Shortly after arriving in Wollongong, I took a wrong turn and ended up in Electrolytic St. As an electromaterials researcher, imagine my excitement! Not everyone has an Electrolytic St in their town.... writes Professor Gordon Wallace
IPRI researchers are among those awarded $3.4 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council to embark on a range of practical research projects from reducing sedentary behaviour in children to developing intelligent conducting polymers to treat schizophrenia.
IPRI researchers will study seaweed grown in the local area for use as a biomaterial such as cell carriers in medical implants and other 3D printed biomaterials.
The Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) is a key research strength at the University of Wollongong and is the lead node of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) and lead node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) - Materials node.
Professor Gordon Wallace and his team at IPRI are recognised internationally as world leaders in the development of 'intelligent' materials and nanotechnology.
IPRI is renowned for expertise in the electrochemistry of organic conductors; especially when those conductors are used in the applications of artificial muscles, photovoltaics, batteries, and biomedical applications.