Congratulations to Zoe Gardner, PhD Candidate from College of Science and Engineering for being awarded a Fulbright South Australia Scholarship. Zoe received wonderful support from Professor Colin Raston at Flinders University and Professor Greg Weiss at University California Irvine for her application.
Zoe is passionate about how green chemistry techniques can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bio-waste. As a Fulbright scholar she will work with her collaborators to research a process for enzymes to break down waste chemicals using a cutting-edge technology, the vortex fluidic device, as well as specific enzymes which have been enhanced and prepared for this purpose.
Zoe will travel to University of California Irvine and work with collaborators to research a process for enzymes to break down waste chemicals, using the Flinders University-developed Vortex Fluidic Device, as well as specific enzymes which have been enhanced and prepared for this purpose.
In the future Zoe hope’s that her research can contribute to closing the carbon loop in chemical processes and be part of a solution to one of the biggest challenges facing humanity today.
The Fulbright Program, a joint-venture between the Australian and United States governments, is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious educational exchange programs, with a rich history of supporting education excellence and cultural exchange. Zoe joins a list of more than 50 Flinders students who have been a part of the program since the University became involved in 1967.
Zoe was acknowledged for her achievement at the annual Fulbright Gala at Parliament House in February 2023.