Sunshine Coast Australia
Bioanalytical Natural Product Research Chemist
Hi and thanks for showing interest in natural solutions to industrial commercial problems.
From the time a wave washed over me with trash and single use plastic in a otherwise pristine paradise, I knew first hand we were in trouble, and that I wanted, no needed, to do something about it. I just was not sure how.
Fast forward a few degrees (Bach App. Sci - Forensics, Bach I.T - Intelligent systems), a stint in QC of pharmaceuticals and 7 years at a local university progressing from research assistant to Technical Manager - Research and Development, I found, along with my research partner Les Edye, a world of sustainable functional properties ready to be valorised with a widely available by product - Lignin - and created LBC (Lignin Barrier Coating, leafCOAT and Lignin Biocoating are all names for LBC).
While the foundation IP is patented to QUT, of which I am a inventor, I am still only scratching the surface of what LBC is capable of, or what limits exists. The project has 'finished' and is no longer funded - but in my mind the work has only just begun.
To that end I have self funded TietzScience as a way to continue further the technology and support as able. I have replicated my university capabilities and built a modest independent analytical coating laboratory that is ready, willing and importantly able to deliver real sustainable, alternatives to industry. Let's explore, experiment and enhance just a little more.