Teamwork

Our Team Members

ALMTech’s researchers & project support team

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Prof. Graham Gardner

Murdoch University

Graham is Chief Investigator, leading the development & commercialisation of objective carcase measurement technologies.

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Dr Peter McGilchrist

University of New England

Peter’s extensive experience includes affiliation with the Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association, Elders Killara feedlot, the Beef CRC, and Meat Standards Australia, researching factors along the supply chain that impact beef and lamb EQ.

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Dr Jayaseelan Marimuthu

Murdoch University

Jaya is leading the design, development & implementation of various RF/Microwave sensors.

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Dr Sean Miller

University of Adelaide

Sean works closely with abattoirs and supply chains to help them extract more value via objective carcase measurement, leading to demand for better carcases and financial signals to farmers, and the adoption of improved production systems.

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Dr Laura King

Murdoch University

Laura is ALMTech’s Business Manager & has 20 years of experience as a chartered engineer, project manager & research assistant in various fields of life sciences

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Kate Loudon

Murdoch University

Kate is a former veterinarian with a PhD in beef meat quality. Kate is part of the microwave team, assisting the development and commercialisation of this device as a LMY objective technology.

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Anna Soroczynski

Murdoch University

Anna is ALMTech’s Business Support Officer. Anna has extensive financial & business experience & has come on board to coordinate & manage contracting & financial aspects of ALMTech.

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Prof. David Pethick

Murdoch University

David’s remarkable career spans 49 years and includes 264 publications in scientific journals, making a huge contribution to new knowledge that has changed the global livestock industry and developed a whole value chain approach to animal production.

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Dr Daniel Brown

UNE Animal Genetics & Breeding Unit

Daniel is a principal scientist at UNE’s Animal Genetics & Breeding Unit, working on making new data available to producers & enhancing genetic selection.

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Dr Sarah Stewart

Murdoch University

Sarah is a former cattle veterinarian turned meat scientist, leading the development & commercialisation of EQ devices in beef, lamb & pork

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Dr Alen Alempijevich

University of Technology Sydney

Alen drives the work associated with 3D imaging to determine fat & lean composition in live animals & their carcases.

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Dr Stephanie Fowler

NSW DPI

Stephanie is a research meat scientist at the NSW DPI’s Centre for Red Meat & Sheep Development, currently focused on objective measurement technologies for carcase assessment, including the development and validation of near infrared spectroscopy to predict the intramuscular fat content of lamb.

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Renji Karayakallile Abraham

Murdoch University

Renji has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and is a researcher in the microwave team, focused on designing prototype machines, 3D printing and field testing the microwave hand-held system.

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Prof. Wayne Pitchford

University of Adelaide

Wayne’s extensive experience includes Directorship of the Davies Livestock Research Centre, which focuses on improving animal productivity, feed efficiency and carcase quality.

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Mr Christian Ruberg

Meat and Livestock Australia

Christian has 30 years of experience in robotic automation system development & integration, & working with global technology partners.

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Dr Honor Calnan

Murdoch University

Honor is a former veterinarian, calibrating Australia's first beef DEXA unit for determining carcase composition

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Dr Teresa Vidal-Calleja

University of Technology Sydney

Teresa has a PhD in Robotics, Automatic Control & Computer Vision, & collaborates on the 3D imaging work.

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Dr Sam Walkom

UNE Animal Genetics & Breeding Unit

Sam is a researcher at UNE’s Animal Genetics & Breeding Unit, working with producers & industry to continually improve genetic evaluations and genetic gain.

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Venkata Pamarla

Murdoch University

Venkata has a Masters in Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering from RMIT University. He is particularly skilled in antenna design, high-frequency electromagnetics, and microwave circuits. He currently works within the microwave team, designing and testing compact antennas and microwave components.