Professor Ben Boyd is a colloid and physical chemist with PhD from the University of Melbourne (1999). After industry experience in the explosives and pharmaceutical industries, he commenced an academic position at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) and has just completed an ARC Future Fellowship for the discovery and development of light activated drug delivery systems.
He was the recipient of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists 2011 Lipid-based Drug Delivery Award Outstanding Research Award. He is Past President of the Australian Chapter of the Controlled Release Society (CRS), Past Secretary of Global CRS, and is Past Secretary of the Colloid and Surface Science Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Society. He is an active member of the Australian Colloid and Interface Society. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals including Associate Editor for Drug Delivery and Translational Research, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.
His research group focusses on colloidal and structural aspects of lipids, lipid self-assembly and pharmaceutical systems, focused on controlling materials at the colloidal scale for delivery in pharma and other fields. His group is also active in developing new synchrotron-based characterization approaches for lipid and solid state systems.