Swinburne researcher awarded Victorian Fellowship

Dr Peng-Yuan (George) Wang has been awarded a Victoria Fellowship to assist with an international study mission.

George, who is an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellow at Swinburne, has been studying stem cells, nanofabrication, and advanced materials for more than a decade, researching how surface properties influence stem cell behaviour.

He has been making use of the UV/Ozone cleaner and a plasma reactor at the ANFF-Vic Biointerface Engineering Hub based at Swinburne to clean and pretreat surfaces, as well as the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication’s atomic force microscopy (AFM), Reactive Ion Etching (RIE) and confocal microscopy capabilities.

George is one of 12 early career researchers to be awarded the Victoria Fellowship by the Victorian Government valued at up to $18,000. He will visit two world-leading labs in stem cell research and bioengineering in the USA and Canada.

For more details head to the Swinburne website.