Researcher from the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences elected to the Australian National Academy of Science

May 2017

Professor Thomas Davis has been elected as a Fellow of The Australian National Academy of Science. Professor Davis is an internationally renowned polymer chemist and nanotechnologist.

Professor Davis is one of 21 distinguished scientists announced today as new Fellows, three of them from Monash.

He is the Professor of Polymer Nanotechnology, an inaugural Professorial Appointment under the banner of the Monash-Warwick University Alliance. The position is based at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) (80%) and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick, UK (20%).

Professor Davis is currently an ARC Laureate Fellow and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science & Technology (CBNS).

His scientific contributions have embraced polymerization kinetics, nanostructured films, nanoparticles, protein conjugates, nanoparticle enhanced bio-imaging, gene delivery and targeted therapeutics. He has published more than 450 refereed papers, attracting more than 28,000 citations, with more than 82 publications cited 100+ times. He has held three senior ARC Fellowships: an Australian Professorial Fellowship, an Australian Federation Fellowship and a Laureate Fellowship.

The Australian Academy of Science is a prestigious not-for-profit organisation of individuals elected for their outstanding contributions to science and research.

Welcoming the Academy’s announcement, Professor Chris Porter, Director of MIPS, said Professor Davis’ election was an outstanding achievement.

“Professor Davis has been instrumental in establishing Australia as a leading nation in the fields of nanobiology and nanomedicine.” he said.

“His scientific contributions are world-class and wide-ranging, embracing polymerization kinetics, nanostructured films, nanoparticles, protein conjugates, nanoparticle enhanced bio-imaging, gene delivery and targeted therapeutics.”

“His election as a Fellow of the Academy is a well-deserved recognition of his leadership in these fields and the contribution he has made to Australian science,” he said.

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