ABOUT US

TrACEES Platform is funded by Melbourne Research Infrastructure (Melbourne Collaborative Research Infrastructure Program), together with Faculties of Science, Veterinary and Agricultural Science, and Arts. It is the first University platform to support existing and initiate new research requiring high quality surface chemical analysis, trace elemental and speciation analysis, and associated structural chemical analysis. There is a growing demand for building up analysis capabilities and infrastructure to meet these requirements which will further the research endeavours of the University.

Mission
The University of Melbourne TrACEES Platform is dedicated to providing high quality and unique surface and chemical analysis, technical support and  expertise for research in chemical, materials, environmental and life sciences together with ongoing training of  research students and staff.

Vision
The University of Melbourne TrACEES Platform will offer world‐class surface and chemical analysis services to  researchers  of  the  University,  other  academic  and  research  institutions  and  industry  to  support  cutting‐edge  research and training, development of research partnerships and excellence.

Prof. Spas Kolev
Chair, Steering Committee
Professor, School of Chemistry
Faculty of Science

Prof. Ralf Haese
Melbourne Collaborative Research Infrastructure Committee Representative
Professor, School of Earth Sciences
Faculty of Science

Prof. Deli Chen
Professor, Soil Science
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Prof. Evan Bieske
Professor, Head, School of Chemistry
Faculty of Science

Prof. David Phillips
Professor, Head, School of Earth Sciences
Faculty of Science

Dr. Alex Duan
Platform Manager/Coordinator

Dr Alex Duan
Chair and TrACEES Platform Manager

Dr Ali Kashani
Infrastructure Engineering
Melbourne School of Engineering

Dr Kevin Li
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Melbourne School of Engineering

Dr Petronella Nel
Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
Faculty of Arts

Dr Ken Ng
School of Agriculture & Food
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Dr Helen Sutter
Soils Science
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Dr Meifang Zhou
School of Chemistry
Faculty of Science

Dr Augustine Doronila
TrACEES senior analyst/administrative officer