Associate Professor Ingo Koeper

Associate Professor

College of Science and Engineering

place Physical Sciences (3133)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Ingo is a physical chemist with a focus on the biological aspects of nanotechnology. His main interest is in the use and characterisation of model membrane systems with applications in areas such as developing sensors and studying drug-membrane interactions. Ingo also has a related interest in the synthesis and use of nanoparticles for drug delivery systems.

The main techniques used in his group are electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy and neutron scattering.

Ingo is also interested in science education and science outreach.

Ingo studied chemistry at the University of Dortmund and received his Diploma in 1998. In 1997 he spent six months at the university of Bordeaux, France, for an ERASMUS practical course in physical chemistry. In 2002 he received his PhD from the University of Paris VI for his work on neutron scattering experiments on the interactions between a sugar and a protein in the group of M.C. Bellissent-Funel at the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, CEA-Saclay. In 2002 he joined the Materials Science Department at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany. After one year as a post-doc, he became a project leader, leading an independent research team working on biofunctional surfaces, ion channels and single-channel recordings.

In September 2009, he followed a call to become a lecturer at Flinders University.

Qualifications

MS(Diploma) in Chemistry: University of Dortmund, Germany (1998)
PhD in Chemistry: University of Paris VI, France (2002)
Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education): Flinders University (2013)

Honours, awards and grants

Faculty Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant 2012
Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2013
Vice-President &Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2019
Vice-Chancellor's Innovation in Teaching Award 2019

Topic coordinator
NANO8710 Foundations of Nanotechnology
CHEM1102 Modern Chemistry
NANO3702/ Frontiers of Nanotechnology
CHEM1101 Chemical Structure and Bonding
Topic lecturer
CHEM1102 Modern Chemistry
NANO1101 Foundations of Nanotechnology
NANO8710 Foundations of Nanotechnology
CHEM2701 Chemical Reactivity
NANO3702 Frontiers of Nanotechnology
CHEM1101 Chemical Structure and Bonding
Supervisory interests
Analytical chemistry
Nanotechnology
Science education
Surface science
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Membrane Biophysics (4)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Analytical Chemistry (1), Membrane Biophysics (2), Surface Science (2)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Jakob Andersson

AINSE scholarship - JUN 2015

Melanie Fuller

AINSE scholarship - SEP 2016

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