Professor Frank Caruso

BSc(Hons) (Uni Melb), PhD (Uni Melb), FRACI, FAA
ARC Australian Laureate Fellow
Executive Member
Phone Number
61 3 8344 3461
Fax Number
61 3 8344 4153
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Nanostructured Interfaces & Materials Science (NIMS) Group
Office Location
Rm 320B, Bldg 165
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Frank Caruso

Research Interests

  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Molecular Recognition
  • Composite Materials
  • Polymer Science
  • Sensors

Selected Publications

  • Ejima, H.; Richardson, J. J.; Liang, K.; Best, J. P.; van Koeverden, M. P.; Such, G. K.; Cui, J.; Caruso, F. “One-Step Assembly of Coordination Complexes for Versatile Film and Particle Engineering.” Science 2013, 341, 154.
  • Shimoni, O.; Yan, Y.; Wang, Y.; Caruso, F. “Shape-Dependent Cellular Processing of Polyelectrolyte Capsules.” ACS Nano 2013, 7, 522.
  • Yan, Y.; Lai, Z. W.; Goode, R. J. A.; Cui, J.; Bacic, T.; Kamphuis, M. M. J.; Nice, E. C.; Caruso, F. “Particles on the Move: Intracellular Trafficking and Asymmetric Mitotic Partitioning of Nanoporous Polymer Particles.” ACS Nano 2013, 7, 5558.
  • Cui, J.; Yan, Y.; Such, G. K.; Liang, K.; Ochs, C. J.; Postma, A.; Caruso, F. "Immobilization and Intracellular Delivery of an Anticancer Drug Using Mussel-Inspired Polydopamine Capsules." Biomacromolecules 2012, 13, 2225.
  • Leung, M. K. M.; Hagemeyer, C. E.; Johnston, A. P. R.; Gonzales, C.; Kamphuis, M. M. J.; Ardipradja, K.; Such, G. K.; Peter, K.; Caruso, F. "Bio-Click Chemistry: Enzymatic Functionalization of PEGylated Capsules for Targeting Applications." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 7132.
  • Such, G. K.; Johnston, A. P. R.; Liang, K.; Caruso, F. "Synthesis and Functionalization of Nanoengineered Materials Using Click Chemistry." Prog. Polym. Sci. 2012, 37, 985.
  • Yan, Y.; Such, G. K.; Johnston, A. P. R.; Best, J. P.; Caruso, F. "Engineering Particles for Therapeutic Delivery: Prospects and Challenges." ACS Nano 2012, 6, 3663.
  • Best, J. P.; Yan, Y.; Caruso, F. "The Role of Particle Geometry and Mechanics in the Biological Domain." Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2012, 1, 35.
  • Liang, K.; Such, G. K.; Zhu, Z.; Yan, Y.; Lomas, H.; Caruso, F. "Charge-Shifting Click Capsules with Dual-Responsive Cargo Release Mechanisms." Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, H273.
  • Such, G. K.; Johnston, A. P. R.; Caruso, F. "Engineered Hydrogen-Bonded Polymer Multilayers: From Assembly to Biomedical Applications." Chem. Soc. Rev. 2011, 40, 19.