Dr Chris Fellows is a polymer chemist and an associate professor at the University of New England.
Dr Fellows majored in chemistry and biochemistry at James Cook University and obtained a BSc(Hons I) and PhD in the mechanism of alternating radical copolymerisation at the same institution under the supervision of A/Prof Ernie Senogles, graduating in 1998. After a brief period working on the development and testing of polymeric flocculants in Chemical Engineering at the University of Sydney, he worked as Scientific Projects and Education Officer at the Sydney University Polymer Centre/Key Centre for Polymer Colloids. In 2000 he was appointed as a half-time fixed term lecturer in hydrocolloids at the University of Sydney, and in 2004 he obtained a permanent academic position as a lecturer in Chemistry at the University of New England, where he was promoted to senior lecturer in 2008 and associate professor in 2015.
As well as the fundamental kinetics and mechanisms of radical polymerisation, his research is primarily in applications of polymers in processes where they modify behaviour at interfaces: flocculation, modification of crystal growth, transport through membranes; and in structure/property relations of carbohydrate foods.