Gordon Wallace (professor)
Gordon George Wallace
Gordon George Wallace
9 June 1958
|Occupation||Executive Research Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science
Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, Materials NodeDirector of the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong
|Employer||University of Wollongong|
Gordon Wallace, AO, FAA, FTSE, FIOP, FRACI (born 9 June 1958 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a leading scientist in the field of electromaterials. His students and collaborators have pioneered the use of nanotechnology in conjunction with organic conductors to create new materials for energy conversion and storage as well as medical bionics. He has developed new approaches to fabrication that allow material properties discovered in the nano world to be translated into micro structures and macro scopic devices.
Wallace's research interests include the discovery of new materials and the use of these in energy and biomedical devices.
Executive Research Director at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and Director of the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute and the Australian National Fabrication Facility (Materials Node) both headquartered at the University of Wollongong.
Wallace was born in the city of Belfast in Ireland where he attended primary school. His boyhood ambition was to become a professional soccer player. However, in 1972 his family emigrated to Australia and settled in Geelong where he completed his high school education. He became interested in Science while at Oberon High School.
He went to Deakin University in Geelong and played soccer for the local Geelong football club. Wallace played soccer for the All Australian University team winning a University Blue for Sport at Deakin.
Wallace graduated with a BSc Honours (Chemistry and Physics) in 1979 and then received a PhD in 1983. He returned to his home country, Ireland, where he lectured for two years at University College in Cork. In 1985 he decided to return to Australia to take up an appointment at the University of Wollongong. In 1990, at the age of 32, he was appointed a Professor.
He was awarded an Australian Research Council QEII Fellowship in 1991, an ARC Senior Research Fellowship in 1995, an ARC Professorial Fellowship in 2002 and a Federation Fellowship in 2006. He was awarded a DSc from Deakin University in 2000.
Wallace's first major contribution to science was to challenge the conventional wisdom that instability in polymer materials should always be eliminated. He asserted that this instability could, if understood, be directed and controlled, allowing the creation of “intelligent” polymers – materials that sense and respond to stimuli.
In 1990, Wallace established the world's first intelligent polymer research laboratory in NSW. His work has more recently been focused on exploring the development and use of such materials in biomolecular technologies – he has led a number of initiatives in developing the field of organic bionics.
He has developed collaborative research relationships with the inventor of the Cochlear Bionic Ear, Professor Graeme Clark as well as Professor Stephen O'Leary, Professor Peter Choong, and Professor Mark Cook which have led to significant developments in the field of new materials for medical bionics. He has now established a significant national clinic network with others including Professor Chris Baker, Professor Michael Coote, Professor Toby Coates, Professor Gerard Sutton, Professor Stuart MacKay, Professor Morteza Mori Aghmesheh, Dr Payal Mukherjee and Professor Xu-Feng Huang.
Wallace has played a significant role in helping to lift the international research reputation of the University of Wollongong. He has hosted more than twenty international symposia in Wollongong, the largest being the International Conference on Synthetic Metals that attracted 1,000 delegates in 2004. He is a chair of the upcoming International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2018 (ICONN).
He has published more than 850 refereed papers and monographs on inherently conducting polymers for intelligent material systems, as well as the book Organic Bionics. He has an h index of 79 and has amassed in excess of 30,000 citations. He has supervised the work of almost 100 PhD students. In addition to being awarded a number of research prizes, Wallace was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2003 and of the Australian Academy of Science in 2007.
He received the Inaugural Polymer Science and Technology award from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) in 1992. He was awarded an ETS Walton Fellowship by Science Foundation Ireland in 2003. In 2009 he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by SPIE.
He was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2003. He received the RACI Stokes Medal for research in Electrochemistry in 2004 and was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK). In 2007 he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
He was instrumental in developing the vision and securing the funding for the Processing and Device Fabrication Facility opened in 2012.
