PROF DAVID DUNSTAN

PROF DAVID DUNSTAN

Positions

  • Advanced Ceramics
  • Amyloid Inhibitors
  • Biophysics
  • Biophysics of Protein Conformation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Novel Cancer Therapies
  • Polymer Dynamics in Flow
  • Polymer Rheology / Rheofluorescence

Overview

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  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

    • Nano and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Nanostructured Materials - Light emitting polymers - Polymer dynamics
    • Microfluidics - Rheofluorescence
    • Biophysics - Drug delivery
    • Protein aggregation - Disease - Processing
    • Ceramic Materials

    Member of the Particulate Fluids Processing Centre

    OTHER ACTIVITIES

    • Assistant Dean of Transition & Diversity for the Melbourne School of Engineering

    COLLABORATIVE INTERACTIONS

    • St Vincents Hospital
    • Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash Medical Centre
    • Victorian Pharmacy College, (Monash) Dr Ian Larson 
    • Bio21 and Department of Biochemistry 
    • Gelcast:  Portland Ceramics
    • CSL Bioplasma  
    • CSL Vaccines     
    • CSIRO Molecular Sciences 
    • Murdoch Children's Research Institute
    • Chemistry School, The University of Melbourne  

    CONSULTING AND INDUSTRIAL INTERACTION

    • CSL limited, Research and Development, Parkville
    • CSL limited, Bioplasma, Broadmeadows
    • Microns to Measure
    • Betz Dearborn
    • Goodman Fielder, Ingredients, Australia and US
    • Bonlac
    • Murray Goulburn
    • SC Johnson Wax
    • Carlton and United Breweries
    • Mobil
    • Clover Corporation
    • Unilever UK
    • Rhodia International, Australia and US
    • Uncle Ben’s Australia
    • Uncle Toby’s
    • Kraft
    • Kodak
       

Affiliation

Member of

  • Carbohydrate Polymers. Member of Editorial Board 2001 -
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professional Affiliation 2000 -
  • International Hydrocolloids Trust. Committee Member & Editorial Board Member 1998 -
  • International Journal of Food Science and Technology. Member of Editorial Board 1998 -
  • American Institute of Physics. Professional Affiliation 1996 -
  • American Chemical Society. Professional Affiliation 1993 -
  • American Society of Rheology. Professional Affiliation 1993 -
  • Australian Society of Rheology. Professional Affiliation 1993 -
  • Australian Society of Biotechnolgy. Professional Affiliation 1991 -
  • New York Academy of Sciences. Professional Affiliation 1989 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

    • 2002   ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Grant: $1.83M
    • 2002   ARC Linkage Grant: Characterisation of ISCOM Vaccines, with CSL Limited 2005 To examine and correlate the immunogenicity with the physical characteristics of ISCOM vaccines. Total grant $289,000 over three years
    • 2003   ARC Discovery Grant with Derek Chan: Spectroscopy of Polymers in Flow, 2005 $433,000
    • 2003   ARC LEIF Grant: Integrated Facility for Interfacial Rheology. $250,000
    • 2005   ARC Discovery Grant with Trevor Smith and John Sader, Towards nano- assembled light emitting polymer films $345,000
    • 2005   ARC LEIF Grant: Materials and Surface Characterisation Facility. $1.6M
    • 2005   ARC Linkage Grant: Process induced Protein Aggregation, Industry Partner CSL Bioplasma. Total grant $245,000 over 3 years
    • 2005   ARC LEIF Grant: Melbourne Nanofabrication Facility. $800,000.
    • 2005   Unilever Structure and Rheology of Fluid Gels $135,000.
    • 2005   Dairy Ingredients Group Australia, Rehydration of Milk Powders, $120,000
    • 2005   ARC LEIF Grant: Multi-Functional Fluorescence Microscopy Facility. $150,000
    • 2006   Contribution as Program II Leader to the renewal of the CRC for Bioproducts, $13.7M over seven years, as a member of the Executive Committee and Program Leader. Of the total grant received, Aus. $284,000 p.a. is allocated to the Department of Chemical Engineering, with $600,000 p.a. allocated to program 2
    • 2007   ARC LEIF Grant: “Polymer Characterisation Facility”, With Frank Caruso et al, $588,000
    • 2007   ARC Discovery Grant “Macromolecular Self Assembly of Amyloid Fibrils” William Ducker, Geoff Howlett and
       

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1987
  • BSci, University of Melbourne 1982

Awards and honors

  • Grimwade Prize for Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Science, The University of Melbourne, 2002

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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