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David Solomon

David Solomon

Professor David Solomon AC FRS


Elected: 2004


David Solomon is known primarily for polymer research, and especially for his studies of free radical polymerisation and its mechanistic control, which led to novel block, graft and monodispersed polymers. This understanding allowed the manufacture of unique nanogel particles, which are at present being exploited by Dupont and Gradipore. Another major project devised by David was the Australian plastic banknote. This technology has been extraordinarily successful and has earned hundreds of millions of dollars for the Reserve Bank worldwide. David has also played an important role in introducing modern polymer technology to industry, by example and through his papers and books.

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Engineering
    • Materials science (incl materials engineering), Engineering, chemical
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