Dr Bridget Ingham
Phone: 0508 2255475
P O Box 31 310
Lower Hutt 5040
Dr Bridget Ingham is a Senior Research Scientist at Callaghan Innovation (formerly Industrial Research Ltd.). Following her PhD (Physics, VUW, 2005) she spent two years as a post-doc at Imperial College London and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, where she developed her current expertise in the use of synchrotron techniques for investigating nanomaterials, particularly X-ray diffraction, small-angle X-ray scattering, and X-ray absorption spectroscopy.
Bridget has been an Associate Investigator of the MacDiarmid Institute since 2007. She has performed synchrotron experiments on many systems, including in situ observation of nanoparticle synthesis, oxidation, and coalescence; in situ observation of nanopore size and strain development during dealloying of bimetallic foils; in situ electrochemical deposition of ZnO, and CO2 corrosion of steel; atomic structure of superconductors; atomic structure of dopant atoms in ZnO; transient crystalline phases that occur during the synthesis of conducting polymers; particle size distributions in sunscreen, paint, and milk. She has served on the Proposal Advisory Committees for the powder diffraction and small-angle X-ray scattering beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron.
What do you do when almost every piece of equipment you need for your research can only be found overseas? The answer’s pretty obvious – you go overseas. That’s what MacDiarmid Institute Associate Investigator Bridget Ingham did. After completing her PhD at Victoria, under the supervision of Professors Jeff Tallon and Alan Kaiser, she […]
While AMN-3 clearly had other impacts on me, the conference had major benefits in terms of advancing one particular area of my research. I was extraordinarily fortunate to have in the audience during the talk I was giving focused on the work of Conrad Lendrum, one of my past PhD students, Michael Toney. Mike hails from […]