Professor Frank Caruso

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 320B
  • Building: Chemical Engineering #1
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Materials science
  • Nano and biomolecular engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymer science

Personal webpage

http://www.chemeng.unimelb.edu.au/nano/

Biography

Frank Caruso FRS FAA is Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology. He is also appointed as a professor and an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Melbourne, Australia. During his appointment at The University of Melbourne, he held ARC Federation (2002–2012) and ARC Australian Laureate (2012–2017) Fellowships. He received his PhD degree in 1994 from The University of Melbourne and thereafter conducted postdoctoral research at the CSIRO Division of Chemicals and Polymers in Melbourne. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and then group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany from 1997 until 2002.

Prof Caruso is Leader of the Nanostructured Interfaces and Materials Science (NIMS) Group. His research interests focus on developing advanced nano- and biomaterials for biotechnology and medicine. He has published over 450 peer-reviewed papers and is on Clarivate Analytics 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list (cross-field category). He also appeared on Thomson Reuters 2014 Highly Cited Researchers list (materials science category) and Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of World’s Most Influential Scientific Mind. He ranked in the top 20 worldwide in materials science in 2011. He is Executive Editor of Chemistry of Materials and is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of ACS Applied Bio Materials, ACS Central Science, ACS Nano, Biomacromolecules, Advanced Science, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Angewandte Chemie, Biomaterials Science, and Nano Today.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (2018), Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (2017), Australian Academy of Science (2009), and Royal Australian Chemical Institute (2006). Prof. Caruso is also the recipient of the inaugural 2012 ACS Nano Lectureship Award (Asia/Pacific) from the American Chemical Society for global impact in nanoscience and nanotechnology. In 2012, he was awarded the Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research in the Physical Sciences, and after being a 2012 finalist, was awarded the prestigious 2013 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science – this category recognises an Australian individual who has demonstrated an outstanding role and impact on science. He was also part of the team that won the 2013 UNSW Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research. In 2018, he was awarded The Batteard-Jordan Australian Polymer Medal – the highest award offered by the Polymer Division for outstanding achievement in polymer science in Australia.

Recent publications

  1. Dai Q, Yu Q, Tian Y, Xie X, Song A, Caruso F, Hao J, Cui J. Advancing Metal-Phenolic Networks for Visual Information Storage. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. American Chemical Society. 2019, Vol. 11, Issue 32. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b09830
  2. Song D, Cui J, Ju Y, Faria M, Sun H, Howard CB, Thurecht KJ, Caruso F. Cellular Targeting of Bispecific Antibody-Functionalized Poly(ethylene glycol) Capsules: Do Shape and Size Matter?. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. American Chemical Society. 2019, Vol. 11, Issue 32. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b10304
  3. Ma Y, Cortez-Jugo C, Li J, Lin Z, Richardson R, Han Y, Zhou J, Bjornmalm M, Feeney OM, Zhong Q, Porter CJH, Wise A, Caruso F. Engineering Biocoatings To Prolong Drug Release from Supraparticles. Biomacromolecules. American Chemical Society. 2019, Vol. 20, Issue 9. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00710
  4. Besford Q, Cavalieri F, Caruso F. Glycogen as a Building Block for Advanced Biological Materials. ADVANCED MATERIALS. Wiley-VCH. 2019. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201904625
  5. Weiss A, Krueger K, Besford Q, Schlenk M, Kempe K, Foerster S, Caruso F. In Situ Characterization of Protein Corona Formation on Silica Microparticles Using Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy Combined with Microfluidics. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES. American Chemical Society. 2019, Vol. 11, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b14307
  6. Faria M, Noi K, Johnston S, Ju Y, Bjornmalm M, Caruso F, Crampin E. Kinetic Modeling of Nanoparticle-Cell Association. 63rd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical-Society. Biophysical Society. 2019, Vol. 116, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2018.11.2399
  7. Cui J, Alt K, Ju Y, Gunawan S, Braunger J, Wang T, Dai Y, Dai Q, Richardson J, Guo J, Bjornmalm A, Hagemeyer CE, Caruso F. Ligand-Functionalized Poly(ethylene glycol) Particles for Tumor Targeting and Intracellular Uptake.. Biomacromolecules. American Chemical Society. 2019, Vol. 20, Issue 9. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00925
  8. Weiss A, Kelly H, Faria M, Besford Q, Wheatley A, Ang C, Crampin E, Caruso F, Kent S. Link between Low-Fouling and Stealth: A Whole Blood Biomolecular Corona and Cellular Association Analysis on Nanoengineered Particles. ACS Nano. American Chemical Society. 2019, Vol. 13, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b00552
  9. Zhang W, Christofferson AJ, Besford Q, Richardson J, Guo J, Ju Y, Kempe K, Yarovsky I, Caruso F. Metal-dependent inhibition of amyloid fibril formation: synergistic effects of cobalt-tannic acid networks. NANOSCALE. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2019, Vol. 11, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1039/c8nr09221d
  10. Chen J, Li J, Zhou J, Lin Z, Cavalieri F, Czuba-Wojnilowicz E, Hu Y, Glab A, Ju Y, Richardson J, Caruso F. Metal-Phenolic Coatings as a Platform to Trigger Endosomal Escape of Nanoparticles.. ACS Nano. American Chemical Society. 2019. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b05521
  11. Pan S, Guo R, Bertleff-Zieschang N, Li S, Besford Q, Zhong Q, Yun G, Zhang Y, Cavalieri F, Ju Y, Goudeli E, Richardson J, Caruso F. Modular Assembly of Host-Guest Metal-Phenolic Networks Using Macrocyclic Building Blocks. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION. Wiley-VCH. 2019. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201912296
  12. Zhu W, Guo J, Ju Y, Serda RE, Croissant JG, Shang J, Coker E, Agola JO, Zhong Q, Ping Y, Caruso F, Brinker CJ. Modular Metal-Organic Polyhedra Superassembly: From Molecular-Level Design to Targeted Drug Delivery. ADVANCED MATERIALS. Wiley-VCH. 2019, Vol. 31, Issue 12. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201806774
  13. Cui J, Ju Y, Houston ZH, Class JJ, Fletcher NL, Alcantara S, Dai Q, Howard CB, Mahler SM, Wheatley A, De Rose R, Brannon P, Paterson B, Donnelly P, Thurecht K, Caruso F, Kent S. Modulating Targeting of Poly(ethylene glycol) Particles to Tumor Cells Using Bispecific Antibodies. ADVANCED HEALTHCARE MATERIALS. Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. 2019, Vol. 8, Issue 9. DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201801607
  14. Caruso F. Nanoengineering of poly(ethylene glycol) particles for stealth and targeting. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. American Chemical Society. 2019, Vol. 257, Issue 37. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02117
  15. Zhong Q, Li S, Chen J, Xie K, Pan S, Richardson J, Caruso F. Oxidation-Mediated Kinetic Strategies for Engineering Metal-Phenolic Networks. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Wiley-VCH. 2019, Vol. 58, Issue 36. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201907666

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