Early career researcher, Dr Tristan Clemons visits Mater Christi Catholic Primary School

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Dr. Tristan Clemons, a recent addition to the Fiona Wood Foundation research team, took some time away from his research project to visit the year 5 students of Mater Christi Catholic Primary School. 

Tristan’s brief was to talk about inventors and inventions a topic the year 5’s had been focusing on for this term. 

Tristan has joined the team as an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow and will be working on applications of nanotechnology in wound healing and scarring.  

His presentation to the students was based around some of the exciting new inventions recently hitting the market based on nanotechnology applications as well as Fiona’s very own ReCell® kit for ‘spray on skin’ applications in the treatment of burn injuries. 

 Speaking with Tristan about his visit he said “the students were super keen and had some great questions with regards to the ReCell® kit. The students loved to roleplay with the kit and its application in a surgical setting. It was a great pleasure to spend some time at the school and hopefully inspiring some of the students to keep enjoying their science.”

 Tristan and students

Clockwise from top left: Tristan demonstrating the ‘magic’ hydrophobic sand, which has a special nano-coating to repel water. Students acting out the use of the ReCell® kit. Tristan and the students.

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