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Team members

Mr Simon Savage serves as Executive Director and Interim CEO. Simon has been a key contributor at Ionic over a number of years, supporting the company’s strategic planning and partnership initiatives. Simon’s experience in business and project management, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement will be critical in focusing Ionic’s research efforts, prioritising the commercialisation of our most advanced technologies and concluding partnership agreements.

Mr Merlin Allan serves as Non Executive Director on the Board of Ionic Industries.  Merlin has long experience with technology start-ups, founding several himself and serving as executive and non-executive director in a number of listed and unlisted companies including SMS Technologies (ASX:SMX), YourCall Communications and UCMS.  He has extensive experience commercialising early-stage technologies, working with universities, driving strategy and managing mergers and acquisitions.  Merlin’s experience, particularly in commercialising University-born technology, will be of enormous benefit to us.

Mr Peter Armitage, serves as Chairman of the Board of Ionic Industries. Peter brings a wealth of board experience to the position and will facilitate communication between Ionic and SER shareholders.  Peter’s expertise in governance and financial management will greatly assist in guiding Ionic to sustainable growth.

Ms Melanie Leydin is a Chartered Accountant and is a Registered Company Auditor. She graduated from Swinburne University in 1997, became a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and since February 2000 has been the principal of chartered accounting firm, Leydin Freyer. In the course of her practice she audits listed and unlisted public companies involved in the resources industry. Her practice also involves outsourced company secretarial and accounting services to public companies in the resources sector. This involves  preparation of statutory financial statements, annual reports, half year reports, stock exchange announcements and quarterly ASX reporting and other statutory requirements.

Ms Leydin has 22 years’ experience in the accounting profession and is a director and company secretary for a number of oil and gas, junior mining and exploration entities listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Justin Mouchacca holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting. He graduated from RMIT University in 2008, became a Chartered Accountant in 2011 and since July 2013 has been the principal of chartered accounting firm, Leydin Freyer Corp Pty Ltd.

The practice provides outsourced company secretarial and accounting services to public and private companies specialising in the Resources, technology, bioscience and biotechnology sectors.

Justin has over 8 years’ experience in the accounting profession and has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, reorganisation of Companies and shareholder relations.

Monash team

Led by Associate Professor Mainak Majumder, the following persons comprise the Monash team:

Dr. Mainak Majumder is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Monash where he has been since 2010.  He holds a masters degree from Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University. He earned a PhD in 2007 in Materials Engineering and Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, USA studying molecular transport in carbon nanotubes. He then conducted postdoctoral research at Rice University, Texas, USA.  He founded and directs the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Laboratory (NSEL), which has attracted funding over 1 million dollars from several nationally competitive grant schemes such as the Australian Research Council Discovery and Linkage and is instrumental in the genesis of Ionic Industries. Along with a wide array of multi-disciplinary collaborators from Australia, USA and India, he is focused on overcoming technical and economic barriers to translate ‘graphene’ research from the laboratory to market.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow studying the development and electrochemical characterisation of carbon-based energy storage devices.

Researching electrochemical unzipping of carbon nanotubes for producing high quality graphene.

PhD candidate in mechatronics, theoretical physics and mathematics whose research interests include nano-fluidic behaviour of carbon systems focusing on biosensors.

PhD candidate researching the synthesis and modification of graphene in liquid-phase materials for electrochemical energy storage.

PhD candidate researching advanced graphene based membranes for water treatment and food processing.

Expertise in the areas of heterogeneous catalysis, nanomaterials, photocatalysis for water splitting and purification.

Associate Professor. Specialises in biomedical devices, microfluidics, sample handling and cell manipulation.

PhD candidate focusing on graphene based materials for water treatment.

PhD candidate focusing on the use of carbon allotropes for energy storage.