACI Applied Research Medal in 2005, the RACI Leighton Memorial Medal in 2007 and the Australian Academy of Science Craig Prize (2010). I am a member of the editorial boards of Biomacromolecules, Journal of Polymer Science, and Polymer, and was Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Polymer Colloids, 2003. I speak fluent French and German as well as my native English.

In 2012, I was one of the first non-Chinese recruited under the Chinese Government’s prestigious 1000-Talent scheme to set up a research centre at Biolake, Wuhan, China, and appointed as Professor at the Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST) in that city. HUST is one of the top 10 universities in China, and I supervise Chinese research students based there. I am now 50% at each of UQ and HUST + YangZHou University (which has one of the best 5 agirculture faculties in China). My time in China comprises 6 months a year (split into intervals of 1-3 months at a time), and 6 months per year at UQ. This is highly advantageous to Australia. The reasons for this include the creation of a major synergy between my Australian and Chinese research groups, with each spending some time in the other location, providing a unique opportunity for my young Australian researchers to learn first-hand about research practice and culture in our largest trading partner; also, I have outstanding facilities there which are significantly used by my Australian research group and by other groups in Australia.

Research Interests

  • Structure-property-biosynthesis relations of complex branched polymers
    The particular targets of this work are two complex branched polymers of glucose. Starch is the storage reservoir for starch in plants. We eat starch and digest it to glucose, and temporarily store this as glycogen, which has a similar molecular structure to glucose. Glycogen is our blood-sugar reservoir. This research is important for two major public health problems: diabetes and obesity. We are developing new plant varieties which are more slowly digested to starch, which helps avoid and manage diabetes and obesity. We are using our discoveries about glycogen to work towards new and highly novel types of drug targets for diabetes.

Research Impacts

The h index of a researcher is calculated from the number of times each of the published papers by that person is cited. Mine is 60, which is generally regarded as extremely high.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Sydney

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • van Herk, A. and Gilbert, R. G. (2003). Emulsion Polymerisation. In staff of McGraw-Hill (Ed.), McGraw-Hill yearbook of science & technology 1 ed. (pp. 93-96) Australia: McGraw Hill.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Gilbert, Robert G. and Sullivan, Mitchell A. (2014). The molecular size distribution of glycogen and its relevance to diabetes. In: Special issue containing papers collected from the 34th Australasian Polymer Symposium (34APS). 34th Australasian Polymer Symposium, Darwin, Australia, (538-543). 7 10 July 2013. doi:10.1071/CH13573

  • Li, Ming, Gilbert, Bob, Xie, Fengwei and Halley, Peter J. (2014). Thermoplastic starch: what can multi-level structures tell us? Dominant structures for the mechanical and biodegradable properties of thermoplastic starch materials. In: NanoBio Australia 2014: Abstract Book. NanoBio Australia 2014: 5th International NanoBio Conference & 3rd International Conference on BioNano Innovation (2014 ICBNI), St. Lucia, QLD, Australia, (). 6-10 July, 2014.

  • Espino, Etzael, Domenek, Sandra, Gilbert, Robert, Belgacem, Naceur, Bras, Julien and Dufresne, Alain (2013). Cellulose nanocrystals grafted with polystyrene or phenylic moieties for selective molecule absorption. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 245th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS), New Orleans La, (). 7 - 11 April 2013.

  • Li, M., Xie, F., Gilbert, R. G. and Halley, P. (2013). Effect of structure, processing and ageing on the mechanical characteristics of starch-based materials. In: 4th International Conference on Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers (BIOPOL 2013), Rome, Italy, (). 1-3 October 2013.

  • Sar, S., Gilbert, R. G. and Marks, G. C. (2013). Health Implications of Rice Cultivar Diversity and Carbohydrate Digestibilty in Cambodia. In: 2013 Nutrimenthe International Conference: Abstracts. 20th International Congress of Nutrition, Granada, Spain, (1333-1333). 15 - 20 September 2013. doi:10.1159/000354245

  • Li, Ming, Hasjim, Jovin, Xie, Fengwei, Halley, Peter J. and Gilbert, Robert (Bob) G. (2013). Structural changes of starch-based material due to extrusion processing and the corresponding mechanical properties (tuning starch structures by processing for better applications). In: ICFPAM 2013: The 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials, Auckland, New Zealand, (). 8-13 December 2013.

