Kirsty completed a PhD with the School of Chemistry and worked as a research fellow in the School until mid-2009.
She is shown here studying complex chemical reactions with computers. We use one of the world's most powerful computers to solve real world problems. Current projects involve modelling the breakdown of greenhouse gases, and investigating drug resistance in tuberculosis. Computer literate chemists can help solve all the problems of the universe!
With highly sought-after computer skills, Kirsty is looking at careers in research, software development or other business enterprises, and is currently working in a related field with Aurora Energy in Hobart.
Joe is a research fellow in the School of Chemistry, having graduated from the School with a PhD in Chemistry.
The school of Chemistry has made a highly significant scientific development which promises to assist police to more efficiently apprehend terrorists responsible for bomb blasts using homemade explosives.
In a world first, the Australian Centre for Research On Separation Science (ACROSS) has developed a portable explosives "fingerprint" device which can process and analyse the complex chemical residues from homemade bombs in minutes.
Joe is pictured here working with this useful invention, and looks forward to an exciting career in forensic research.
Jane completed a BSc(Hons) in chemistry and is now employed at the Pasminco Smelter in Hobart.
Jane works as the Process Metallurgist in the Electrolysis Department and is required to provide technical advice and direction to the Superintendents, Team Leaders and operators of the Electrolysis Department.
The role involves a variety of work including monitoring work in the plant, overseeing health, safety and environment, and looking at ways to improve production and reduce costs.
Rebecca graduated in 2000 with a BAppSc(Hons) degree and completed a part-time Graduate Diploma of Education whilst working at Botanical Resources Australia.
At Botanical Resources Rebecca developed analytical methods for analysis of pyrethrins.
On completion of her GradDipEd, Rebecca took up a maths-science teaching position at St Brendans-Shaw College in Devonport.
Raimondo graduated in 1997 with a BSc (Hons) degree.
While completing a PhD in Clinical Psychology, he worked for several years as a Research Fellow in the Tasmanian School of Pharmacy, conducting research into the use of illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, cannabis and morphine.
This research led to involvement in and co-ordination of multiple local and national studies in the area of illicit drugs.
Raimondo is currently lecturing in the UTAS School of Psychology in clinical psychology and psychopharmacology.
Owen Johnston is one of our Chemistry graduates, who also completed honours in analytical Chemistry and then went onto to a Master of Science in brewing and distilling.
His research project looked at how changing the genetic composition of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae affects the ester profile it produces as part of the fermentation process.
Owen is the Head Brewer for Moo Brew at Morilla Estate, which is a leader in the craft beer sector in Tasmania. His job includes beer quality control, all aspects of production and packaging, distribution and logistics. He also has a management role, involving product strategy, budgets, client and supplier relations as well as recruitment and training.
Bronwyn completed a BAppSc(Hons) in chemistry and then went on to do a PhD (2006) in analytical and environmental chemistry and is now employed at Kwinana Refinery in Perth.
Bronwyn works as a Research Chemist in the Research and Development Group . Her position involves a variety of work investigating and trialling new analytical methods and techniques to improve production and reduce costs.
Andrew completed a BAppSc degree in 2001 and immediately took up a position as a process chemist at Ecka Granules (aluminium powder producer). After 12 months in industry Andrew accepted a position with MEP Instruments in Melbourne.
Andrew says, "Whilst my job with MEP Instruments may be a sales position, understanding the needs and applications of my clients requires a chemistry background. My UTAS degree has given me that."
Stephen completed a BAppSc(Hons) in 2000 and then undertook a Graduate Diploma in Education whilst teaching.
Stephen is now employed at Tasmanian Alkaloids where he undertakes research to improve the processing of alkaloids extracted from poppies.
David graduated in 2005 with a PhD degree after completing his undergraduate and honours degree at Flinders University in South Australia. His PhD was an industrial project investigating certain chemical issues in the pulp and paper industry.
On completion of his PhD, David took up a key-account management position with the chemical company BASF in the paper process chemicals division.
His role investigates chemical issues occurring on varying types of paper machines and recommending different chemical systems to improve machine productivity.
Malcolm Wilson graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1987 with a BSc (Hons), earning First Class Honours in Chemistry and earned a second degree from the University (BCom) in 1992.
Over the past 15 years, Malcolm has held a number of senior positions in the mining and resources sector and taken lead roles on a number of significant projects. He has gained and applied a wealth of knowledge and experience both domestically and internationally in the areas of leadership and team development, strategic planning, business performance analysis, financial risk management, treasury, statutory reporting, commercial negotiations and corporate governance.
Malcolm joined the BHP Billiton Group in 2004 and has held his current role as Financial Controller for BHP Billiton Marketing based in The Hague since late 2006.
Authorised by the Head of School, Physical Sciences
23 March, 2012