Awards and Distinctions
The significance of Wallace's contributions to electrochemistry and polymer science has been recognised with a number of awards. A selection of these awards and distinctions are listed here:
- Corresponding Member Academy of Science, Bologna, 2016
- Distinguished Visiting Professor, Shinshu University, Japan, 2014–present
- Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Chemical Engineering (DSc), Hanbat University, Korea, 2014
- Business Events Sydney's Ambassador, 2013–present
- UOW Vice Chancellor's Award for Interdisciplinary Research, 2013
- Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellowship, 2011
- Special Advisor (International Research) to the President, Hanbat University, Korea, 2011- 2014
- Professor, Korean World Class University Program, 2009-2011
- "The use of microelectrodes to probe the electropolymerization mechanism of heterocyclic conducting polymers" - Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (1991) 
- "Development of a polypyrrole-based human serum albumin sensor" - Analytica Chimica Acta (1991) 
- "Incorporation of Erythrocytes into Polypyrrole to Form the Basis of a Biosensor to Screen for Rhesus (D) Blood Groups and Rhesus (D) Antibodies" - Electroanalysis (1999) 
- "Enantioselective electropolymerization of aniline in the presence of (+)- or (-)- camphorsulfonate ion: a facile route to conducting polymers with preferred one-screw-sense helicity" - Polymer (1994) 
- "A Single Component Conducting Polymer Hydrogel as a Scaffold for Tissue Engineering" - Advanced Functional Materials (2012) 
- "Physical Surface and Electromechanical Properties of Doped Polypyrrole Biomaterials" - Biomaterials (2010) 
- “Resolving Sub-Molecular Binding and Electrical Switching Mechanisms of Single Proteins at Electroactive Conducting Polymers” - Small (2013) 
- “Mechanism of electromechanical actuation in polypyrrole” - Synthetic Metals (1995) 
- “High-Performance Multifunctional Graphene Yarns: Toward Wearable All-Carbon Energy Storage Textiles” - ACS Nano (2014)
- “Effect of the counterion employed during synthesis on the properties of polypyrrole membranes” - Journal of Membrane Science (1994) 
- “Pulsed amperometric detection of proteins using antibody containing conducting polymers” - Analytica Chimica Acta (1993) 
- “Strain Response From Polypyrrole Actuators Under Load” - Advanced Functional Materials (2002) 
- “Use of Ionic Liquids for p-Conjugated Polymer Electrochemical Devices” - Science (2002) 
- “Skeletal Muscle Cell Proliferation and Differentiation on Polypyrrole Substrates Doped with Extracellular Matrix Components” - Biomaterials (2009) 
- “Bio-ink for on-demand printing of living cells” - Biomaterials Science (2013) 
- “Development of the Biopen: A handheld device for surgical printing of adipose stem cells at a chondral wound site” - Biofabrication (2016) 
- “3D printing of layered brain-like structures using peptide modified gellan gum substrates” - Biomaterials (2015) 
- “Processable aqueous dispersions of graphene nanosheets” - Nature Nanotechnology (2008) 
- “Mechanically Strong, Electrically Conductive, and Biocompatible Graphene Paper” - Advanced Materials (2008) 
- “Carbon Nanotube Actuators” - Science (1999) 
- "ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science". www.electromaterials.edu.au. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- "Professor Gordon Wallace - Our People - ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science". www.electromaterials.edu.au. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- "Professor Gordon G. Wallace". ipri.uow.edu.au. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- "Materials Node | www.anff.org.au". www.anff.org.au. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- "University of Wollongong, Australia". www.uow.edu.au. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- G., Wallace, Gordon (2009). Conductive electroactive polymers intelligent polymer systems. CRC. pp. xiii. ISBN 978-1420067156. OCLC 851042729.
- "Professor Gordon Wallace | TEDxUWollongong". tedxuwollongong.com. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- G., Wallace, Gordon (2012). Organic bionics. Wiley-VCH. ISBN 9783527328826. OCLC 850975416.