  • Li, Ming, Hasjim, Jovin, Xie, Fengwei, Halley, Peter J. and Gilbert, Robert G. (2013). Understanding starch degradation mechanism at multiple structural levels during extrusion. In: 34APS Proceedings Book. 34APS: Australian Polymer Symposium, Darwin, NT, Australia, (). 7-10 July, 2013.

  • Vilaplana, Francisco, Sullivan, Mitchell A., Hasjim, Jovin and Gilbert, Robert G. (2011). Biosynthesis - structure - property relations for branched polysaccharides as revealed by two-dimensional macromolecular size/branch chain-length distributions. In: Proceedings of the European Polymer Congress 2011 and the XII Congress of the Specialized Group of Polymers: Congress Program. EPF 2011: European Polymer Federation Conference, Granada, Spain, (49-49). 26 June-1 July 2011.

  • Wu, Alex C, Hasjim, Jovin, Syahariza, Zainul A., Sar, Seila and Gilbert, Robert G. (2011). Constraints and work-arounds on the genetics of starches for beneficial colonic health.. In: American Association of Cereal Chemists International, Palm Springs, California, USA, (A4). October 2011.

  • Tran, Thuy T. B., Shelat, Kinnari J., Tang, Daniel, Li, Enpeng, Gilbert, Robert G. and Hasjim, Jovin (2011). Effect of grinding of rice grains on three different levels of starch structure. In: Australian Food Science Summer School, Brisbane, Australia, (). 9-11 February 2011.

  • Tran, Thuy T B, Shelat, Kinnari J, Li, Enpeng, Gilbert, Robert G and Hasjim, Jovin (2011). Effects of cryogenic and hammer milling of rice grains on starch structural properties. In: Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, (). 11-14 June 2011.

  • Li, Enpeng, Hasjim, Jovin, Singh, Vijaya, Tizzotti, Morgan, Godwin, Ian D. and Gilbert, Robert G. (2011). Effects of high growing temperature on starch structure in sorghum grains. In: American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) International Conference, Palm Springs, CA, United States, (). 16-19 October 2011.

  • Li, Ming, Xie, Fengwei, Hasjim, Jovin, Halley, Peter and Gilbert, Robert G. (2011). Extrusion of maize starch with different amylose contents. In: 61st Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Coolongatta, NSW, Australia, (). 4-8 September 2011.

  • Li, Enpeng, Hasjim, Jovin, Dhital, Sushil, Godwin, Ian D. and Gilbert, Robert G. (2011). Gibberellin-biosynthesis inhibitor treatment on sorghum plants does not affect the structural properties of the starch. In: Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, (). 11-14 June 2011.

  • Vilaplana, Francisco, Meng, Di, Hasjim, Jovin and Gilbert, Robert G. (2011). Macromolecular structural distributions of high-amylose starches based on size and branching: Implications for nutrition. In: Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, (). 11-14 June 2011.

  • Syahariza, Zaniul Abidin, Sar, Seila, Hasjim, Jovin and Gilbert, Robert G. (2011). Starch digestion kinetics of cooked rice grains and its relation to structural properties. In: 61st Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Coolongatta, NSW, Australia, (). 4-8 September 2011.

  • Li, Enpeng, Hasjim, Jovin, Singh, Vijaya, Tizzotti, Morgan, Godwin, Ian D. and Gilbert, Robert G. (2011). The effects of high growing-temperature on the structure of sorghum starch. In: 61st Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Coolongatta, NSW, Australia, (). 4-8 September 2011.

  • Li, Enpeng, Hasjim, Jovin, Dhital, Sushil, Godwin, Ian D and Gilbert, Robert G (2011). The effects of trinexapac-ethyl treatment on the physicochemical properties of sorghum starch. In: Australian Food Science Summer School, Brisbane, Australia, (). 9-11 February 2011.

  • Chu, S., Hickey, L., Fox, G., Hasjim, J. and Gilbert, R. (2011). Times changes on starch structure in germinating grains. In: 16th Australian Barley Technical Symposium, Adelaide, Australia, (). 18-21 September 2011.

