LabRats Investigate The Great Outdoors

Jul

Shageeta Jhanjee

Purely Numbers

(Mathematics)

Richard Reina

How Many Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea?

(Marine Biology)

Caitlin Ingham

It's Crystal Clear

(Chemistry)

Jacqui Towns

Who's Who in Medical Science?

(Healthcare)

Sam Towns

Fighting Cancer with Machines

(Medical Physics)

Greg Holland

Extreme Weather & Climate

​(Climate Science)

Patricia Vickers-Rich

Great Crises in the History of Life

​(Geology)

Nov

Darryl Holland

Water Quality and Algal Blooms

​(Water Studies)

Linden Ashcroft

Angry Atmosphere

​(Climate Studies)

Champions of Curiosity

Tessa Charles

LabRats Build Series: Bridges

(Engineering)

2023

Patricia Vickers-Rich        The Ediacaran World (Paleontology)

Sep

Sir David Attenborough


Two Men and A Toad: The Evolution of Australian Cane Toads

​(Zoology)

Gemma Lamp & Rosa Sola-Molina  

The Amazing Brain

​(Neuroimaging -Psychophysics)

Rob Hayes

2015

Arshin Zaman & Pierre Asselin

LabRats 

Pierre Asselin

Jun

Jonathan de Booy

​Synchrotron Science and Emission Spectra

Agathe Lise-Provonost & Martin Tomko

Aug

2017

Apr

Rosalie Hocking

Catalysing Greener Fuels

(Analytical Chemistry, Materials Science)

Zoran & Luther Vasic

Let there be Light!

Synchrotron Science

​(Physics)

Jim Driscoll

Julie Boyce

Bang, Crash, Boom!

(Volcanology and Geology)

2016

Joseph Bevitt

Digital excavation and fossil reconstruction

(Neutron and Synchrotron Imaging)

To our dearest superstar scientists,

You believed in us and made these adventures possible - thank you! We will find a way to pass on your passion and conviction, and make this world a better place! 

  

Sep

Aug

David Hocking

Under the Sea

(Marine Ecology)

Katherine Mack

Dark Matter

(Astrophysics)

Yulia Shuvalova

A 500 Million Years Long Adventure

(Geology/Paleontology)

Nov

Patrick Baker

Trees and Climate Change

(Forest Ecology)

Louis Walmsley 

The Precious Plastics Adventure 

(Sustainability & Engineering)

​Schedule of Superstar Scientists - join us at the LabRats Lair!

Harry Wassiti

Rory Coulter

Cyberwarfare

(Cybersecurity)

2011
2013
2022

Dec

Science Club

Kathryn Visser

It's In Your DNA

(Genetic Counseling)

2012

Food: Different by Design

(Chemistry)

Mar

Martin Stone

Bob Wong & Marcus Michelangeli

Patricia Vickers-Rich

Sangeeta Jhanjee & Alex Ingham

The Language of Science 

(Mathematics)

Observing the Universe (Astrophysics)

Mar

Sally Haldyz

Bugs and Water Quality

(Freshwater Ecology)

Peter Trusler

The Art of Science

(Paleoillustration)

2025

Back in the Belly of the Synchrotron

(Synchrotron Science)

Greg Holland

Climate Change

​(Atmospheric Research)

Wai-Ho Li

Aye, Aye, Bionic Eye

​(Engineering)

Andreas Fouras

X-Ray Imaging

​(Engineering)

Circuits, Coding, & Arduino Boards

​(Engineering)

Ticks! Chemokines!

(Biochemistry)

Zara Dennis

​​The Flying Geophysicist

​(Geology)

What Lies Under the Surface:

Killer Algae & Adorable Moss Piglets 

​(Microscopy)

Michael Brown

Alan Duffy & Rebecca Allen

Gone Interstellar with SciVR! 

(Astrophysics)

Dec

Sam Thiele

Volcano CSI

(Volcanology)

Alison Funston

Smaller Than Nano

​(Nano-Chemistry)

Joseph Bevitt

Forensics, Fossils, and F.. Photons! (Neutron and Synchrotron Imaging)

2014

Paul Villiers

Building Epic Wind Farms

(Engineering, Sustainability)

Jul

Alison Luk & Gaby Pinget 

The Great Gut Adventure: Bacteria & short-chain fatty acids 

(Microbiology & Immunology)

David Reser

The Hearing Brain

(Neuroscience)

James Pearson

​Synchrotron Science

The Great Solar Battery Challenge

Dec

Jasmina Lazendig-Galloway

Black Holes

​(Astrophysics)

Kent Wootton

​The Pharlap Mystery

(Synchrotron Science)

Team NOVA Rover

Mighty Machines To Mars 

(Engineering, Robotics)

Pierre Asselin

Forces of flight

​(Mechanical Engineering)

Elizabeth Paratz

Fixing a Broken Heart

​(Cardiology)

What sets the PrimeSCI! LabRats science club apart is our long-standing relationship with researchers who act as scientist mentors. 

Researchers are invited for their research topic, scientific passion, and desire to communicate with younger minds. 


