Dr Jian Wu
Graduated from ACES/IPRI: 2004
Now employed by: BlueScope Steel Research
PhD Thesis: Synthesis, characterisation and applications of conducting polymer coated textiles
Since attending high school in China, Jian knew she wanted to pursue a career in science and contribute to the future. Equipped with a passion for Chemistry, Jian completed her undergraduate degree at Nankai University in China before travelling to Melbourne as a visiting scientist at CSIRO in 1998.
During her time in Australia, Jian met ACES Professors Gordon Wallace and Geoff Spinks.
“I had a very good impression about Wollongong and IPRI and wish to start my PhD at IPRI in order to extend my research area and learn more about Australia,” she said.
Jian went on to enrol in a PhD at IPRI in 1999.
“I learned a lot of knowledge and skills at IPRI, I also made a lot of friends and built up a networking that ensures my future career,” she said.
Following her graduating from ACES in 2004, Jian was seeking a new challenge.
“I was looking for some opportunities in the Industry area. Finally, I got my role as Scientist at BlueScope Steel Research in 2007,” she said.
“Every day I work in the lab to prepare and test different samples in our current and future BlueScope Steel products. I also need to analyse results for evaluation corrosion performance and publish reports.”
“My study and work experience at IPRI benefit my current and future work both in academic and industry areas. I learned to be self motivate and to work well in a team, communicating well with my colleagues.”