  • Gous, P., Gilbert, R., Franckowiak, J., Lawson, W. and Fox, G. (2011). Understanding abiotic stress impacts on cereal starch structure and value-added quality through genetic and environmental screening. In: 61st Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia, (). 4-8 September 2011.

  • Shelat, Kinnari, Nicholson, Timothy, Williams, Barbara, Gilbert, Robert and Gidley, Michael J. (2011). Viscoelastic characteristics of pig digesta are influenced by wheat arabinoxylan. In: AACC International - 2011 Meeting Abstract. American Association of Cereal Chemists International Annual Meeting (AACC), Palm Springs, CA, United States, (). 12-19 October 2011.

  • Hasjim, Jovin, Abidin, Syahariza Zainul, Li, Enpeng, Tan, Yew S., Chu, Shang and Gilbert, Robert G. (2010). A new technique to extract and dissolve starch from cereal grains for accurate structural analysis. In: Abstracts: 2010 AACC International Annual Meeting. AACC International Annual Meeting 2010, Savannah, Georgia, USA, (A48-A48). 24-27 October 2010.

  • Halley, Peter, Chaleat, Celine, Truss, Rowan, Gidley, M, Shrestha, A. K., Gilbert, R. B., Liu, W.-C., Roberts, A. and McCaffrey, N. (2010). Developing water resistant starch polymers. In: 26th Polymer Processing Society Meeting, Banff, Canada, (). July 2010.

  • Hasjim, J., Gidley, M. J. and Gilbert, R. G. (2010). Extraction and characterization of starch from pig digesta to understand the in vivo digestion of starch. In: Abstracts: 2010 AACC International Annual Meeting. AACC International Annual Meeting 2010, Savannah, GA, United States, (A24-A24). 24-27 October 2010.

  • Hasjim, J., Cesbron Lavau, G., Gidley, M. J. and Gilbert, R. G. (2010). In vivo starch digestion in small intestine. In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia (2010). Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, WA, Australia, (93-93). November 30 - 3 December 2010.

  • Zainul Abidin, S., Hasjim, J. and Gilbert, R. G. (2010). Starch structure – Property relations for digestion of cooked rice. In: Abstracts: 2010 AACC International Annual Meeting. AACC International Annual Meeting 2010, Savannah, GA, USA, (A77-A77). 24-27 October 2010.

  • Cesbron Lavau, Gautier, Hasjim, Jovin, Gidley, Michael J. and Gilbert, Robert G. (2010). Understanding in vivo digestion of starch in the small intestine.. In: Institute of Food Technologists Meeting. 2010 IFT Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts. IFT10 Annual Meeting and Food Expo®, Chicago, IL, U.S.A., (). 17-20 July 2010.

  • Hasjim, Jovin, Cesbron Lavau, Gautier, Gidley, Michael J. and Gilbert, Robert G. (2010). Understanding in vivo digestion of starches using pigs as animal models. In: 60th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (). 19-22 September 2010.

  • Hasjim, Jovin, Cave, Richard, Gidley, Michael J. and Gilbert, Robert G. (2009). Characterization of starch in pig digesta. In: AACC International Annual Meeting 2009, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., (A20-A20). September 13-16 2009.

  • Aufort, A., Gidley, M. J., Gilbert, R. G., Nicholson, T. M., Shelat, K. J. and Wong, K. (2009). Diffusion and rheology characteristics of arabinoxylan solutions and implications for digestion. In: Cereal Foods World: Quality Improvements and Preconvention. 2009 AACC International Annual Meeting Abstracts. AACC International Annual Meeting 2009, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A., (A66-A66). 13-16 September 2009.

  • Shelat, K. J., Nicholson, T. M., Wong, K. H. and Gilbert, R. G. (2009). Diffusion and viscosity in arabinoxylan solutions. In: 5th Australian-Korean Rheology Conference, Sydney, Australia, (). 1 - 4 November 2009.

