Kakwere, Hamilton

Dr. Kakwere holds an undergraduate degree in applied chemistry, a masters degree in polymers and surface coatings science and technology (Leeds University) and a PhD in polymer chemistry (University of Sydney). His research activities have focused on polymer chemistry (including synthetic organic chemistry). In addition to his PhD studies, he has completed four years of postdoctoral research in the following areas: (i) polymer synthesis via controlled polymerization techniques which incorporate reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer ( RAFT) polymerization, atom transfer radical polymerizations (ATRP), single electron transfer (SET) polymerization, ring opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters/carbonates to generate (stimuli responsive) biodegradable polymers), (ii) application of polymers obtained by the aforementioned techniques in the design of (responsive) drug delivery systems, (iii) polymer self assembly in solution to generate nanostructured materials, (iv) fabrication of hybrid systems incorporating polymers and inorganic nanoparticles for drug delivery applications (nanomedicines) (v) surface modification of inorganic nanoparticles, (vi) synthetic organic chemistry and (vii) preparation of macromolecular chimeras (polymer/peptide conjugates).

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