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Dr Elliot Gilbert

QUOKKA Instrument Scientist 

Role at ANSTO

Dr Elliot Gilbert is instrument scientist for the QUOKKA small-angle neutron scattering instrument and led the project for its design, construction and commissioning. Elliot is also leader of the of the Food Science project that seeks to apply a materials science approach to the study of structure and dynamics in food-based systems. 

He received his PhD in chemistry from the Australian National University in 1998. Following an ARC/SPIRT Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship, he joined the Small-Angle Scattering Group at the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source at Argonne National Laboratory in 1999 where he provided scientific and technical assistance to users of the small-angle scattering instruments. 

Elliot's interests lie in soft condensed matter science and he has investigated such diverse areas as emulsion stabilisation, polymers in confined geometry and phase separation in paraffins but now has an increasing focus on naturally occurring materials. He has recently written a review on the application of neutron scattering in food science. Read paper

Qualifications & Achievements

  • Attracted over $6 m of research funding (incl. ARC Discovery, ARC LINKAGE, Flagship Funding and Access to Major Research Facilities)
  • Visiting fellow at the Australian National University
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Diploma in Project Management
  • Diploma in Frontline Management

Committees, Affiliations & memberships  

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Crystallography
  • Editorial Board, Food Structure
  • Chair, International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering 2012
  • Principal Guest Editor for the Journal of Applied Crystallography (SAS2012 Special Issue),
  • International Programme Committee for the 23rd IUCr Conference
  • International Advisory Board for the 16th international conference on small-angle scattering
  • Organising committee for the PNCMI conference
  • Scientific Committee for Neutrons and Food 3