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Ian Harding



Ian completed his PhD in the field of physical chemistry at the University of Melbourne in 1983. He worked for two years as a research scientist at the Australian Atomic Energy Commission before joining Swinburne in 1985. When first appointed at Swinburne, Ian's role was to run our Graduate Diploma and Masters (by coursework) degrees in Applied Colloid Science. Ian now is program manager of our undergraduate chemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology courses.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Colloid And Surface Chemistry - 030603
  • Other Environmental Sciences - 059900


Also published as: Harding, Ian; Harding, I.; Harding, I. H.; Harding, Ian H.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Locating the drug within the lipid nanoparticles using neutron scattering *; Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
  • 2018: Salt effects on surfactant self-assembly *; Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
  • 2016: Chemical, Structural and Biological Investigation of Solid Lipid *; Synchrotron Light Source Australia Pty Ltd
  • 2016: Internal Structure of Drug Encapsulated Solid Lipid Nanoparticles using small angle neutron scattering (SANS) *; Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
  • 2015: Encapsulation of hydrophobic capsaicin within yeast cells for oral delivery with reduced gastric irritation *; Melbourne-Sarawak Research Collaboration Scheme
  • 2012: Developing novel means of drug delivery (Victorian Department of Business and Innovation Victoria India Doctoral Scholarship Program Scholarship for Rohan Shah) *; Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships Program
  • 2011: Chemical and microbial testing of water quality in salt water cooling towers *; Port of Melbourne Corporation
  • 2011: Polymer functional architecture at the biointerface to control soil-water-nutrient behaviour during plant growth *; Grains Research & Development Corporation

* Chief Investigator

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