Operating Officer, Delivery & Sensing
Nanotechnology Victoria Ltd
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Dr Sarah Morgan joined Nanotechnology
Victoria (NanoVic) in September 2005 from the Water Studies Centre, School
of Chemistry, at Monash University, accepting a position as Project Manager
- Delivery & Sensing. Sarah is working in the delivery and sensing program
on a series of commercial projects involving development of testing, analytical
and delivery devices. Sarah is using her expertise in the analysis area, and
building an important portfolio of activities in water analysis and environmental
nanotechnology applications. She also supports the nanostructured materials
team in several areas involving the development of environmental related projects.
Sarah is an outstanding highly motivated and competent researcher with recent
experience in the optimization and assessment of nutrient analysis techniques
for portable flow injection analysis instruments. Her knowledge base is the
key driver behind the establishment of new projects for NanoVic and its commercial
partners in nanoscale detection and water treatment.
In her time at NanoVic
- which includes a term as a consultant to the Delivery & Sensing team prior
to accepting her current position - Sarah has performed some significant work
in the application of nanotechnologies to water management issues. She has conducted
a major review of the opportunities and challenges in water for both rural and
metropolitan authorities, worked with consulting and technical service firms
in the industry, and lead efforts towards a major national forum on nanotechnology
and water, held in 2006.
In late 2006, Sarah was appointed Operating Officer for the Delivery & Sensing
activities to oversee all of NanoVics
activities in this field. This included playing a major role in establishing
the new ventures Interstitial NanoSystems and Quintain NanoSystems, with a particular
focus on assessing assets and projects within these portfolios. Sarah has also
contributed to the public awareness and educational activities for NanoVic.
Sarahs current role is General Manager of Envisage
NanoSystems, a vehicle established by NanoVic
to commercialise a range of projects involving nanotechnology to water. The
portfolio includes detection technologies (a biosensor for phosphate and nitrate
analysis, a SERS probe for the analysis of contaminants in drinking water, and
nanoarrays for the detection of trace metals) and purification technologies
(iron metal oxide nanoparticles for the removal of arsenic, phosphate and silicate
in water). Recycling technologies are also being implemented, with the development
of the sustainable Swash dishwasher that uses steam for washing. In addition,
NanoVic is working closely
with the Melbourne Aquarium, to initiate the recycling of fish tank water to
be re-used for toilet flushing within the facility.
Sarah has an undergraduate degree in Science, from The University of Melbourne.
Sarah also has First Class Honours in Science, and a PhD in Analytical/Environmental
Chemistry from Monash University. Her PhD research topic related to flow injection
analysis techniques for the determination of ammonia, total alkalinity, nitrate
and total dissolved nitrogen concentrations in various waters.
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