Cyrille Boyer received his Ph.D. degree in polymer chemistry from the University of Montpellier II, France, in 2006. His Ph.D. degree was in collaboration with Solvay-Solexis and devoted at the synthesis of new graft copolymers using grafting to. At the end of his Ph.D. degree, he undertook an engineer position with Dupont Performance and Elastomers, dealing with the synthesis of original fluorinated elastomers. Later, he joined the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) as a Senior Research Fellow under the direction of Professor Tom Davis. Boyer was working on the synthesis of protein-polymer conjugates using RAFT technology. In 2010, he has been appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering and an Australian Research Council Fellow (APD-ARC). In 2011, he joined the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine as a Project Leader to develop new polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery and gene therapy. The same year, he started a new research program on the preparation of new hybrid nanoparticles/polymers for hydrogen storage in collaboration with Francois Aguey-Zinsou (School of Chemical Engineering). His research interests mainly cover the preparation of well-defined polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery and siRNA delivery, protein polymer conjugates, hybrid organic-inorganic nanoparticles for imaging and energy storage, and macromolecular design. He has coauthored over 90 peer-reviewed research papers, including book chapters and international patents.
Biography Updated on 22 May 2012