Author: Qin Li

Qin is an Associate Professor at the Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre at Griffith University. She and her research team use nanotechnology to help develop exciting new technologies. She hopes that through her book, children will be inspired to see nanotechnology as fun and useful.

Links: Qin Li Griffith Experts Profile

Production Editor: Kathy Andrews

Kathy is a Professor of biomedical research at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) at Griffith University. She and her research team are searching for new drug leads for malaria, a disease that kills >1000 people each day. Kathy is the founder and Director of the That’s RAD! Science series and author of the first book entitled “My mum is a parasite scientist. That’s RAD!”. Kathy hopes to inspire in children a love of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through fun and educational STEM picture books.

Links: Kathy Andrews Griffith Experts Profile, Twitter Profile

Editors: Donna Pendergast, Mia O’Brien and Georgina Barton





Donna, Mia (both from the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University) and Georgina (School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood, University of Southern Queensland) are education professionals with expertise spanning early and middle year’s teacher education, professional practice, literacy, curriculum and education research. As editors of the book entitled “Our mum is a nanotech scientist. That’s RAD!” they ensured the use of age appropriate language and alignment with the Australian Science Curriculum.

Links: Donna Pendergast Academic Profile
Links: Mia O’Brien Academic Profile, Scholar Profile

Cartoons: Brian Doyle

Mr Brian Doyle has inspired thousands of children in hundreds of Australian schools though his amazing cartoon creations and ‘Draw for Fun” workshops. Brian’s amazing cartoons in the book “Our mum is a nanotech scientist. That’s RAD!” are designed to engage children and lead them on a fun journey to find out more about nanotechnology.

Links: Find out more about Brian on the Speakers Ink website.


Design: Maylen Walker

May designed the style and layout for “Our mum is a nanotech scientist. That’s RAD!” as part of a Liveworm Bachelor of Design Program project at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.