Patrick was Born in Townsville, and finished his Bachelor’s degree with honours in chemistry at JCU in 2011. Since then, he has been involved full-time with the water quality laboratory as a Laboratory Technician. His interests in chemistry have been primarily oxidation reactions involving transition metal compounds, but chemistry all round fascinates him. Patrick feels very fortunate to be in a position where he can further strengthen and apply his analytical skills whilst working for a great bunch of people. Water quality science is a rewarding avenue of science that continues to challenge and test his abilities as a scientist.