Chief Operating Officer
Toni has worked with the Intelligent Polymer Research Group since 2002 in the research area, involving medical bionics and controlled release, prior to assuming her role as chief operating officer of ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, of which IPRI is the lead node, in 2009.
Jun has research interests in the preparation of nanostructured electromaterials, especially carbon nanotube based 3D architectures, and in fuel cell applications, including cell design and catalytic electrodes.
Michael's main interest and research has focused on the application of AFM to study the nanomechanical properties of biological systems, including living cells, model lipid membranes, single ligand-receptor interactions, individual protein unfolding, fundamental surface-force interactions, as well as being involved in AFM instrument development.
Simon is an active researcher involved in all aspects of research being undertaken in the Electromaterials and Bionics programs within ACES. He is the lead materials chemist responsible for coordinating the development of new materials for use in the Bionics ACES program for use in spinal cord regeneration, muscle regeneration, epilepsy control, and controlled drug release projects.
Attila is the leader of the Solar Energy Conversion research strength at IPRI and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. He is an expert in organic photovoltaic device fabrication and advanced characterisation techniques using time-resolved optical and electrical probes.
Professor David Officer
David's research interests are to develop functional material and nanomaterial systems. This includes the development and application of functionalised conducting polymers and carbon nanotubes, and an internationally recognised program on the synthesis and use of porphyrins (artificial chlorophyll) in solar cells, which produced the best porphyrin-based solar cells in the world.
Marc's research focuses on synthesis, characterisation and applications of composite materials with enhanced properties. These composite materials are fabricated using surface active molecules and/or polymers.
Will is the Dean of the Faculty of Science. His research interests include factors influencing transport across conducting polymer membranes.
Steve is a Senior Lecturer in the Chemistry Department. He carries out research in the area of new metal complexing polymers and membrane separations with IPRI.
Jo is interested in interfacing carbon nanotubes with biological materials and transforming these into assemblies useful for biomedical applications.
Geoff is a lecturer in Engineering and has research interests in actuators and mechanical properties of polymers.
Gerry is a Professor in the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) and an Adjunct Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES). His interests lie in Bio-inspired mechanical (“machine-like”) catalysts
Pawel is a senior research fellow at IPRI and has research interests in organic chemistry of aromatic compounds, synthesis of electroactive materials and the interactions between molecules and solid state.