2020

Nicole Morton

Pia Lentini

Australian Bats

(Applied Ecology)

Jenny Cuxson

The Unseen World

​(Virology)

Sally Haldyz

Bugs and Water Quality

(Freshwater Ecology)

Peter Trusler

The Art of Science

(Paleoillustration)

Mar

May

Corrie Williams

Taphonomy: CSI circa 20000BC

​(Paleontology)

Up Close and Personal with an Aerosonde Drone

​(Engineering)

Science Club

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

Pierre Asselin

Sustainable Buildings: Melbourne's Council House 2 

​(Engineering)

Rebecca Yee

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

(Chemical Engineering)

Whodunnit

(Forensic Science)

Jul

Team Swinburne SAE

Vroom! Vroom!: Mighty Machines

(Eingineering, Sustainability, Business)

Bob Wong & Marcus Michelangeli

Kent Wootton

Chocolate at the Synchrotron

​(Synchrotron Science)

James Pearson

​Synchrotron Science

Apr

Travels of a Bedu:

Inspiring Generations of Thinkers

David Barnes

Big Data and Visualisation

​(Astronomy and

Neuroscience)

Steven Siems

The Rain Maker: Cloud Seeding

​(GeoEngineering)

Ros Gleadow

Cyanide and Cassava

​(Botany)

2011
2013

LabRat

Observing the Universe (Astrophysics)

Sam Thiele

Volcano CSI

(Volcanology)

Linden Ashcroft

Angry Atmosphere

​(Climate Studies)

Champions of Curiosity

They make our adventures possible

Tessa Charles

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

Circuits, Coding, & Arduino Boards

​(Engineering)

Alison Funston

Smaller Than Nano

​(Nano-Chemistry)

Zoran & Luther Vasic

Let there be Light!

Synchrotron Science

​(Physics)

Patricia Vickers-Rich        The Ediacaran World (Paleontology)

Sep

Aug

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

Aug

Zara Dennis

​​The Flying Geophysicist

​(Geology)

Ashley Rozario

Peeping Into Cells With Super-resolution Imaging

(Chemistry)

Duncan Galloway

Neutron Stars

​(Astrophysics)

Dec

Jasmina Lazendig-Galloway

Black Holes

​(Astrophysics)

Katherine Mack

Dark Matter

(Astrophysics)

Yulia Shuvalova

A 500 Million Years Long Adventure

(Geology/Paleontology)

Patrick Baker

Trees and Climate Change

(Forest Ecology)

Jul

2018

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 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 Low at lydia.low@monash.edu

Katie Mack

Mysterious Universe

​(Cosmology)

Back in the Belly of the Synchrotron

(Synchrotron Science)

Month
2012

Alison Funston

Almost Invisible

​(Nano-Chemistry)

David Cheng

Graphene: The Next Big Thing

(Materials Engineering)

Kent Wootton

​The Pharlap Mystery

(Synchrotron Science)

Victoria Haritos

Sugars, Obese Yeast and Biofuels

​(Chemical Engineering)

Greg Holland

Climate Change

​(Atmospheric Research)

Patricia Vickers-Rich

Linda McIver

Computing

(Computer Science)

2019

Oct

May

Marshmallow Madness:

LabRats Engineering

Challenge

Wai-Ho Li

Aye, Aye, Bionic Eye

​(Engineering)

Harry Wassiti

The Great Solar Battery Challenge

OzGRAV & Rebecca Alllen

The Universe and Gravitational Waves

(Astrophysics)

Patricia Vickers-Rich

Great Crises in the History of Life

​(Geology)

Nov

Darryl Holland

Water Quality and Algal Blooms

​(Water Studies)

Nicholas Price

Bionic Vision

​(Neuroscience)

Andreas Fouras

X-Ray Imaging

​(Engineering)

Elizabeth Paratz

Fixing a Broken Heart

​(Cardiology)

Mar

Dec

Jim Driscoll

Julie Boyce

Bang, Crash, Boom!

(Volcanology and Geology)

2016

David Hocking

Under the Sea

(Marine Ecology)

Pierre Asselin

Making Sustainability Count

​(Engineering)

Kent Wootton

A Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

​(Synchrotron Science)

Oct

Jonathan de Booy

​Synchrotron Science and Emission Spectra

Pierre Asselin

Physics in Motion

(Engineering)

Elizabeth Finkel

The Story Behind the Science

​(Science Journalism)

Tim Moss

Life in the Womb

​(Pre-Natal Science)

Michael Brown

Andrew Glenk

Tom Rich

Becoming a Paleotologist

​(Paleontology)

2017

Apr

Plastic Soup: 

Plastics In the Port Philip Bay

David Reser

The Hearing Brain

(Neuroscience)

Kevin Chan

Everybody Dance Now!

(Robotics)

Month

Stuart Batten

Crystal Chemistry

(Chemistry)

Jacqui Towns

Who's Who in Medical Science?

(Healthcare)

Sam Towns

Fighting Cancer with Machines

(Medical Physics)

Fighting Cancer in the Lab: Synthetic Biology and Cancer Vaccines

​(Virology)

Pierre Asselin

Jun

Allie Ford

Communicating with Aliens

​(Astrobiology)

Jun

Alison Every

Stomachaches and H. pylori

​(Mucosal Immunology)

Shageeta Jhanjee

Purely Numbers

(Mathematics)

Richard Reina

How Many Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea?

(Marine Biology)

Nov

Allie Ford

Knock Knock, Who's Out There?

​(Astrobiology)

Adrian Dyer

Life Through the Eyes of Bees

​(Vision Science)

​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 on a Saturday morning and we'll make sure Lydia and Gemma provide you a good cuppa coffee.

 

With love from the LabRats Lair, 

50 tails.

LabRats Investigate The Great Outdoors

Greg Holland

Extreme Weather & Climate

​(Climate Science)

2014

Zoran Vasic

Synchrotron Science

(Physics)