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Gail Iles


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Dr Gail Iles is a Senior Lecturer in Physics at RMIT University, and Founder and Program Coordinator of the new BSc Space Science. After gaining a PhD in experimental physics from Leicester University in England, Gail began her scientific career with the European Space Agency in France where she researched the properties of materials on board the 'vomit comet' - a position which saw her complete over 500 parabolas in the A300“Zero-G” Airbus. From there she became an astronaut instructor at the European Astronaut Centre training ISS Expedition crew members how to operate equipment in the Columbus laboratory. In 2014 Gail moved to Australia to work at the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation, transferring to RMIT in 2017. Her current research interests include microgravity experiments, neutron and x-ray characterisation and instrument design. Gail is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics and the Science Correspondent on the 3AW Neil Mitchell radio show.

Experience
  • 2020–present Senior Lecturer in Physics, RMIT University
  • 2017–2019 Lecturer in Physics, RMIT University
Education
  • 2007 University of Leicester, UK, PhD in Physics
Professional Memberships
  • Australian Institute of Physics
Honours

WISE Champion Award (2010)


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