Bachelor of Science, degree with Honours, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne 2003-2006; Doctor of Philosophy, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne 2008-2012; Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Technical University Berlin, 2012-2015; Research Group Leader, Institute for Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2015-2017; Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) Fellow, since 2017; Scientia Fellow and Research Group Leader, School of Chemistry, UNSW Sydney, since 2018.
Dr Nicole J Rijs is a research focused academic in the School of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales Sydney who uses mass spectrometry and ion mobility to answer fundamental questions about chemical structure and reaction mechanisms.
After completing her PhD at the University of Melbourne, Dr Rijs was appointed as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the TU Berlin, Germany. In 2018, Dr Rijs relocated her research group from where it was based at the KIT in Germany, to UNSW Sydney, in order to take up a prestigious Scientia Fellowship.
University of Melbourne Monica Reum Prize - 2012; Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (2012); ARC DECRA Fellowship (2016); Australian Academy of Science J. G. Russel Award (2017).
The Rijs utilises a range of cutting edge computational and instrumental techniques, such as ion-mobility mass spectrometry, to look at the structure and function of molecules in exquisite detail.