Adelaide, Australia – 1 August 2017
The ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies (ASTech) is pleased to announce La Trobe University as the latest addition to its university nodes.
La Trobe hosts the Centre for Materials and Surface Science (CMSS) at its campus in Melbourne, Australia. CMSS hosts Australia’s most comprehensive surface science capability, featuring a range of custom built ultrahigh vacuum instrumentation, synchrotron end stations, and modern surface analytical instrumentation. Contemporary surface analytical techniques allow the elemental composition, chemistry and molecular structure of the outermost layers of solid surfaces to be determined.
“I’m delighted that we have been able to expand ASTech into La Trobe University and bring on board the added expertise in areas of electrochemistry, photochemistry, chemical sensing and biosensing of Associate Professor Conor Hogan.” said Professor Brett Paull, Centre Director of ASTech.
Assoc Prof Hogan obtained his qualifications in Ireland, a Bachelor of Science (Analytical Chemistry) from Cork Institute of Technology in 1995, and Electrochemistry PhD from Dublin City University in 2000; and has since held various research, teaching and supervisory roles at Dublin City University, Monash University, and La Trobe University. He is heavily involved in the chemistry community, including the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, and the International Society for Electrochemistry.
“The ASTech network is continually strengthening, and with this comes the added capacity and skill sets to collectively tackle the difficult challenges as we move forward.” said Prof Paull.
ASTech’s industry founder Trajan Scientific and Medical (Trajan) believes in collaboration to leverage academic and commercial strengths to improve human wellbeing through science.
Since the establishment of ASTech in 2014, ASTech Postdoctoral Fellows and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates have made great progress in developing new analytical techniques with potential for commercial development by Trajan for applications in the scientific industry and wider community.
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