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Introduce Yourself Thread: Let's Get Acquainted!

  • 1.  Introduce Yourself Thread: Let's Get Acquainted!

    Posted 09-05-2024 20:27

    Hello fellow RACI members!

    For those who are seeing this space for the first time, welcome to our vibrant MyRACI Community space! We're thrilled to have you here and can't wait to get to know each other better. Why not take a moment to introduce yourself?

    Here are a few prompts to get you started:

    1. Which branch are you from?
    2. What are you passionate about within the field of chemistry?
    3. Do you have any favourite projects or research topics you're currently working on?
    4. Any fun facts or hobbies you'd like to share with the community?

    Feel free to share as much or as little as you'd like - the goal is to foster connections and camaraderie among our members. Let's build a supportive and engaging community together!

    Can't wait to hear from you all!

    Hannah



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    Hannah McCarthy
    Education & Outreach Coordinator (National)
    The Royal Australian Chemical Institute
    Email: education1@raci.org.au
    Phone: (03) 9328 2033
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  • 2.  RE: Introduce Yourself Thread: Let's Get Acquainted!

    Posted 10-05-2024 17:35
    Edited by Daniel Turner 13-05-2024 09:35
    1. Which branch are you from?
      Victoria

    2. What are you passionate about within the field of chemistry?
      Chromatography and spectrometry with a dash of chemical metrology.

    3. Do you have any favourite projects or research topics you're currently working on?
      I now work in scientific recruitment and so always busy finding the right person for the assignments I am working on.

    4. Any fun facts or hobbies you'd like to share with the community?
      I am a lifelong practitioner of the martial arts, having been training since 1986, and coach Japanese jiu jitsu twice a week on a volunteer basis.
      My board game nights occupy me two other evenings each week-twice a month it is Frosthaven and the first Tuesday it's Terraforming Mars.


  • 3.  RE: Introduce Yourself Thread: Let's Get Acquainted!

    Posted 13-05-2024 08:42

    1: I am from the Tasmanian Branch

    2: Inspiring students, would be what I am passionate about as a Lab, Tech. in a school

    3: Cannot think of a favourite projects or research topics off the top of my head

    4: I have a Staffy X who at 8 years old has rediscovered she can jump my fences at home. I enjoy playing Dungeons and Dragons.



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    Andrew Glasson
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  • 4.  RE: Introduce Yourself Thread: Let's Get Acquainted!

    Posted 13-05-2024 08:57
    1. Which branch are you from? Victoria
    2. What are you passionate about within the field of chemistry? Formulation and Colloidal Chemistry, Design of Experiment, and Organic Chemistry
    3. Do you have any favourite projects or research topics you're currently working on? I enjoyed working on emulsion polymerization of fluoropolymers, and now I am enjoying formulation of cosmetics, medicines, and medical devices for topical applications.
    4. Any fun facts or hobbies you'd like to share with the community? I took a course on presenting skills in grad school, and from there I ended up on stage in theatre productions and improv comedy nights. Still doing it, and it is a lot of fun.


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    Fabrizio Spada
    Scientific Affairs Manager
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  • 5.  RE: Introduce Yourself Thread: Let's Get Acquainted!

    Posted 13-05-2024 15:16
    1. Which branch are you from? NSW
    2. What are you passionate about within the field of chemistry? Food Chemistry, Packaging Science and Technology
    3. Do you have any favourite projects or research topics you're currently working on? "Clean Label" food formulations, PFAS removal from packaging and transition to PFAS free packaging formats.
    4. Any fun facts or hobbies you'd like to share with the community? Motorcycling, Beers and Brewing, Catholic Scientists and topic of "Faith and Reason".


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    David Hansen
    Head Of Global Quality And R&D
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