The ACES Podcast

Samuel Findlay

A podcast by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), the pre-eminent world centre for electromaterials science research.

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In this episode, host Sam Findlay chats with ACES Affiliate Dr Vipul Gupta from the University of Tasmania (UTAS) about his career in science, completing a PhD with the Centre, Co-founding 3D MADe and more. Dr Vipul Gupta is a current ARC DECRA Fellow at UTAS. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and is hosted and produced by Sam Findlay. Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can also follow ACES on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

Oct 19

30 min 27 sec

In this episode, Sam Findlay chats with University of Wollongong (UOW) Academic Dr Tillmann Böhme about his experience in logistics and supply chain management, his work exploring an additive manufacturing cluster in Australia, running the Certificate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and much more. Dr Böhme also spent time working with the Translational Research Initiative for Cell Engineering and Printing (TRICEP) on industry engagement. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and is hosted and produced by Sam Findlay. Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can also follow ACES on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

Aug 27

19 min 33 sec

In this episode, Sam Findlay chats with Dr Bruce Ashford, who specialises in head and neck surgery as well as being a reconstructive microsurgeon and cancer researcher. Dr Ashford will be the presenter at this year's Bill Wheeler Community Symposium. Dr Ashford speaks about his career beginnings in dentistry and then moving on to medicine, his work today and collaborations with ACES and the University of Wollongong (UOW) and much more. Dr Ashford is also the Director of Research for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and is hosted and produced by Sam Findlay. Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can also follow ACES on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

Jul 22

24 min 4 sec

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Findlay chats with Research Fellow and Materials Scientist at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) Materials Node, Dr Sepidar Sayyar. Sepidar talks about his background, moving to Australia for his PhD, his current work and collaborations including 3D GENII and Alchemical Worlds, his passion for philosophy and much more. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and is hosted and produced by Sam Findlay. Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can also follow ACES on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

Jul 9

25 min 17 sec

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Findlay chats with ACES and Deakin University's Laura Garcia-Quintana about her interest in science, finishing up her PhD, her research, what's next and much more. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and is hosted and produced by Sam Findlay. https://electromaterials.edu.au/ Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can also follow ACES on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

Jun 17

21 min 44 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Sam Findlay chats with Shaun Gietman about his PhD experience, the Brain on the Bench project, his new exciting job, life outside of work and more. Shaun recently submitted his PhD with ACES at Swinburne University of Technology. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/ Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts.

May 28

11 min 6 sec

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Findlay chats with ACES Associate Investigator and Senior Lecturer in Ethics at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), Dr Frederic Gilbert. Frederic talks about his background in philosophy and bioethics, joining ACES and becoming Associate Programs Leader for Ethics and Bionics, his research and collaborative work appearing in the media, life in Tasmania and more. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and is hosted and produced by Sam Findlay. Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can also follow ACES on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

May 14

26 min 48 sec

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Findlay chats with Fabrication Technician and Mechatronics Engineer at the Translational Research Initiative for Cellular Engineering and Printing (TRICEP) and Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) Materials Node, Benjamin Filippi.  Benjamin talks about his background in mechatronics and engineering, 3D printing, working at TRICEP, his passion for motor vehicles and much more. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and is hosted and produced by Sam Findlay. https://electromaterials.edu.au/ Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can also follow ACES on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

Apr 30

22 min 25 sec

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Findlay chats with ACES and Deakin University's Karolina Biernacka about her passion for science, living and studying in Europe and now Australia, her PhD and success in last year's ClimateLaunchpad, which led to her co-founding ElevenStore, and much more. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and is hosted and produced by Sam Findlay. https://electromaterials.edu.au/ Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can also follow ACES on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

Apr 1

19 min 5 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with Prof Alan Bond from Monash University. Prof Bond chats about his interest in chemistry, how it all started, his career in research and much more. Prof Bond works in the Centre for Green Chemistry at Monash University as an Emeritus Professor. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

Nov 2020

18 min 4 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with Dr Amy Gelmi from RMIT. Dr Gelmi talks about her PhD at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and her postdoctoral career, including working in research in Sweden and London before moving back to Australia. Dr Gelmi is currently working as a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow at RMIT. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

Nov 2020

37 min 8 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with Peter Sherrell from the University of Melbourne. Dr Sherrell talks about his career in science, including his PhD in materials science at the University of Wollongong, working in research in Sweden and London and much more. Dr Sherrell is currently working as a Research Fellow in Electronic Materials at the University of Melbourne. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/

Oct 2020

17 min 50 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with Dr Syamak Farajikhah from the University of Sydney. Dr Farajikhah talks about his career in science, his PhD in chemistry at the University of Wollongong, his latest work and much more. Dr Farajikhah also completed a Certificate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Wollongong's Sydney Business School. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/

Oct 2020

16 min 10 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with ACES Associate Director Prof Maria Forsyth from Deakin University. Prof Forsyth talks about her career in science, her work and collaborations, the ACES journey and its legacy and much more. Prof Forsyth is also an Australian Laureate Fellow and Alfred Deakin Professorial Fellow at Deakin University. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

Sep 2020

19 min 42 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with ACES Chief Investigator and Ethics, Policy and Public Engagement theme leader from La Trobe University, Prof Susan Dodds. Prof Dodds talks about her role within ACES, her journey as a researcher and background in philosophy and much more. Prof Susan Dodds is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of Research and Industry Engagement at La Trobe University. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

