PROF Frank Caruso

PROF Frank Caruso

Positions

  • Materials science
  • Nano and biomolecular engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymer science

Overview

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  • Frank Caruso is a professor and ARC Australian Laureate Fellow at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Prof Caruso is also Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence on Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology. He is also Leader of the Nanostructured Interfaces and Materials Science (NIMS) Group. He received his PhD degree in 1994 from The University of Melbourne, and then moved to the CSIRO Division of Chemicals and Polymers in Melbourne. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and then group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Berlin, Germany) from 1997 until 2002.

    His research interests focus on developing advanced nano- and biomaterials for biotechnology and medicine. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers and is on the ISI most highly cited list, ranking in the top 20 worldwide in materials science in 2011. He is an Editor of Chemistry of Materials and is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of ACS Nano , Advanced Functional Materials , Advanced Healthcare Materials , Advances in Colloid and Interface Science , Biomaterials Science , and Nano Today

    He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2009. Prof. Caruso is also the recipient of the inaugural 2012 ACS Nano Lectureship Award (Asia/Pacific) from the American Chemical Society for global impact in nanoscience and nanotechnology. In 2012, he was awarded the Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research in the Physical Sciences, and after being a 2012 finalist, was awarded the prestigious 2013 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science – this category recognises an Australian individual who has demonstrated an outstanding role and impact on science. He was also part of the team that won the 2013 UNSW Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research.
       

Affiliation

Member of

  • American Chemical Society. Professional Membership American Chemical Society 2005 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Additional Grant Information

  • 2011: F. Caruso, MERIT Visiting Scholars Fund, Melbourne School of Engineering, $3K

    2010: E. Hartland, F. Caruso and G. Qiao, 'Rapid environmental detection of Legionella', Interdisciplinary Seed Funding, Melbourne Materials Institute (MMI), University of Melbourne

    2010: N. O'Brien-Simpson, E. Reynolds and F. Caruso, 'Nanoparticle mucosal vaccines', Interdisciplinary Seed Funding, Melbourne Materials Institute (MMI), University of Melbourne 

    2008: F. Caruso, 'Developing novel surfaces against biological fouling', Strategic Research Initiatives Fund (SRIF) Development Grant, University of Melbourne, $32K

       

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD (Physical Chemistry), University of Melbourne 1994
  • BSc(Hons) Physical Chemistry, University of Melbourne 1989

Awards and honors

  • Australian Museum Eureka Prize - Leadership in Science, 2013
  • 2012 Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research in the Physical Sciences, Royal Society of Victoria, 2012
  • Top 100 Material Scientists in the world over the past decade for citation impact, Thomas Reuters, 2011
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, 2009
  • Woodward Medal in Science and Technology, The University of Melbourne, 2008
  • Federation Fellowship, Australian Research Council (ARC), 2007
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 2006
  • Australian Polymer Science & Technology Achievement Award, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), 2006
  • Le Fevre Memorial Prize, Australian Academy of Science, 2005
  • Federation Fellowship (Inaugural round), Australian Research Council (ARC), 2002
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute Exchange Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2001
  • Rennie Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), 2000
  • BioFuture Award, BioFuture (BMBF), Germany, 1999
  • German Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology Award, German Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology, 1999
  • Research Award, Germany, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, 1998
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 1997
  • PhD Scholarship Melbourne Australia, CSIRO, 1990
  • Awarded for the highest score in Chemistry III, Professor Kernot Research Scholarship (UoM), 1988
  • Both awarded for the highest score in Chemistry II, Dixson and James Cuming Memorial Scholarships (UoM), 1987

Supervision

Available for supervision

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