From the clean-up effort following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to a PhD in radio communications, Chittawan Choeysakul’s inspiring story has grim beginnings, but a bright future.
Julian Berengut’s research into the fundamental physics of the universe goes beyond pure science and into philosophical questions of human existence, he says.
Megan Huggett spent six years studying marine microbes in a Hawaiian paradise and has now embarked upon further research in pristine Western Australia. Her quest: to understand the big impact of the ocean’s smallest life forms.
From the study of alcohol-induced damage in adult brains, Tracey Bjorkman’s research has made a U-turn to the start of life, to protect the brains of newborn babies.
Changming He has truly immersed himself in his research, harnessing the possibilities of virtual reality and its potential uses in everything from operating theatres to gaming and communication.
By studying the environment and human artefacts from the past millennia, environmental scientist Pia Atahan says we are afforded a better view of where humans sit on the “scale of change”.
Suzanne Cory has forged ahead against the grind of science in a game often weighted against her gender.
Gilbert Price digs up fossils to understand how plants and animals responded to ancient climate change, with the hope of helping conservation efforts today.
Much like famed 18th-century scientist Isaac Newton, evolutionary biologist David Lambert’s scientific epiphany began with a fall.
Julia Cremer is researching a hardy grain that could become an important food and biofuel source with the onset of climate change. And she gets to work outside in the sunshine.