June 10, 2015

About us



PhoneLabs originated in the Australian Science and Mathematics School ( ASMS ) which has a strong commitment to student led learning. It was developed by Sivam Krish with the support of Susan Hyde (Principal ASMS) and Glenys Thomson (Deputy Principal ASMS)  who obtained our first funding from TeachSA .We also were supported by a flash grant from the Shuttleworth foundation to take PhoneLabs to a few schools world wide.

PhoneLabs is owned and managed by Sensibility Pty Ltd.



Sivam Krish is a a researcher,educator who led a three year student-led learning experiment at ASMS called Innovation Space. During those years he realised that we totally underestimate the capacity of kids to learn by themselves through peer to peer interaction. PhoneLabs bring together his background in Aerospace Engineering, Design Education and his entrepreneurial experience into a venture aimed at making education into a game - that it should be.

Sivam is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra.


Co-Founder Director

Robert Fitzgerald has been a leader and innovator in the field of Information and Communication Technology Education (ICTE) for over 20 years working across the schools and university sector. He is internationally recognized for his research and development work on computer-based learning, social media, mobile learning and active learning.

He currently leads the ICT component of a large development project in Pakistan and is a co-investigator on two national research projects on augmented reality in higher education and the development of location-based education services in cultural institutions.


Design Engineer

Jan Ove Pedersen is a 3D printing Pro and expert machine builder who builds his own 3D printing machines. He has wide industry experience and has developed his own chocolate printing machine.


Physics DJ

Darren Macolino is a Physics Teacher at Glenunga International High School. He is also a DJ with a love for music and entertainment  with wide ranging playlist covering everything from 50s rock and roll to the latest EDM and RnB tracks, all mixed with absolute precision.



Jarrad Law is currently a final year student at Flinders University

We acknowledge the support of :

  • Shane Bevin (Graphic Design & User Interface)
  • Sandy Walker (Component Design)
  • Tom Anderson (Web Apps)
  • Matt Richards
  • Paul Gardner

PhoneLabs is fortunate to have excellent interns

Sam Dring

Sam Dring

Sam developed out tracking apps as part of his internship program at UniSA.

Sanjay Chelliah

Sanjay Chelliah

Sanjay developed our 3D printed Labenoset as part of in internship in UniSA

Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Peter developed out sound and frequency apps s as part of his internship program at TafeSA.

Rayan McNab

Rayan McNab

Rayan developed physics games apps as part of his internship at TafeSA.