Andrew Boden received his PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry (2020) from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, where his major research focus was in the field of materials science for applications in non-fouling and antimicrobial surfaces. Andrew’s previous research background has allowed for experience in areas such as polymer and peptide immobilisation strategies, but also many surface analysis techniques including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), MALDI-ToF MS and surface plasmon resonance (SPR), SEM and AFM.
Andrew joined SEAM in 2021 as a Postdoctoral Fellow involved in several projects including the development of ‘Multifunctional Coatings for Long-term Antimicrobial Purposes’, ‘Biofunctionalised TiO2 as a novel component in binary colloidal crystal surfaces’ and will also work on an additional new project (from 2021) focused on ‘Multiplexed surface signals to inhibit mixed bacterial biofilm formation’. This project is expected to have significant impact in the healthcare and biomedical industries due to the severe complications caused by fouling of surfaces that operate within biological environments. Additionally, Andrew is involved with many STEM-related programs with Secondary Schools to engage and motivate the next generation of scientists through practical hands-on experience within the laboratory.