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Professor Richard Tilley

Professor Richard Tilley

Position: Director Electron Microscope Unit
Facility: Electron Microscope Unit
Category: Academic Staff

Professor Richard Tilley is the Director of Electron Microscope Unit at UNSW. His research is focused on the solution synthesis of nanoparticles and quantum dots for applications ranging from catalysis to biomedical imaging. He did his PhD in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK, after which he was a Postdoctoral Fellow for two years at the Toshiba basic R&D Center, Japan. A native of the UK, he graduated with a Masters of Chemistry from Oxford University, UK.

 

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Ms Katie Levick

Ms Katie Levick

Position: Laboratory Manager
Facility: Electron Microscope Unit
Category: General/Technical Staff

Education

B.Agr.Sc (Hons) – University of Melbourne (1991)

MSc (Physics) – University of New South Wales (2013)

 

Role and Interests

Initial user contact for TEM

Trainer on TEM, AFM, SEM, Micro-CT and FIB

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Dr Charlie Kong

Dr Charlie Kong

Position: Senior Research Officer
Facility: Electron Microscope Unit
Category: General/Technical Staff

Education

Postgraduate Diploma, Information Science, UNSW, (2000)

Ph.D, Materials Science, UNSW (1995)

B.E., Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University (1983)

Role 
As a flagship instrument (FIB) manager/engineer in AMMRF, Charlie’s duties include providing advice on advanced EM techniques to multidisciplinary research academics and postgraduate research students, teaching and training users on FIB techniques, characterisation of materials with various advanced EM techniques, developing new practical protocols on DB SEM/FIB applications, and managing technical maintenance of the dualbeam FIB. He also acts as the point of contact for external clients, and supports their needs on analytical issues and collaborative research.

Interests
Research on advanced metallic nanomaterials
Characterisation of new generation of thin film materials
Scripting for advanced microfabrication and nanofabrication
Research on the microstructure and microanalysis of interphase interface
Developing new protocols on FIB applications
Chess
Gardening

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Dr Karen Privat

Dr Karen Privat

Position: Research Associate
Facility: Electron Microscope Unit
Category: Academic Staff

Education

D.Phil. University of Oxford, UK (2005)

M.Sc. University of Sheffield, UK (1999)

B.A. Lawrence University, USA (1997)

Role

Major responsibility for managing research and training on the JEOL JXA-8500F Hyperprobe (EPMA), EMU SEM training/inquiries contact, and additional support for various instruments.

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Dr Nancy Briggs

Dr Nancy Briggs

Position: Senior Statistical Consultant
Facility: Stats Central
Category: Academic Staff

Education:
BS [Psychology], University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
MA [Experimental Psychology], DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
PhD [Quantitative Psychology

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Mrs Sigrid Fraser

Mrs Sigrid Fraser

Position: Technical Officer
Facility: Electron Microscope Unit
Category: General/Technical Staff

Qualifications

Diploma from University of Kiel,
Pharmaceutical Biology Dept., Germany
   

Tech. Staff at University of Goettingen,
Plant Physiology Dept., Germany
 

Sydney Eye Hospital, Pathology Dept.
                      
Role and Interests

Training and support for SEM 3400, TEM 1400, Cryo-and Room Temperature Ultramicrotomy,
Specimen Preparation    

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Dr Simon Hager

Dr Simon Hager

Position: Technical Officer
Facility: Electron Microscope Unit
Category: General/Technical Staff

Education

Ph.D. University of Western Sydney, Australia (2014)

B.Sc. (Hons), University of Western Sydney, Australia (2009)

B.Sc. University of Western Sydney, Australia (2008)

 

Role and Interests

My role is to provide training and support for users of SEM.

My research interests include quantitative elemental analysis of geological and other inorganic samples and x-ray mapping of complex multi-phase samples. 

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Dr Rhiannon Kuchel

Dr Rhiannon Kuchel

Position: Technical Officer
Facility: Electron Microscope Unit
Category: General/Technical Staff

Education

PhD Marine Science Cell Biology/Immunology, Macquarie University (2012)

 

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Mr Sean Lim

Mr Sean Lim

Position: Technical Officer
Facility: Electron Microscope Unit
Category: General/Technical Staff

Education

Dip. in Electronics, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore (2000)

Role and Interests 

To provide training and support for users of AFMs, CM200 , Tecnai, Dualbeam FIB, Auriga FIB and 200XP FIB.

