Researcher biography

Dr Annette Dexter is a founder and ongoing consultant to AIBN's first start-up company, Pepfactants Pty Ltd. At the TechConnect Summit in Boston in 2006, Pepfactants received an Emerging Technology Award. Pepfactants also won the Queensland Government's Best Technology Award and the UQ Business School Enterprize Competition in the same year. Dr Dexter is sole or joint inventor on three patents comprising the key intellectual property of Pepfactants. She has presented data at two National Meetings of the American Chemical Society, the seventh World Congress of Chemical Engineering and the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Reports in Australasian Science, New Scientist, Materials Today and The Economist have highlighted Dr Dexter's work and a video of rapid-phase emulsion separation has been receiving hits on YouTube.