Jadranka Travas-Sejdic is a Professor at the School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland. She is Director of the Polymer Biointerface Centre at The University of Auckland and a Principal Investigator of the New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence – MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Her research interests are in the areas of biosensors, nanostructured conjugated polymers and functionalised organic electronic materials for bioelectronics.
Professor Travas-Sejdic has authored over 260 publications, 9 book and 2 encyclopaedia chapters. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society New Zealand (2017), a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (2009), she received Early Career Research Excellence Award (2005), Easterfield Medal (2006), Maurice Wilkins Centre Prize for Chemical Sciences (2017), Shorland Medal (2018) and Hector Medal (2019, Royal Society Te Apārangi). She has been a Councillor of the Pacific Polymer Federation since 2009.