Professor Gordon Wallace’s specialty is design and discovery of advanced materials for application in energy and health. In health – new materials to improve human performance. In energy – new materials to transform and store energy, including novel wearable and implantable energy systems for medical technologies. He is committed to fundamental research and translation of discoveries into practical applications. In 2017 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia, received Wollongong’s award for Innovation, served as Wollongong’s Australia Day Ambassador and named NSW Scientist of the Year. In 2016 he received the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and Innovation and 2015 was appointed to the Prime Ministers Knowledge Nation 100. Gordon is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Institute of Physics, and Royal Australian Chemical Institute. He is a corresponding member of the Academy of Science in Bologna.