Dr Emily Hilder
The University of Tasmania – Tasmanian Tall Poppy of the Year 2009
Emily’s research is in the field of separation science, which involves the separation of complex mixtures into their components. This important enabling science is relevant to applications such as drug testing in sport, environmental monitoring for air and water quality, DNA profiling, and many types of diagnostic tests for human disease. Emily develops new technologies that can be used to improve the quality of separations, or to enable separations of more complex mixtures than is possible today.