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Dr Simon James

Dr Simon James

Beamline Scientist - MEX

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.  

Expertise

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)