Researcher

Dr Felix Rizzuto

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Nanomaterials, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Biomaterials, Synthetic Biology, Supramolecular Chemistry

Biography

Rapt by all things science and history, I completed a joint BSc(Hons)/BA at the University of Sydney, Australia in 2014. Leaving the sunny shores of the southern hemisphere, I undertook a PhD in supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Nitschke at the University of Cambridge, finishing in 2018. I then moved to Montreal, where I held a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Prof. Hanadi Sleiman's group at...view more

Rapt by all things science and history, I completed a joint BSc(Hons)/BA at the University of Sydney, Australia in 2014. Leaving the sunny shores of the southern hemisphere, I undertook a PhD in supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Nitschke at the University of Cambridge, finishing in 2018. I then moved to Montreal, where I held a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Prof. Hanadi Sleiman's group at McGill University. As of 2022, I moved to UNSW as an ARC DECRA Felllow, where my group is developing out-of-equilibrium nanotechnologies for polymer and materials synthesis.


My Grants

2022 - Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) – Biomimetic catalysis for sustainable polymer synthesis (3 years).


My Qualifications

2018-2021 - Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University
2014-2018 - PhD Chemistry, University of Cambridge 
2008-2014 - BSc(Adv, Hons I)/BA, University of Sydney


My Awards

2021 - Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet du Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies
2019 - 'Gadolinium' on IUPAC Periodic Table of Younger Chemists 
2019 - Reaxys PhD Prize Finalist
2018 - Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
2018 - Most Outstanding Thesis in Materials Chemistry at the University of Cambridge
2015 - Scifinder Future Leaders in Chemistry Program

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