The RACI Polymer Division is pleased to announce that the 2024 recipient of the David Sangster Polymer Science and Technology award is Associate Professor Matthew Griffith, University of South Australia.
Matthew is an internationally recognised leader in the application of printable organic conductors to electronic devices, with a multitude of high-impact research outputs that have created both new materials and new fabrication routes for bioelectronic devices. His research is regularly published in the top international journals and has extended beyond academia to be translated into industry, utilized by clinicians, and shaped community engagement, both directly and via extensive national media attention. To date, Matthew has secured continuous funding totalling $9.3M from competitive external grants since the award of his PhD (half as lead CI), which spans Category 1 funding (ARC & NHMRC), Category 2 (Innovations Connections) and Category 3 (international and industry) sources. Matthew has also been involved in several major multi-institutional initiatives e.g. the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science ($60M), the CRC for Polymers ($15M), the NCRIS Microscopy Australia Program ($150M).
Matthew will showcase his work at the upcoming 38th Australasian Polymer Symposium in Auckland, New Zealand, this February.
You can read more about Matthew’s work here.