Professor Gary Bryant is the Associate Dean (Higher Degree Students) and the Director, Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics (NanoPHYS)
Professor Bryant's research interests cover a broad range of topics in
- Light, Neutron and X-ray scattering in Biology and Physics
- Phase transitions in colloidal suspensions
- Freezing and dehydration in biology
Our research has recently been selected as a highlight of research conducted at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in 2011. See:
Major externally funded research projects
- Advanced cryobanking for propagation-recalcitrant and critically endangered plant species. ARC Linkage LP140100993, 2014-2016 (with R. Mancera (Curtin), S. Turner (UWA), Dr. E. Bunn (Botanic Gardens, WA)).
- Coping with temperature extremes: morphological constraints on leaf function in a warmer, drier climate. ARC Discovery DP110105380, 2011-2013 (with Prof. M. Ball (ANU Dr L Sack (UCLA Prof. NM Holbrook (Harvard)).
- Advanced Biophysical Characterisation Centre (ABCC). ARC LIEF, LE120100186. (with K. Latham, S. Richardson (RMIT), J. Gehman, F. Separovic, H. Lioe, P. Mulvaney (Melbourne), T. Mulhern (LaTrobe).
- Development of cryopreservation for high value provenance collections of recalcitrant plant species used in post-mining restoration. ARC Linkage LP0884027, 2009-2011 (with Dr. R. Mancera (Curtin Prof. A. Mark & Dr. S. Turner (UQ Dr. P. Che (UWA Dr. E. Bunn (Botanic Gardens, WA)).
- Tolerance of temperature extremes under drought: linking physiological processes with morphological constraints on leaf function. ARC Discovery DP0881009, 2008-2010 (with Prof. M. Ball (ANU), Dr AB Nicotra (ANU Dr L Sack (UCLA Prof. NM Holbrook (Harvard)).
- Water content and freezing tolerance of Antarctic mosses – indicators of climate change. Australian Antarctic Division Project Grants (with Prof. M. Ball (ANU), Prof. J. Wolfe (UNSW).
Selected other research projects
- Gyroid to diamond peptide induced phase transition in a bicontinuous cubic phase. (with Dr. C. Garvey (ANSTO) and Prof. S. Hyde (ANU)).
- Understanding crystallization and glass formation using colloidal model systems. (with Emeritus Prof. W van Megen)
- Advanced light scattering techniques for the measurement of particle dynamics. (with Emeritus Prof. W van Megen)
- Using Dynamic Light Scattering for the investigation of bacterial motility. (with Prof. W. Poon and Dr. V. Martinez, Edinburgh)
- Effects of solutes in reducing membrane damage during dehydration. (with Prof Koster, Uni of South Dakota, USA)
- PhD UNSW, B Sc (Hons) UNSW
- Nixon-Luke, R.,Bryant, G. (2019). A Depolarized Dynamic Light Scattering Method to Calculate Translational and Rotational Diffusion Coefficients of Nanorods In: Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, 36, 1 - 7
- Hannam, S.,Daivis, P.,Bryant, G. (2019). Compositional relaxation on the approach to the glass transition in a model trehalose solution In: Physical Review E, 99, 1 - 12
- Subzwari, S.,Bryant, G.,Small, D. (2019). Characterisation of sorghum starch granules using SAXS: effects of moisture on crystallinity and structure In: International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 54, 744 - 751
- Reyhani, A.,Allison-Logan, S.,Ranji-Burachaloo, H.,McKenzie, T.,Bryant, G.,Qiao, G. (2019). (In Press) Synthesis of ultra-high molecular weight polymers by controlled production of initiating radicals In: Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, , 1 - 9
- Cheeseman, S.,Truong, V.,Walter, V.,Thalmann, F.,Bryant, G.,Crawford, R.,Ivanova, E., et al, . (2019). Interaction of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles with the Surface Nanostructures on Dragonfly Wings In: Langmuir, 35, 2422 - 2430
- Poddar, A.,Conesa, J.,Liang, K.,Dhakal, S.,Reineck, P.,Bryant, G.,Pereiro, E.,Ricco, R.,Amenitsch, H.,Doonan, C.,Mulet, X.,Doherty, C.,Falcaro, P.,Shukla, R. (2019). Encapsulation, Visualization and Expression of Genes with Biomimetically Mineralized Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 (ZIF-8) In: Small, , 1 - 7
- Raju, R.,Hohn, H.,Karnutsch, C.,Khoshmanesh, K.,Bryant, G. (2019). Measuring volume kinetics of human monocytes in response to cryoprotectants using microfluidic technologies In: Applied Physics Letters, 114, 1 - 4
- Raju, R.,Merl, T.,Adam, M.,Staykov, E.,Ben, R.,Bryant, G.,Wilkinson, B. (2019). N-Octyl (Thio)glycosides as Potential Cryoprotectants: Glass Transition Behaviour, Membrane Permeability, and Ice Recrystallization Inhibition Studies In: Australian Journal of Chemistry, 72, 637 - 643
- Allison-Logan, S.,Karimirad, F.,Sun, Y.,McKenzie, T.,Nothling, M.,Bryant, G.,Qiao, G. (2019). Highly Living Stars via Core-First Photo-RAFT Polymerization: Exploitation for Ultra-High Molecular Weight Star Synthesis In: ACS Macro Letters, 8, 1291 - 1295
- Nixon-Luke, R.,Bryant, G. (2019). (In Press) Differential dynamic microscopy to measure the translational diffusion coefficient of nanorods In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, , 1 - 22
- Rational design of new synthetic antifreeze molecules for cryopreservation. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2019 from (2019 to 2022)
- Investigation of the interaction between blood cells and the endothelium in microfluidic devices (PhD Student: Rekha Raju). Funded by: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Internship from (2019 to 2020)
- Investigating the fundamental physical interactions of cushioned-supported lipid bilayers with incorporated fusogenic transmembrane proteins (Student: Jean Goder). Funded by: ANSTO [Aust Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation] from (2019 to 2019)
- Advanced cryobanking for recalcitrant-seeded Australian rainforest plants (administered by Curtin University). Funded by: ARC Linkage Grant 2016 from (2017 to 2021)
- Advanced cryobanking for propagation-recalcitrant and critically endangered plant species - Administered by Curtin University. Funded by: ARC Linkage Projects via Other University Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2019)
5 PhD Current Supervisions8 PhD Completions and 4 Masters by Research Completions