Biography

Katie is an experienced team leader and project leader, with a background in precision optics, thin films and surface analysis.

Katie has lead teams who have delivered key components to high profile experiments including LIGO and The Avogadro Project. With numerous successful precision optics projects delivered for Australian and international clients including Caltech (US), JPL (US), Australian National University and Electro Optic Systems (Aust), Katie has demonstrated her ability to deliver on clients expectations and manage staff resources to achieve extremely challenging specifications.

Her current areas of interest include developing strong internal and external collaborations to build on CSIRO capabilites and exploring opportunities for commercialization of new technology. These areas are well aligned with Katie's two current roles, firstly as Team Leader for the graphene technology at Lindfield and Operations Manager for the Lindfield Collaboration Hub.

Other Interests

Innovation, Start-ups, Collaboration, Commercialisation of Technology, Graphene, STEM education, Industry 4.0

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    Lindfield Collaboration Hub

  • Operations Manager
    Lindfield Collaboration Hub

  • Team Leader
    Graphene

Academic Qualifications

  • 1999

    Bachelor of Science (Hons)
    Flinders University

  • 2008

    PostGrad Cert Management
    MGSM

Professional Experiences

  • 2000-Current

    Researcher
    CSIRO

Achievements and Awards

  • 2010

    Technical Optics Award
    Australian Optical Society

  • 2012

    SPIE Technology Achievement Award
    SPIE