Professor Frank Caruso

Research Interests

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

Personal webpage

http://www.chemeng.unimelb.edu.au/nano/

Biography

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.

Recent Publications

  1. Yan Y, Bjornmalm A, Caruso F. Assembly of Layer-by-Layer Particles and Their Interactions with Biological Systems. Chemistry of Materials. American Chemical Society. 2014, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 452 - 460.
  2. Rahim M, Ejima H, Cho KL, Kempe K, Muellner MM, Best JP, Caruso F. Coordination-Driven Multistep Assembly of Metal–Polyphenol Films and Capsules. Chemistry of Materials. American Chemical Society. 2014, Vol. 26, Issue 4, pp. 1645 - 1653.
  3. Cui J, Van Koeverden MP, Muellner MM, Kempe K, Caruso F. Emerging methods for the fabrication of polymer capsules. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science. Elsevier Science. 2014, Vol. 207, pp. 14 - 31.
  4. Liang K, Such G, Johnston AP, Zhu Z, Ejima H, Richardson JJ, Cui J, Caruso F. Endocytic pH-Triggered Degradation of Nanoengineered Multilayer Capsules. Advanced Materials. Wiley-VCH. 2014, Vol. 26, Issue 12, pp. 1901 - 1905.
  5. Ng S, Best J, Kempe K, Liang K, Johnston AP, Such G, Caruso F. Fundamental Studies of Hybrid Poly(2-(diisopropylamino)ethyl methacrylate)/Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) Films and Capsules. Biomacromolecules. American Chemical Society. 2014, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 2784 - 2792.
  6. Simpson DA, Thompson AJ, Kowarsky M, Zeeshan NF, Barson M, Hall LT, Yan Y, Kaufmann S, Johnson, Ohshima T, Caruso F, Scholten RE, Saint RB, Murray MJ, Hollenberg LC. In vivo imaging and tracking of individual nanodiamonds in drosophila melanogaster embryos. Biomedical Optics Express. Optical Society of America. 2014, Vol. 5, Issue 4, pp. 1250 - 1261.
  7. Liang K, Richardson JJ, Ejima H, Such G, Cui J, Caruso F. Peptide-Tunable Drug Cytotoxicity via One-Step Assembled Polymer Nanoparticles. Advanced Materials. Wiley-VCH. 2014, Vol. 26, Issue 15, pp. 2398 - 2402.
  8. Chen X, Yan Y, Muellner M, Van Koeverden MP, Noi K, Zhu W, Caruso F. Engineering Fluorescent Poly(dopamine) Capsules. Langmuir. American Chemical Society. 2014, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 2921 - 2925.
  9. Guo J, Ping Y, Ejima H, Alt K, Meissner M, Richardson JJ, Yan Y, Peter K, Von Elverfeldt D, Hagemeyer CE, Caruso F. Engineering Multifunctional Capsules through the Assembly of Metal-Phenolic Networks. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. Wiley-VCH. 2014, Vol. 53, Issue 22, pp. 5546 - 5551.
  10. Cui J, Ju Y, Liang K, Ejima H, Loercher S, Gause K, Richardson J J, Caruso F. Nanoscale engineering of low-fouling surfaces through polydopamine immobilisation of zwitterionic peptides. Soft Matter. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2014, Vol. 10, Issue 15, pp. 2656 - 2663.
  11. Tardy B, Dam HH, Kamphuis MM, Richardson J J, Caruso F. Self-Assembled Stimuli-Responsive Polyrotaxane Core-Shell Particles. Biomacromolecules. American Chemical Society. 2014, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 53 - 59.
  12. Muellner MM, Cui J, Noi KF, Gunawan S, Caruso F. Surface-Initiated Polymerization within Mesoporous Silica Spheres for the Modular Design of Charge-Neutral Polymer Particles. Langmuir. American Chemical Society. 2014, Vol. 30, Issue 21, pp. 6286 - 6293.
  13. Guntari S, Khin A, Wong EH, Goh TK, Blencowe A, Caruso F, Qiao GG. (Super)hydrophobic and Multilayered Amphiphilic Films Prepared by Continuous Assembly of Polymers. Advanced Functional Materials. Wiley-VCH. 2013, Vol. 23, Issue 41, pp. 5159 - 5166.
  14. Hosta-Rigau L, Shimoni O, Stadler B, Caruso F. Advanced Subcompartmentalized Microreactors: Polymer Hydrogel Carriers Encapsulating Polymer Capsules and Liposomes. Small. Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. 2013, Vol. 9, Issue 21, pp. 3573 - 3583.
  15. Best J, Neubauer MP, Javed S, Dam HH, Fery A, Caruso F. Mechanics of pH-Responsive Hydrogel Capsules. Langmuir. American Chemical Society. 2013, Vol. 29, Issue 31, pp. 9814 - 9823.

Frank Caruso

Level: 03 Room: 320B
Chemical Engineering #1, Parkville
University of Melbourne
3010 Australia

T: +61 3 83443461
F: +61 3 83444153
E: fcaruso@unimelb.edu.au


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