Darren Goossens from the Australian National University was recently judged one of two ACT Young Tall Poppy Scientists of the Year for 2010. He received the ANU medal for the ACT Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year 2010.

An Australian Synchrotron user, Darren’s field of research is materials science. His ANU research group combines experimental techniques such as neutron, x-ray and electron diffraction with computational modelling to explore the structures of materials, and relate these structures to their physical and magnetic properties. Darren is also a member of the powder diffraction program advisory committee (PAC) at the synchrotron.