Professor Andrew Peele was appointed Director of the Australian Synchrotron in November 2013. He is Professor of Physics at La Trobe University and was seconded to the Australian Synchrotron as Head of Science in 2011.
Andrew’s previous appointments include leading the X-ray Science group in La Trobe University’s Department of Physics, a Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellowship held at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University and post-doctoral research at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre. Prior to undertaking his PhD studies at the University of Melbourne, Andrew was a qualified lawyer and practiced as a solicitor.
Andrew’s research improves the versatility and quality of x-ray imaging, including new methods in phase imaging and coherent diffractive imaging with applications such as tomographic imaging of cells and materials. He was a node leader in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science and is now a Principal Investigator in the ARC CoE for Advanced Molecular Imaging. He has published over 100 refereed articles and has served as Victorian Branch Chair of the Australian Institute of Physics and Co-Chair of the AIP National Congress in 2010.