Ben Corry graduated with a PhD in Physics from the Australian National University, before taking up an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship and subsequent Research Fellowship at the University of Western Australia. Here In 2005 he won the Young Biophysicist Award from the Australian Society for Biophysics and was awarded the 2008 Young Scientist of the Year at the West Australian Premier's Science Awards. In 2011 Ben won a Young Tall Poppy Science Award and was a finalist in the Eureka Science Awards before moving back to the Australian National University at the start of 2012. In 2013 he was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. His research involves studying the fundamental aspects of ion channel function, including mechanisms of ion selectivity and gating, using a range of computational and fluorescence techniques. In addition he has been designing biomimetic porous membranes for water filtration and desalination.
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