Professor John Drennan
Prof. John Drennan has over 40 years experience in ceramics expertise and microstructural analysis with ~200 publications and world-class reputation in the area of refractories and fluorite systems.
He holds multiple awards, including the John Sanders Medal, Australia Microscopy and Microanalysis Society. His past affiliations include University of South Australia, Imperial College London and CSIRO.
More recently he held the posts of Associate Dean of Research, and Director Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM), at the University of Queensland. He is currently Emeritus Professor at CMM, University of Queensland.
John Drennan is currently a chief consultant at Nanolytical, offering vast technical expertise in refractories and ceramics, failure analysis, and materials improvement strategies.
Dr John Bradley
John Bradley has over 20 years experience in ceramics and high temperature materials (>1000°C) synthesis, characterisation and property tailoring across a range of industries. He has won multiple grants across industry and academia, and has overseen the construction of three testing laboratories.
He received his PhD in solid state chemistry and high temperature materials at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and has had affiliations with RISO National Laboratories, Denmark, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), agency of Ministry of Defence, UK, University of Nottingham & H2FC SUPERGEN project, and the University of Queensland. He has worked in Lithium Ion batteries industry prior to his position at Nanolytical.
His areas of expertise include XRD, XPS, wear testing, and a wide range of materials characterisation and failure analysis.
Dr Anna Lashtabeg
Anna Lashtabeg has 20 years experience in ceramics, mining, scale issues and high temperature materials synthesis, characterisation and property tailoring across a range of industries. She received her PhD in solid state chemistry and high temperature materials at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and has since held affiliations with The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), Centre of Microscopy and Microanalysis the University of Queensland, Defence Materials Research Centre, University of Queensland and Rio Tinto Alcan.
At Nanolytical she is a chief microscopist, with structure-property analysis across a wide range of ceramic materials. Her expertise includes a wide range of characterisation techniques, including TGA, XRD, microscopy, and material failure analysis.