Gérrard Eddy Jai Poinern
Gérrard Poinern holds the Ph.D. degree in physics from Murdoch University, Perth, WA, Australia. Currently he is the Nanoscience Program Chair and is a Senior Lecturer in physics and nanotechnology. He is the Director of Murdoch Applied Nanotechnology Research Group, Murdoch University. In 2003, he discovered and pioneered the use of an inorganic nanomembrane for potential skin tissue engineering applications. His research interests include nanoparticles for use in environmental remediation, photovoltaics, production of nanorods, and carbon nanotubes; application of nanotechnology in the areas of drug delivery and medical treatment such as in nerve repair, stroke treatment, and skin burns. He is currently the recipient of a Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenge Exploration Award for his work in the development of biosynthetic materials and their subsequent application in the manufacture of biomedical devices.
Biography Updated on 30 October 2012