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Professor David Young previously held the positions of Head of School, School of Science and Engineering at USC and Head of the School of Science and Interim Head of the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Monash University Malaysia. He is a chemist with an interest in new materials and has been awarded two national research medals by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Professor Young obtained his PhD from the University of Queensland before postdoctoral training at the University College of North Wales and at Oxford University. He joined University of Sydney as a Senior Tutor, from where he moved to the Queensland University of Technology and then to Griffith University. After 20 years at Griffith, he joined Universiti Brunei Darussalam and was appointed Dean of their Graduate Studies and Research Office. Professor Young holds the honorary post of Visiting Scientist at the A*STAR Institute for Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore, Visiting Professor at Soochow University, China and Adjunct Professorships at Monash University and Griffith University. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials.

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Ligands Chemical Compounds
Polymers Chemical Compounds
Hydrogen bonds Chemical Compounds
phosphine Chemical Compounds
Metals Chemical Compounds
Water Chemical Compounds
Atoms Chemical Compounds
Acids Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1991 2019

A pillar-layer strategy to construct 2D polycatenated coordination polymers for luminescence detection of Cr2O72- and CrO42- in aqueous solution

Long, B. F., Wang, M. F., Huang, Q., Yin, X. H., Young, D. J., Hu, F. L. & Mi, Y., 7 Sep 2019, In : CrystEngComm. 21, 33, p. 4943-4950 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

coordination polymers
Luminescence
Benzene
Polymers
Ligands

A pyrazolopyrimidine based fluorescent probe for the detection of Cu2+ and Ni2+ and its application in living cells

Gu, Y. Q., Shen, W. Y., Zhou, Y., Chen, S. F., Mi, Y., Long, B. F., Young, D. J. & Hu, F. L., 15 Feb 2019, In : Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. 209, p. 141-149 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Fluorescent Dyes
Cells
probes
Quenching
sensors

A Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Conversion Scheme for a Two-Dimensional Metal-Organic Framework Bearing Linear Cd3 Secondary Building Units

Chao, M. Y., Chen, J., Hao, Z. M., Tang, X. Y., Ding, L., Zhang, W. H., Young, D. J. & Lang, J. P., Feb 2019, In : Crystal Growth and Design. 19, 2, p. 724-729 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Bearings (structural)
Metals
Single crystals
single crystals
metals

Effective loading of cisplatin into a nanoscale UiO-66 metal-organic framework with preformed defects

Lin, S. X., Pan, W. L., Niu, R. J., Liu, Y., Chen, J. X., Zhang, W. H., Lang, J. P. & Young, D. J., 28 Apr 2019, In : Dalton Transactions. 48, 16, p. 5308-5314 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cisplatin
Metals
Defects
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Phosphonoacetic Acid

Exogenous Photosensitizer-, Metal-, and Base-Free Visible-Light-Promoted C-H Thiolation via Reverse Hydrogen Atom Transfer

Xu, Z. M., Li, H. X., Young, D. J., Zhu, D. L., Li, H. Y. & Lang, J. P., 4 Jan 2019, In : Organic Letters. 21, 1, p. 237-241 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Photosensitizing Agents
Sulfur
Hydrogen
hydrogen atoms
Benzothiazoles