Dr Felix Rizzuto
Research Fellow

Dr Felix Rizzuto

2018-2021 - Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University
2014-2018 - PhD Chemistry, University of Cambridge 
2008-2014 - BSc(Adv, Hons I)/BA, University of Sydney

Science
School of Chemistry

Rapt by all things science and history, I completed a joint BSc(Hons)/BA at the University of Sydney, Australia in 2014. Leaving the sunny shores of the southern hemisphere, I undertook a PhD in supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Nitschke at the University of Cambridge, finishing in 2018. I then moved to Montreal, where I held a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Prof. Hanadi Sleiman's group at McGill University. As of 2022, I started an ARC DECRA Fellowship at UNSW, where my group is developing out-of-equilibrium nanotechnologies for polymer and materials synthesis, and DNA self-assembly.

Location
Hilmer E10
  • Journal articles | 2015
    Rizzuto FJ; Hua C; Chan B; Faust TB; Rawal A; Leong CF; Hook JM; Kepert CJ; D'Alessandro DM, 2015, 'The electronic, optical and magnetic consequences of delocalization in multifunctional donor-acceptor organic polymers', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 17, pp. 11252 - 11259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cp00081e

2022 - Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) – Biomimetic catalysis for sustainable polymer synthesis (3 years).

2021 - Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet du Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies
2019 - 'Gadolinium' on IUPAC Periodic Table of Younger Chemists 
2019 - Reaxys PhD Prize Finalist
2018 - Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
2018 - Most Outstanding Thesis in Materials Chemistry at the University of Cambridge
2015 - Scifinder Future Leaders in Chemistry Program