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Rachel Popelka-Filcoff

Kfa Minderoo Chair In Archaelogical Science
Earth Sciences
science & technology
physical sciences
chemistry
archaeology
life sciences & biomedicine
social sciences
chemistry, analytical
technology
chemistry, multidisciplinary
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Prof

Rachel Popelka-Filcoff

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Analytical Chemistry
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Prof

Rachel Popelka-Filcoff

 

Rachel Popelka-Filcoff (FRACI) is the Kimberley Foundation Minderoo Chair in Archaeological Science at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her laboratory integrates advanced nuclear and spectroscopic approaches into multidisciplinary projects, including cultural heritage chemistry and archaeological science.

Her research is to the first comprehensive characterization of Australian Aboriginal natural mineral pigments on cultural heritage materials by several analytical methods. Rachel holds a BA from Washington University in St Louis a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Missouri as a National Science Foundation Research Fellow and completed a National Research Council postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). From 2009-2020, she was at Flinders University in Adelaide, including 2010-2016 where she was an AINSE Senior Research Fellow. Rachel has received awards for her research including the South Australian Tall Poppy of the Year in 2012, which recognizes the top early career researcher in the state. Rachel is the Past President of the Society for Archaeological Sciences, and on the editorial board of Journal of Archaeological Science. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. She has had her research profiled in several scientific and general media outlets such as Cosmos Magazine, Chemistry in Australia, and Chemistry World, and radio and television interviews.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 51 most recent scholarly works by Rachel Popelka-Filcoff.

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Scholarly Works

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2012

South Australian Young Tall Poppy of the Year

2010

AINSE Research Fellowship

AINSE

2007

Research Associate Program Fellowship

National Research Council (USA)

2003

Graduate Research Fellowship

National Science Foundation (USA)

2019

FRACI - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Kfa Minderoo Chair In Archaelogical Science

Earth Sciences

Fellow

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Member

American Chemical Society

Past President

Society of Archaeological Sciences

Education


Chemistry

University of Missouri

Archaeology

Washington University in St Louis