Martina Stenzel

Scientia Professor
University of New South Wales

Kensington, NSW

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Martina Stenzel studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, before completing her PhD in 1999 at the Institute of Applied Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany. She started as a postdoctoral fellow at UNSW in 1999 and is now a full Professor in the school of chemistry as well as co-director of the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) Her research interest is focused on the synthesis of functional nanoparticles for drug delivery applications. She is interested in using plastic material to shape nanoparticles into different sizes and explore how these nanoparticles interact with cancer cells. She is scientific editor of Materials Horizons and serves currently on a range of editorial boards. She received a range of awards including the 2011 Le Fèvre Memorial Prize of the Australian Academy of Science and the H.G.Smith Medal. In 2018, Martina has been elected as a fellow to the Australian Academy of Science and is currently the chair of the National Chemistry Committee of the Academy.