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Craig Fisher

Favourite Thing: Trying something no one else has ever done before.

My CV

Education:

Blaxland High (Australia), University of New South Wales (Australia), University of Oxford (UK)

Qualifications:

BEng Hons (Ceramics), DPhil (Materials)

Work History:

Japan Fine Ceramics Center, University of Surrey, University of Bath

Current Job:

Chief Researcher

Employer:

Japan Fine Ceramics Center

About Me

I’m a research scientist fascinated by the universe around him…

I’m a research scientist at a non-profit research institute in Nagoya, Japan. I love animals, sports, languages, reading, computer programming, travel, going to the movies, and learning new things.

My Work

Theoretical modelling of materials

My Typical Day

Building atomic models on the computer, running simulations, analyzing data, writing papers, and making presentations.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Unassuming, energetic, inquisitive

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Annie Lennox and Eurythmics

What's your favourite food?

Lamb chops

What is the most fun thing you've done?

It’s a toss-up between whitewater rafting and caving.

What did you want to be after you left school?

A chemical engineer, archaeologist, or forester

Were you ever in trouble at school?

Trouble? What’s that? ;)

What was your favourite subject at school?

All of them

My favourite CHRISTMAS LECTURE memory is:

Saiful in a lab coat!

Tell us a joke.

Hägar the Horrible to his son, Hamlet: “My son, two things you should know about this world: Everything changes, and nothing changes.” Hamlet: “But that’s crazy!” Hägar: “Right! That’s another thing!”

Other stuff

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