Dr Mark Allenby

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering

PhD in Chemical Engineering (Imperial College, London)

Dr Mark C Allenby is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland, where he is currently hiring postdoc and PhD researchers.

Allenby is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at QUT performing research in collaboration with the Biofabrication and Tissue Morphology Laboratory. Allenby was a Lecturer and Advance Queensland Research Fellow at QUT from mid-2018 to mid-2021, where he principally supervised 3 PhDs and 2 MPhil/RAs and co-supervised 7 PhDs. He received a PhD and MSc in chemical engineering from Imperial College London for his research in cell biomanufacturing and has undergraduate degrees in mathematics and chemistry.

Allenby has published more than 20 articles which aim to improve medical manufacturing processes through tissue engineering, biomedical image analysis, and computational modelling. He is the keynote speaker of bioprocess engineering and automation for the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS), and in 2020 won his department’s Early Career Researcher Award. Allenby’s projects and interests include:

In his 3 years at QUT, Allenby was awarded $1,200,000 of funding as chief investigator across 15 competitive funding rounds. He is thankful to the following funding organisations:

  • 2020-2021: Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Foundation (x2)
  • 2019-2022: Bionics Queensland
  • 2019-2022: Advance Queensland
  • 2018-2021: QUT SEF and IHBI Development Grants (x6)
  • Metro North Hospitals and Health Services, Graphene Manufacturing Group, Konica Minolta, 3D Systems

Additional information


2019- , Advance Queensland Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, Institute of Health and Biomedical Research

2018- , Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, Institute of Health and Biomedical Research

2017-2018, Postdoctoral Researcher, Imperial College London, Department of Haematology

2012-11/2017, MSc and PhD, Imperial College London, Department of Chemical Engineering

2012, Developmental Engineer, Hughes Research Laboratory, Sensors and Materials Laboratory

Outreach Volunteer Activities

2018- , Queensland University of Technology STEM camp and Robotronica (2x).

2015-2016, Pint of Science (2x).

2013-2015, London International Youth Science Forum (3x).

2013-2014,  Imperial College London Science Festival (2x).