Professor William (Bill) S Price

Professor William S. Price
  • Professor of Medical Imaging Physics
  • Nanoscale Organisation & Dynamics Group | School of Science, Western Sydney University
  • Head of the Nanoscale Organisation and Dynamics Group
  • Director of the WSU node of the National Imaging Facility (
  • Adjunct Professor, Charles Sturt University Honorary appointment in Medical Physics, Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres
  • BSc (Honours, Class 1) University of Sydney
  • PhD (Physical Biochemistry) University of Sydney, "An NMR study of diffusion, viscosity and transport of small molecules in human erythrocytes".
  • DSc, University of Sydney. "Magnetic resonance studies of molecular dynamics".
Key Words biomolecular association, cancer imaging, conducting electrolytes, diffusion, drug binding, MRI, NMR, nanoparticle contrast agents, porous media, protein aggregation
Collaborators (internal)
  • Prof. J. Aldrich-Wright (SoS)
  • Assoc. Prof. G. Dennis (SoS)
  • Prof. A. Hennessy (SoM)
Collaborators (external)
  • Prof. Y. Aihara (Samsung R & D Institute, Japan)
  • Prof. M. Barton (Ingham Institute)
  • Dr J. Beves (UNSW)
  • Dr S. Bosi (Univ. New England)
  • Dr R. Bourne (Univ. Syd)
  • Prof. M. Guest (Waseda Univ. Japan)
  • A/Prof. J. Harper (UNSW)
  • Assoc. Prof. K. Harris (Australian Defence Force Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. L. Holloway (Ingham Institute)
  • Assoc. Prof. D. Hwang (Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica)
  • Prof. M. Ishikawa (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
  • Prof. K. Jackowski (Univ. Warsaw, Poland)
  • Prof. D. Kruk (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland)
  • Prof. S. Matsukawa (Tokyo Univ. of Marine Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Dr T. Pham (Ingham Institute)
  • Dr S. Rogiers (National Wine & Grape Industry Centre, New South Wales Department of Primary Industry)
  • Assoc. Prof. C. Santivarangkna (Mahidol Univ. Thailand)
  • Dr S. Suriyarak (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Prof. O. Söderman (Univ. Lund, Sweden) Asst. Prof. W. Srichamnong (Mahidol Univ. Thailand)
Contact Details

Professor William S. Price
Nanoscale Organisation and Dynamics Group | School of Science
Campbelltown Campus - Building CA 21.G.45
Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW, 2751
Phone: [+61 2] 4620 3336

Research Interests

Research interests include Biological and Medical Physics, Magnetic Resonance, and Physical Chemistry: Especially molecular dynamics in biological (e.g., tumours, plants) and chemical systems (e.g., azeotropes and supercooled water) using NMR imaging (i.e., MRI), relaxation and NMR measurements of translational diffusion, and MRI contrast agent development. This research has direct applications to a wide range of practical problems including azeotropic systems, cancer treatment, freezing injury in plants, pharmaceutical screening, and electrolyte systems.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the (UK) Royal Society of Chemistry’s “New Developments in NMR” book series ( Bill is the driving force behind the biennial Western Sydney University's Symposium on NMR, MRI and Diffusion.