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Annaleise Klein - Beamline Scientist (IRM)

Dr Annaleise Klein

Beamline Scientist - Infrared Microscpectroscopy (IRM)

Role at ANSTO

Dr Annaleise Klein is a beamline scientist at the Australian Synchrotron in Clayton, working as part of the team responsible for the infrared microspectroscopy (IRM) beamline since April 2020.

Prior to this position, Annaleise spent over 3 years as a post-doctoral associate in a research group focussed on understanding the mechanisms of interactions between minerals and organic compounds at the molecular level. Her project specifically was to investigate the abiotic dephosphorylation of natural organophosphates (e.g. ribonucleotides) mediated by iron (oxyhydr)oxides. It was during this time that her passion for working hands-on with laboratory equipment and analytical instruments was solidified.


Spectroscopy techniques (including infrared), Mass spectrometry, Liquid chromatography, Biogeochemistry, Environmental science, Analytical chemistry


  • May 2019-March 2020: Post-doctoral associate and laboratory manager. Aristilde Research Group. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University.
  • Dec 2016-May 2019: Post-doctoral associate. Aristilde Research Group. Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University.
  • 2016: PhD in Aquatic Biogeochemistry. La Trobe University.
  • 2010: BSc in Environmental Management and Ecology (with Honours). La Trobe University.