David Noon will provide a brief case study from an industry-focused PhD project to a commercialised technology that became global best practice in mining.
David Noon is a co-founder of GroundProbe and a co-inventor of the patented Slope Stability Radar technology. David has led the successful global commercialization of this new technology, which is now considered world’s best practice in mining with over 200 installations across over 20 countries. Prior to forming GroundProbe, David was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland (1996-2003) and a PhD student (1993-1996) working in a team to develop and commercialize radar technologies for the mining industry. The intellectual property and business plan resulting from his team’s efforts created GroundProbe. David has over 20 years’ experience in R&D, Product Development, Marketing, IP Management, Commercialisation, Sales and Operations.
Abigail Elizur is originally from Israel, and after completing her Bachelor of Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she moved to Australia and completed her MSc and PhD at ANU. After working in basic science on fly developmental genetics, in 1991 she shifted to the field of aquaculture and associated biotechnologies, where she is still active, working with industries, government agencies and academic institutions. Her work spans from sea cucumbers, oysters and prawns to giant groupers, kingfish, salmon and Bluefin tuna. Abigail currently serves on the Australian Research Council College of Experts and was elected to ATSE in 2016.
During the talk Abigail will present herself and the type of work that she does and describe some of her current activities to promote women's participation in STEM as well as share some thoughts on possible changes and initiatives we might want to consider to help women stay and progress in higher level science.
Those who wish to can adjourn to a local restaurant for dinner with colleagues.
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