Badriah Alotaibi is a PhD student at Flinders University in South Australia supervised by
Prof. Colin Raston. Having discovered her interest for academic research while pursuing a Master of Science in
chemistry at Flinders University, Badriah decided to pursue her study of earning a PhD.
As part of my project, I intend to synthesize a pure nanomaterial under flow without using
harsh chemicals and surfactants, focusing on two-dimensional materials, by using green
chemistry principles to improve both the synthesis process and the materials nature. As a
researcher, I hope to contribute to the development of more sustainable chemistry practices
by researching greener synthetic processing
I am fortunate to participate in the ARC Green Chemistry centre as an affiliate student. It is a
great opportunity to network with science community to work towards a sustainable and
Khamaael Fayyadh is a PhD student at Flinders University in South Australia under the supervision of a Professor Colin Raston.
I completed a Master's in the preparation of organic compounds, their biological applications and the study of their evaluation of bacterial activity. I have an interest in academic research and have also received many awards as a result of my interest in scientific research. I worked as a chemist at Tikrit University then after my master's degree, I worked as a chemical researcher in the laboratories of Tikrit University.
Part of my PhD project is about preparing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and their multiple applications in a vortex fluidic device (VFD) using non-toxic materials and environmentally friendly solvents for a sustainable green environment.
I am happy to join the ARC Green Chemistry Center to achieve the aims of greener chemistry. This is a fantastic chance to connect and collaborate to build a sustainable and clean future.
Member of the Raston Research group, Flinders University
My name is Zoe Gardner, and I am passionate about how we can use green chemistry metrics to increase sustainability in chemistry to solve the big problems of today. The last few years I have been completing my honours and then started my PhD under the guidance of Colin Raston to make my small contribution to one of key issues of our age – reducing greenhouse gas emissions. My hope is that my research into greener ways of splitting the high energy nitrogen bond, surfactant free nanomaterials synthesis and understanding the fluid flow at submicron dimensions will contribute to the collective knowledge and of sustainable ways of doing chemistry, and maybe even one day be part of a spin-off company to make a difference in our communities.
A chemistry lab is a far cry from where I was only 8 years ago. Back then I spend most of my time at art school and working part time in a bar. It wasn’t until I joined a local environment group that I reignited a drive in me for positive change, and I realised that I wanted to be involved in the renewable and sustainability space. After a 180 from art school to a clean technology major I am now using some of my art skills in making scientific images, in my PowerPoint and poster presentations as well as being involved in journal cover designs in the lab – nothing is ever wasted!
One of my favourite things about studying clean technology is the amazing people I have met along the way and the awesome projects are happening. I am lucky enough to be involved as an affiliate student in the ARC Green Chemistry centre. This has opened up opportunities for me through networking with like-minded individuals across the country, as well as hearing from inspiring leaders in the field and sharpening my practical project management related skills at the ARC Green Chemistry centre conference. I am looking forward to the what the next few years bring, and to collaborating with the other researchers involved in the centre in the future!
Member of the Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development (CMBD)
Miansong is a PhD candidate at Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development (CMBD), College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University. He commenced his PhD journey from 2020. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Food Science and Engineering from Hunan Agricultural University in China in 2004 and his Master of Engineering degree in Food Science from Jiangnan University in China in 2008. He is currently engaged in the research and development of health food at Biology Institute of Shandong Academy of Sciences, China.
The topic of his PhD project is on advanced food processing techniques. Some traditional food processing methods are complex and easy to cause the loss of nutrients. He has been eager to change these backward processing methods and use some advanced processing technology to obtain more nutritious and healthy food. He has been working very hard and his motto is that the rainbow always comes after the storm. He is eager to learn how to remain relevant and engaged with the industry while pursuing his current academic career.