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Dr Chris Marjo

Dr Chris Marjo

Position: Head
Facility: Solid State & Elemental Analysis Unit
Category: Academic Staff

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

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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.

Research Interests

Research into the synthesis of nanoparticles with a range of applications including MRI contrast agents, catalysts and solar cells. Characterization of nanoparticle sizes, shapes, crystallography and properties using electron microscopy.

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Dr Nicholas Ariotti

Dr Nicholas Ariotti

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

Education

PhD - Cell and Membrane Biology - The University of Queensland (2013)

BSc (Hons) - The University of Queensland (2006)

Role and Interests

My role is to provide training and support for clients in all facets of biological electron microscopy including sample preparation techniques, correlative light and electron microscopy and cryo-electron microscopy.

My research focuses on understanding how proteins are organised within the lipid bilayer of the plasma membrane and how changes in this organisation can result in disease.

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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 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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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.

Interests

Archaeological Science - palaeodietary & palaeoenvironmental reconstruction via stable isotope analysis of floral and faunal remains; chemical analysis of artefacts using microscopy-based techniques (e.g. EPMA)

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Dr Soshan Cheong

Dr Soshan Cheong

Position: Research Fellow
Facilities: Electron Microscope Unit, Solid State & Elemental Analysis Unit
Category: Academic Staff

Education

PhD. Chemistry, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Role

I hold a joint appointment between the Solid State & Elemental Analysis Unit (SSEAU) and the Electron Microscope Unit (EMU). 
My role at the EMU is to conduct collaborative research in the area of advanced transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging and spectroscopic analysis, and help managing the JEOL F200 TEM.
At the SSEAU, I develop techniques and protocols for time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) analysis on biological and organic-based materials, particularly in 2D and 3D imaging.

Interest

Development and application of TEM and X-ray characterisation techniques on functional nanocrystals. 

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Dr Juanfang Ruan

Dr Juanfang Ruan

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

Education

Ph.D. - Structural Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden (2008)  

M. E. - University of Science and Technology Beijing& Beijing Laboratory of Electron Microscopy, China (2003)

B. E.  - University of Science and Technology Beijing, China (2000)

Roles and Interests

My role is to conduct collaborative research in the area of Cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM), and help users on Cryo-EM and the three-dimensional reconstruction.

My interests focus on solving the structure of macromolecular complexes and soft matter using Cryo-EM method (single-particle cryo-EM and cryo electron tomography). Meanwhile, I am also interested in developing Cryo-EM method for its application at organic and inorganic interface.

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Dr Richard Webster

Dr Richard Webster

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

Education

PhD Physics, University of Bristol, UK (2015)

MSci PhysicsUniversity of Bristol, UK (2011)

Role

To operate the newly purchased JEOL F200 microscope, design and implement research experiments in collaboration with researchers across the University in the area of advanced transmission electron microscopy, including high-resolution imaging, electron diffraction, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis, and other imaging and analysis modes where applicable.

Research Interests

My interests lie in the application of electron microscopy methods to determine composition, structure and defect nature of semiconductors, mainly III-nitrides. My present research includes the application of electron microscopy to InxGa1-xN nanorods and films for use in LED and transistor devices.

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Dr Rhiannon Kuchel (Maternity Leave)

Dr Rhiannon Kuchel (Maternity Leave)

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

Education

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

Role and Interests

Rhiannon Kuchel is an electron microscopist at the University of New South Wales, (Sydney). With a PhD from Macquarie University her thesis focused on the effects of environmental stress on the immune system of temperate pearl oysters. Rhiannon’s role at the EMU is to conduct collaborative research as well as teach postgraduate students from a variety of disciplines (biology, chemistry, materials science/engineering), focusing on the use of transmission (both standard imaging and cryo) and scanning electron microscopy.

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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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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 Isabel C. Morrow

Dr Isabel C. Morrow

Position: Technical Officer
Facility: Electron Microscope Unit

Education

PhD – Molecular Cell Biology, The University of Queensland (2004)

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, The University of Queensland (2000)

Role and Interests 

My role is to conduct collaborative research and provide training and support to clients in a broad range of sample preparation techniques for both biological and material specimens. For specimen analysis I am able to provide training and support in scanning and transmission electron microscopy.

I have a particular interest in the cryo-transmission electron microscopy.

 

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Dr Yin Yao

Dr 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 Zhixin Liu

Dr Zhixin Liu

Position: Statistical Consultant
Facility: Stats Central

Education:
B.Med, Capital University of Medical Science, Beijing, China.
M.AppStat, PhD in Applied Statistics [Statistical Models for recurrent events data], Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
 

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Dr Qiang Zhu

Dr Qiang Zhu

Position: 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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Mrs Natasha Kapoor-Kaushik

Mrs Natasha Kapoor-Kaushik

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

Education

M.Sc (Biotechnology), University of New South Wales, Australia (2008)

B.Sc. (Microbiology), University of Mumbai, India (2004)

Role and Interests

My role is to provide support and training to biological and cryo-electron microscopy users in specimen preparation techniques,

in correlative light electron microscopy and operation of microscopes as well as assist with image acquisition.

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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 Anusha Hettiaratchi

Dr Anusha Hettiaratchi

Position: Manager, UNSW Biorepository
Facility: Biorepository
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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