Aug 2020

22 min 6 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with Molly Patton, Founder and Creative in Chief of Patton'd Studios. Molly talks about her background in studying both science and arts, merging the two together to start her business, communicating science through visual design, contributing to the journal cover artwork in the Royal Society of Chemistry on Next-Gen Nanomaterials and more. Molly founded Patton'd Studios in 2017 after studying a double degree in arts and science at Deakin University. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

Aug 2020

34 min 48 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with ACES Chief Investigator Prof Douglas MacFarlane from Monash University. Prof MacFarlane talks about his role within ACES as head of the Energy Program, his journey to become a professor in science, how he came to Australia after being born in Belfast, his interests outside of work including hiking and carpentry and much more. Prof MacFarlane is an ARC Laureate Fellow at Monash University. He is also the program leader of the Energy Program at ACES. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

Jul 2020

41 min 3 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with ACES collaborator and Orthopaedic surgeon A/Prof Claudia Di Bella. Throughout the conversation, we hear about her career in medicine and how she got to where she is today, moving to Australia from Italy, her work with ACES, playing professional water polo and more. Claudia is an Orthopaedic surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

Jul 2020

19 min 41 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with clinical professor, burns surgeon and 2005 Australian of the Year, Prof Fiona Wood. Throughout the conversation, we hear about her career in medicine and plastic surgery, pioneering the ‘spray-on skin’ technique, treating Bali bombing survivors in 2002, future collaborations and much more. Fiona is also a consultant plastic surgeon at the Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Children's Hospital and is the co-founder of the Fiona Wood Foundation (formerly The McComb Foundation). The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/

Jun 2020

39 min 31 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with ACES Chief Investigator Prof Simon Moulton from Swinburne University of Technology. Prof Moulton talks about his role within ACES, his unique journey to study science and become a professor after spending a number of years in the Navy, his interests outside of work including a love for cycling and much more. Prof Moulton is the Bioengineering Program Leader at Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute at Swinburne. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

Jun 2020

24 min 49 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology, Dr Lilith Caballero Aguilar. Lilith talks about her PhD project and experience with ACES, how she became interested in science, Women in STEM, life outside of research and more. Lilith recently completed her PhD in 2019 with ACES at Swinburne University of Technology. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

Jun 2020

19 min 49 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with VC Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT University Dr Cathal O'Connell about his PhD and time with ACES, science writing, his passion for reading and much more. Dr O'Connell completed his PhD at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and was most recently the Centre Manager at BioFab3D@ACMD before his move to RMIT. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/

Jun 2020

27 min 57 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with ACES Research Fellow Dr Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo about her background, moving from Spain to Manchester and then eventually Australia, her career in research and much more. Dr Pozo-Gonzalo is based at our Deakin University node with a research focus on metal-air batteries, conducting polymers and energy storage to name a few. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/

May 2020

19 min 7 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats ACES collaborator and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon, A/Prof Payal Mukherjee. Throughout the conversation, we hear about her career path and background, being introduced to 3D printing, working with ACES and much more. Payal is also a Clinical A/Prof at the University of Sydney, RPA Institute of Academic Surgery and is the founder of ENT, Hearing and Balance Centre. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/

May 2020

20 min 55 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with Dr Cameron Ferris about his PhD in biofabrication, his ACES experience, startups, working in industry, his passion for music and more. Cameron completed his PhD at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and ACES in 2013 and is now the Chief Operations Officer at Inventia Life Science. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/ Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts.

May 2020

20 min 44 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with Dr Brianna Thompson about her PhD, teaching science in Japan, working in research around Australian and overseas, her change of career to study medicine and more. Brianna completed her PhD at the University of Wollongong (UOW) within the Intelligent Polymer Institute (IPRI). She is now studying medicine at the University of Otago in New Zealand. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/ Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts.

May 2020

22 min 45 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay chats with Sidra Waheed about her PhD experience, her background, life in Tasmania, what’s next for her and more.  Sidra recently completed her PhD in chemistry with ACES and the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) at the University of Tasmania (UTAS).  The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/ Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Apr 2020

20 min 6 sec

In this episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay speaks with Dr Matthew Griffith about his PhD experience, moving to Japan, returning to Australia, his various research positions and projects, running marathons and more. Dr Griffith is a researcher now based at the University of Sydney. He is a University of Wollongong graduate, completing a PhD in Physical Chemistry and Device Physics. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/ Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Apr 2020

25 min 14 sec

In the first episode of The ACES Podcast, Samuel Findlay speaks with former ACES student Dr Leo Stevens about his PhD experience, his journey since graduating in 2017, founding a company, how he spends his downtime and more.  Dr Stevens is the founder of Eon Labs and the Co-founder of Upward Manufacturing. He is a scientist and entrepreneur who was born in raised on the coast of Australia in Wollongong. He completed both his undergraduate degree and PhD at the University of Wollongong (UOW). The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/ Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Apr 2020

22 min 23 sec

Coming soon is The ACES Podcast, hosted by Samuel Findlay. In this podcast, you will hear from researchers who are making a difference through their work. From those in academia to those in industry, we will hear how they got to where they are today and will walk with them as they reflect on their respective journeys. We will also find out what helps them approach and tackle their work each day and how they enjoy downtime. Be sure to subscribe to The ACES Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts. The ACES Podcast is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. https://electromaterials.edu.au/

Apr 2020

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