In this webinar, Dr Ellen Moon, Geochemist and 2019-2020 Superstar of STEM takes us into her world – from the micro to the macro. Dr Moon will share insights into her career pathway and current research into molecular-scale interactions with large-scale impacts.
She will also explore the concept of small-scale change having large-scale effects in other areas of science and engineering, focusing on the importance of gender equity within STEM disciplines and leadership more broadly.
About the speaker
Dr Ellen Moon is a lecturer in environmental engineering at Deakin University. Her research focusses on contaminant transport through landscapes, and metal removal from water-based systems (both in terms of contaminant removal and resource recovery). Her work combines fieldwork, lab work and synchrotron-based analyses to understand the molecular-scale relationships between metals and surfaces.
Ellen received her PhD from the University of Southampton (UK) in 2012. She moved to Australia in 2011 and since then has worked in both industry and academia, on a range of projects including improving the sustainability of industrial processes and assessing the resilience of remediated landscapes in a changing climate. She is passionate about engaging young people in STEM, and in recognition of her outreach and research was named as one of Science & Technology Australia’s 60 ‘Superstars of STEM’ for 2019-2020.
Time and date
Wednesday 13 November 2019