Dr Greg Watson’s teaching and research has been multi-disciplinary in its approach and setting, resulting in a broad teaching profile and papers published in Biological, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Medical and Teaching journals/books. A primary focus of current studies includes investigation of properties, functions and potential applications of chemically nano/micro-structured surfaces. This is primarily targeted on technologies and structuring found in Nature and potential applications in engineering, the medical sector and ‘smart’ new materials for a range of technologies (eg. self-cleaning, controlled adhesion of liquids and solids, anti-bacterial, anti-reflection, cell-platforms etc).
His research is often showcased with recent personnel appearances on numerous media including the ABC science show Catalyst, Channel 10 - National News and the Discovery Channel. His work has been featured extensively both nationally and internationally (for example ABC Science, ABC National and Local News, Channel Seven News, Radio National, The Australian, NBC News, New Scientist, National Geographic, Smithsonian.com, Scientific American, Nature News and International Business Times). He has a commitment to providing science education to children at the primary and secondary school level with TV appearances on children television programs eg Channel 10-Totally Wild, Channel 10-Scope, Channel 9-The Shak.
Previous posts include Senior Lecturer at James Cook University and Lecturer at Griffith University. Dr Watson prior to academia held several management and supervisory positions in industry where staff training and operational management were a primary focus. During this period Dr Watson successfully completed a number of instructional, training and legal courses and together with this real world experience has allowed him to transfer such skills to academia and carry out consultancies for a broad range of businesses.
Dr Watson is currently an editorial review board member and has reviewed a diverse range of manuscripts submitted to chemical, physics, biology and multi-disciplinary journals including:
Langmuir, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Chemical Communications, Tissue Engineering, Polymer International, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Small, Current Microbiology, ACS Nano, Journal of Microscopy, Micron, Scientific Reports, Physical Review E, Microbial Ecology, PLoS One, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Biomacromolecules, Naturwissenschaften, BMC Cell Biology, Biophysical Journal, Frontiers in Physiology, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Journal of Insect Science, Applied Surface Science, Nanotechnology, Materials Today, Biotechnology Journal, Thin Solid Film, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, Lab on a Chip.