Implantable biomedical devices, such as insulin pumps, powered by glucose in our blood rather than by batteries are a step closer to reality following an advance involving IPRI researchers.
Professor Gordon Wallace will this week be awarded the first ever Honorary Doctorate from Hanbat National University in Korea.
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.
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.