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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 University, in what was then the Victorian College of Pharmacy, now Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) and is currently Group Coordinator for Drug Delivery Sciences at MIPS, and alternate Associate Dean of Research.
The Nanostructured Delivery Systems Group” focus 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. He is past President of the Australian Chapter of the Controlled Release Society, Past Chair of CRS Board of Scientific Advisors, and is currently Secretary of CRS. He was also 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 is also a member of the steering committee for the Nanotechnology focus group of AAPS. 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.
He was the recipient of the Gattefossé-sponsored AAPS 2011 Lipid-based Drug Delivery Award Outstanding Research Award, and is currently on an Australian Research Council-funded Future Fellowship for the discovery and development of light activated drug delivery systems.