Researcher Profiles

Michael Di Matteo

Postgraduate Student
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Mr Darren Koopman

Lecturer
Faculty of Sciences

Darren is a Lecturer in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. Darren is a generalist with broad interests in Agribusiness, Finance, Marketing, and Animal Production, Behaviour and Management.

Professor Karen Jones

University of Adelaide Beacon Research Fellow
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Prof Jones is a nuclear medicine technologist with over 25 years research experience (she was the first nuclear medicine technologist to be awarded a PhD in Australia). Her research activities have capitalised on the development of state-of-the-art imaging techniques to evaluate gastric motor function and blood flow; this development has been facilitated by the involvement of a number of international collaborators. Her research area is in the under-recognised field of postprandial hypotension.

Dr Themis Carageorgos

Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I am a Research fellow at the Australian School of Petroleum (ASP) of the University of Adelaide since 2008. I graduated in chemical engineering from the Fluminense Federal University (1979- Brazil) and I did my PhD in mineral resources engineering at Imperial College (1993 - London). From 1999 – 2007 I worked as an associated professor in petroleum engineering at North Fluminense State University (Brazil).

Dr Adinda Derkx

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Sciences

Current research: Genetics and physiology of late-maturity α-amylase (LMA) in wheat.

Natalie Debenham

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

My current research is focussed on using natural fracture networks to predict subsurface fluid flow in Australia’s petroleum producing basins. This research aims to better constrain the origin, nature, and hydraulic conductivity of natural fracture networks, and to understand their relationship to crustal stresses. I combine detailed structural mapping together with petrophysics, seismic data, and geomechanical analyses to understand naturally fractured reservoirs in sedimentary basins that have undergone inversion, e.g.

Dr Zygmunt Szpak

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I'm a computer scientist and senior research associate in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. I work in the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies on numerous industry inspired computer vision problems.

Dr Tommaso Watson

Research Associate - Post Doc
Faculty of Sciences

I specialise in Wine and Beer fermentation science. Microbial activities have contributed in shaping these alcoholic beverages thought the history of modern civilisation, to the current commercial product. Scientific progress allowed a better understanding of the role of yeast and bacteria in these process, providing knowledge and tools to create a desirable product. The focus of my research is to generate and identify microbial strains suitable for the purpose of modern winemaking and brewing, with improved technological and sensorial characteristics.

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