Postgraduate education

CRC-P PhD Students – where are they now?

Kris Frost commenced his PhD studies in applied chemistry with Prof. Robert Shanks, RMIT, in 2007.  Three years on, after submitting his PhD thesis on Thermoplastic starch composites and blends, and publishing several research journal papers, Kris took up a position working Plantic Technologies (a CRC-P Participant) in their formulation laboratory.  Reflecting on his time with the CRC-P, Kris says “The benefits of doing a PhD with a CRC were numerous – the access to equipment, the multi-university collaborations, the link with industry partners such as my employer Plantic, and the support network of other polymer scientists that the CRC taps PhD students directly into.  I also attended two of the annual Polymer Summer Schools which were both excellent”.