Podcast

The ACES Podcast

A podcast by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), the pre-eminent world centre for electromaterials science research.

Episode 11: Prof Fiona Wood

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with clinical professor, world-renowned burns surgeon and 2005 Australian of the Year, Prof Fiona Wood. Throughout the conversation, we hear about her career in medicine and plastic surgery, pioneering the ‘spray-on skin’ technique, treating Bali bombing survivors in 2002, future collaborations and much more.

Episode 10: Prof Simon Moulton

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with ACES Chief Investigator Prof Simon Moulton from Swinburne University of Technology. Prof Moulton talks about his role within ACES, his unique journey to study science and become a professor after spending a number of years in the Navy, his interests outside of work including a love for cycling and much more.

Episode 9: Dr Lilith Caballero Aguilar

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology, Dr Lilith Caballero Aguilar. Lilith talks about her PhD project and experience with ACES, how she became interested in science, Women in STEM, life outside of research and more.

Episode 8: Dr Cathal O’Connell

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with VC Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT University Dr Cathal O’Connell about his PhD and time with ACES, science writing, his passion for reading and much more.

Episode 7: Dr Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with ACES Research Fellow Dr Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo about her background, moving from Spain to Manchester and then eventually Australia, her career in research and much more.

Episode 6: A/Prof Payal Mukherjee

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats ACES collaborator and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon, A/Prof Payal Mukherjee. Throughout the conversation, we hear about her career path and background, being introduced to 3D printing, working with ACES and much more.

Episode 5: Dr Cameron Ferris

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with Dr Cameron Ferris about his PhD in Biofabrication, his ACES experience, startups, working in industry, his passion for music and more.

Cameron completed his PhD at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and ACES in 2013 and is now the Chief Operations Officer at Inventia Life Science.

Episode 4: Brianna Thompson

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with Dr Brianna Thompson about her PhD, teaching science in Japan, working in research around Australian and overseas, her change of career to study medicine and more.

Brianna completed her PhD at the University of Wollongong (UOW) within the Intelligent Polymer Institute (IPRI). She is now studying medicine at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Episode 3: Sidra Waheed

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with Sidra Waheed about her PhD experience, her background, life in Tasmania, what’s next for her and more.

Sidra recently completed her PhD in chemistry with ACES and the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) at the University of Tasmania (UTAS).

Episode 2: Dr Matthew Griffith

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay speaks with Dr Matthew Griffith about his PhD experience, moving to Japan, returning to Australia, his various research positions and projects, running marathons and more.

Dr Griffith is a researcher now based at the University of Sydney. He is a University of Wollongong graduate, completing a PhD in Physical Chemistry and Device Physics.

Episode 1: Dr Leo Stevens

In the first episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay speaks with former ACES student Dr Leo Stevens about his PhD experience, his journey since graduating in 2017, founding a company, how he spends his downtime and more.

Dr Stevens is the founder of Eon Labs and the Co-founder of Upward Manufacturing. He is a scientist and entrepreneur who was born in raised on the coast of Australia in Wollongong. He completed both his undergraduate degree and PhD at the University of Wollongong (UOW).

The ACES Podcast Trailer

Coming soon is The ACES Podcast, hosted by Samuel Findlay.

In this podcast, you will hear from researchers who are making a difference through their work. From those in academia to those in industry, we will hear how they got to where they are today and will walk with them as they reflect on their respective journeys. We will also find out what helps them approach and tackle their work each day and how they enjoy downtime.

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