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South Australian node

Chris BassellProfessional Officer - University of South Australia, SA node

Donghoon ChangProfessional Officer - University of South Australia, SA node

Dipankar ChughMicrofluidics Technologist: Scientific Services - University of South Australia, SA node

Dipankar completed his undergraduate program in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in 2006, with a major in Biotechnology. He received his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada and worked on the development of novel surface microfluidic systems utilizing the principles of Dielectrophoresis. Dipankar continued his research at Calgary with the Biosystems Research and Application Group until the end of 2009. He joined The Wark in August 2010.

Simon DoeFacility manager - University of South Australia, SA node

Simon is the Facility manager of the South Australian ANFF node and has a background in materials engineering and joining. He has over twenty years experience in product design and development and was recently in industry as a development manager for a medical device company. He has worked with the CSIRO in the Division of Manufacturing Science and Technology and with a start-up medical device company involved with catheter tracking technologies.

Dr Luke ParkinsonMicrofluidics Engineer: Scientific Services - University of South Australia, SA node

Luke has recently completed a PhD in Applied Science (Minerals and Materials) at the Wark, with interests in micro and nanoscale fluidic flow, mineral processing and interfacial science. Luke holds a BSc Degree from the University of Adelaide (Physiology, Pharmacology) with Honours (Physiology) from the University of Queensland. Luke is also a metal machinist with substantial experience in mechanical design engineering and machining for lapidary, tooling and scientific instrumentation.

Dr Craig PriestNode Director - University of South Australia, SA node

Dr Craig Priest is the deputy director of the South Australian node. As s Research Fellow at The Wark, he is focused on the role of functional interfaces in controlling liquid samples within microfluidic channels and developing new opportunities for exploiting microfluidic devices to drive process intensification in industry. He is also a member of the South Australian Government's Premier's Science and Industry Council, the Access Committee for the South Australian node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, and is an elected member of the Executive Policy and Planning Committee of the Ian Wark Research Institute (UniSA).

Ash SlatteryProfessional Officer - Flinders University, SA node