Profile: Don Brushett

Senior Tutor & PhD Student

Don graduated from the University of New England with an Honours degree in chemistry in 1993.
Since that time he has worked both in industry, and at Southern Cross University in the field of natural product chemistry (phytochemistry).
At the present time he is the senior tutor in chemistry in the School of Science, Environment, and Engineering.
Don is also a current Ph.D. candidate researching neem oil based insecticides in combination with essential oils to produce stable formulations for the control of ectoparasites in Australian livestock.

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Where’s that Bean Been? Coffee’s Journey

Welcome to the third installment in our series Chemistry of Coffee, where we unravel the delicious secrets of one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world. As you listen to the whirring grinders in your local cafe, think of the long journey those beans have made – and what they’ve gone through to be there.

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