Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of Tasmania

Alex Bissember is a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry in the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Tasmania. As an organic chemist, his research interests include the development of new transition metal-catalyzed reactions, complex molecule synthesis, natural products, and heterocyclic chemistry.


  • 2017–present
    Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Tasmania
  • 2013–2016
    Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Tasmania
  • 2012–2013
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology
  • 2010–2012
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • 2010 
    Australian National University, PhD in Chemistry

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Green Chemistry for Life Grant
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    PhosAgro/ UNESCO/IUPAC

Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

Research Areas

  • Organic Chemistry (0305)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (0302)
  • Organometallic Chemistry (039904)