Associate Professor
RMIT University

Dr. Aaron Elbourne is an Associate Professor (level D academic), ECR research fellow, and Australian Research Council DECRA fellow within the School of Science at RMIT University.

He currently holds a Jack Brockhoff Foundation Early Career Medical Research Fellowship, ARC DECRA and DP, and is a leader within RMIT’s ECR network. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 2017 from The University of Newcastle, Australia under the supervision of Professor Erica J. Wanless. He began his postdoctoral fellowship in February of 2017. His early research focussed on molecular-resolution atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging, with an emphasis on fundamental ion adsorption at the solid-liquid interface. His current research has ‘shifted-gears’ focusing on anti-microbial surface and particle technologies and bio-interfacial studies.

He has a passion for research with real-world application and for industrial translation. More broadly, he is interested in developing next-generation vaccine technologies, antimicrobial technologies, anti-cancer antibodies, and combating antibiotic resistance.