  • Al-Rabadi, G. J., Gilbert, R. G. and Gidley, M. J. (2009). Effect of particle size of barley and sorghum on the kinetics of in vitro starch digestion by porcine -amylase. In: Dr Robert J. Van Berneveld, Manipulating Pig Production XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Cairns, Australia. Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Cairns, Australia, (60-60). 22 - 25 November 2009.

  • Leswin, J. S. K., Meuldijk, J., Gilbert, R. G. and van Herk, A. M. (2009). Particle formation in RAFT-mediated emulsion polymerization: A calorimetric study. In: Gudrun Schmidt-Naake, Conference on Microstuctural Control in Free-Radical Polymerization, Clausthal, Germany, (24-34). 5-8 October 2008. doi:10.1002/masy.200950103

  • Gilbert, R. G., Castignolles, P., Peate, J., Gaborieau, M. and Gray-Weale, A. A. (2008). AGFD 275-Identification of the key astringent molecules in red currant juice (Ribes rubrum) by means of a sensometabolomics approach. In: Abstracts of Papers - American Chemical Society. 236th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., (). 17-21 August 2008.

  • Shelat, Kinnari J., Aufort, Anastasia, Nicholson, Timothy M., Wong, Kok Hou, Gidley, Michael J. and Gilbert, Robert G. (2008). Diffusion and viscosity in polysaccharide solutions: Beyond Stokes-Einstein. In: Abstract Book: 30th Australasian Polymer Symposium. 30th Australasian Polymer Symposium (30APS), Melbourne, Australia, (103-104). 30 November-4 December 2008.

  • Sprong, Ewan, Leswin, Joost S. K., Lamb, David J., Ferguson, Christopher J., Hawkett, Brian S., Pham, Binh T. T., Nguyen, Duc, Such, Christopher H., Serelis, Algirdas K. and Gilbert, Robert G. (2006). Molecular watchmaking: ab initio Emulsion polymerization by RAFT-controlled self-assembly. In: D. Jhurry, Polymers for Africa. 8th UNESCO/IUPAC Conference on Macromolecules - Polymers for Africa, Reduit, Mauritius, (84-93). 4-9 June 2005. doi:10.1002/masy.200590028

  • Chang, Jung C., Gurr, Geoff M., Fletcher, Murray J. and Gilbert, Robert G. (2006). Structure-property and structure-function relations of leafhopper (Kahaono montana) silk. In: 28th Australasian Polymer Symposium/16th Annual Conference of the Australasian-Society-for-Biomaterials, Rotorua New Zealand, (579-585). Feb 05-09, 2006. doi:10.1071/CH06179

  • Oliveira, PC, Guimaraes, A, Cavaille, JY, Chazeau, L, Gilbert, RG and Santos, AM (2005). Poly (dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) grafted natural rubber from seeded emulsion polymerization. In: 5th Conference on Polymers in Dispersed Media, Lyon France, (1105-1111). 2004. doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2004.11.048

  • Lamb, D., Leswin, L. and Gilbert, R.G. (2005). Particle formation kinetics in RAFT controlled emulsion polymerizations. In: Abstracts 230th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. 230th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, U.S.A., (U4249-U4250). 28 August-1 September 2005.

  • Gilbert, R. G. (2005). RAFT polymerization in emulsion systems by self-assembly: Particle size and molecular architecture. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 230th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, United States, (U4125-U4125). 28 August - 1 September 2005.

  • Lamb, D. J., Fellows, C. A. and Gilbert, R. G. (2005). Radical entry mechanisms in redox-initiated emulsion polymerizations. In: Polymer. Proceedings of: Controlled Macromolecular Synthesis and Controlled Architectures - Supramolecular Polymer Assemblies, IUPAC MACRO 2004. Controlled Macromolecular Synthesis and Controlled Architectures - Supramolecular Polymer Assemblies, IUPAC MACRO 2004 : Conference, Paris, France, (7874-7895). 2004. doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2005.06.078

  • Gilbert, RG, Prescott, SW, Smulders, W, Monteiro, MJ, Ballard, MJ and Rizzardo, E (2002). Raft in emulsion polymerization: What makes it different.. In: ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. , , (U476-U476). .

