Professor David Young is a chemist with an interest in new materials and has been awarded two national research medals by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Professor Young obtained his PhD from the University of Queensland before postdoctoral training at the University College of North Wales and at Oxford University.
His research involves the synthesis of new materials for electronic and biological applications. This includes new electrically conducting polymers and inorganic materials that can be used to convert waste heat into electrical energy and new porous materials that can sense pollutants in water.
Professor David Young is also interested in research involving antibacterial materials for use in health care products and new antioxidant formulations for use in functional foods and sunscreens.
Prospective students with interests in those topics above are encouraged to contact Professor David Young for further information.