Expertise

Diversified career spanning academia and industry, now in a role bridging the two. Currently specializing in technology licensing and developing industry partnerships at a leading academic institute. Highly motivated with managerial experience in strategically leading teams to produce new technologies to address the most pressing global issues. Strong focus on developing novel solutions to solve global problems, particularly in mining and resources, global/environmental health, food security and soil health. Developing contacts to establish a network of research leaders and venture fund investors.

Experienced and focused manager, with 10+ years of advanced level research experience, including working with multidisciplinary teams from geochemistry, engineering, geology, agronomy and commerce, in the laboratory, field and office. Strong focus on technology, health and resources, offering a broad skillset best placed to supervise research teams by example, effectively and diligently.  

I have a wide range of experience, both in the laboratory and on fieldwork, and am fully trained on the following instruments and techniques:

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (imaging and analysis – EDS and Raman), including variable pressure, field emission and FIB
  • Electron microprobe (imaging and analysis)
  • Nano CT scanning
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (with EDS)
  • X-Ray Diffraction, including scanning and fixed detectors
  • Laser particle analysis (e.g. Malvern Mastersizer; NanoSight; Zetasizer)
  • Various chemical digestion and analysis methods (microwave; HF digestion; Li metaborate fusion)
  • Inductively coupled plasma – atomic emission spectroscopy/mass spectrometry (ICP-AES/MS)
  • X-ray fluorescence (XRF), including handheld instruments
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Variety of surface characterisation methods (BET surface area analysis; Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy)
  • Variety of in vitro toxicity tests (such as haemolysis and inflammatory marker tests).
  • Air quality monitoring and personal exposure techniques (e.g. DustTrak; Filter packs; Cascade impactors)
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Biological tissue preparation (including Os staining, fixing, embedding and sectioning)
  • Ion chromatography (IC)

I have the following computing training and experience:

  • Windows and Apple Mac software
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • various web design packages
  • GIS software (ArcGIS)
  • LATEX
  • basic programming script (PYTHON)
  • statistical software (R, SPSS)
  • Remote sensing