  • Ballard, M. J., Gilbert, R. G., Monteiro, M. J., Prescott, S. W., Rizzardo, E. and Smulders, W. (2002). Raft in emulsion polymerization: What makes it different. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 224th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, United States, (U476-U476). 18-22 August 2002.

  • Prescott, S.W., Ballard, M.J., Rizzardo, E. and Gilbert, R.G. (2002). Raft techniques in emulsion polymerization: rate of polymerization and radical phase transfer events. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 224th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, United States, (U481-U481). 18-22 August 2002.

  • Gilbert, R.G., Li, F.G., Williams, S., Fellows, C.M., Hawkett, B.S., Gomes, V., Kalt, P. and Chen, Y.C. (2002). Shear-induced coagulation in emulsion polymerization systems. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 224th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, United States, (U498-U498). 18-22 August 2002.

  • Huang, H.D., Zhang, X.P., Dong, C., Kwon, H.S., Kamm, R.D., Gilbert, R.G., Lee, R. and So, P.T.C. (2000). Effects of mechanical stress on cellular GFP-actin distribution. In: Abstracts of the 44th Annual meeting of the Biophysical Society. 44th Annual meeting of the Biophysical Society, New Orleans, LA, United States, (368A-368A). 12-16 February 2000.

  • Subramaniam, Nadaraja, Monteiro, Michael J, Taylor, Joshua R., Simpson-Gomes, Anne and Gilbert, Robert G. (2000). Novel graft copolymers from mechanistically-designed seeded emulsion polymerization. In: 7th European Polymer Federation Symposium on Polymeric Materials: Polymers Friendly for the Environment. 7th European Polymer Federation Symposium on Polymeric Materials: Polymers Friendly for the Environment, Szczecin, Poland, (43-53). 20-24 September 1998. doi:10.1002/1521-3900(200003)152:1<43::AID-MASY43>3.0.CO;2-7

  • Gilbert, R.G., Anstey, J.F., Subramaniam, N. and Monteiro, M.J. (1999). Emulsion polymerization as a novel tool in controlled free-radical polymerization. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, United States, (U401-U401). 1999.

  • Gilbert, R.G., Subramaniam, N., Monteiro, M.J., Taylor, J.R. and Simpson-Gomes, A. (1999). Novel graft copolymers from natural rubber latex. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, United States, (U659-U659). 1999.

  • Quadir, MA, Snook, R, Gilbert, RG and DeSimone, JM (1998). Emulsion polymerization in a hybrid carbon dioxide aqueous medium. In: ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. , , (U420-U420). .

  • Gilbert, R.G. (1997). Mechanisms for radical entry and exit: aqueous phase influences on polymerization. In: NATO Advanced Study Institute on Recent Advances in Polymeric Dispersions. NATO Advanced Study Institute on Recent Advances in Polymeric Dispersions, Elizondo, Spain, (1-15). 23 June - 5 July 1996.

  • Coen, E.M. and Gilbert, R.G. (1997). Particle size distributions. In: NATO Advanced Study Institute on Recent Advances in Polymeric Dispersions. NATO Advanced Study Institute on Recent Advances in Polymeric Dispersions, Elizondo, Spain, (67-78). 23 June - 5 July 1996.

  • Kukulj, D. and Gilbert, R.G. (1997). Polymerization at high conversion. In: NATO Advanced Study Institute on Recent Advances in Polymeric Dispersions. NATO Advanced Study Institute on Recent Advances in Polymeric Dispersions, Elizondo, Spain, (97-107). 23 June - 5 July 1996.

  • Clay, P.A., Christie, D.I. and Gilbert, R.G. (1997). Rate coefficients controlling molecular weight distributions in emulsion polymerizations. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, United States, (282-282). 1997.

  • Radom, L., Wong, M.W., Pross, A., Heuts, J.P.A. and Gilbert, R.G. (1997). Theoretical aspects of free radical reactions. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, United States, (260-260). 1997.

