Need some high-quality science writing? Words that make sense, are low on waffle and jargon, and get to the point?

Then commission a story from Dr Phil – astronomy, nanotech, cosmology, engineering, physics, technology, chemistry, quantum science, biology, genetics, environment… or anything else you need done intelligently and intelligibly.

In 2018 I was selected for the Anthology of Best Australian Science Writing, for an article in Cosmos Magazine

Enough opinions, here’s the evidence…

Selected writing:

Coming clean: the physics of doing the laundry Cosmos magazine – March 2018. Selected for Anthology of Best Australian Science Writing.


Fluid Flow through T-Junction Traps More Particles than Expected American Physical Society Physics Focus  – August 2018

Quantum pancake reveals clues to better electronics Cosmos Magazine – September 2018

The physics of perfect pizza Cosmos Magazine – July 2018

The physics of knitting Cosmos Magazine – June 2018

Extremism and curdled milk are more similar than you might imagine Cosmos Magazine – July 2018

Star’s coughing fit cools it down Cosmos Magazine

Scientists hunt the anti-particle that could explain the universe Cosmos magazine – March 2018

MH370, why can’t we find it?  Cosmos Magazine – April 2014

=> More of my Cosmos stories are on their website.

ANU to host library of beautiful, useful patterns News websiteANU Physics – November 2017

Space technology for a world of problems Keio Research Highlight (Nature Group) – May 2017

Hard drive boost comes in layers of iron and cobalt A*STAR Research Highlight (Nature Group) – July 2017

Lighting the way to miniature devices, A*STAR Research (Nature Group) – September 2016

Discoveries with LightA teacher resource on the Australian Synchrotron  – September 2016 (contributed six background and educational articles.)

Silicon brings more color to holograms, A*STAR Research (Nature Group) – August 2016

Graphene-based thermal modulators,  A*STAR Research (Nature Group) – June 2016

Astronomers glimpse supernova shockwave, ANU website – March 2016

The Blood and Guts of the Whaling Wars, ANU Reporter – February 2016

How queen bees control the princesses, ANU website – January 2016

Scientists isolate genes that delay Alzheimer’s Disease, ANU website – December 2015

The man who proved the moon isn’t cheese, ANU Reporter – November 2015

Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness, ANU website – May 2015

Physicists build reversible laser tractor beam, ANU website – October 2014

=> More of my ANU writing is on the news section of their website.

A Negative Influence, Eurofusion Picture of the Week – August 2013

More powerful than the sun, Eurofusion Number of the Week – March 2012

=> More of my Eurofusion (formerly EFDA) stories are in the Eurofusion Picture of the Week archives and Number of the Week archives.

Seeing the light: monitoring fusion experiments, Science in Schools (Europe) – August 2012

=> More of my Science in Schools magazine stories are on their website.

The Key Message: Interview with PhD student Derek Muller. School of Physics Alumni News, University of Sydney, February 2007.

The day Pluto died, School of Physics Alumni News, University of Sydney – November 2006.