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Dr Catherine Whitby
Massey University Palmerston North
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry
Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222
06 951 9007

I was appointed Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at Massey University in late October 2014. Prior to this I was an ARC Future Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the Ian Wark Research Institute at the University of South Australia. I am a physical chemist with expertise in colloid and surface chemistry. I use nanomaterials to modify the chemistry of drop and bubble surfaces. This strategy enables me to control the structure, stability and flow of soft materials. My findings have been applied in food and pharmaceutical products and in drilling fluids.

physical chemistry, colloid and surface chemistry, emulsions and foams, wetting (contact angles, interfacial tension), microscopy (confocal fluorescence), liquid flow (viscosity, elasticity, thixotropy)