Simon Corrie completed his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Queensland, before undertaking postdoctoral studies at the HPV Research Laboratory at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He completed an ARC DECRA Fellowship in Prof. Mark Kendall’s group at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at The University of Queensland. Simon is a chief investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent BioNano Science and Technology. His research interests lie in developing nanoparticles and related biomaterials for applications in biosensing, bioassays and medical devices.
Simon joined the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department as a Senior Lecturer in February 2016. We are currently recruiting students to undertake Hons/MPhil/PhD projects within the new Nanosensor Engineering Lab, and as part of the ARC Centre.
In 2020, Simon joined the Monash Centre to Impact AMR as a member of the Research Strategy working group.
Simon Corrie research interest is focused on developing nano-particle-based molecular sensors and contrast agents for monitoring biological molecules in real biological environments. The Nano-sensor Engineering Lab works on the design, synthesis, characterization and testing of both synthetic nano-particles polymers, and biomolecules (e.g. peptides, proteins, antibodies) to detect and report the concentration of important disease biomarkers, in a real-time or rapid manner. This requires an interdisciplinary approach, combining aspects of materials science, chemistry, and molecular biology to create the materials and then collaborate with Australian and international colleagues to test the materials in pre-clinical animal models or human samples, with the ultimate aim of translation into human trials.