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Dr Mark Louis P Vidallon

BSc(Chemistry), University of the Philippines Los Baños | PhD(Chemistry), Monash University

Dr Mark Louis Vidallon is a chemist and a colloid scientist in the Molecular Imaging and Theranostics laboratory. Using his expertise in colloid design and characterisation, Dr Vidallon is currently fabricating next-generation mRNA nanotherapeutics and personalisable colloidal theranostic materials for cardiovascular diseases.

Dr Vidallon completed his PhD in Chemistry in March 2022 at Monash University. His PhD research focused on the development of novel types of gas-containing and gas-generating colloids (nanoparticles, bubbles, and emulsion nanodroplets), based on red blood cell membranes and bioinspired polydopamine, for ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging, drug delivery, and theranostic applications. He specialised in the physicochemical characterisation of these multistimuli-responsive and unstable colloidal materials using advanced instrumentation, mainly electron microscopy, small- and ultra-small-angle neutron scattering, and atomic force microscopy.

Dr Vidallon holds an honorary appointment at the Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health, University of Melbourne and an affiliate position at the School of Chemistry, Monash University.


  • National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and Paul Korner Innovation Award (2024–2025)
  • CASS Foundation Medicine/Science Grant (2024)
  • Monash University Postgraduate Publication Award (2021)
  • AINSE Postgraduate Research Award (2020–2021)
  • Faculty of Science Dean's Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DPRS and DIPRS) (2018–2021)


  • Mollie Holman Award, Faculty of Science, Monash University (2023)
  • Winner, Royal Society of Victoria Young Scientist Research Prize (2021)

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