Synthesis, processing and functionalisation of graphene and graphene-based materials; integration of graphene and graphene-based materials in applications such as solar cells, batteries, sensors and fuel cells; analysis of graphene and graphene nanocomposites using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and the development of advanced Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM) and tomography techniques using SEM
Meganne Christian is a researcher in the field of nanomaterials at IMM-CNR, where she has been working since 2014. Born in Pembury, UK in 1987, she was awarded her PhD in Industrial Chemistry in 2014 from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Chemistry at the same university in 2009, for which she was awarded Honours Class 1 and the University Medal. Meganne has ~30 papers in academic journals as well as >30 international conference presentations. She has received a number of awards, including the Dean's Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research for her doctoral studies, the UNSW Research Excellence Award, the National Postgraduate Student Energy Award from the Australian Institute of Energy, and best presentation/poster awards at 5 international conferences. Her current expertise is in Scanning Electron Microscopy and Chemical Vapour Deposition of graphene, and she is skilled in a wide range of other laboratory synthetic and analytical techniques. She is also interested in research in extreme conditions, having flown experiments on two parabolic flights and performed two scientific expeditions (including one winter-over) to Concordia Station in Antarctica. In November 2022, Meganne was selected from over 22500 candidates as a member of the European Space Agency astronaut reserve.