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Dr Cara Doherty

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https://people.csiro.au/D/C/Cara-Doherty

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PRIVATE BAG 10
CLAYTON SOUTH VIC 3169 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Cara undertook her PhD studies in Physical Chemistry at the University of Melbourne, developing porous electrode materials for high power lithium-ion batteries. She is presently a materials research scientist at CSIRO Manufacturing. Her current research efforts are to develop cutting-edge materials used for the benefit of the environment including sensors for toxic water systems, energy storage devices and membranes for fuel cells. Cara is working on her ARC DECRA project focusing on developing MOF encapsulated biomolecules for sensing devices and is working toward commercializing the patented technology.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2009

    PhD Physical Chemistry
    The University of Melbourne

  • 2002

    BSc Applied Physics (1st Class Honours)
    Curtin University of Technology

Professional Experiences

  • 2002-2004

    R&D Scientist/Engineer
    Structural Monitoring Systems

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017-2020

    Veski Inspiring Women Fellowship
    Veski

  • 2018-2019

    Participant in Homeward Bound Women in Science Leadership Program
    https://homewardboundprojects.com.au/

  • 2014-2017

    Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
    ARC

  • 2014-2015

    L’Oréal Woman in Science Award
    L’Oréal

  • 2014-2017

    Julius Career Award
    CSIRO

  • 2013-2014

    Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award
    Australian Institute of Policy and Science

Publications

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