Vanessa Peterson

Vanessa Peterson is a principal research scientist in neutron scattering instrumentation at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering as well as an honorary Professorial Fellow at the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong. Her research aims to understand structure/dynamics-function relationships in materials, particularly for sustainable-energy systems including batteries and porous materials for gas separation and storage application. Gaining her PhD in 2004 from the University of Technology, Sydney, Vanessa worked at the NIST Center for Neutron Research in the USA before moving to the University of Sydney’s Department of Chemistry and then to the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering in 2008. Since 2006 Vanessa has published over 130 journal articles, three book chapters, co-edited a book, and produced one child!

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