Senior Researchers

 

Gordon Wallace

Professor Gordon Wallace

Director


Research Interests: organic conductors, nanomaterials and electrochemical probe methods of analysis and the use of these in the development of intelligent polymer systems.

 

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Dr Toni Campbell

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. 

Contact: +61 2 42213504
Email: toni_campbell@uow.edu.au

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Associate Professor Peter Innis

Assistant Director


Peter is responsible for activities in the areas of polymer processing, polymer photochemistry and nanomaterials

 

 

Senior Researchers

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Associate Professor Jun CheN

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.

 

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Associate Professor Michael Higgins

Michael is an Australian Research Council Fellow at IPRI. His research interest is the cellular-material interface and application of scanning probe microscopy techniques to study biological and material interactions in the single molecule and nanoscale domain.

Robert Kapsa

Associate professor Robert Kapsa

Robert is a Principal Fellow (Bionics) at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong and Associate Professor and Head of Research, Centre of Neuroscience and Neurology Research, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. These positions blend into his function as the Bionics program leader in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES).

 

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Associate Professor Simon Moulton

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.

 

 

Associate Professor Jeremy Crook

Jeremy  is a Principal Fellow at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute.

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Dr Attila Mozer 

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.

 

David Officer

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.

 

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Associate Professor Marc in het Panhuis 

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 Price

Professor William E. Price 

Will is the Executive Director of the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM). His research interests include factors influencing transport across conducting polymer membranes.

 

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Associate Professor Steven Ralph 

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.

 

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Dr Joselito Razal 

Jo is interested in interfacing carbon nanotubes with biological materials and transforming these into assemblies useful for biomedical applications.

 

Geoff Spinks

Professor Geoffrey Spinks 

Geoff is a lecturer in Engineering and has research interests in actuators and mechanical properties of polymers.

 

Gerry Swiegers

Professor Gerhard Swiegers 

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

 

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Dr Pawel Wagner 

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.

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Dr Caiyun Wang

Dr Wang is a senior research fellow at IPRI with expertise is the design and development of organic conductor based materials including conducting polymers and graphene for energy storage application

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Last reviewed: 12 May, 2014