Professor Cooper-White completed his PhD in Biomedical Polymers in 2000 and currently holds the positions of Group Leader in the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (UQ), Professor of Bioengineering in the School of Chemical Engineering (UQ), Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility - Queensland Node (ANFF-Q), CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader in Biomaterials Discovery, Co-Director of the UQ Centre in Stem Cell Ageing and Regenerative Engineering (UQ-StemCARE), Professor and Group Leader (Adjunct) within the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (Monash University), Vice President (Health and Medical) of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences (QAAS), and President of the Asian Biomaterials Federation.
Prof. Cooper-White has over 170 refereed articles published in high impact journals in his fields (including Biomaterials, Lab on a Chip, Integrative Biology, Advanced Materials, Cell Stem Cell, Stem Cells, Stem Cells Trans Med., Scientific Reports, eLife), and has been cited over 5000 times. He reviews for these and other journals in his field, and has served on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) review panels for Centres of Research Excellence (2011) and Project Grants (2012-2014), and on the Health Research Council of New Zealand Assessment Committee (Biomedical) (2015-2016). He has produced 6 Worldwide patents that have reached National Phase Entry in USA, Europe and Australia in the areas of formulation design for agriproducts, MBAs and tissue engineering scaffolds. He has received numerous awards, including most recently the AON Insurance and Life Sciences Queensland Regenerative Medicine Award (2015) and the NHMRC Marshall and Warren Award for Research Excellence (2015).