I am a metallurgist with a PhD obtained in 2011. I am a mum to two gorgeous kids and wife to a wonderful husband. I am passionate about photography and enjoy painting. I also enjoy yoga, gardening and cooking. I love walking in nature and getting tuned to the sound of nature. I also love to teach my kids about nature and how to get connected to its peacefulness. I am passionate about diversity and believe that encouraging diversity and gender equity is an indispensable step in ending poverty and terrorism in the world.
On the geek side of me, I strive about learning new things and obviously that hunger to learn more has dragged me to PhD. Being minority in a double bind never made me give up my desire to be an engineer/scientist. I did a few years of research exploring physical and mechanical metallurgy of super-strong nanocrystalline and ultrafine grained metals and massively enjoyed it. I am currently investigating stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in the Australian gas pipelines to understand and develop strategies to predict and therefore prevent catastrophic failure of gas pipelines. You can find a list of my publications here.
I am very proud of being a metallurgist and highly passionate about it. This blog is about communicating my science and sharing my passion for metallurgy. In addition, I am a big fan of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and I am very hopeful that this space enthuse and encourage more girls into the world of engineering. Furthermore, some of my blog post simply reflect the details I enjoy in life.