Intelligent Polymer Research Institute

Profs Wallace and KoIPRI Director awarded first hanbat university honorary doctorate in science field

Professor Gordon Wallace will this week be awarded the first ever Honorary Doctorate from Hanbat National University in Korea.

Binbin IPRI newsA PhD in 30 seconds

IPRI student Binbin Zhang has managed to successfully convey the significance of her 3 years of PhD study in a 30 second video and has been named as a finalist in a national showcase competition.

Pia Winberg seaweed for medical bionics 1 Seaweed could be vital ingredient for medical bionics 

 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.