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Dr James Gardiner

Senior Research Scientist


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James Gardiner is a Senior Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Melbourne, Australia, which he joined in 2010. He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2004 and was a postdoc at ETH Zurich, Switzerland from 2004-2007 in the group of Prof Dr Dieter Seebach. He then moved to Australia in 2008 as an ARC Linkage Fellow at the University of Adelaide and in 2009 was a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne with Prof Andrew Holmes.
James has extensive experience in organic chemistry and synthetic methodology and has a focus on the commercial development of manufacturing processes for the chemical and agro/pharmaceutical industries. He also has expertise in catalysis, peptide synthesis, RAFT agents and polymers, and continuous flow chemistry through his association with FloWorks, CSIRO’s Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry, which provides industry access to CSIRO’s cutting-edge research into industrial chemical processing.

Current Roles

  • Senior Research Scientist
    Chemical manufacturing

Academic Qualifications

  • 2004

    University of Canterbury

Professional Experiences

  • 2016

    Senior Research Scientist

  • 2004-2007

    NZ FRST Postdoctoral Fellow
    ETH Zurich

  • 2010-2015

    Research Scientist

  • 2009-2010

    Research Fellow
    University of Melbourne

  • 2008-2009

    ARC Linkage Research Fellow
    University of Adelaide

Achievements and Awards

  • 2008

    ARC International Linkage Fellowship
    University of Adelaide

  • 2004-2007

    NZ FRST Postdoctoral Scholarship
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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