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Invited Speakers

Martina H. Stenzel (Keynote Speaker)


Martina Stenzel


Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design

School of Chemistry

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Sydney NSW 2052, Australia


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Martina Stenzel studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, before completing her PhD in 1999 at the Institute of Applied Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany. She then took on a postdoctoral position at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), sponsored with a DAAD fellowship (German Academic Exchange Service) She now an full Professor at UNSW and since 2013 co-director of the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) and Adjunct-Professor in Medicine at the University of Western Sydney. Martina Stenzel published more than 230 peer reviewed papers mainly on RAFT polymerization and 8 book chapters (h index 64). She is a scientific editor of Materials Horizons and associate editor of Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, but she also serves on several editorial advisory boards such as Biomacromolecues, Polymer Chemistry, Acta Biomaterialia and many more. She received a range of awards including the 2011 Le Fèvre Memorial Prize from the Australian Academy of Science.  


Research Interests: 1. Synthesis of well-defined macromolecules via RAFT polymerization; 2. Self-assembled polymers for biomedical applications, in particular glycopolymers 3. Macromolecular metal complexes with focus on medical applications


Representative Publications


[1]        Dag A, Zhao J, Stenzel MH. Origami with ABC Triblock Terpolymers Based on Glycopolymers: Creation of Virus-Like Morphologies. ACS Macro Letters. 2015;4:579-83.

[2]        Jiang YY, Liang MT, Svejkar D, Hart-Smith G, Lu HX, Scarano W, Stenzel MH. Albumin-micelles via a one-pot technology platform for the delivery of drugs. Chem Commun. 2014;50:6394-7.

[3]        Scarano W, Duong HTT, Lu HX, De Souza PL, Stenzel MH. Folate Conjugation to Polymeric Micelles via Boronic Acid Ester to Deliver Platinum Drugs to Ovarian Cancer Cell Lines. Biomacromolecules. 2013;14:962-75.

[4]        Binauld S, Stenzel MH. Acid-degradable polymers for drug delivery: a decade of innovation. Chem Comm. 2013;49:2082-102.

[5]        Gregory A and Stenzel MH. Complex polymer architectures via RAFT polymerization: From fundamental process to extending the scope using click chemistry and nature's building blocks. Progress in Polymer Science 2012;37(1):38-105.


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