PhD in Physics Education Research
University of Sydney (2004-2008)
- Dissertation on “Designing Effective Multimedia For Physics Education”
- Australian Postgraduate Award recipient
- As first author published five papers in internationally refereed journals and seven papers in internationally refereed conference proceedings
BSc Engineering Physics
Queen’s University, Canada (2000-2004)
- Chancellor’s scholarship maintained for duration
- Graduating average of 90%, ranked in top 15 of 600 graduates
IB Diploma & BC Provincial Diploma
West Vancouver Secondary School, Canada (1997-2000)
- Received Governor General’s Bronze Medal as top student of 425 graduates
Creative Director & CEO
Thought Works, Sydney (2010-present)
- Created the YouTube channel Veritasium, which has over 2.5 million subscribers and 155 million views
- Video creation services for education and business
- Keynote talks and education consultancy
Presenter, Researcher, Writer
by Genepool Productions, Australia (2014-2015)
- Three part, three-hour documentary on how radioactivity has shaped the course of human history.
- I will host the show in addition to researching and writing
- The documentary will be broadcast on PBS and SBS (in Australia) in 2015
Engineering Expert, Researcher, Presenter
by Wild Dream Films, UK(2014)
- Engineering expert, researcher and presenter in segments about ancient Egypt, monuments, and ancient technology.
- Broadcast on History 2
Presenter, Writer, Producer
on ABC, Australia (2011-present)
- Researcher, writer, presenter and producer for segments on Australia’s premier science magazine show.
- One of three hosts for the six-part series Catalyst on The Road (2013)
on Channel 10, Australia (2012-2013)
- Researcher and presenter of the Why Guy segment on Channel 10’s Breakfast program
Matrix Education, Sydney (2006-2013)
- Teaching Grade 11 and 12 Physics and junior science classes of up to 14 students
- Developing teaching resources, and making educational videos
Head of Science
Matrix Education, Sydney (2008-2012)
- Managed a team of 20 teachers and 12 tutors providing tuition to over 800 science enrolments
- Implemented a new CRM database across the whole organization
- Marketing on Google, development of educational and promotional videos
Project Coordinator, Filmmaker
University of Sydney (2005-2008)
- Co-wrote and directed a grant to make multimedia for high school physics topics
- Created all films at hscphysics.edu.au
- Filmed distributed on DVD to all high schools in Australia
Physics Laboratory Tutor
University of Sydney (2004-2006)
- Laboratory demonstrator in second year computational and experimental labs
Queen’s University, Canada (2003-2004)
- Created two films on the Drama Department and its history
- Invited keynote at Noyce Scholars conference in San Diego, November 2015
- Invited keynote at Miami Device, Miami, November 2015
- Invited keynote at Philippine Business for Education, Manila, August 2015
- Invited keynote at Instructure, Park City Utah, June 2015
- Science Show at YouTube Fanfest Toronto, May 2015
- Panel at MIP TV in Cannes, May 2015
- Invited keynote at Actua Teacher’s Conference, Ottawa, January 2015
- Invited keynote at NACP, Washington DC, January 2015
- Hosting Space Oddity with Astronaut Chris Hadfield in Sydney and Canberra August 2014
- Invited keynote at Noyce Scholars conference in Washington DC, June 2014
- Hosted Michio Kaku in Melbourne, June 2014
- Science show at YouTube Fanfest Australia with Vsauce, Sydney, May 2014
- An Evening with Derek Muller, West Vancouver, May 2014
- Invited talk and panel at Academia Film Olomouc, Czech Republic April 2014
- Invited keynote at Login conference, Vilnius Lithuania, April 2014
- Invited keynote at Euro-Physics Fun, Soderborg Denmark, April 2014
- Invited keynote at Brigham Young University 2014
- Invited keynote at Chadwick International School in South Korea, March 2014
- Invited workshop at Science Teachers Association of Ontario (featured along with Steve Spangler) 2013
- Invited keynote at St. Mildred’s school, Toronto, 2013
- Invited keynote at The King’s School, Sydney, 2013
- Featured at Buffer Festival, Toronto, 2013
- Host of the Big Science Communication Summit in Sydney, 2013
- On panels on education at VidCon, Anaheim 2012 and 2013 and 2014
- On panels for YouTube at EDU meetup, San Bruno, October 2012
- Invited Keynote to Victoria Science Teachers’ Association, Melbourne, February 2012
- Invited speaker at Science Rewired, Adelaide Australia 2012
- Invited Speaker at TED@Sydney 2012
Webby Award, 2014
Australian Webstream Awards for Best Educational & Lifestyle Series 2013
Cyberscreen Science Film Festival at Science Online 2012
Honorary Inductee 2014
Sigma Xi Scientific Society – past inductees include Al Gore, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman
Utah Science Teachers’ Association
Australian Department of Innovation Nanotechnology Film Competition
- Muller, Derek A., et al. “Saying the wrong thing: Improving learning with multimedia by including misconceptions.” Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 24.2 (2008): 144-155.
- Muller, Derek A., Kester J. Lee, and Manjula D. Sharma. “Coherence or interest: Which is most important in online multimedia learning.” Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 24.2 (2008): 211-221.
- Muller, Derek A., Manjula D. Sharma, and Peter Reimann. “Raising cognitive load with linear multimedia to promote conceptual change.” Science Education92.2 (2008): 278-296.
- Muller, Derek A., et al. “Conceptual change through vicarious learning in an authentic physics setting.” Instructional Science 35.6 (2007): 519-533.
- Mayo, Ashleigh, Manjula D. Sharma, and Derek A. Muller. “Qualitative differences between learning environments using videos in small groups and whole class discussions: A preliminary study in physics.” Research in Science Education 39.4 (2009): 477-493.
- Muller, Derek Alexander. Designing effective multimedia for physics education. Diss. University of Sydney Australia, 2008.
- Muller, Derek A. “Inside the quantum mechanics lecture: Changing practices.”Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Sydney(2005).
- Muller, Derek A., and Manjula D. Sharma. “Tackling misconceptions in introductory physics using multimedia presentations.” Proceedings of The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (formerly UniServe Science Conference). 2012.
- Muller, D., John Eklund, and M. Sharma. “The future of multimedia learning: Essential issues for research.” The Australian Educational Researcher 33.2 (2006): 25-68.
- Kuan, N., Sharma, M., Lindstrøm, C., & Muller, D. (2012, September). Embedding research principles into multimedia teaching and learning tools. InProceedings of The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (formerly UniServe Science Conference).
- Muller, Derek A., and Manjula D. Sharma. “Determining the factors affecting student perceptions of a popular science video.” Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 21.4 (2005): 491.