Scientia Professor Justin Gooding is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and is currently an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow and the co-director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine. He is also editor-in-chief of the journal ACS Sensors. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from Melbourne University before spending two years working for ICI Research on explosives.  He then returned to University obtaining a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and received post-doctoral training at the Institute of Biotechnology in Cambridge University.  He returned to Australia in 1997 as a Vice-Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).  He was promoted to full professor in 2006.  He was one of the recipients of a 2004 NSW Young Tall Poppy award, a 2005 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, the 2007 RACI Lloyd Smythe Medal for Analytical Chemistry, the 2009 Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, the RACI 2011 H.G. Smith Medal for contributions to chemistry, the 2012 RACI R.H. Stokes Medal for electrochemical research, the 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry Australasian Lecturer, the 2013 NSW Science and Engineering Award for Emerging Research and the 2016 Faraday Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry Electrochemistry Division. He leads a research team of 50 researchers interested in surface modification and nanotechnology for biosensors, biomaterials, electron transfer and medical applications.