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July 10, 2018

Dianne Ruka

BSci, GDipEd, PhD

Senior Education and Training Co-ordinator

ARC CoE: Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET)

Monash University

Our tenth profilee is Dr Dianne Ruka. Dr Ruka's been on my radar for a while because of the way she's combined her passions for both education and science into a fruitful career. She started off with training in science and education at Melbourne University, then went on to nurture the love of science and maths in high school students as a science/math...

June 15, 2018

It heartens me to see so many initiatives popping up to support women in STEMM around the world, and tonnes of them in our own fair city.

I've put together a list of a couple of active organisations, so make sure to pick one and get involved!

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ROBOGALS (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube)

Robogals is made possible by our amazing volunteers from universities and young professionals of all genders. We come from a wide range expertise from engineering to law to commerce and are all united under th...

May 7, 2018

Jayshri Dumbre

BE , MTech

2nd year PhD student

(Materials Science and Engineering)

Monash University

Our ninth profilee is Jayshri Dumbre, another PhD student in the MSE department. I'm lucky enough to have a desk next to Jayshri, and it seems like she has a new set of samples or batch of photos (from the nano to macro scale!) every day. Jayshri completed her undergraduate and masters studies in metallurgical engineering at some of the best institutes in India (COEP and IIT Bombay respectively), and...

November 21, 2017

Erin Brodie

BE and BA

1st year PhD student

(Materials Science and Engineering)

Monash University

Our eighth profilee is Erin Brodie, a PhD student in the MSE department. I met Erin a few years ago when she was a bright spark in our department, and have enjoyed seeing her progress through the undergrad degree and various internships, to her work now, investigating alloys for the 3D printing of maxillofacial implants. I've always admired her technical mindset and her sense of humour, as well as her re...

October 16, 2017

Rafida Deo

Currently studying towards a BE (Materials) and BSc,

Intern at Amaero Engineering Pty Ltd

Our seventh profilee is Rafida Deo, an undergraduate in the Materials Science and Engineering department at Monash. Rafida and I have been friends for a few years now, having taken classes together and worked together on the Materials Engineering Society committee. She's been one of the stalwarts of our department for a while now, and you'll generally see her helping out wherever help is needed, par...

September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

Kira Rundel

Doctoral Candidate

McNeill Research Group 

Our sixth profilee is Kira Rundel, a PhD student working on solar cells in the McNeill group here at Monash. I've known Kira for a couple of years now, both back when she was an undergrad visiting from sunny Arizona, and now, while she's been here changing the Australian solar cell market! We've worked together as post-graduate student representatives, as demonstrators, and even amateur sleuths at puzzle rooms all over Melbourne. Throughout, I'...

August 21, 2017

Dr Jess Frith

Senior Lecturer, Head of the Frith Lab

Materials Science and Engineering

Monash University

Jess is now a senior lecturer at Monash and heads up her own lab, but I met her first back in 2015 when she delivered a guest seminar here. Her research into the extracellular cues directing mesenchymal stem cell fate blew me away, both with its potential to regenerate tissue, and also with its scientific rigour. I don't think I'd ever seen such a presentation before - it really underlined how be...

July 12, 2017

Melissa Preissner

Doctoral Candidate

Laboratory for Dynamic Imaging

Our fourth profile is on Melissa Preissner, a powerhouse PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering department here at Monash. I met Melissa at a conference a few years ago, and had the lovely surprise of learning she was working on cool stuff on the same floor in the same building, just a few steps away. Chatting with her over our candidatures has been a real eye opener - I don't know how she does it! She always has a smile and a k...

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