Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
My project aims to develop a spectral reference library for mineral upconversion fluorescence. Upconversion fluorescence is a phenomena which is widely studied in the biological/medical/photovoltaic fields, but has not been investigated in minerals. It has the potential to provide robust, mineral-specific identification on timescales that matter for operations at scale.
Date Position Institution name 2013 - 2019 Honorary Research Associate La Trobe University 2008 - 2019 Advisor - Mineralogy Rio Tinto
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2010 - 2011 La Trobe University Australia Bachelor of Physics (Honours) 2005 - 2008 La Trobe University Australia Bachelor of Nanotechnology/Bachelor of Science
Date Title Institution name Country 0 General Radiation Safety Officer Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Australia
Year Citation 2017 Welch, N., Madiona, R., Payten, T., Easton, C., Pontes-Braz, L., Brack, N., . . . Pigram, P. (2017). Surface immobilized antibody orientation determined using ToF-SIMS and multivariate analysis. Acta Biomaterialia, 55, 172-182.
DOI Scopus10 WoS7 Europe PMC2
2016 Welch, N., Madiona, R., Payten, T., Jones, R., Brack, N., Muir, B., & Pigram, P. (2016). Surface Adsorbed Antibody Characterization Using ToF-SIMS with Principal Component Analysis and Artificial Neural Networks. Langmuir, 32(34), 8717-8728.
DOI Scopus10 WoS9 Europe PMC4
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