Duncan Sutherland (b 1970) has worked in the area of nanotechnology for life science since 1995 with a focus on Self assembly nanofabrication routes, nanostructured biomaterials and nanoscale biosensors. After completing his Ph.D in Physics at the University of Bristol he moved to Chalmers in Sweden where he became a project leader in the Chemical Physics Group of the Department of Applied Physics. During his time in Sweden he developed self-assembly based engineering approaches to nanofabrication utilising colloidal particles systems and applied them to the study of nanostructured interfaces in different physical and life science applications. In March 2006 he moved his group to the iNANO center at the University of Aarhus taking up an Associate Professor faculty position. In 2017 he was made full Professor. The Nanobiointerfaces group has research interests in biomaterials, biosensors, biofouling, nanotoxicology as well as the fundamentals of plasmonic interactions at metal nanostructures. In addition to his research activities, teaching and industrial collaborations, Prof. Sutherland is also involved in outreach activities, including communicating fundamental concepts, benefits and applications of nanotechnologies to NGOs, trade union representatives, industry members and the general public.
The group is highly international currently hosting 6 different nationalities.