The Forrest Research Foundation

Our researchers

Current
Scholar
Adam Wdowiak
Synthetic organic chemistry
Adam is studying synthetic organic chemistry and will be creating a new class of electron-rich compounds called heterotriangulenes. Novel chemical...
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Scholar
Aidan Archer
Offshore hydrodynamics
Aidan is passionate about understanding our natural world and solving problems to help people and the environment. Driven by his interests in our...
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Creative
Current
Alexander Turley
Composition
Alex Turley is an Australian composer and collaborative artist whose music is performed around the world. In 2022 he was Young Composer-in-Residence...
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Current
Scholar
Anna Faber
Synthetic biology
Anna is a passionate scientific all-rounder with three majors in biology, chemistry and high school teacher training. Driven by her excitement for...
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Current
Scholar
Callan Wood
Accreting galactic stellar-mass black holes, relativistic jets, radio astronomy
When matter falls onto a black hole, huge amounts of energy are liberated, which is often redirected into the form of powerful relativistic outflows...
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Current
Scholar
Celina Burkholz
Marine biology
Celina’s PhD project will assess the adaptive capacity of kelp forests in a changing climate. Kelp forests are among the most productive ecosystems...
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Current
Scholar
Claudio Vergara
Hydrogeochemistry
Claudio’s research is focused on understanding how the control of internal and external environmental variables in post closure mining lakes...
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Current
Scholar
Dawid Makosa
Epigenetics
Dawid is a molecular biologist from Poland mainly interested in the biology of aging and single cell brain epigenomics. In his PhD research project,...
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Alumni
Dr Akila Balachandran
Targeted cancer therapies
Dr Balachandran’s study was focused on the development of novel synthetic nucleic acids for cancer cell targeted therapy and also for the early...
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Alumni
Dr Alfred Tiley
Astrophysics
Alfred’s research explored the properties of star-forming galaxies over the last 10 billion years to help explain how galaxies have grown and...
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Alumni
Dr Ana Motta
History and archaeology
Ana’s research focused on the analysis of human and animal interactions in the rock art from the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, with a...
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Creative
Current
Dr Andrea Rassell
The temporal representation of dynamic nanoscale phenomena in the moving image
Andrea Rassell is a filmmaker, media artist and interdisciplinary researcher in science art. Working in nanoart — artforms that engage with...
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