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Leela Dilkes-Hoffman

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Queensland

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: QLD

Position: PhD Candidate

Leela Dilkes-Hoffman

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Queensland

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: QLD

Position: PhD Candidate

Biography

I grew up in the beautiful town of Margaret River and this instilled in me a love of Nature. I am passionate about issues relating to sustainability and how to address the challenge of retaining and improving our modern lifestyles whilst reducing environmental impact. This year I have commenced my PhD working in the area of biodegradable polymers. I also love working with children to help them discover the wonder of science and worked as a science presenter for the past year. I enjoy trail running, yoga, art and learning (about anything and everything).

Skills & Expertise

  • Polymer processing
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Science communication
  • Working with children
  • Working with difficult teams

I drove my electric car from Sydney to Brisbane (which was a challenge!) to raise awareness of the lack of infrastructure currently available to these vehicles.


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