Uta Wille is a member of the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne. She studied chemistry at the University of Kiel in Germany, where she graduated with a PhD in physical chemistry and afterwards completed a Habilitation in organic chemistry. Uta moved to Australia in 2003 to take up an academic position in the School of Chemistry at Melbourne University. Her research interests lie in the area of physical organic chemistry, environmental free radicals and reaction mechanisms, and she is particularly interested in how environmental radical and non-radical oxidants damage biological and manufactured materials exposed to the atmosphere. Uta teaches chemistry at both undergraduate and graduate levels and enjoys sharing her fascination and passion for chemistry with university students. She is currently Assistant Dean Undergraduate Programs in the Faculty of Science, Melbourne University.