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Catherine Whitby

Senior Research Fellow at the Ian Wark Research Institute at University of South Australia

I completed a Bachelor in Science, with Honours, in 1997 at the University of New South Wales. I was awarded the University Medal in Chemistry. I have a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Melbourne (2001). I worked at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom and then at the University of Sydney, before accepting a research fellowship at UniSA. I study emulsions, liquid mixtures that form the base of creams, sauces and coatings. The focus of my research is on using nanoparticles to control the structure and performance of emulsions. I use microscopy and rheology tools to probe how changes to the internal structure of emulsions alter their stability and flow behaviour.