  • Heuts, Johan P. A., Sudarko and Gilbert, Robert G. (1996). First-principles prediction and interpretation of propagation and transfer rate coefficients. In: 2nd International Symposium on Free Radical Polymerization - Kinetics and Mechanisms. 2nd International Symposium on Free Radical Polymerization - Kinetics and Mechanisms, Genoa, Italy, (147-157). 26-31 May 1996. doi:10.1002/masy.19961110115

  • Morrison, Bradley R. and Gilbert, Robert G. (1995). Conditions for secondary particle formation in emulsion polymerization systems. In: International Symposium on Radical Copolymers in Dispersed Media (R C D M). International Symposium on Radical Copolymers in Dispersed Media (R C D M), Lyon, Fance, (13-30). 17-22 April 1994. doi:10.1002/masy.19950920104

  • Christie, D.I., Gilbert, R.G., Congalidis, J.P., Richards, J.R. and McMinn, J.H. (1995). Measurement of transfer constants to predict emulsion polymerization kinetics. In: 5Th International Workshop On Polymer Reaction Engineering. 5th International Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering, Berlin, Germany, (513-522). 9-11 October 1995.

  • Clay, P.A., Teltow, G. and Gilbert, R.G. (1995). Using molecular weight distribution to obtain mechanistic data from free-radical polymerization. In: 5Th International Workshop On Polymer Reaction Engineering. 5th International Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering, Berlin, Germany, (611-619). 9-11 October 1995.

  • Maxwell, Ian A., Morrison, Bradley R., Gilbert, Robert G., Sangster, David F. and Napper, Donald H. (1992). Free radical entry in emulsion polymerizations. In: International Symposium on Polymer Materials - Preparation, Characterization and Properties. International Symposium on Polymer Materials - Preparation, Characterization And Properties ( Polymer 91 ), Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (233-242). 10-15 February 1991. doi:10.1002/masy.19920530122

  • Morrison, Bradley R., Maxwell, Ian A., Gilbert, Robert G. and Napper, Donald H. (1992). Testing nucleation models for emulsion-polymerization systems. In: 201st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. 201st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, United States, (28-44). 14-19 April 1991. doi:10.1021/bk-1992-0492.ch003

  • Gilbert, R.G., Morrison, B.R. and Napper, D.H. (1991). The status of nucleation models in emulsion polymerization. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, United States, (179-179). 1991.

  • Casey, Brendan S., Maxwell, Ian A., Morrison, Bradley R. and Gilbert, Robert G. (1990). Establishing mechanisms for emulsion polymerizations. In: International Microsymposium on Radical Polymerization in Heterogeneous Systems. International Microsymposium on Radical Polymerization in Heterogeneous Systems, Smolenice, Czechoslovakia, (1-10). 10-14 April 1989. doi:10.1002/masy.19900310103

  • Adams, Mary E ., Casey, Brendan S., Mills, Martin F., Russell, Gregory T., Napper, Donald H. and Gilbert, Robert G. (1990). High conversion emulsion, dispersion and suspension polymerization. In: 2nd International Symposium on “Copolymerization and Copolymers in Dispersed Media. 2nd International Symposium on “Copolymerization and Copolymers in Dispersed Media, Lyon, France, (1-12). 3-7 April 1989. doi:10.1002/masy.19900350103

  • Congalidis, J.P., Richards, J.R. and Gilbert, R.G. (1988). Mathematical modeling of emulsion copolymerization reactors. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, United States, (131-131). 1988.

  • Adams, M., Napper, D.H., Gilbert, R.G. and Sangster, D.F. (1986). Free radical exit from latex particles. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, United States, (111-111). 1986.

  • Gilbert, R.G., Eberhardt, J.E., Knott, R.B. and Pryor, A.W. (1982). Multiple photon decomposition of ethyl acetate: a test of the applicability of the master equation. In: Unknown, Unknown, (472-472). 1982.

  • Gilbert, R.G., Napper, D.H., Lichti, G., Ballard, M. and Sangster, D.F. (1980). Emulsion polymerization in seeded systems. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, United States, (111-111). 1980.

  • Napper, D.H., Gilbert, R.G. and Lichti, G. (1980). Molecular weight development in emulsion polymerization. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, United States, (146-146). 1980.

  • Lichti, G., Gilbert, R.G. and Napper, D.H. (1978). Prediction of molecular weight distribution of polymer formed in emulsion polymerization. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, United States, (31-31). 1978.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision