Professor Melissa Brown

Melissa is a molecular microbiologist with a research focus on the determination of the complex mechanisms used by bacteria to evade strategies employed by the host for their elimination.


Professor Howard Fallowfield

Howard is an aquatic microbial ecologist. His research focus is health aspects of water quality, including:

  • Drinking water
  • Wastewater
  • Recreational waters
  • Ground water contamination
  • High rate algal ponds

Professor Sarah Harmer

Sarah is an applied physicist with a focus on the spectroscopic analysis of surfaces. Her research interest is on:

  • Spectroscopic techniques for minerals processing
  • The interface between bacteria and mineral surfaces


Associate Professor Ingo Koeper

Ingo is a physical chemist with a focus on the biological aspects of nanotechnology. His research interests include:

  • Solid supported membrane architectures
  • Membrane-protein interactions
  • Structure-function relationship in bilayer membranes
  • Biomimetic surface architectures

Professor David Lewis

David is polymer scientist as well as the Director of the Flinders Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology.

  • polymer electronics
  • functional particles
  • fundamental aspects and applications of polymers including
    • polymerisation mechanisms,
    • morphology
    • grafting from surfaces

Professor Karl Sammut

Karl is engineering researcher as well as the Director of the Centre for Maritime Engineering. His research activities include

  • Autonomous Marine (Surface/Underwater) Vehicles
  • Robotics
  • Embedded systems
  • Active control of vibration
  • Computer vision
  • Smart structures and materials

Professor Youhong Tang

Youhong is a material science and engineering researcher with research interests focused on the structure-process-property relations of:

  • Polymeric materials and nanocomposites
  • Fibre reinforced composites and structures
  • Bioresources, biomaterials and biosensors

Dr. Lauren Thurgood

Lauren is a Beat Cancer Early Career Research Fellow. With the focus of her research on:

  • Cancer cell metabolism
  • Proteomics and blood cancer