Prior to arriving at UCR, Dr. Wheeldon was a post-doctoral fellow at Brigham Women’s
Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired
Engineering at Harvard University. As a postdoc, he developed new methods of high
throughput biomaterials synthesis and screening. His doctoral research focused on
the development of multi-functional enzymatic hydrogels for biofuel cells. This work
built on his previous studies at the University of Buenos Aires, where he was a visiting
scholar studying the electrochemistry of biological molecules. Dr. Wheeldon received
his Master’s degree in Applied Science from the Royal Military College of Canada,
under the supervision of Dr. Brant Peppley, where he worked on fuel reforming and
hydrogen purification technologies for high and low temperature fuel cells.
His current research interests include biocatalysis, biologically inspired engineering,
protein engineering, synthetic biology, adaptive materials, and bioenergy.
AwardsAFOSR, Young Investigator Award, 2013