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 & Vision


    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.


  • Capability Steering Committee


    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


  • User Committee


    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