Amy Gelmi

Senior Lecturer

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

Dr Gelmi's research began with her PhD in using atomic force microscopy for biomaterial characterisation at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) at the University of Wollongong, and continued using conductive polymer biomaterials to develop electroactive scaffolds for cardiac patch tissue engineering at Linköping University, Sweden.  Dr. Gelmi then moved to Imperial College London as a Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow in the Stevens Group in 2015 where her research focused on understanding the behaviour of stem cells on dynamic biomaterials using highly sensitive real time characterisation tools. Receiving a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship Dr Gelmi established her research group at RMIT University, Australia, where her group focuses on investigating intracellular changes in stem cells using advanced bio atomic force microscopy, creating custom fabricated cell culture devices, and developing an optimised approach to using external stimuli to drive targeted stem cell differentiation.