Carl Schiesser is Professor of Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology. He received his PhD in 1987 from the Australian National University and a DSc in 2000 from the University of Adelaide for his contribution to knowledge. Professor Schiesser is a major international player in the field of free radical chemistry with expertise that ranges from synthesis through to molecular modelling. In 2007 he was awarded the A J Birch Medal of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Professor Schiesser leads a team of researchers that are currently working on the development of new pharmaceutical products that combat the damaging effects of free radicals, the development of new reagents for the detection of free radicals, and the understanding of the role that free radicals play in the deterioration of cultural materials.
Professor Schiesser is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Royal Society of Chemistry.