B.Sc. (Hons) UniMelb, D.Phil (Oxon)
Scientia Professor Justin Gooding is currently an NHMRC Leadership Fellow and a co-director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and the International Society of Electrochemistry. He is the inaugural editor-in-chief of the journal ACS Sensors.
He graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from Melbourne University before spending two years working for ICI Research. He then returned to University obtaining a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and received post-doctoral training at the Institute of Biotechnology in Cambridge University. He returned to Australia in 1997 as a Vice-Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) before commencing a lectureship at Flinders University in 1998 and then UNSW in 1999. He was promoted to full professor in 2006 and in 2011 he was promoted to Scientia Professor, the highest award for research performance given by UNSW.
He has published over 460 research papers including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Immunology, Nature Communications and Science Advances. He has also authored 14 patents and one text book. His papers have been cited more than 26000 times and his H-index (Scopus) is 78. He has won numerous awards including three Eureka Prizes in Scientific Research, Mentoring of Young Researchers and Innovative Use of Technology, the Faraday Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Elsevier Biosensors and Bioelectronics Award and the Katsumi Niki Prize in Bioelectrochemistry and the Heyrovsky Prize for Molecular Electrochemistry, both from the International Society of Electrochemistry. He has been part of the commercialization teams for a glucose biosensor that is sold worldwide and an Australian based 3D bioprinting company. He leads a research team of over 30 researchers interested in surface modification and nanotechnology for biosensors, biomaterials, electron transfer and medical applications.
2021-2025 Recipient of a Level 3 NHMRC Investigator award
2021: Winner, Australia Museum ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology
2021: Winner, The Royal Australian Chemical Institute 2021, Applied Research Medal
2021: Winner, Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Promoting Industry Engagement in Higher Degree Research from the University of New South Wales.
2020: Winner, Jaroslav Heyrovsky Prize for Molecular Electrochemistry from the International Society of Electrochemistry
2018: Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
2018: Finalist, Australia Museum Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology
2018: Winner, ACS Publications Editors-in-Chief Awards: Author’s Best Friend award
2017: Winner, UNSW Innovation Enterprise Award for Engagement.
2017: Winner, Bertram Dillon Steel Lectureship from University of Queensland School of Chemistry.
2017: Winner, Australia Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers
2017: Finalist, Australia Museum Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology
2017: Winner, Katsumi Niki Prize in Bioelectrochemistry from the International Society of Electrochemistry
2017: Special Commendation, Australian Council for Graduate Research Award for Excellence in Promoting Industry Engagement in Graduate Research
2016: Winner, Elsevier Biosensors and Bioelectronics Award for the best paper at the World Biosensor Congress.
2016: Winner, Archibald Liversidge Medal for Chemistry from the Royal Society of New South Wales
2016: Winner, Walter Burfitt Prize for Science from the Royal Society of New South Wales
2016: Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
2016: Elected Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry
2016: Faraday Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry Electrochemistry Division.
2015-2020: Awarded ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship
2015: Listed in The Analytical Scientist magazine as one of the top 100 most influential analytical scientists worldwide for 2015.
2014: Finalist, 2014 Australia Museum Eureka Prize for Interdisciplinary Science
2014: Listed in ISI Highly Cited Researcher list for 2014
2014: Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales
2013: Winner, 2013 NSW Science and Engineering Award for Emerging Research
2013: Finalist, 2013 Australia Museum Eureka Prize for Interdisciplinary Science
2013: Listed in The Analytical Scientist magazine as one of the top 100 most influential analytical scientists worldwide for 2013
2013: Conferred the title of Guest Professor, Qingdao University, China
2012: Elected Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2012: Recipient, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Australasian Lecturer for 2012
2012: Winner, The Royal Australian Chemical Institute 2012, R.H. Stokes Medal for Electrochemistry
2011: Winner, The Royal Australian Chemical Institute 2011, H.G. Smith Medal for Chemistry
2011: Finalist, 2011 Australia Museum Eureka Prize for Interdisciplinary Science
2010: Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2010-2014: Awarded ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship
2009-2013: Awarded ARC Future Fellowship (Level E) (not accepted)
2009: Winner, 2009 Australia Museum Eureka Prize for Scientific Research
2008: Winner, Vice-Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduate Research Supervision
2008: Visiting Professor, University Kenbangssaan Malaysia
2007: Winner, The Royal Australian Chemical Institute 2007 Lloyd Smythe Medal for Analytical Chemistry
2007: Named as Distinguished Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
2005: Recipient, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
2004: Winner, NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award
2004: Winner, Award for Best Oral Presentation on Chemical Sensors E. Chow, D.B. Hibbert, J.J. Gooding, Development of Peptide-Modified Electrochemical Sensors for the Detection of Heavy Metal Ions, Eurosensors XVIII, Rome, Italy, September 13-15 (2004).
1998: Winner, Research Medal of the Worshipful Company of Dyers for years best research paper relating to dyeing.
1997-1998: Recipient, Vice-Chancellors Post-doctoral Research Fellow, The University of New South Wales.
My Research Supervision
Our team of 3 academics, seven post-doctoral fellows and a laboratory manager are currently supervising 25 PhD students and 4 honours students