New Scientia Professor Rounded off 2016 for UNSW Chemistry

Posted 18 January 2017

As 2016 drew to a close, UNSW announced the appointment of 16 new Scientia Professors, which included our own Martina Stenzel.

Scientia Professorships were first introduced to UNSW in 1997 as a special category that recognises outstanding research performance, “true international eminence in research”. With this recent promotion, UNSW School of Chemistry is now home to two Scientia Professors – along with Justin Gooding who was appointed in 2011.

Martina is Co-Director of the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design, and was previously named as one of UNSW’s 15 Women Changing Our World for her trailblazing research including development of “smart” polymer nanoparticles that seek out and kill cancer cells. She is also a past recipient of the Australian Academy of Science Le Fèvre Memorial Prize, and a NSW Science and Engineering Award.

“I have always been interested in the medical aspects of polymer science, so making the jump to drug delivery systems is very exciting,” she said when she was named one of 15 Women Changing the World.

For the full list of new Scientia Professors for 2017, click here.