Prof Emily Hilder
Synthesis and functionalisation of nanostructured porous polymer materials for analytical applications
Professor Emily Hilder is the Director of the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute (FII). The mission of FII is to creation
of new industries through collaboration, to transform the industries of today by supporting them to embrace emerging technological disruptions to create
the industries of tomorrow.
She works to connect FII’s world-class research with industry and end-users across FII’s four strands: minerals and resources engineering, energy and
advanced manufacturing, environmental science and engineering, and biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine.
Prof Hilder’s personal passion for research has always been inspired by the need to solve real world issues. At FII she is focussed on interdisciplinary
and collaborative research, embedding an entrepreneurial research culture and supporting greater engagement with industry.
She was included in The Analytical Scientist’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ Power List in 2014 and as one of the top 10 Leaders in Analytical Science in 2017
and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Prof Hilder is an analytical chemist and her own research focuses on the design and application of new polymeric materials that can be used to improve
analytical measurements including the application of these new technologies for separations, bio-analysis and disease diagnosis.