- "Scopus preview - Scopus - Author details (Wallace, Gordon G.)". www.scopus.com. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- Media, Australian Community Media - Fairfax (26 January 2017). "Meet the Illawarra's Australia Day honours recipients". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- "2017 NSW Scientist of the Year - NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer". www.chiefscientist.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
- "Infrastructure, health, entertainment technologies to be advanced at SPIE Smart Structures/NDE". spie.org. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- "Academy congratulates 2016 Eureka Prize winners | Australian Academy of Science". www.science.org.au. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
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- SHAW, EMMA (8 March 2009). "New Innovation Campus centre will reshape world". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- John, R.; Wallace, G.G. (1991). "The use of microelectrodes to probe the electropolymerization mechanism of heterocyclic conducting polymers". Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Interfacial Electrochemistry. 306 (1–2): 157–167. doi:10.1016/0022-0728(91)85228-h.
- John, Richard; Spencer, Melinda; Wallace, Gordon G.; Smyth, Malcolm R. (1991). "Development of a polypyrrole-based human serum albumin sensor". Analytica Chimica Acta. 249 (2): 381–385. doi:10.1016/s0003-2670(00)83010-x.
- Campbell, T.E.; Hodgson, A.J.; Wallace, G.G. (April 1999). "Incorporation of Erythrocytes into Polypyrrole to Form the Basis of a Biosensor to Screen for Rhesus (D) Blood Groups and Rhesus (D) Antibodies". Electroanalysis. 11 (4): 215–222. doi:10.1002/(sici)1521-4109(199904)11:4<215::aid-elan215>3.3.co;2-r.
- Majidi, Mir Reza; Kane-Maguire, Leon A.P.; Wallace, Gordon G. (1994). "Enantioselective electropolymerization of aniline in the presence of (+)- or (−)-camphorsulfonate ion: a facile route to conducting polymers with preferred one-screw-sense helicity". Polymer. 35 (14): 3113–3115. doi:10.1016/0032-3861(94)90427-8.
- Mawad, D.; Stewart, E.; Officer, D.L.; Romeo, T.; Wagner, P.; Wagner, K.; Wallace, G.G. (2012). "A Single Component Conducting Polymer Hydrogel as a Scaffold for Tissue Engineering". Advanced Functional Materials. 22 (13): 2692–2699. doi:10.1002/adfm.201102373.
- Gelmi, Amy; Higgins, Michael J.; Wallace, Gordon G. (2010). "Physical surface and electromechanical properties of doped polypyrrole biomaterials". Biomaterials. 31 (8): 1974–1983. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2009.11.040. PMID 20056273.
- Gelmi, A.; Higgins, M.J.; Wallace, G.G. (2013). "Resolving Sub-Molecular Binding and Electrical Switching Mechanisms of Single Proteins at Electroactive Conducting Polymers". Small. 9 (3): 393–401. doi:10.1002/smll.201201686.
- Gandhi, M.R.; Murray, P.; Spinks, G.M.; Wallace, G.G. (1995). "Mechanism of electromechanical actuation in polypyrrole". Synthetic Metals. 73 (3): 247–256. doi:10.1016/0379-6779(95)80022-0.
- Aboutalebi, Seyed Hamed; Jalili, Rouhollah; Esrafilzadeh, Dorna; Salari, Maryam; Gholamvand, Zahra; Aminorroaya Yamini, Sima; Konstantinov, Konstantin; Shepherd, Roderick L.; Chen, Jun (25 March 2014). "High-Performance Multifunctional Graphene Yarns: Toward Wearable All-Carbon Energy Storage Textiles". ACS Nano. 8 (3): 2456–2466. doi:10.1021/nn406026z. ISSN 1936-0851.
- Zhao, H.; Price, W.E.; Wallace, G.G. (1994). "Effect of the counterion employed during synthesis on the properties of polypyrrole membranes". Journal of Membrane Science. 87 (1–2): 47–56. doi:10.1016/0376-7388(93)e0053-g.
