Dr. Matthew Stewart

Matthew Stewart

IP Qualifications

Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney
Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney

Academic Qualifications

QualificationInstitutionYear of Completion
Master of Intellectual PropertyUniversity of Technology, Sydney2018
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)Victoria University2008
Bachelor of Science in Medical Forensic and Analytical Chemistry (Hons I)Victoria University of Technology2003

Postdoctoral Research Experience

PositionOrganisation/InstitutionDate of Tenure
Postdoctoral Research FellowVictoria University2009-2015


Royal Australian Chemical InstituteMember
The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of AustraliaStudent Member
Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New ZealandStudent Member

Selected Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Specifications

PCT Publication NumberTitle of Application
WO2019/027368Method of preparing stapled peptides
WO2019/014698Novel Xenograft
WO2018/174831Stapled peptides
WO2018/044241Method of producing a methanation catalyst
WO2018/102852Solar cell fabrication
WO2019/046882Gaseous Mercury capture
WO 2017/031524Porous Coatings
WO 2017/075647Solar Collector

Selected Publications - Scientific

Scientific Publications
Khairallah, Stewart et al., (2009), “Gas phase supramolecular cluster ions of deoxyguanosine induced by binding to (2,2’:6’,2”-terpyridine)-platinum (II) and (diethylenetriamine)-platinum (II)”, Dalton Trans., 1542-1548
Myat, Stewart et al., (2014), “Experimental and computational investigations of the interactions between model organic compounds and subsequent membrane fouling”, Water Res., 48, 108-118
Stewart et al., (2014), “Exploring the molecular basis for the metal-mediated assembly of alginate gels”, Carbohydr. Polym., 102, 246-253.
Stewart et al., (2014), “The role of poly-M and poly-GM sequences in the metal-mediated assembly of alginate gels”, Carobhydr. Polym., 112, 486-493.
Stojanovska, Stewart et al., (2016) “Platinum accumulation and changes in mitochondrial function of the longitudinal muscle and myenteric plexus following oxaliplatin administration”, Neurogastroenterol. Motil., 28, S1, 55.
Stewart et al., (2017) “A structural basis for the amphiphilic character of alginates – Implications for membrane fouling”, Carbohydr. Polym., 164, 162-169.
Experience and Technical Background

Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:

  • Local and Foreign Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Drafting
  • Third Party Observations
  • Oppositions

Primary patent practice areas by technology:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Products
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering

Scientific/research background:

A. General technical areas:

  • Inorganic/Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Water Purification/Separation Technologies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers


B. Honours research:

  • Research in the area of analytical bioinorganic chemistry, in particular the interactions between Cu(II) and bidentate chelates for use as potential neuroprotectants.
  • Identified the potential role of halogens in enhancing possible neuroprotective effectiveness of bidentate chelates.

C. PhD research:

  • Broad research program combining analytical and bioinorganic chemistry with theoretical chemistry methods to provide insights into biological processes and potential drug targets.
  • Research included investigations of antioxidant scavenging and the effect of chelated transition metals on promoting scavenging; the effect of halogens on bidentate chelates in binding to transition metals, and; the effect of steric hindrance on platinum(II) and palladium(II) complexes and their competition for different nucleobases.

D. Postdoctoral research:

  • Research undertaken in the areas of water treatment and separation technologies, in particular membrane processes and the mechanisms of fouling by organic foulants.
  • Lead to fundamental insights in the interactions of various classes of foulants and their interactions with hydrophobic polymeric surfaces.
  • Also developed a method for the recycling of used polymeric membranes in order to extract valuable polymers and reduce waste.
  • Contributed to other projects in the fields of food technology, biochemistry, waste processing, microbiology and bioanalytical chemistry.

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