Professor Gordon Wallace is involved in the design and discovery of new materials for use in energy and health. In the health area this involves using new materials to develop biocommunications from the molecular to skeletal domains in order to improve human performance. In the energy area this involves use of new materials to transform and to store energy, including novel wearable and implantable energy systems for use in medical technologies. He is committed to fundamental research and the translation of fundamental discoveries into practical applications. His contributions are greatly recognised and he has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and Innovation (2016). In January, Dr. Wallace was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia.