Professor Gordon Wallace’s research interests include organic conductors, nanomaterials and electrochemical probe methods of analysis and the use of these in the development of intelligent polymer systems. A current focus involves the use of these tools and materials in developing biocommunications from the molecular to skeletal domains in order to improve human performance via medical Bionics.He is committed to fundamental research and the translation of fundamental discoveries into practical applications. He is a passionate communicator, dedicated to explaining scientific advances to all in the community from the lay person to the specialist. He was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia 26 January 2017.
He received Wollongong’s award for Innovation in 2017 and served as Wollongong’s Australia Day Ambassador. He received the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and Innovation in 2016. He was appointed to the Prime Ministers Knowledge Nation 100 in 2015.Gordon is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Institute of Physics, and Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). He is a corresponding member of the Academy of Science in Bologna.