Researcher biography

After graduating with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2008, a number of research management employments, Olexandra entered career in microscopy and microanalysis in 2012 through volunteering and casual work at the Electron Microscopy Centre at the University of Wollongong (UOW). In 2019 she graduated with a PhD degree from this university in Materials Science and Engineering. Her project was dedicated to the analysis of chemistry-processing-microstructure-properties relationship in Ni-Cu alloys fabricated using wire arc additive manufacturing. Following a year in consultancy, she joined CMM at the University of Queensland in 2021 as a Beamline scientist. Her current responsibilities include sample preparation, client training, and research project support on transmission (TEM), focused ion beam (FIB) and scanning (SEM) electron microscopes in the area of metallic, ceramic, and biological materials.