Researcher biography

I have a multidisciplinary background in chemical and civil engineering, chemistry and materials science. In 2013, I finished my PhD in nanomaterials and catalysis. Since then, I have been working under the auspices of the University of Queensland, heading up a number of high-profile, externally-funded projects.

Currently, I am the UQ leader of the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life, based at USC. I apply my expertise to understand the effects of fungal decay and moisture intrusion in timber connections, as well as the improvement of the fire performance of timber. I supervise 6 PhD students and several other RHD students. My publications can be seen here: