Alumni Profile | Professor Michael Stewardson

21 June 2022

Professor Michael Stewardson is the interim CEO of the recently established One Basin CRC, which was one of the latest CRCs to be funded in Round 23 of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program. He is a leader in water research who works at the coalface of industry and government agencies. His journey as an industry-engaged researcher began with his PhD also as part of the CRC Program.  Read More...

Alumni Profile | Associate Professor Kathy Evans

24 May 2022

Associate Professor Kathy Evans is an accomplished agricultural scientist and industry-research trailblazer who has grown the innovative capability of farms in Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, and other regions. She is currently Director of TASAg Innovation Hub and formerly Head of Research at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture at the University of Tasmania.  After an undergraduate degree  Read More...

Alumni Profile | Dr Nikki Dumbrell

29 April 2022

Dr Nikki Dumbrell is an environmental and natural resource economist who is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with CSIRO.  Read More...

Dr Mayeda Rashid

1 April 2022

Mayeda Rashid is a ‘badass researcher’. These are not her words, but the words of her PhD project participants: schoolchildren in Bangladesh who were deeply involved in the design of her research in disaster risk reduction.  Read More...

Alumni Profile | Dr Luigi Vandi

11 February 2022

Luigi Vandi neatly fits the archetype of the academic entrepreneur. He is currently a Research Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland and completed his PhD in the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program. Before his PhD, Luigi lived in Europe. He obtained a master’s degree in Materials Science from the  Read More...

Alumni Profile | Dr Jessica Breadsell

15 December 2021

‘I had always said that I was never going to do a PhD, and then I did one,’ chuckled Dr Jessica Breadsell, Industry PhD Program Coordinator at RACE for 2030 CRC. ‘I thought of PhDs as sitting in a library, reading lots of books, and being super smart. Whereas I’m a very people person –  Read More...

Alumni Profile | Dr. Michele Akeroyd

29 November 2021

program. “What really stood out and attracted me were the partnerships, the collaboration, and the applied science.”  Read More...

Professor Bronwyn Fox

17 September 2021

Professor Bronwyn Fox, former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Swinburne University and CSIRO’s next Chief Scientist, is a powerhouse of industry-engaged research who came to the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program very early in her career.  Read More...

Dr Ashik Mohamed, Head of Ophthalmic Biophysics at the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) , India

17 August 2021

Dr Ashik Mohamed is an awarded researcher specialising in ophthalmology and was part of an international collaboration through the Cooperative Research Centres Program.  Read More...

Dr Baran Yildiz

8 July 2021

Baran Yildiz is an energetic researcher who represents Australia’s bright future in innovation. He is currently a Senior Research Associate at UNSW’s School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering.  He was attracted to the CRC Program for doctoral research after his Master of Engineering at UNSW.  “I’ve always wanted to do research that is intertwined  Read More...