Month

Stuart Batten

Crystal Chemistry

(Chemistry)

Pierre Asselin

Making Sustainability Count

​(Engineering)

Team NOVA Rover

Mighty Machines To Mars 

(Engineering, Robotics)

Victoria Haritos

Sugars, Obese Yeast and Biofuels

​(Chemical Engineering)

Zoran & Luther Vasic

Let there be Light!

Synchrotron Science

​(Physics)

Gemma Lamp & Rosa Sola-Molina  

The Amazing Brain

​(Neuroimaging -Psychophysics)

Rob Hayes

Zara Dennis

​​The Flying Geophysicist

​(Geology)

Ashley Rozario

Peeping Into Cells With Super-resolution Imaging

(Chemistry)

Duncan Galloway

Neutron Stars

​(Astrophysics)

Dec

Tom Rich

Becoming a Paleotologist

​(Paleontology)

2017

Wai-Ho Li

Aye, Aye, Bionic Eye

​(Engineering)

Mar

Dec

Patricia Vickers-Rich        The Ediacaran World (Paleontology)

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

​(Zoology)

2015

Marlenne Rodriguez

Seabirds: Australasian Gannets

(Biology)

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!

LabRats Investigate The Great Outdoors

Month

Kathryn Visser

It's In Your DNA

(Genetic Counseling)

James Pearson

​Synchrotron Science

Apr

Joseph Bevitt

Digital excavation and fossil reconstruction

(Neutron and Synchrotron Imaging)

Sep

LabRats 

Tim Moss

Life in the Womb

​(Pre-Natal Science)

Adrian Dyer

Life Through the Eyes of Bees

​(Vision Science)

Andreas Fouras

X-Ray Imaging

​(Engineering)

Elizabeth Paratz

Fixing a Broken Heart

​(Cardiology)

Aug

Jun

Alison Every

Stomachaches and H. pylori

​(Mucosal Immunology)

David Cheng

Graphene: The Next Big Thing

(Materials Engineering)

Kent Wootton

​The Pharlap Mystery

(Synchrotron Science)

Patricia Vickers-Rich

Great Crises in the History of Life

​(Geology)

Science Club

Sir David Attenborough


Allie Ford

Communicating with Aliens

​(Astrobiology)

Katie Mack

Mysterious Universe

​(Cosmology)

May

Marshmallow Madness:

LabRats Engineering

Challenge

Jim Driscoll

Julie Boyce

Bang, Crash, Boom!

(Volcanology and Geology)

Sep

Kevin Chan

Everybody Dance Now!

(Robotics)

Stephen Poropat

Dinos Down Under:

Australian Cretaceous Sauropods

(Paleontology)

2014

Fighting Cancer in the Lab: Synthetic Biology and Cancer Vaccines

​(Virology)

2020

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

Observing the Universe (Astrophysics)

Sam Thiele

Volcano CSI

(Volcanology)

​Schedule of Superstar Scientists who had brought us along on all sorts of adventures in past years

2016

Patrick Baker

Trees and Climate Change

(Forest Ecology)

Jul

Nicole Morton

OzGRAV & Rebecca Alllen

The Universe and Gravitational Waves

(Astrophysics)

Ros Gleadow

Cyanide and Cassava

​(Botany)

2013

Tessa Charles

David Hocking

Under the Sea

(Marine Ecology)

Jasmina Lazendig-Galloway

Black Holes

​(Astrophysics)

Katherine Mack

Dark Matter

(Astrophysics)

Rebecca Yee

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

(Chemical Engineering)

Whodunnit

(Forensic Science)

Patricia Vickers-Rich

Linden Ashcroft

Angry Atmosphere

​(Climate Studies)

Jacqui Towns

Who's Who in Medical Science?

(Healthcare)

Sam Towns

Fighting Cancer with Machines

(Medical Physics)

Mar

May

Plastic Soup: 

Plastics In the Port Philip Bay

The Great Solar Battery Challenge

Nov

Shageeta Jhanjee

Purely Numbers

(Mathematics)

Richard Reina

How Many Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea?

(Marine Biology)

Jun

Jonathan de Booy

​Synchrotron Science and Emission Spectra

David Barnes

Big Data and Visualisation

​(Astronomy and

Neuroscience)

Circuits, Coding, & Arduino Boards

​(Engineering)

Ben Cowie

SeabiInfectious Diseases and Mind-Controlling Worms

(Epidemiology)

Back in the Belly of the Synchrotron

(Synchrotron Science)

Kent Wootton

Chocolate at the Synchrotron

​(Synchrotron Science)

Harry Wassiti

Champions of Curiosity

They make our adventures possible

Pia Lentini

Australian Bats

(Applied Ecology)

Jenny Cuxson

The Unseen World

​(Virology)

Bob Wong & Marcus Michelangeli

David Reser

The Hearing Brain

(Neuroscience)

2019

Oct

Alison Funston

Smaller Than Nano

​(Nano-Chemistry)

Adrian Dyer

Life Through the Eyes of Bees

​(Vision Science)

Alison Funston

Almost Invisible

​(Nano-Chemistry)

Steven Siems

The Rain Maker: Cloud Seeding

​(GeoEngineering)

2011

Greg Holland

Extreme Weather & Climate

​(Climate Science)

Aug

2018

Michael Brown

Andrew Glenk

2012

Travels of a Bedu:

Inspiring Generations of Thinkers

Corrie Williams

Taphonomy: CSI circa 20000BC

​(Paleontology)

Up Close and Personal with an Aerosonde Drone

​(Engineering)

Greg Holland

Climate Change

​(Atmospheric Research)

Rosalie Hocking

Catalysing Greener Fuels

(Analytical Chemistry, Materials Science)

Paul Villiers

Building Epic Wind Farms

(Engineering, Sustainability)

Zoran Vasic

Synchrotron Science

(Physics)

Allie Ford

Knock Knock, Who's Out There?

​(Astrobiology)

Pierre Asselin

Linda McIver

Computing

(Computer Science)

Nicholas Price

Bionic Vision

​(Neuroscience)

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

Team Swinburne SAE

Vroom! Vroom!: Mighty Machines

(Eingineering, Sustainability, Business)

Pierre Asselin

Physics in Motion

(Engineering)

Elizabeth Finkel

The Story Behind the Science

​(Science Journalism)

Apr

Jul

Darryl Holland

Water Quality and Algal Blooms

​(Water Studies)

Sally Haldyz

Bugs and Water Quality

(Freshwater Ecology)

Peter Trusler

The Art of Science

(Paleoillustration)

Yulia Shuvalova

A 500 Million Years Long Adventure

(Geology/Paleontology)

Nov

Pierre Asselin

Sustainable Buildings: Melbourne's Council House 2 

​(Engineering)

Dean Morris, Joel Trewhella, Nick Rae 

Inside the Belly of the Synchrotron Beast

(Synchrotron Science)

Kent Wootton

A Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

​(Synchrotron Science)