I come from the land Down-Under, near the beautiful Bondi Beach in Sydney. My passion is travelling and I have been on many amazing adventures, usually aboard a mountain bike or snowboard. I’ll rarely pass up an opportunity to explore a new city, mountain or beach, as long as there is good coffee.
After completing my undergraduate majoring in Nanotechnology with Honours at the University of Western Australia, I moved to Sydney for my doctoral studies at the University of New South Wales where I investigated the structural behaviour of self-assembled gels for potential use in biomaterials. Following subsequent postdocs at UNSW and Zenogen, a start-up in novel materials for renewable fuel technology, I transitioned to a larger project with ISSFLOW.
I have a wide range of skills and experience in the area of materials analysis, as well as my time in a synthetic chemistry laboratory. My strengths are in microscopy and small-angle scattering, along with rheology for soft materials. In developing new gels, I designed novel synthetic routes for deuterated molecules to be used for solid-state NMR studies.
Role in the project
In the ISSFLOW project my primary role is investigating micro- and nanostructure using SAXS, SANS, AFM and XRD, along with other structural analysis techniques.