Professor William Price
Position: Executive Director, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials
Phone: +61 2 4221 8089
Office: AIIM, Innovation Campus 235.213H
Downloadable Publications: UOW Research Online
William Price is a physical chemist by training. He completed his BSc (Hons) at Imperial College, London, UK and stayed there to do his PhD on kinetics of extraction of solubles from foods. He has had a number of periods working in industry in the UK including Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Unilever Research and British Petroleum Research. He moved to the Australian National University as a Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow in 1986 to work in the Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratories, Research School of Physical Sciences. In 1989 William Price moved to University of Wollongong and joined the (then) Department of Chemistry as a lecturer.
William Price’s research is broad ranging with long-standing interests in properties and structure in polymers, complex fluids, and foods. A major part of his research has involved the development of responsive polymer membrane systems. His current research program is focussed in two areas: (i) the use of membrane technology for the removal of pollutants from wastewater; and (ii) development of analytical methods for bioactive components in foods, clinical and environmental samples. He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles in international journals on his work and has a Scopus h-index of 38.