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Dr Karyn Jarvis

Research Engineer


Karyn commenced in August 2015 as a Research Engineer at the ANFF Victoria Biointerface Engineering Hub @ Swinburne. Karyn completed her PhD at the University of South Australia in 2010, which investigated the modification of porous silicon for drug delivery. From 2010 - 2013 Karyn was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Mawson Institute, University of South Australia where she investigated the modification of particles via plasma polymerization for water treatment applications. In mid 2013, she moved to Sydney and took up an appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Materials Engineering, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. There, she worked on a CRC for Polymers project developing barrier films on flexible polymer substrates using atomic layer deposition. Karyn's background is in surface modification and surface characterisation. She has expertise in the thin film deposition techniques of plasma polymerization and atomic layer deposition and a number of surface analysis techniques including XPS, ToF-SIMS, AFM, zeta potential and ellipsometry.

Research interests

Surface Analysis; Colloids and Interface Science; Materials Science; Nanobiotechnology; Polymers at Interfaces

Fields of Research

  • Physical Properties Of Materials - 340305
  • Colloid And Surface Chemistry - 340603
  • Functional Materials - 401605
  • Nanomaterials - 401807


  • 2017, National, Frater Award, Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF)


Also published as: Jarvis, Karyn; Jarvis, K.; Jarvis, K. L.; Jarvis, Karyn L.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Microgravity Reactors *; Australian National Fabrication Facility Limited

* Chief Investigator

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