Favourite Thing: Trying something no one else has ever done before.
Blaxland High (Australia), University of New South Wales (Australia), University of Oxford (UK)
BEng Hons (Ceramics), DPhil (Materials)
Japan Fine Ceramics Center, University of Surrey, University of Bath
Japan Fine Ceramics Center
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.
Theoretical modelling of materials
My Typical Day
Building atomic models on the computer, running simulations, analyzing data, writing papers, and making presentations.
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?
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!”