Dr Wojtek Chrzanowski
MSc PhD Materials Science
A15 - Pharmacy And Bank Building
The University of Sydney
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Dr Chrzanowski’s published his research outcomes in over 50 papers and 40 conference proceedings. He is co-author of two patents and was invited to present his research at several Universities in the UK, Japan, South Korea and Poland.
His work focuses also on drug delivery systems that are capable of modulating drug uptake. In particular his research centres around responsive materials that can target disease and control drug release upon external activation. Drug carriers are design to sensitise cells and upregulate drug adsorption. Nano/molecular characterisation of materials.
In Dr Chrzanowski’s laboratory, he uses state-of-art imaging and probing facilities Scanning Ion Conductance Microscope and Molecular Probe equipped in nanopro toolbox used for nanocharacterisation of mechanical properties of materials. Both techniques are fully integrated with fluorescence and light microscope to provide unique combination of 2D and 3D integrated images of various types of materials. Current projects look closely on cell mechanics and real time changes to the cell membrane and cells morphology upon specific stimuli.
Teaching and supervision
- Novel Therapeutics, Formulation and Dispensing
- Biomedical Engineering
- Editor of Advanced Drug Delivery Reviewissue on ‘Bionics-nature-inspired smart materials’
- Member of:The Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM),STEM Ambassador,Knowledge Transfer Network,European Society for Biomaterials
- Editorial boards: Journal of Tissue Engineering, Journal of Biomaterials Engineering
- Reviewer of: Journal of Biomaterials Applications, Acta Biomaterialia,Surface and Coating Technology, Journal of Materials Processing Technology Advanced Biomaterials, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: part B – Applied Biomaterials, Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications
Awards and honours
- Endeavour Executive Award 2012 – fellowship at Harvard-MIT, Harvard Medical School; award funded by The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education of Australian Government.
- Winner of ProIMAGE Contest 2012 (NT-MDT) for the image of collagen fibres using atomic force microscopy.
- Placement in the prestigious Scottish Crucible 2009 program, funded for 30 leading young researchers in all fields from across Scotland.
- Awarded a Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship (2006) to conduct research at University College London. This was the most highly sought after fellowship program offered by the EU’s FP7.
- Class I Principal Award for Scientific Team (2007), awarded by the Senate of the Silesian University of Technology for scientific research excellence.
- nanoIR - nanoscale bioimaging with continuous mapping of chemical and physical properties; Chrzanowski W; DVC Research/Equipment Grant.
- Clean Technologies for the synthesis and purification of a biohybrid and biodegradable polymer; Chrzanowski W, Dehghani F; BlueScope Steel - Lysaght Technology/Project Support.
- Clean Technologies for the synthesis and purification of a biohybrid and biodegradable polymer; Dehghani F, Chrzanowski W; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
- qNano scanning ion occlusion spectroscopy (SIOS); Chrzanowski W, Bebawy M, Dehghani F, Chan H, Rohanizadeh R, Hawkett B; National Health and Medical Research Council/Equipment Grants.
- The Instron testing material instrument (Model 5943); Dehghani F, Weiss A, Bilek M, Zreiqat H, Dunstan C, Chrzanowski W, Rohanizadeh R; National Health and Medical Research Council/Equipment Grants.
- Antimicrobial gallium and strontium implanted materials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; Chrzanowski W; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering/Awards.
Engineering Surface Properties of Nickel-Titanium Alloy for Improved Osteointegration (Wydawnictwo Politechniki Slaskiej, 2012)
PhD and master's project opportunities
Cancer; Biointerfaces; Biomedical engineering