David A. Winkler
Prof. Dave Winkler is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Manufacturing in Clayton, and Adjunct Professor at Monash, Latrobe, Flinders, and Nottingham Universities. He has been at CSIRO for thirty years and has worked on a variety of projects involving the discovery of bioactive agents. He has substantial experience working with industry. Past and present industry clients include Amrad, Du Pont, Schering Plough, Bio-RAD. His work has also contributed to start up companies such as Starpharma and Betabiotics. His current research interests include: molecular design, computational chemistry, QSAR, complex systems, molecular modelling, stem cell modelling and simulation, computational nanotoxicology, design of materials, tissue engineering and biomaterials.He was a senior scientist at CSIRO for 30 years then moved to academia. He is interested in translational research aimed at understanding interactions between molecules, materials and biology. He’s a Fellow and past Board Chair of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, a Fellow of the Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry (AFMC), past President of the AFMC and current President of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies, the umbrella organization for all chemistry societies in the Asia-Pacific regions. He is a member of the organizing committee of the world’s largest international chemical congress, Pacifichem. He is a recent recipient of the RACI’s Adrien Albert award, the American Chemical Societ’s Herman Skolnik award, and the CSIRO Medal in Business Excellence. He’s published almost 300 journal articles and book chapters and is an inventor on 25 patents.
Green Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Analysis, Adsorption Advanced oxidation processes (AOP's)