Professor Peter Wich joins RSC Applied Polymers as Associate Editor

We are delighted to welcome Professor Peter Wich, University of New South Wales, Australia, as an Associate Editor for RSC Applied Polymers, a new open access journal publishing application-focused polymer research.

 Learn more about our new Associate Editor

Peter R. Wich is a Senior Lecturer for Bioorganic and Macromolecular Chemistry in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Sydney (Australia). He is a member of the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) and the Australian Center for Nanomedicine (ACN). Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Mainz (Germany) and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of California Berkeley (USA).


For his research work on bioinspired nanomaterials, Peter has been awarded the Innovation Prize in Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the Galenus Technology Prize. He is a “Young Member” of the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz (Germany). In 2019 he was named Emerging Investigator of the journal Soft Matter, and in 2020 he was selected as Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigator. In 2022 he received the David Sangster Polymer Science and Technology Achievement Award from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).


Peter leads the UNSW Research Lab for Functional Biopolymers. His primary research interests are in macromolecular chemistry and nanotechnology focusing on the chemical modification of natural biopolymers to engineer biocompatible materials for applications in drug delivery, nanomedicine, bio-catalysis, and 3D printing.


Read some of his recent contributions below:


Co-encapsulation of L-asparaginase and etoposide in dextran nanoparticles for synergistic effect in chronic myeloid leukemia cells

M. Konhauser, V.K. Kannaujiya, E. Steiert, K. Schwickert, T. Schirmeister and P.R. Wich

Int. J. Pharm., 2022, 622, 121796


pH-Responsive protein nanoparticles via conjugation of degradable PEG to the surface of cytochrome c

Elena Steiert, Johannes Ewald, Annika Wagner, Ute A. Hellmich, Holger Frey and Peter R. Wich

Polym. Chem., 2020, 11, 551-559


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