Alumni stories

Nominations Now Open 2021 Alumni Excellence Awards
Nominations Now Open 2021 Alumni Excellence Awards
Nominations Now Open 2021 Alumni Excellence Awards
Nominations Now Open 2021 Alumni Excellence Awards
Nominations Now Open 2021 Alumni Excellence Awards

Dr Xanthe Spindler

Young Alumni Award (joint recipient)
Bachelor of Science (Forensic) (Honours) 2006

Quickly establishing herself as a leading academic in forensic science, Dr Xanthe Spindler has a strong international profile in fingerprint sciences. She is Program Director for undergraduate Forensic Biology, Masters and Honours Forensic Science students at the University of Technology Sydney. Xanthe’s research in the efficacy of fingermark enhancement techniques is having a huge impact operationally, with more identifiable fingermarks being detected than ever before.

Dr Vincent Candrawinata

Young Alumni Award
PhD 2015; Bachelor of Science (Food Technology) (Honours) 2011; Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition 2010

Dr Vincent Candrawinata is a researcher and innovator in the field of food, health and nutrition. His postgraduate work saw him invent an extraction technology which allows for the natural phenolic compounds in horticultural produce to be used within an innovative nutraceutical product. These phenolic compounds are one of the most potent combinations of antioxidants known and are linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases and even cancer when consumed.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.