There are a number of ways to engage with the BioInspiration Hallmark Research Initiative, from individuals to corporations, in a range of capacities:


The BioInspiration HRI brings together leading researchers from across the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Science (comprising BioSciences, Chemistry and Physics), Melbourne School of Engineering, and Melbourne School of Design. A key objective of the Initiative is to enhance and tailor research impact by using sustainable biological systems and principles to find new solutions to technological and design challenges. We have close ties with the Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science, which enables access to extensive infrastructure for materials synthesis, materials characterisation and device fabrication. Our researchers also have links to the material science research community, including the Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform, which can facilitate rapid development and help accelerate research outcomes towards commercialisation.

For more information regarding research collaboration opportunities, contact Dr. Alberto Pugnale, alberto.pugnale@unimelb.edu.au

Affiliated Researcher

An Affiliated Researcher has research interests and experience aligned with the BioInspiration HRI research themes, and can both support and benefit from the Initiative. They can capitalise on the growing network of interdisciplinary researchers, collaborators and industry, as well as contribute to these areas. Affiliated Researchers will be profiled on the HRI website.

For more information regarding becoming an Affiliated Researcher, contact Dr. Alberto Pugnale, alberto.pugnale@unimelb.edu.au


Keep up to date with news, events and research! Subscribers receive email updates about the BioInspiration Hallmark Research Initiative, and invitations to relevant events.

For more information, or to register as a Subscriber, contact Katrina Rankin, katrina.rankin@unimelb.edu.au


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