Personal details

Dr Berwyck Poad
Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Chemistry & Physics
Discipline *
Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural), Analytical Chemistry, Other Chemical Sciences
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PhD (University of Melbourne)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member – American Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • Member – Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry

Mass Spectrometry, Laser Spectroscopy, Lipids, Multiply Charged Anions, Ozone-induced Dissociation

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Berwyck completed his PhD in 2009 at the University of Melbourne, studying vibrational predissociation of ion-molecule complexes under the guidance of Prof Evan Bieske. Following this he undertook postdoctoral research in the labs of Professor Stephen Blanksby at the University of Wollongong (2009) and Professor Robert Continetti at the university of California, San Diego (2010-2012). In 2012 Berwyck returned to the University of Wollongong as an ARC DECRA fellow, where his research interests turned to reactions of dianions and the radicals formed by their photodetachment. In 2016, Berwyck relocated to Queensland University of Technology and is currently focused on fundamental ion-molecule chemistry and developing new tools for lipid identification by mass spectrometry.

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  • (2012-2015) University of Wollongong – ARC DECRA Fellow
  • (2010-2012) University of California, San Diego – Postdoctoral Researcher
  • (2009-2010) University of Wollongong – Postdoctoral Researcher
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