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IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - 2008
Honorable Mention


Luke Andrew Connal receives one of four Honorable Mention awards associated with the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists, for his Ph.D. thesis work entitled entitled "Honeycomb Materials: Synthesis and Properties."

Current address (at the time of application)

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3010, Australia

E-mail: connalla@unimelb.edu.au

Academic degrees

  • Ph.D. The University of Melbourne, 2007, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • BE, The University of Melbourne, 2003 (chemical)

Ph.D. Thesis

Title Honeycomb Materials: Synthesis and Properties

Adviser Professor Greg Qiao

Thesis Committee Prof. Robert G. Gilbert, School of Land, Crop and Food sciences, The University of Queensland; and Prof. Michael E. Mackay, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Michigan State University.


Polymeric films with highly ordered pores of narrow size distribution are of great interest to industry for a variety of applications. Methods for the formation of ordered porous polymeric films are currently dominated by ‘top down’ lithographic techniques that use electrons or high-energy molecules to pattern surfaces. These techniques are complicated and expensive, especially when applied to nanoscaled structures. ....[full text; pdf file - 1.24MB]


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