We show that scientists come in all shapes and sizes, genders and backgrounds. Meeting real scientists working in vastly different areas of science

provide tangible role models for the LabRats with their varied interests. 


If you are THAT researcher and would like to participate as our Superstar Scientist, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Lydia at hlow@swin.edu.au

Nov

Adrian Dyer

Life Through the Eyes of Bees

​(Vision Science)

David Cheng

Graphene: The Next Big Thing

(Materials Engineering)

Marshmallow Madness:

LabRats Engineering

Challenge

Oct

​Dear Superstar Scientist,


We are looking for an adventure in your area of research, and to learn from you about the exciting happenings in your field.

We also really want to know how you got to where you are today.


Show us how we can help our world, find the cure for cancer, travel to the edge of the Universe, we want to learn from you.


Please join us at the Australian Synchrotron!

Harry Al-Wassiti

Hand-to-hand Combat with COVID-19! 

(Bioengineering)

Mar

Jun

Plastic Soup: 

Plastics In the Port Philip Bay

LabRats Build Series: Row(3x) Your Boat (Engineering)

Apr

Travels of a Bedu:

Inspiring Generations of Thinkers

May

Going Interstellar with OzGRAV!

​(Astronomy)

Max Campbell

Alison Every

Stomachaches and H. pylori

​(Mucosal Immunology)

2020

Nicole Morton

Jul

Team Swinburne SAE

Vroom! Vroom!: Mighty Machines

(Eingineering, Sustainability, Business)

Steven Siems

The Rain Maker: Cloud Seeding

​(GeoEngineering)

Nicholas Price

Bionic Vision

​(Neuroscience)

Pia Lentini

Australian Bats

(Applied Ecology)

Jenny Cuxson

The Unseen World

​(Virology)

Katie Mack

Mysterious Universe

​(Cosmology)

Pat Vicker-Rich, Peter Trusler, 

& Steve Pritchard

Telling the story:

Dinosaurs in Our Backyard 

(Paleontology, Art, Film)

Reshaping the Aboriginal Narrative

​@Budj Bim

(Geology, Archaeology, and Robotics)

Stephen Poropat

Dinos Down Under:

Australian Cretaceous Sauropods

(Paleontology)

Fighting Cancer in the Lab: Synthetic Biology and Cancer Vaccines

​(Virology)

They have made our adventures possible

Alison Funston

Almost Invisible

​(Nano-Chemistry)

David Barnes

Big Data and Visualisation

​(Astronomy and

Neuroscience)

Ros Gleadow

Cyanide and Cassava

​(Botany)

Adrian Dyer

Life Through the Eyes of Bees

​(Vision Science)

May

Tom Rich

Becoming a Paleotologist

​(Paleontology)

Kent Wootton

Chocolate at the Synchrotron

​(Synchrotron Science)

OzGRAV & Rebecca Alllen

The Universe and Gravitational Waves

(Astrophysics)

2018

Dean Morris, Joel Trewhella, Nick Rae 

Inside the Belly of the Synchrotron Beast

(Synchrotron Science)

Rebecca Yee

Recycling Fish-n-Chips: Converting Waste Oil Into Biodiesel

(Chemical Engineering)

Whodunnit

(Forensic Science)

Sep

2019

Oct

Solange Glasser & Ben Loveridge

​​Future Thinkers. Today.

​(Music, Psychology, Virtual Reality)

Corrie Williams

Taphonomy: CSI circa 20000BC

​(Paleontology)

LabRats Build Series:

The Great I CAN Challenge​​

Linda McIver

Computing

(Computer Science)

2024

Ben Cowie

Infectious Diseases and Mind-Controlling Worms

(Epidemiology)

LandCare Adventures

Dolphins, Australian bush animals at night, and macrobenths

May

Month

Victoria Haritos

Sugars, Obese Yeast and Biofuels

​(Chemical Engineering)

Daniel Elridge

Elizabeth Finkel

The Story Behind the Science

​(Science Journalism)

Tim Moss

Life in the Womb

​(Pre-Natal Science)

Andrew Glenk

Zoran Vasic

Synchrotron Science

(Physics)

Month
Month

Pierre Asselin

Physics in Motion

(Engineering)

Lisa Horsley

Allie Ford

Knock Knock, Who's Out There?

​(Astrobiology)

Oct

Pierre Asselin

Sustainable Buildings: Melbourne's Council House 2 

​(Engineering)

Stuart Batten

Crystal Chemistry

(Chemistry)

Pierre Asselin

Making Sustainability Count

​(Engineering)

Up Close and Personal with an Aerosonde Drone

​(Engineering)

Kent Wootton

A Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

​(Synchrotron Science)

Marlenne Rodriguez

Seabirds: Australasian Gannets

(Biology)

Apr

2021

Allie Ford

Communicating with Aliens

​(Astrobiology)

Ashley Rozario

Peeping Into Cells With Super-resolution Imaging

(Chemistry)

Duncan Galloway

Neutron Stars

​(Astrophysics)

Mark Jones & Pierre Asselin

Kevin Chan

Everybody Dance Now!

(Robotics)

Jun

Aug