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Simon McKenzie

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The Australian National University

State: ACT

Simon McKenzie

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The Australian National University

State: ACT

Biography

I aspire to close the chasm between Australian researchers and entrepreneurs. I have been a Business Development assistant at BioSA (building tech start-ups in South Australia) and a Research Scientist at Q-Chem (implementing my honours research into a commercial software package).

Crucial to realising my goal is the collaborative leadership that I developed as Director of the Canberra Student Housing Co-operative and the multi-disciplinary and international perspectives that I gained by completing the PhB Science joint-degree program (at both the Australian National University and the National University of Singapore).

I also moonlight as a swing dancer and piano accordion player.

Skills & Expertise

  • Commercialising research
  • Collaborative leadership
  • Multi-disciplinary perspective
  • Quantum mechanical weirdness
  • Coding

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