Frontiers of Science: 3D bioprinting – printing parts for bodies


May 3, 2018    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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Prof. Gordon G. Wallace, ARC Centre of Excellenxe for Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong, Australia

Host: Stefan Willför (

Prof. Wallace’s research interests include organic conductors, nanomaterials and electrochemical probe methods of analysis and the use of these in the development of intelligent polymer systems. A current focus involves the use of these tools and materials in developing biocommunications from the molecular to skeletal domains in order to improve human performance via medical Bionics.

Prof. Gordon Wallace is a founder and Director of the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Executive Director at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and an Australian Laureate Fellow. Prof. Wallace is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Institute of Physics, and Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). He is a corresponding member of the Academy of Science in Bologna. Prof. Wallace completed his undergraduate (1979) and PhD (1983) degrees at Deakin University. And was awarded a DSc from Deakin University in 2000. He was appointed as a Professor at the University of Wollongong in 1990.

Prof. Wallace has supervised almost 100 PhD students to completion and has mentored more than 50 research fellows. Prof. Wallace has published more than 850 refereed publications that have attracted in excess of 30,000 citations; a monograph (3rd Edition published in 2009) on Conductive Electroactive Polymers: Intelligent Polymer Systems and co-authored a monograph on Organic Bionics (published 2012).

Selected publications

Lee CY, Taylor AC, Beirne S, Wallace GG. 3D-Printed Conical Arrays of TiO2 Electrodes for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. Advanced Energy Materials. 2017;7(21). IF= 16.72.

Gu Q, Tomaskovic-Crook E, Wallace GG, Crook JM. 3D Bioprinting Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Constructs for In Situ Cell Proliferation and Successive Multilineage Differentiation. Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2017;6(17). IF= 12.12.

Chao Y, Jalili R, Ge Y, Wang C, Zheng T, Shu K, Wallace GG. Self-Assembly of Flexible Free-Standing 3D Porous MoS2-Reduced Graphene Oxide Structure for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries. Advanced Functional Materials. 2017;27(22). IF= 12.12.

Esrafilzadeh D, Jalili R, Stewart EM, Aboutalebi SH, Razal JM, Moulton SE, Wallace GG. High-Performance Multifunctional Graphene-PLGA Fibers: Toward Biomimetic and Conducting 3D Scaffolds. Advanced Functional Materials. 2016;26(18):3105-3117. IF= 11.382.

Lozano R, Stevens L, Thompson BC, Gilmore KJ, Gorkin R, Stewart EM, Panhuis MIH, Romero-Ortega M, Wallace GG. Brain on a bench top: Cortical neurons within a 3D printed structure. Materials Today. 2016;19(2):124-125. IF= 17.793.