Cameron, Prof. Neil
Prof. Neil Cameron undertook his BSc (1987-1991) and PhD (1991-1994) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. Following two post-doctoral periods (1995-1997), he was appointed as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Chemistry at Durham University (UK) in Oct 1997. In 2005 he was promoted to Reader (Associate Professor) then in October 2008 to Professor. In September 2014, he moved to Melbourne to become the Monash Warwick Alliance Professor of Polymer Materials, based at Monash University. In Oct 2018 he became Acting Head of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Monash University. His research is focused on the preparation of novel polymeric materials, with particular emphasis on scaffolds for 3D in vitro cell culture and tissue engineering, self-assembling polypeptides, peptide-synthetic polymer hybrids and sugar-containing polymers (glycopolymers). His research to date has led to the publication of >150 papers and he has given >150 invited lectures at conferences and colloquia. He was awarded a DTI SMART Award (2001), the Macro Group UK Young Researcher’s Medal (2003), an ICI Strategic Fund Award (2004), a Durham University Christopherson/Knott Fellowship (2008) and he was a member of the team that won the RSC’s Rita and John Cornforth award (2011). He serves/has served on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Centre of Excellence in Polymeric Materials (PoliMat, Slovenia; 2009-2013) and Reinnervate Ltd (2007-2012), the Editorial Board of the journal Polymer Chemistry (2009-2013) and the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Polymer (2011-). He is currently an Associate Editor for the journals Substantia and PLOS One. He was Chairman of the Macro Group UK from 2013-2016.