Kristina joined WRL as a Technical Officer in 2018. She has a BSc (Nanotechnology), BSc (honours) and a PhD in chemistry. Her PhD focused on the kinetics of alkoxysilanes in aqueous surfactant systems, with the aim to stabilise the alkoxysilanes in their active state. This would allow for the alkoxysilanes to be successfully used in commercially viable corrosion prevention coatings.
Kristina’s primary role at WRL is to facilitate activities in the Chemistry Laboratory. This includes: ensuring equipment is available; maintained and calibrated; maintaining regulatory compliance; providing laboratory and equipment training when necessary; and assisting with projects.
Prior to working at UNSW Kristina gained experience in research & development, laboratory management and regulatory compliance within a commercial medical device environment.