- Sadik, O.A.; Wallace, G.G. (1993). "Pulse damperometric detection of proteins using antibody containing conducting polymers". Analytica Chimica Acta. 279 (2): 209–212. doi:10.1016/0003-2670(93)80319-g.
- Spinks, G.M.; Liu, L.; Wallace, G.G.; Zhou, D. (2002). "Strain Response From Polypyrrole Actuators Under Load". Advanced Functional Materials. 12 (6–7): 437–440. doi:10.1002/1616-3028(20020618)12:6/7<437::aid-adfm437>3.0.co;2-i.
- Lu, Wen; Fadeev, Andrei G.; Qi, Baohua; Smela, Elisabeth; Mattes, Benjamin R.; Ding, Jie; Spinks, Geoffrey M.; Mazurkiewicz, Jakub; Zhou, Dezhi (9 August 2002). "Use of Ionic Liquids for π-Conjugated Polymer Electrochemical Devices". Science. 297 (5583): 983–987. doi:10.1126/science.1072651. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 12098704.
- Gilmore, Kerry J.; Kita, Magdalena; Han, Yao; Gelmi, Amy; Higgins, Michael J.; Moulton, Simon E.; Clark, Graeme M.; Kapsa, Robert; Wallace, Gordon G. (2009). "Skeletal muscle cell proliferation and differentiation on polypyrrole substrates doped with extracellular matrix components". Biomaterials. 30 (29): 5292–5304. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2009.06.059. PMID 19643473.
- Ferris, Cameron J.; Gilmore, Kerry J.; Beirne, Stephen; McCallum, Donald; Wallace, Gordon G.; Panhuis, Marc in het (3 January 2013). "Bio-ink for on-demand printing of living cells". Biomater. Sci. 1 (2): 224–230. doi:10.1039/c2bm00114d. ISSN 2047-4849.
- O’Connell, Cathal D.; Bella, Claudia Di; Thompson, Fletcher; Augustine, Cheryl; Beirne, Stephen; Rhys Cornock; Richards, Christopher J.; Chung, Johnson; Gambhir, Sanjeev (2016). "Development of the Biopen: a handheld device for surgical printing of adipose stem cells at a chondral wound site". Biofabrication. 8 (1): 015019. doi:10.1088/1758-5090/8/1/015019. ISSN 1758-5090. PMID 27004561.
- Lozano, Rodrigo; Stevens, Leo; Thompson, Brianna C.; Gilmore, Kerry J.; Gorkin, Robert; Stewart, Elise M.; Panhuis, Marc in het; Romero-Ortega, Mario; Wallace, Gordon G. (2015). "3D printing of layered brain-like structures using peptide modified gellan gum substrates". Biomaterials. 67: 264–273. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.07.022. PMID 26231917.
- Li, Dan; Müller, Marc B.; Gilje, Scott; Kaner, Richard B.; Wallace, Gordon G. (2008). "Processable aqueous dispersions of graphene nanosheets". Nature Nanotechnology. 3 (2): 101–105. doi:10.1038/nnano.2007.451. PMID 18654470.
- Chen, H.; Muller, M.B.; Gilmore, K.J.; Wallace, G.G.; Li, D. (2008). "Mechanically Strong, Electrically Conductive, and Biocompatible Graphene Paper". Advanced Materials. 20 (18): 3557–3561. doi:10.1002/adma.200800757.
- Baughman, Ray H.; Cui, Changxing; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Iqbal, Zafar; Barisci, Joseph N.; Spinks, Geoff M.; Wallace, Gordon G.; Mazzoldi, Alberto; Rossi, Danilo De (21 May 1999). "Carbon Nanotube Actuators". Science. 284 (5418): 1340–1344. doi:10.1126/science.284.5418.1340. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 10334985.