Dr Kristian Kempe
Kristian studied chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany) and the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands). In 2010 he was a visiting researcher in the group of Prof. Craig J. Hawker (University of California, Santa Barbara) before he completed his Ph.D. at the end of 2011 under the supervision of Prof. Ulrich S. Schubert in Jena. In 2012 he received a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt-fellowship to conduct research in the groups of Prof. Frank Caruso (The University of Melbourne) and Prof. David M. Haddleton/ Prof. Thomas P. Davis (Monash University). In mid-2014 Kristian was appointed to the position of Senior Research Fellow at the University of Warwick to work alongside Prof. Haddleton. Currently, he is a group leader and NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellow at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His research interests include, ‘smart’ responsive macromolecules, biocompatible and biodegradable polymers, poly(2-oxazoline)s, efficient polymer modification reactions, polymer-peptide conjugation strategies and the design of functional particle systems and hydrogels for applications in nanomedicine and material science with particular focus on brain drug delivery.