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Assistant Professor

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WMG
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL
T:   +44 (0)24 7657 3970
E:   T.L.Schiller@warwick.ac.uk
W:   Schiller Group

Research Interests

Dr Schiller specialises in the synthesis and characterisation of polymers, composites and biological tissue. Dr Schiller is armed with extensive advanced materials characterisation experience including conducting in-situ experiments on Synchrotron beamlines. Dr Schiller's background in characterisation techniques such as SAXS/WAXS, real-time measurements, spectroscopy, electron microscopy, thermal and mechanical analysis is perfectly suited to investigate a broad spectrum of non-polymer materials and is currently undertaking projects in cardiac research (in collaboration with the Baker IDI) and working with ceramics.

Biography

Dr Tara Schiller joined WMG in November 2014, Prior to her appointment Dr Schiller completed a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia in 2010 and a Masters at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in 2005, both under Applied Science and Materials synthesis and characterisation. Dr Schiller worked at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) from 1998-2005, Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland as a project manager from 2009-2011, Monash University from 2011-2012 (where she currently holds an Adjunct Alliance Lecturer appointment) and the University of New England as a casual teaching fellow from 2013-2014. Dr Schiller specialises in the synthesis and physical and chemical characterisation of materials. Dr Schiller is armed with extensive advanced materials characterisation experience and her background in techniques such as spectroscopy, electron microscopy, thermal and mechanical analysis. Dr Schiller has publications in Journals such as Nature Communications, Acta Materialia, Macromolecules and JACS, covering areas such as soils, polymers/nanocomposites, protein binding and bone cement. Dr Schiller has well as established skills working with industry working on over 150 consultancies during her time at CSIRO and the universities in areas such as polymer degradation, metal weld failure, accelerated weathering of treated wood, slip and wear resistance of ceramic tiles, porosity of ceramics and durability of pipes.

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