Welcome to my page and thank you taking an interest in my work.  As you may have gathered, I am an electrochemist by training.  Originally, I hail from the South Seas, in the beautiful island nation of Fiji.  I grew up and was schooled in Western Viti Levu, the main island of Fiji and completed my tertiary education in Suva, at the University of the South Pacific, up to Master’s degree.  In 2007, I was fortunate to secure a Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship that funded my PhD studies at the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, where I worked with Dr Danny K. Y. Wong on microsensors applied towards in vivo dopamine detection in rat brains.  This was one of the most exciting stages of my life where I had the opportunity to work alongside some of the keenest and most intelligent minds in science in Australia.  Naturally, that left an indelible impression on me which sees continuation of my adventures in electrochemical detection continue and become my lifelong calling.

Following my PhD completion (thesis very strategically submitted on 14 February, 2011), I was employed at the University of the South Pacific’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences as  Lecturer.  Here, my main achievements would have to be compilation of brand new electrochemistry content for the senior undergraduate and postgraduate units where biosensing and voltammetric studies have been included.  I was also able to start the University’s Nanosensing facility that has steadily been generating research and publication output on customized small probes (see Publications, particularly this work.).  I am told my notes continue to this day (a very humbling outcome indeed).

In 2015, I joined CQU in Queensland (a decision that still sees me at the receiving end of a lot of humor and ribbing around State of Origin time each year).  At the same time, it’s a decision that continues to help me elevate my research with the best team on the planet.  We work together as our research interests, rather happily converge and the ensuing publications from 2016 onwards are a testimony to this.

Please feel free to browse the site and if you have suggestions on improving it, I am a patient listener and would gladly appreciate your feedback.

The following sections elaborate more on my research interests.  

Scopus Record

Google Scholar Record

Professional Membership

Member – International Society for Electrochemistry

Member – The Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Member – Chemical Society of the South Pacific

My Interests

Research Interests

In vivo neurotransmitter detection

Electroanalytical detection

Nanosensor design

Genosensor design

Biosensor crafting

Environmental Analysis and Monitoring

Community awareness and advocacy


Teaching Interests

Food Science and analysis

Nanotechnology and bionanotechnology

Electrochemical detection

Applied organic chemistry & spectra

Physical & surface chemistry

Electrode and sensor development

Quantitative analysis

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