New Director for Graeme Clark Institute for Biomedical Engineering

Professor David Nisbet, incoming Institute Director at the Graeme Clark Institute. Image courtesy of Jamie Kidston, ANU

The University of Melbourne is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor David Nisbet to the role of Institute Director of the Graeme Clark Institute for Biomedical Engineering.

Located at the heart of Melbourne’s Biomedical Precinct, the Graeme Clark Institute brings together the partners, relationships, and collaborations in bioengineering research across the University of Melbourne.

Key areas of biomedical engineering expertise within the Institute include tissue engineering, nanomedicine, biomimetics, biomechanics, medical bionics, implant systems, biosignals, medical robotics, mechanobiology, computational engineering, systems and synthetic biology, biomedical imaging, and health informatics.

Professor Nisbet joins us from the Australian National University where he has led the Laboratory of Advanced Biomaterials that focused on three main research themes, Neural Tissue Engineering, Bone Tissue Engineering, and Drug and Viral Vector Delivery.

Professor Nisbet is passionate about developing novel biomaterials, and particularly about seeing the biomaterials developed for clinical applications.

The University would thank the outgoing Director of the Institute, Professor Mark Cook who has led the institute over the past four years to translate significant research into innovations that improved community health outcomes. He will continue as Clinical Director of the Institute.

Professor Nisbet will commence on 23 August 2021.