Dr Ula Alexander

Industry Application Scientist

College of Science and Engineering

place Bedford Park (323)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

My PhD was awarded for using UV/visible lasers and molecular calculations to understand chemical reactions relating to silicon and germanium thin-films. Postdoctoral research at Flinders resulted in the development of a powerful laser-based technique for studying molecules and small clusters.

At Flinders I am involved in teaching for physics and chemistry topics. I have worked previously in Research Administration - managing the Researcher Mentoring Scheme, supporting ARC grant applications and the ERA 2015 submission.


PhD: Laser studies of silylene and germylene - experiment and computation, Flinders University (2001).

Honours: Synthesis and laser studies of air-sensitive light-activated molecular switch compounds containing iron, Flinders University (1993).

Honours, awards and grants

Funding Awards

Flinders University DVCR Infrastructure Funding - High-Resolution Spectrometer - 2020

Flinders University Cross-College Research Funding - UV laser crosslinker - with Dr Marta Gabryelska (CMPH) - 2021

Inspring SA science-art grant with Micro-X - "SmART Science - Seeing Things Differently" - 2022

Key responsibilities

Industry Application Scientist - Flinders Microscopy and Microanalysis

Research Fellow - Laser-based detection of trace compounds.

Teaching interests

Other teaching responsibilities:

CHEM1201 - General Chemistry - Academic Developer and Demonstrator

PHYS1702 - Physics for Health Sciences - Demonstrator

I have also taught in the RHD Professional Development Program.

Topic lecturer
PHYS2701 Quantum Concepts
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Machine Learning for Spectroscopy (1), Laser degradation of tattoo pigments (3)
Further information

Science-art from molecules - 'Quantum Conversations' www.quantumconversations.net