Corrie Williams

Taphonomy: CSI circa 20000BC

​(Paleontology)

Thank you to the following Superstar Scientists who brought us along on all sorts of adventures in the past years

When My Arduino Grows Up:                                 Up Close and Personal with an Aerosonde Drone

Pierre Asselin

June

Jonathan de Booy

​Synchrotron Science and Emission Spectra

Pierre Asselin

Physics in Motion

(Engineering)

November

Darryl Holland

Water Quality and Algal Blooms

​(Water Studies)

Linden Ashcroft

Angry Atmosphere

​(Climate Studies)

Champions of Curiosity

They make our adventures possible

Tessa Charles

Nicholas Price

Bionic Vision

​(Neuroscience)

Andreas Fouras

X-Ray Imaging

​(Engineering)

Elizabeth Paratz

Fixing a Broken Heart

​(Cardiology)

March

Dec

Circuits, Coding, and An Arduino Board:        Making a Sonar 

Alison Funston

Smaller Than Nano

​(Nano-Chemistry)

Monash University

Jim Driscoll

Julie Boyce

Bang, Crash, Boom!

(Volcanology and Geology)

Patricia Vickers-Rich        The Ediacaran World (Paleontology)

Sep

August

David Hocking

Under the Sea

(Marine Ecology)

Australian Synchrotron

September

Sir David Attenborough


Rob Hayes

2015
Superstar scientist
Month

Stuart Batten

Crystal Chemistry

(Chemistry)

Victorian Institute of Forensic Science

Pierre Asselin

Making Sustainability Count

​(Engineering)

Elizabeth Finkel

The Story Behind the Science

​(Science Journalism)

Tim Moss

Life in the Womb

​(Pre-Natal Science)

Aerosonde

Michael Brown

Monash University

Bob Wong & Marcus Michelangeli

David Reser

The Hearing Brain

(Neuroscience)

Topic

Travels of a Bedu:

Inspiring Generations of Thinkers

Ros Gleadow

Cyanide and Cassava

​(Botany)

2011

Out of This World:                                         Observing the Universe

Kent Wootton

A Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

​(Synchrotron Science)

Oct

Monash University

Jenny Cuxson

The Unseen World

​(Virology)

Peter Trusler

The Art of Science

(Paleoillustration)

Month
2012

Monash University / DiveSCI!

How to Get Away With Murder:                     Forensic Science

Zara Dennis

David Barnes

Big Data and Visualisation

​(Astronomy and

Neuroscience)

Wai-Ho Li

Aye, Aye, Bionic Eye

​(Engineering)

Patricia Vickers-Rich

Great Crises in the History of Life

​(Geology)

LabRats Investigate The Great Outdoors

Shageeta Jhanjee

Purely Numbers

(Mathematics)

Richard Reina

How Many Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea?

(Marine Biology)

Aug

Andrew Glenk

Allie Ford

Communicating with Aliens

​(Astrobiology)

Back in the Belly of the Synchrotron Beast: Synchrotron Science

institution

Patricia Vickers-Rich

Linda McIver

Computing

(Computer Science)

Steven Siems

The Rain Maker: Cloud Seeding

​(GeoEngineering)

May

Harry Wassiti

2013

Jun

Alison Every

Stomachaches and Helicobacter pylori

​(Mucosal Immunology)

Nov

Allie Ford

Knock Knock, Who's Out There?

​(Astrobiology)

Fighting Cancer in the Lab:                           Synthetic Biology and Cancer Vaccines

Nicole Morton

Tom Rich

Becoming a Paleotologist

​(Paleontology)

April

Science Club

Kent Wootton

Chocolate at the Synchrotron

​(Synchrotron Science)

Linda McIver

Suzanne Keneally

Computing and Robotics


July

Adrian Dyer

Life Through the Eyes of Bees

​(Vision Science)

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

Researchers are selected 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 Gemma Reid at gemma.reid@monash.edu

 

Mar

May

Plastic Soup:                                              Investigating Plastics In the Port Philip Bay

Jul

Monash University / FlySCI!

James Pearson

​Synchrotron Science

Marshmallow Madness:

LabRats Engineering

Challenge

LabRat

December

Jasmina Lazendig-Galloway

Black Holes

​(Astrophysics)

Katherine Mack

Dark Matter

(Astrophysics)

Patrick Baker

Trees and Climate Change

(Forest Ecology)

Monash University

David Cheng

Graphene: The Next Big

Thing

(Materials Engineering)

Kent Wootton

​What Happened to

Pharlap?

(Synchrotron Science)

Monash University

Two Men and A Toad:                                     Cane Toads in Australia

October

The Great Solar Battery Challenge

Schedule of Superstar Scientists for 2016

Kevin Chan

Everybody Dance Now!

(Robotics)

2014

Geophysics And The Flying Scientist

Duncan Galloway

Neutron Stars

​(Astrophysics)

Pia Lentini

Australian Bats

(Applied Ecology)

Alison Funston

Almost Invisible

​(Nano-Chemistry)

Greg Holland

Climate Change

​(Atmospheric Research)

Apr