Katrina Wruck

PhD Researcher

Katrina Wruck is a PhD Researcher and proud descendant of the Goemulgal Nation from the Torres Strait Islands, QLD. After getting a taste for research during her two undergraduate science degrees at QUT (BAppScChem and BScChem(Hons)), she decided to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) developing low-cost synthesis strategies to convert low-value rock into high-value synthetic adsorbents. While completing her PhD she was appointed a Sessional Academic for the Science Faculty, is the current Post-Graduate Student Representative for the Research Degrees Committee and former Vice President/Treasurer of Science and Engineering Higher Degree Research Student Society.

As an advocate for inclusivity in the STEM space, she is involved in various science communication roles that aim to raise aspirations for young people to pursue STEM careers, including Ambassador for Wonder of Science, Extreme Science Van, STEM Widening Participation and Mentor for the CSIRO Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy.