Dr Lee Hubble

Senior Research Scientist

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Biography

Dr Lee Hubble is a Senior Research Scientist in the Nanosensors and Systems Team within CSIRO Manufacturing. He received both his PhD in Chemistry and his Master of Forensic Science from The University of Western Australia in 2009, and his BSc in Forensic Science from Curtin University in 2004. Since joining CSIRO in 2009, Lee he has been involved in various strategic and commercial projects based around fundamental sensor development and sensor applications, for areas ranging from environmental monitoring to healthcare devices. His research interests include using hybrid nanomaterials for sensing applications, supramolecular chemistry and carbon nanomaterials, high-throughput sensor fabrication and testing, developing point-of-care diagnostics, and wearable chemical sensors. In addition, Lee has recently held multiple Visiting Scholar positions at The University of California, San Diego developing cutting-edge wearable chemical sensor technologies. Lee's scientific research efforts have been recognised by numerous awards including being the recipient of CSIRO's 2015 John Philip Award for the Promotion of Excellence in Young Scientists, and the 2017 CSIRO Research+ Julius Career Award.

Current Roles

  • Senior Research Scientist
    Developing next generation chemical sensors for real-world applications

Academic Qualifications

  • 2009

    PhD in Chemistry
    The University of Western Australia

  • 2009

    Master of Forensic Science
    The University of Western Australia

  • 2004

    BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science
    Curtin University

Professional Experiences

  • 2019-Present

    Faculty Affiliate
    University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

  • 2018-Present

    Academic Editor
    PLOS ONE Editorial Board

  • 2018-2018

    Visiting Scholar
    University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

  • 2016-2016

    Visiting Scholar
    University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

  • 2015-2017

    Project Leader
    CSIRO

  • 2012-2016

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2009-2012

    OCE Postdoctoral Fellow
    CSIRO

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017-2020

    Research+ Julius Career Award
    Awarded by the CSIRO Research Office to enhance the careers of exceptional early to mid career scientists ($105,000)

  • 2015

    The John Philip Award for the Promotion of Excellence in Young Scientists
    CSIRO Awards 2015 ($10,000)

  • 2015

    Best Poster Presentation Award
    CSIRO Advanced Materials and Intelligent Processing Conference (CAMIP 2015)

  • 2014

    CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship Monthly Award
    Manufacturing, CSIRO

  • 2011

    Best Oral Presentation Award
    MMM Postdoctoral Fellows Conference, Melbourne, Australia

  • 2010

    Cornforth Medal Nomination - most outstanding PhD thesis submitted in a branch of chemistry (UWA nomination)
    Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

  • 2010

    Best Poster Prize
    3rd International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2010), Sydney, Australia

  • 2008

    Travel Award
    Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS)

  • 2007

    Travel Award
    Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

  • 2007

    Most Outstanding PhD Poster Prize
    School of Chemistry, The University of Western Australia

  • 2006

    Travel Award
    Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM)

  • 2006

    Travel Award
    Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network (ARCNN)

  • 2006

    Best Overall Oral Presentation
    18th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS 2006), Perth, Australia

  • 2006

    Best Criminalistics Paper
    18th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS 2006), Perth, Australia

  • 2006

    Most Outstanding PhD Poster Prize
    School of Chemistry, The University of Western Australia

  • 2004

    Vice-Chancellor's List - top 1% of students in the discipline
    Curtin University

  • 2004

    Honours Thesis Prize - top forensic science Honours thesis and top Honours student in forensic science
    Curtin University

Other highlights

  • 2019-Present

    Faculty Affiliate appointment - Department of NanoEngineering at the University of California, San Diego

  • 2017-

    Co-development of the 'lab-on-a-glove' for wearable chemical threat detection of nerve agents

  • 2014-

    Invited Speaker - The 3rd biennial conference of the Combined Australian Materials Societies (CAMS 2014, Sydney, Australia)

Grants

  • 2018-2019

    Innovation Connections Grant - Development and Implementation of a Chemiresistor Sensor for BTEX Monitoring of Groundwater

  • 2015-2016

    Alertness CRC – Chemiresistor Sensors for Detection of Human Alertness

  • 2013-2016

    Australia-India Strategic Research Fund - A Point-of-Care Diagnostic Tool for Tuberculosis

  • 2012-2013

    Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation - Nanosensors for Wine Quality Assessment

  • 2011-2013

    Chemiresistor Sensor Arrays for Groundwater Monitoring

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2018-

    Academic Editor, PLOS ONE Editorial Board

  • 2015-2018

    Committee Member - CSIRO Manufacturing Indigenous Engagement Committee

  • 2015-

    Grant Assessment Panel Member - CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship Small Grant Scheme 2015/16

  • 2012-2015

    Founding Member of the Manufacturing Flagship Support Team (FST)

  • 2011-2012

    Coordinator of CMSE Lindfield Seminar Series

  • 2011-

    Organising Committee Member - Symposium on Nanomaterial-Based Sensors for Biomedical Applications (Sydney, Australia)

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    Chartered Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (MRACI CChem)

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    Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC)

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    Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

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    Member of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS)

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    Member of the Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM)

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    Member of the Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network (ARCNN)

Publications

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