4. What has been the best part of the research you do?
The best part of my research is that I have continued to stay up-to-date with industry trends, which enables me to bring it back to use in our teaching and learning practices to develop our students.
5. What courses do you teach? What has been a memorable part of your teaching experience?
I teach design and work integrated learning courses and programs from first year (Level 1) to postgraduate level. These include the courses Product Engineering and Design, Food Product Manufacturing, Separations, Process Equipment Design, Process Plant Design, Chemical Engineering Laboratory, Stage 4 Design Project, Engineering Work Integrated Learning electives as well as the Science and Engineering Indigenous Preparatory Program.
For me, the most memorable part of teaching is the enthusiasm of students and seeing their development from a young undergraduate (straight out of high school) through to their final years, and how they grow as young engineers.
6. What advice would you give to high school girls interested in chemical engineering?
If you are unsure of what science or engineering program you may be interested in – consider chemical engineering…. It would be my recommendation. Often we are known as the “universal” engineer – that is because we learn about products, processes and systems which makes our program diverse, and we can use the skills and knowledge to apply to any industry!
For more information about chemical engineering, see the UNSW School of Chemical Engineering.