Professor Cyrille Boyer
Deputy Head of School

Professor Cyrille Boyer

School of Chemical Engineering

Prof. Cyrille Boyer is the codirector of Australian Centre for NanoMedicine and Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Chemical Engineering (Information).


  • Photopolymerization and photoredox catalysis for photopolymerization;

Light responsive materials;


  • Cyrille has co-authored over 350 research articles,5 book chapters and 7 international patents published in high-impact journals (e.g. Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communication, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemistry, Advanced Science, Chemical Reviews, Chemical Society Reviews, Chemical Science and Macromolecules etc.); 
  • More than 25,000 citation and H-index  of 92 (‪Cyrille Boyer‬ - ‪Google Scholar‬);
  • 23 ISI Highly Cited Papers in the last 10 years rated by ISI web of Science Essential Science Indicators; 
  • Listed as Highly Cited in Chemistry since 2018; 


  • 2022-2024      Elected as a Member of the Australian Research Council – College of Experts
  • 2020                Elected as a fellow of European Academy of Science

  • 2016-2019      Elected as a Member of the Australian Research Council – College of Experts

  • 2018                Chemical Engineering Research Excellence Award sponsored by Monash University (IChemE)

  • 2018                Royal Chemistry Society - Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Award

  • 2018                Polymer International – IUPAC Young Investigator Award

  • 2018                Adjunct Chair Professor at Soochow University and Adjunct Professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (China)

  • 2017 & 2016   Finalist Eureka Prize for Scientific Research

  • 2016                ACS Macromolecules/Biomacromolecules Young Investigator Award

  • 2016               Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award (delivered by the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials)

  • 2016                LeFevre Memorial Prize awarded by Australian Academy of Science

  • 2015                Named as “Emerging Investigator” by Chemical Society Reviews

  • 2015                Named as one of the inaugural 100 Knowledge innovators selected by the Knowledge Society and Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb

  • 2015                Prime Minister’s Prize for Science (2015 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year, the highest award for early-mid career researcher in physical sciences in Australia)

  • 2014 & 2016   Listed as “Emerging Investigator” (2014) & “Pioneering Investigators” (2016) by Polymer Chemistry

  • 2013                Listed as an “Emerging Investigator” by Chemical Communication and as a “Rising Star in Polymer Sciences” by Macromolecular Rapid Communication; 

  • 2013          Listed as a “Rising Stars and Young Nano-architects” by Journal of Materials Chemistry

  • 2012                Winner, Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Award (Engineering and Technology)

  • 2012                Australian Research Council – Future Fellowship (2013-2016)

  • 2009                Australian Research Council – Australian Post-Doctoral Fellowship


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  • Journal articles | 2022
    Luo Z; Ng G; Zhou Y; Boyer C; Chandrawati R, 2022, 'Polymeric Amines Induce Nitric Oxide Release from S-Nitrosothiols', Small, pp. e2200502,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Yang W; Chang W; Zhang J; Yeoh GH; Boyer C; Wang CH, 2022, 'Effects of waste coffee grounds on the mechanical properties, flame retardancy and toxic gas production of epoxy composites', Materials and Design, vol. 224,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Adnan NNM; Sadrearhami Z; Bagheri A; Nguyen TK; Wong EHH; Ho KKK; Lim M; Kumar N; Boyer C, 2018, 'Exploiting the Versatility of Polydopamine-Coated Nanoparticles to Deliver Nitric Oxide and Combat Bacterial Biofilm', Macromolecular Rapid Communications, vol. 39,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Judzewitsch PR; Nguyen TK; Shanmugam S; Wong EHH; Boyer C, 2018, 'Towards Sequence-Controlled Antimicrobial Polymers: Effect of Polymer Block Order on Antimicrobial Activity', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 57, pp. 4559 - 4564,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lin Y; Boyer C; Zhu S; Wang DW, 2018, 'Nanosized-Zinc-Mediated Self-Gelation of Graphene Oxide under Ambient Conditions', ChemPlusChem, vol. 83, pp. 947 - 955,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Namivandi-Zangeneh R; Kwan RJ; Nguyen TK; Yeow J; Byrne FL; Oehlers SH; Wong EHH; Boyer C, 2018, 'The effects of polymer topology and chain length on the antimicrobial activity and hemocompatibility of amphiphilic ternary copolymers', Polymer Chemistry, vol. 9, pp. 1735 - 1744,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sadrearhami Z; Nguyen TK; Namivandi-Zangeneh R; Jung K; Wong EHH; Boyer C, 2018, 'Recent advances in nitric oxide delivery for antimicrobial applications using polymer-based systems', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 6, pp. 2945 - 2959,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nguyen TK; Lam SJ; Ho KKK; Kumar N; Qiao GG; Egan S; Boyer C; Wong EHH, 2017, 'Rational Design of Single-Chain Polymeric Nanoparticles That Kill Planktonic and Biofilm Bacteria', ACS Infectious Diseases, vol. 3, pp. 237 - 248,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sadrearhami Z; Yeow J; Nguyen TK; Ho KKK; Kumar N; Boyer C, 2017, 'Biofilm dispersal using nitric oxide loaded nanoparticles fabricated by photo-PISA: Influence of morphology', Chemical Communications, vol. 53, pp. 12894 - 12897,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Boyer C; Corrigan NA; Jung K; Nguyen D; Nguyen TK; Adnan NNM; Oliver S; Shanmugam S; Yeow J, 2016, 'Copper-mediated living radical polymerization (atom transfer radical polymerization and copper(0) mediated polymerization): From fundamentals to bioapplications', Chemical Reviews, vol. 116, pp. 1803 - 1949,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Nguyen TK; Selvanayagam R; Ho KKK; Chen R; Kutty SK; Rice SA; Kumar N; Barraud N; Duong HTT; Boyer C, 2016, 'Co-delivery of nitric oxide and antibiotic using polymeric nanoparticles', Chemical Science, vol. 7, pp. 1016 - 1027,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nguyen D; Nguyen TK; Rice SA; Boyer C, 2015, 'CO-releasing polymers exert antimicrobial activity', Biomacromolecules, vol. 16, pp. 2776 - 2786,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nguyen TK; Duong HTT; Selvanayagam R; Boyer C; Barraud N, 2015, 'Iron oxide nanoparticle-mediated hyperthermia stimulates dispersal in bacterial biofilms and enhances antibiotic efficacy', Scientific Reports, vol. 5,