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Dr Justin Kimpton

Dr Justin Kimpton

Principal Scientist - Powder Diffraction

Currently leads the Powder Diffraction beamline team at the Australian Synchrotron. I completed my PhD in Chemistry at Swinburne University where I investigated novel intermediate-temperature SOFC electrolyte materials. After completion of a post-doctoral fellowship (Tests of Quantum Electrodynamics in Medium-Z Systems) at Melbourne University, I joined the Powder Diffraction beamline team at the Australian Synchrotron. I have worked in the Materials Characterisation laboratories at CSIRO (Materials Science and Technology division) and also for two major Australian chemical, plastics and glass fabrication industries. Currently my main research interest focuses on the development and structural characterisation of new materials for emerging energy conversion technologies using in situ X-ray diffraction techniques. My other research interests and collaborations include mineral processing technologies and electronic materials.