Benjamin Boyd, PhD

University of Melbourne

Colloid and physical chemist

Prof 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). 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 X-ray-based characterization approaches for lipid and solid state systems. His group has published over 250 research papers receiving over 10000 citations. He is an elected Fellow of the Controlled Release Society (CRS), he was the recipient of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists 2011 Lipid-based Drug Delivery Award Outstanding Research Award. He is a past Secretary and incoming President Elect of the CRS. He is currently President of the Australian Colloid and Interface Society. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals including Co-editor of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science and Editor for Asia for Drug Delivery and Translational Research.