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Dr Rob Borthwick

Advanced Technician (Mechanical)

Advanced Technician (Mechanical) in the Department of Physics+44 (0) 191 33 43582


I worked as a research chemist after completing a PhD in Chemistry at The University of Melbourne, Australia. My work focused on the synthesis and characterisation of electroactive organic materials. Following this, I worked as an English language editor of scientific articles. Beyond science and the laboratory, I have always had a passion for woodworking and, since arriving in the UK, metalworking. This opportunity to work as an assistant technician in Durham Physics MES workshop has allowed me to combine my experience working in an academic environment with my passion for making things and machining to support scientific research from a unique perspective.