Dr Peter Wich
Peter Wich is Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He is a member of the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) and the Australian Center for Nanomedicine (ACN). Previously, Peter worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Mainz (Germany) and as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of California Berkeley (USA).
He has been awarded more than 20 prizes and scholarships for his research, including the Innovation Prize in Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry for his work on bioinspired nanomaterials and the Galenus Technology Prize. He is a “Young Member” of the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz was selected in 2019 to represent the element Roentgenium in the IUPAC Periodic Table of Younger Chemists.
Peter leads the UNSW Research Lab for Functional Biopolymers. His primary research interests are in the fields of macromolecular chemistry at the interface between nanotechnology and bioorganic chemistry. Peter’s lab focuses on the chemical modification of natural biopolymers with the aim to engineer new multifunctional and biocompatible materials for applications in drug delivery, nanomedicine and bio-catalysis