Dr. Darryl Jones, a colleague of Leigh Hargreaves from their PhD days, spent a few days visiting the department and Leigh's new electron-research laboratory

Darryl is currently working at Flinders University on a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA), a prestigious fellowship from the Australian government aimed at supporting and fostering promising Australian scientists. Prior to his work at Flinders Darryl worked at Tohoku University under a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) award.

In his seminar, Darryl described the active and diverse range of atomic and molecular research going on at Flinders University. Across a large, multi-laboratory, research program, Darryl described his recent work on electron scattering from molecules with relevance to radiation cancer therapy, the use of biomass for developing the next generation of carbon neutral fuels, and measurements of molecular radicals aimed at improving our understanding of technological plasmas used in medicine and the manufacture of semiconductor devices.

Darryl generously donated significant time and effort to getting Leigh's new equipment packed up in Australia and sent to us at CSUF. With this equipment just arriving in Leigh's lab this week, it was a pleasure to have Darryl down to see the beginnings of Leigh's new setup.

Thanks Darryl for all your efforts and a great visit. We hope to see you back soon!

Darryl and Leigh in Leigh's lab.Darryl and Leigh in Leigh's lab.