I am a PhD student from Canada. I graduated with a B.Eng. in Engineering Physics from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). Upon graduating I relocated to Germany to complete my Masters in Nanobiophysics at the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden. During my time in Dresden I worked as a student research assistant in the SAWLab Saxony, part of the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW Dresden). We worked towards developing an acoustic-based microfluidic device for the separation of blood cells with lithographically defined, on-chip fluidic channels.
During my PhD here at Monash I will be working towards incorporating acoustics in a 3D bio-printing setup for enhanced tissue printing.
Outside of the lab I spend most of my time cooking, eating and drinking coffee. To burn off all those delicious calories I enjoy long cycling trips, hiking, skiing and all fitness related activities. In my Canadian youth I was a competitive Hockey player and whenever I can find ice and a puck I still enjoy playing my favourite game. I am also an avid traveler and photographer.
- C. Richard, A. Fakhfouri, M. Colditz, F. Striggow, R. Kronstein-Weidemann, T. Tonn, M. Medina-Sanchez, O. G. Schmidt, T. Gemming, A. Winkler. Blood platelet enrichment in mass-producible surface acoustic wave (SAW) driven microfluidic chips. Lab Chip, 2019, Advance Article
- C. Richard, J. Simmchen, A. Eychmüller. Photocatalytic Iron Oxide Micro-Swimmers for Environmental Remediation. Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, 232(5-6), pp. 747-757