Dr Georgina Such is a Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Melbourne. She is a member of the Nanostructured Interfaces and Materials (NIMs) Group.
- Biomedical Engineering
Dr Such was among eight young scientists from the University of Melbourne have been awarded 2012 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for Victoria. All winners are leaders in their field, breaking new ground with their innovation and discoveries. The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards aim to recognise early career researchers who have achieved significant research outcomes and have demonstrated their passion to engage with the community in science. Award winners will spend the next year engaging with teachers, school students, parents and the broader community around Victoria and across Australia as part of the Tall Poppy Campaign run by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.
Dr Such was a successful recipient of this award for her work in Polymer and Materials Science. Dr Such’s work investigates better ways to deliver chemotherapy drugs by designing a smart capsule that is specially designed to protect the body from the drug until it reaches the specific cancer site. The capsules are synthesised like a set of Russian dolls where each section meets a different biological challenge through the body.