Dr Alisyn Nedoma

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering


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Dr Alisyn Nedoma
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Room F54
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida in 2004 with a bachelors of science in chemical engineering.

I completed my Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in 2010, using small-angle scattering to measure the thermodynamics of block copolymer blends.

I procured a Junior Research Fellowship at Imperial College London (2011–2014) to pursue the development of block copolymer–based plastic solar cells and my website on polymer science, Ali's Random Walk, was launched in 2015.

I was appointed as lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland from 2016–2018, during which time I co-founded Maemar Ltd., a start-up company developing technology to support medical professionals.

The department appointed me to a lectureship in 2019, where I will pursue research into applied polymer physics.

Research interests

Applied polymer physics:

  • Organic electronics for alternative energy generation and storage
  • Polymer photocatalysts for wastewater remediation
  • Biopolymer-based food packaging
  • Nanostructured plastic films for drug and flavour delivery
  • Printable sensors for food quality
  • Supercritical processing of nanomaterials
  • Enhanced plastics recycling

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Virgili JM, Nedoma AJ, Melnichenko YB, Cheng G, Balsara NP & Segalman RA (2009) [Imidazolium][TFSI] ionic liquid distribution in concentrated poly(styrene-b-2-vinyl pyridine) copolymer solutions. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 238 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bello S, Nedoma A & Dunbar A () Zinc chloride as a performance-enhancing additive for MAPbI3 solar cells produced in air.. Proceedings of the International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics, 19 May 2022 - 25 May 2022. RIS download Bibtex download