Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovative BioEngineering



Associate Professor

Research School of Engineering

Australian National University

Head of the Laboratory of Advanced Biomaterials

David Nisbet is an Associate Professor in the Research School of Engineering at the Australian National University and the Head of the Laboratory of Advanced Biomaterials. Dave joined the ANU after completing his PhD at Monash University and postdoctoral Fulbright scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dave is passionate about developing novel biomaterials, and particularly about seeing the biomaterials developed for clinical applications. His research groups consist of team of engineerings, chemists, and biologists, all working together to create novel materials to help combat injury and disease. This research falls into three main research themes, neural tissue engineering, bone tissue engineering, and drug and viral vector delivery. At the core of each of these themes is the development of biomaterials that are used to both mimic native cellular microenvironments and provide a platform for the targeted delivery of therapeutic molecules for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.