Ben's research focuses on developing new chemical surface modifications for, and adapting old surface modifications to, recycled carbon fibre varieties such as milled, chopped, and nonwoven fabric. He aspires to improve the usefulness of recycled fibres to better enable a carbon fibre circular economy.
Ben completed his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2017. In 2018, he successfully completed an Honours year under Professor Paul Francis and Dr. David Hayne, which was spent developing a series of Iridium(III) complexes featuring novel bidentate ligands for enhanced water solubility. In 2019 Ben commenced his PhD under Professor Luke Henderson, working on translating existing carbon fibre surface modifications across to recycled fibre varieties, while also endeavoring to develop new surface chemistries unique to these recycled noncontinuous fibres.
Aunt Bette's Homemade Pecan Pie
Rockin’ Rocky Road Ice Cream
Tom’s Heavenly Apple Strudel
Joe’s Divine Butter Tarts