2007 Seminar Series

Date Speakers Topic

Friday 23 November 2007
(Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Theatre)

Special PFPC Surface Forces Mini-Symposium

Surface Forces abstract pdf

Tuesday 13 November 2007
(Multi-Function Room, SGS)
Yuanhua He (School of Chemistry) Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles by Sonochemical and Radiolytic Methods
  Greg Martin (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Alterations to Milk Proteins during Powder Manufacture: Reversibility and Implications
Tuesday 30 October 2007
(Multi-Function Room, SGS)
Ann Gooding (School of Chemistry) Enhancement of the Photo-luminescence from Semiconductor Nanocrystals by Charge Injection
  Pierre Starck (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Aggregation of Latex particles: Rheology and Surface Forces
Tuesday 16 October 2007
(Multi-Function Room, SGS)
Cara Doherty (School of Chemistry) Lithium iron phosphate – advanced materials for lithium ion batteries
  David Verrelli (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Dewatering polymer-conditioned drinking water treatment sludges
  Lillian Lee (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Effect of oligomer size on the stability of DNA films
Tuesday 2 October 2007
(Multi-Function Room, SGS)

Hang Ta (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)

Optimization of a novel thermosensitive drug delivery system for delivering an anticancer cytotoxic drug and a therapeutic plasmid
  William McMaster (School of Chemistry) Synthetic bone substitutes
  Beenamma Jimmy (School of Chemistry) Surfactant enrichment by ultrasonic atomisation technique
Tuesday 18 September 2007 (Gryphon Gallery, SGS)

Ofer Manor (Dept of Maths and Statistics)

From Shapes to Forces
  Gwynneth Rice (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Separation and fouling during the nanofiltration of dairy ultrafiltration permeates
Tuesday 4 September 2007
(Multi-Function Room, SGS)
Ellie Button (Dept of Maths and Statistics) Dynamics of water bells formed on the underside of a horizontal plate
  Kevin Lin (Dept of Maths and Statistics) Theoretical foundations of ultra fast laser measurement of the mechanical properties of nanoparticles
Tuesday 21 August 2007
(Multi-Function Room, SGS)
Hemadri Saha (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Optimisation of Plate and Frame Pressure Filtration
  Meifang Zhou (School of Chemistry) Porous donor/acceptor-TiO2 networks for photocatalysis under visible light
  John-Paul O'Shea (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Temperature Mediated Adsorption of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) onto -Alumina
Tuesday 7 August 200
(Multi-Function Room, SGS)
Fuzhi Huang (School of Chemistry) Porous titanium dioxide: synthesis, modification and its application in dye-sensitized solar cells
  Lindsay Studer (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Characterisation of biosludge dewaterability
  Rudolf Spehar (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Modelling of the role of shear in compressional dewatering
Tuesday 24 July 2007 (Multi-Function Room, SGS) Geoff Stevens - Director, PFPC (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) The PFPC what it is and where it is going
  Judy Lee (Dept of Chemistry, Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) The effect of ultrasonic processing on the functional properties of dairy proteins
  Jiufu Lim (Dept of Chemistry, Dept of Maths and Statistics) Construction & Modelling of Brownian ratchet motors
Tuesday 10 July 2007 (Gryphon Gallery, SGS) Glenna Drisko (School of Chemistry) Radioactive Waste
  Jennifer Slater (Dept of Maths and Statistics) Stochastic Modelling of Vertebrate Neural Lineage Trees
  Widodo Ratanachaithong (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Particle Size Enlargement of Mesoporous Siliceous Foam

Friday 29 June 2007
(Bio21 Auditorium)

Special PFPC Nanocrystal Mini-Symposium

Focus on Nanocrystal Research at Bio21 abstract pdf

Tuesday 26 June 2007 (Chem Eng Theatre) Xingdong Wang (School of Chemistry) Incorporation of Au into TiO2 porous structure using agarose templating technique for photocatalytic application
  Adam Brotchie (School of Chemistry) Sonochemistry and Sonoluminescence under Dual-frequency Ultrasound Conditions
Tuesday 12 June 2007
(Multi-Function Room, SGS)
Rachael Wall (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) New Approaches to Dairy Sludge Processing
  Heng Pho Yap (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Colloidal Surface Engineering: A Nanoblended Approach
  Chris Honig (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Thin Film Lubrication for Large Colloidal Particles: Experimental Test of the No-Slip Boundary Condition
Tuesday 29 May 2007 (Gryphon Gallery, SGS) Maya Muthuswamy (Dept of Maths & Statistics) Modelling the confined buckling of force chains
  Peter Asimakis (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Protein Aggregation during Processing
  Nikko Chan (Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering) Nano-assembly of light emitting polymer films
Tuesday 15 May 2007
(Multi-Function Room, SGS)
Rogerio Manica (Dept of Maths & Statistics) Equilibrium and dynamic forces involving deformable interfaces on a nanometer length scale
  Shashi Parcha (School of Chemistry) Direct measurement of the nano-mechanical properties of cells
Tuesday 1 May 2007 (Gryphon Gallery, SGS) Michael Simioni (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Making “Clean Coal” With Pervaporation
  Dr Michelle de Silva (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) In vitro differentiation of mouse ES cells along the inner ear hair cell pathway on two-dimensional and three-dimensional culture surfaces
Tuesday 17 April 2007 (Gryphon Gallery, SGS) Boon Teo (School of Chemistry) Sonochemical Synthesis of Polymer Latex Particles
  Dr Parag Kanthale Experimental And Numerical Investigations On Acoustic Cavitation
Tuesday 3 April 2007 (Chem Eng Theatre) Yann Auffret (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Shear Induced Gelification within ordered phase of rod-like micelles formed by AOT, Iso-octane and water
  Prof Paul Grassia (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng / Visiting from University of Manchester) Shear Rheology of Foam
Tuesday 20 March 2007 (Gryphon Gallery, SGS) Emily Meyer (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Progress in Understanding Hydrophobic Interactions
  Sam Cook (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) The Use of a Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactor for the Effective Treatment of Hot-Dip Galvanizing Effluent
  Grant Webber (Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng) Hydrodynamic Interactions between a Silica Particle and a Deformable Drop
Tuesday, 6 March 2007
(Multi-Function Room, SGS)
Dr Hung Si Vo (School of Chemistry) My journey to the University of Melbourne and My work on industrial and specialty enzymes
  Abbey Trewenack (Dept of Mathematics & Statistics) Mathematical models for the development of the enteric nervous system
Tuesday 20 February 2007
(Multi-Function Room, SGS)
Ivan Vakarelski Anomalous Behavior in Aqueous Thin Liquid Films in Contact with Fluorinated Materials
  Alisa Becker Engineered DNA Delivery Vehicles