Dr Shabnam Sepahpour
Shabnam has joined Wescorp in 2019. Her friendship and scientific collaboration with Wescorp dates back to 2013, when she met Tim Coakley (Executive Chairman of Wescorp) in 1st International scientific symposium on agarwood in Malaysia. At that time, Shabnam was researching on optimizations of supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of Agarwood essential oil based on yield and antioxidant activity. In October 2018, she moved to Perth and commenced her work with Wescorp as Research Scientist a few months later.
One of her many roles is to control the quality of sandalwood and agarwood essential oils using gas chromatography (GC) to ensure that the chemistry of the oils meet the expected buyer profile. Further research into Sandalwood and Agarwood will continue.