After completing his PhD in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (Canada) Bryan took up post-doctoral positions at Monash University, and CSIRO (Melbourne) developing new materials for the CRC for Polymers, towards commercial engagement.
He joined the University of South Australia in 2010 and progressed to group leader and Senior Research Fellow on ARC- and NHMRC-funded projects related to biomaterials. He stared the Mycology / Surface Interfaces group with a focus on fungal pathogens and strategies for preventing medical device infections. He continues this work now as Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Future Industries Institute.
In 2017 he joined the University of Adelaide with a full-time appointment as Senior Research Fellow. Currently, he applies biomaterials-led research towards applications in agriculture, studying how to prevent crop diseases, and adding value to waste materials.
Bryan is an active member of the Biomaterials community and is Vice President of the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering.
Bryan's expertise includes physical chemistry, biomaterials and interactions with cells contacting them, materials fabrication and analysis, and developing materials that have a positive impact on human health and well-being.