Dr Craig Bell

Advance Qld Industry Fellow

Centre for Advanced Imaging
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
+61 7 334 60322


Dr Craig Bell is an Industry Fellow with the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and the Centre for Advanced Imaging. Since obtaining his PhD in 2011, he has been the recipient of two international fellowships, a prestigious Newton International Fellowship (2013-2014) funded by the Royal Society, and the NHMRC CJ Martin Early Career Fellowship (2014-2018). He has contributed scientific articles to various leading journals in his field, and is the co-inventor on two patents. His current research focus is on the development of degradable polymer devices for imaging and tracking of disease and cellular processes by using a tool-kit of controlled polymerisation techniques along with polymer and molecular coupling methodologies. The incorporation of degradable moieties into these constructs not only allows for enzymatic and hydrolytic degradation for complete body clearance of these constructs but also allows for tracking of these devices in vivo upon degradation to help elucidate cellular processes. Dr Bell currently engages with Aegros, a membrane fabrication and human serum fractionation company based in Sydney.

Research Impacts

Design and synthesis of degradable polymeric materials that can be applied to molecular imaging and drug delivery in nanomedicine.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland


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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Houston, Zachary H., Bell, Craig A. and Thurecht, Kristofer J. (2018). Hyperbranched polymers as nanocarriers. Encyclopedia of polymer science and technology. (pp. 1-27) Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/0471440264.pst159.pub2

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Daniel, Sarah, Houston, Zachary, Fletcher, Nicholas, Bell, Craig, Atcheson, Nicole, Al-Najjar, Aiman, Howard, Christopher, Mahler, Stephen, Straw, Rod and Thurecht, Kristofer (2020). Canine PET/CT imaging with 64Cu-nanomedicines. SNMMI Annual Meeting, Online, 11-14 July, 2020. Reston, VA, United States: Society of Nuclear Medicine.

  • Baldwin, K., Bell, C. A., Blakey, I., Friese, M., Gentle, I., Schiller, T. L., Talbot, C. and Whittaker, A. (2006). SANS of four-layer polyelectroyte nanoparticles assembled using layer-by-layer deposition. Australian Polymer Symposium (APS), Rotorua, New Zealand, 5-9 February 2006.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision