Nathaniel Corrigan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering, Hons. 1) and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Polymer Science/Chemical Engineering) obtained under the supervision of Prof. Cyrille Boyer.
Dr. Nathaniel Corrigan is a postdoctoral researcher working in the Cluster for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) and the Australian Centre for Nanomedicine (ACN) in the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW. His research focuses on the use of light in macromolecular synthesis, with a particular focus on new methods for polymer synthesis. Dr. Corrigan has expertise in flow mediated photochemical reactions, reaction design for photopolymerization, and controlling polymer molecular weight distributions. Dr. Corrigan has also pioneered the application of reversible deactivation radical polymerization to 3D printing, via the use of ultra-fast PET-RAFT polymerization and other ultra-fast photoinduced 3D printing processes. These processes enable the production of advanced macromolecular materials via more streamlined and highly accessible approaches.
ARC Discovery Project. Programming the Microstructure of 3D Printed Objects (DP210100094)
Dr. Corrigan was part of the Boyer Laboratory team that was recognized as finalist for the 2016 Eureka Prize for Scientifc Research.
In 2020, Dr. Corrigan was recognized as a finalist of the prestigious Reaxys PhD prize for the best PhD thesis in the Chemical Sciences globally.
Dr. Corrigan is coauthor of >40 peer reviewed publications in leading high-impact journals in chemistry, chemical engineering, and polymer and materials science. His research focuses on the use of visible light for advanced manufacturing of polymeric materials, through flow-controlled systems and 3D printing.
polymer science, 3d printing, flow polymerisation, photopolymerisation, photochemistry
Dr. Corrigan's has been featured by in mainstream media, including stories related to 3D/4D printing of novel polymeric materials picked up by EurekAlert (AAAS, https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-11/uons-n3p111819.php), Scimex (https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/new-3d-printing-technique-produces-living-4d-materials), as well as interviews with ABC radio. Additionally, Dr. Corrigan is a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and the American Chemical Society (ACS).