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Dr Brigid Betz-Stablein

Dr Brigid Betz-Stablein

Position: Statistical Consultant
Facility: Stats Central
Category: Academic Staff

Education:
BSc [Statistics and Genetics], BSc(Hons) [Statistics], PhD in Biostatistics [Applied Statistical Modelling and Inference in Ophthalmology]: Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
 

Research Interests: Application of statistics to medical, clinical and biological data; Bayesian statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics.

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Prof Lars Ittner

Prof Lars Ittner

Position: Head
Facility: Transgenic Animal Unit
Category: Academic Staff

Professor Ittner is the head of the Transgenic Animal Unit (TAU) at the University of New South Wales. He has over 15 years of experience with genetically modified mice. He trained in medicine at the University of Ulm in Germany, and received his M.D. from the University of Zurich in Switzerland in 2002, followed by postdocs at the University of Zurich, studying neuronal stem cells and signalling pathways, and the University of Sydney, focusing on basic pathomechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease. In 2013, he was appointed to the University of New South Wales in Sydney to establish the Transgenic Animal Unit. His own research focuses on understanding disease mechanisms in neurodegeneration and the development of novel therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, related forms of dementia and stroke.

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Yin Yao

Yin Yao

Position: Technical Officer
Facility: Electron Microscope Unit
Category: General/Technical Staff

Education

B.E. Material Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales (2010)

Role

Providing training and support for AFM, SEM and Dual Beam FIB.  

Research Interests

Powder Metallurgy, Aluminium Alloy, Composites, Ceramics.

 

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Dr Qiang Zhu

Dr Qiang Zhu

Position: General/Technical Staff
Facility: Electron Microscope Unit
Category: General/Technical Staff

Education

Ph.D. Engineering Materials, University of Wollongong, Australia (2012)

M.E. Ferrous Metallurgy, Northeastern University, China (2005)

B.E. Metallurgy Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, China (2002)

 

Role and Interests

My role is to Provide training and support for users of TEMs, FIBs and related sample preparations.

My research interests include oxidation of metals, sintering of ceramics and titanium alloys, hard solid coatings, tribology and wear of engineering materials.

 

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Dr Peter Geelan-Small

Dr Peter Geelan-Small

Position: Statistical Consultant
Facility: Stats Central
Category: Academic Staff

Peter has worked mainly with people on applications of biometry in areas related to agriculture and natural resource management. He has experience with both designed experiments and observational studies and is particularly interested in phenomena that are spatially distributed.

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Dr Fabien Delerue

Dr Fabien Delerue

Position: Manager
Facility: Transgenic Animal Unit
Category: Academic Staff

Dr Fabien Delerue’s career spans over 20 years practice in animal handling, surgery, and generation of animal models of diseases. He gained his first research experience in the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience (Bordeaux, France) and moved to the preclinical CNS Centre of Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (Basel, Switzerland) where he gained expertise in in vivo activities, developing several animal models of human pathologies (sleep disorders, anxiety, AD/PD, depression, schizophrenia), and implementing those models for the screening of new drugs. Further, Dr Delerue moved to the Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease laboratory (Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney) where his research focused on the production and characterization of new transgenic mouse models of neurodegeneration. He is currently a member of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), the manager of the Transgenic Animal Unit (TAU), and Lecturer for the Dementia Research Unit (DRU) at UNSW. 

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Gordana Popovic

Gordana Popovic

Position: Statistical Consultant
Facility: Stats Central
Category: Academic Staff

Gordana is finishing her PhD in Ecological Statistics and is interested in modelling multivariate data to answer questions about how species interact and respond to the environment.

Primary contact for School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Lin Chin

Lin Chin

Position: Finance & Administration Officer
Facility: Transgenic Animal Unit
Category: General/Technical Staff

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A/Prof. Mark Raftery

A/Prof. Mark Raftery

Position: Director
Facility: Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility
Category: Academic Staff

Education

BSc(Hons)(Organic Chemistry), University of Adelaide
PhD(Organic Chemistry), University of Adelaide

Role & Interests

S100 protein structure and function; biological mass spectrometry; identification and characterisation of plant allergens; protein post translational modifications; novel oxidative modifications of proteins.

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Prof David Warton

Prof David Warton

Position: Professor of Statistics, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Co-Director Stats Central
Facility: Stats Central
Category: Academic Staff

Ecological statistician who aims to improve the methods for making use of data to answer research questions commonly asked in ecology – in particular, in studying communities of species (multivariate analysis) or species distribution modelling.

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Dr Chris Marjo

Dr Chris Marjo

Position: Manager
Facility: Solid State & Elemental Analysis Unit

BSc (Hons) University of Technology, Sydney Australia; PhD (Chemistry) UNSW Australia.

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