Dr Kenneth Tryggestad

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology


After ​Dr. Tryggestad obtained his Bachelor's of Science in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Western Illinois, he joined the Plant Performance Laboratory led by Dr. Jitka Kochanek. While studying under Dr. Kochanek, Dr. Tryggestad gained his PhD through his thesis titled, "The optimisation of novel plant promoting compounds and their delivery methods", from The University of Queensland in 2022. Shortly after completion of his PhD, he and Dr. Kochanek partnered with Bulugudu Limited to develop a novel sustainable material for the purposes of increasing chemical delivery effectiveness. Currently, The Plant Performance Laboratory and Bulugudu continue their partnership through the further development and commercilisation of the novel technology platform material within the Advanced Spinifex Biofutures Centre led by Dr. Jan Lauko within the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy of Sustainable Agriculture, The University of Queensland


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