Role at ANSTO
Dr Simon James is beamline scientist working at the Australian Synchrotron’s Medium Energy X-ray spectroscopy (MEX) beamline. MEX is a new beamline being delivered as part of project BR–GHT. In this role he is drawing on 10 years of experience using scanning X-ray fluorescence microscopy to study bioinorganic chemistry to aid the design of the MEX microprobe, an instrument capable of studying chemical speciation in situ.
Bioinorganic chemistry, X-ray spectroscopy
Qualifications & Achievements
- Awarded an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship (2016 - 2019)
- Post-Doctoral positions held at CSIRO (2010 – 2011), Australian Synchrotron (2011-2014).
- PhD (Chemistry) University of Melbourne (2011)
- B. Sci (hons) University of Melbourne (2005)
- Holds the Guinness World record for the longest glow-in-the-dark necklace (326.44 m)