Dr. Simon Corrie
Department of Chemical Engineering
Simon Corrie completed his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Queensland, before undertaking postdoctoral studies at the HPV Research Laboratory at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He recently completed an ARC DECRA Fellowship in Prof. Mark Kendall’s group at the Australian Institute for Bio-engineering and Nanotechnology at The University of Queensland. He is chief investigator in the ARC Center of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology. His research interests lie in developing nano-particles and related bio-materials for applications in bio-sensing, bio-assays and medical devices. He joined the Chemical Engineering Department as a Senior Lecturer in February 2016. Currently his department are recruiting students to undertake Hons/MPhil/PhD projects within the new Nano-sensor Engineering Lab, and as part of the ARC Center. For more information on projects, and to apply, please see the group website.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Physical Chemistry, The University of Queensland
Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland
Simon Corrie research interest is focused on developing nano-particle-based molecular sensors for monitoring biological molecules in real biological environments. The Nano-sensor Engineering Lab works on the design, synthesis, characterization and testing of both synthetic nano-particle scaffolds (e.g. organosilica materials) and novel biological reporters (e.g. antibody fragments). This requires an interdisciplinary approach, combining aspects of materials science, chemistry, and molecular biology to create the materials and then collaborate with Australian and international colleagues to test the materials in pre-clinical animal models with the ultimate aim of translation into human trials.
Last modified: 26/10/2017