Chris Barbe

Chris Barbe is the founder and CEO of Ceramisphere Pty Ltd, an Australian micro-encapsulation company based on sol-gel encapsulation of actives inside silica micro- and nano-particles.

Chris received his BSc from the Université Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris and a PhD in Materials Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He has over 25 years of experience, spanning 3 continents, in developing new materials and technologies for a wide range of commercial applications from high temperature superconductors, to blue-lasers, biosensors, solar cells and drug delivery. Having gained experience in world-class R&D organisations such as Dupont Central Research, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology (ANSTO), he has been leading innovation at Ceramisphere for the last 10 years.