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Biographical entry Stenzel, Martina

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Polymer chemist

Summary

Martina Stenzel is a world-leading researcher in polymer chemistry who has invented and developed chemical techniques for the synthesis of new and complex polymer architectures and nanomaterials. She works particularly on biomaterials possessing therapeutic abilities, and has developed innovative and smart drug-delivery materials, particularly against cancer. In 2012 she became Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales.

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1996
Education - Masters degree in chemistry, University of Bayreuth
1999
Education - PhD, Institute of Applied Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany
1999 - 2002
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow, UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology, University of New South Wales
2002 - 2012
Career position - Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), University of New South Wales
2008 -
Career position - Editor, Australian journal of chemistry
2008
Award - David Sangster Polymer Science and Technology Achievement Award, Polymer Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2009
Award - Engineering Excellence Award for research, University of New South Wales
2009 - 2012
Award - ARC Future Fellowship
2011
Award - Le Fevre Memorial Prize, Australian Academy of Science
2012 -
Career position - Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of New South Wales
2012
Award - Polymer Division citation award, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2013 -
Career position - Co-Director, Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), New South Wales
2013
Award - New South Wales Premier's Prize for Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies
2017
Award - H.G. Smith Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2018
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2018
Award - Centenary Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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Helen Cohn