Dr Nicholas Kirkwood
Science and Industry Liaison Manager
Nick works with Exciton Science researchers and industry or government partners to create and manage collaborative research projects between Exciton Science and industry, as well as running programs and events which train scientists to innovate and pursue entrepreneurial outcomes for their research.
He draws on over a decade of experience leading a wide range of industry-connected research projects, from the development of high-efficiency "quantum dot" LEDs with CSIRO, working with industry partners on lighting phosphors in the Netherlands, and most recently working to create local manufacturing capability for magnetic nanomaterials used in COVID PCR testing.
Nick's responsibilities at Exciton Science include:
- Identifying and developing new industry collaborations and potential commercial outcomes of Exciton Science research
- Assisting Centre researchers and industry partners to define the scope, funding and structure of the Centre's industry relationships
- Managing proof-of-principle and scale-up projects within ACEx
- Running programs and events which train scientists to innovate and pursue entrepreneurial outcomes for their research
Outside of his work Nick is a keen cyclist and also enjoys camping and reading.