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Ben Boyd, PhD

Benjamin Boyd, PhD

Professor in Drug Delivery Sciences and Novo Nordisk Foundation Laureate Research Fellow

University of Copenhagen and Monash University

Copenhagen, Denmark and Melbourne, Australia

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Prof Ben Boyd is a colloid and physical chemist with PhD from the University of Melbourne (1999). After industry experience in the explosives and pharmaceutical industries, he commenced an academic position at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS). His research group focusses on colloidal and structural aspects of lipids, lipid self-assembly and pharmaceutical systems, focused on controlling materials at the colloidal scale for delivery in pharma and other fields. His group is also active in developing new synchrotron X-ray-based characterization approaches for lipid and solid state systems. With respect to milk, his research into lipid self-assembly in milk and milk-like systems, and their application in drug delivery has attracted funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and numerous prizes including the Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology. He is an elected Fellow of the Controlled Release Society (CRS) and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS),  he was the recipient of the AAPS 2011 Lipid-based Drug Delivery Award Outstanding Research Award. He is a past Secretary and President of the CRS and past President of the Australian Colloid and Interface Society. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals including Co-editor of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science and Editor for Asia for Drug Delivery and Translational Research.