2009 Seminar Series

Date Speakers Topic

Tuesday 8 December 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Dewi Go
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Anti-Inflammatory peptides to enhance biomolecule delivery vehicle design
Alex Wu
(School of Chemistry)
Hierarchical surfaces: an in-situ investigation into nano and micro scale wettability

Tuesday 24 November 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Andrew Cyrus Rapson
(School of Chemistry)
Structure and orientation of a novel lytic peptide through synchrotron radiation circular dichroism
James Caffrey
(Dept of Mathematics & Statistics)
Cell invasion in the context of a growing domain
Kwun Lun (Jacky) Cho
(School of Chemistry)
Transparency in the face of roughness

Tuesday 10 November 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Ofer Manor
(Dept of Mathematics & Statistics)
Contribution of polymeric brush layers to the force between colliding drops
Dr Md Hemayet Uddin
(School of Chemistry)
Surface Roughness and Hydrodynamic Drainage Force on a Silica Nano-Particle Super Hydrophobic Surface
Jenny Zuo
(School of Chemistry)
The effect of Acoustic Cavitation on Potato Starch Granules

Tuesday 27 October 2009
(Gryphon Gallery, MSGR)

Hannah Lockie
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
A case study of wastewater engineering in Dubai: dealing with sewage in a fast growing, cultrually diverse city
Xiaofei Duan
(School of Chemistry)
Gas and liquid media approaches to low temperature fabrication of aluminium oxide thin films

Tuesday 13 October 2009
(Gryphon Gallery, MSGR)

Dr Anthony Fernando
(Dept of Mathematics & Statistics)
Multiscale modelling of enteric nervous system development
Maryline Chee
(School of Chemistry)
Preparation of porous metal oxide beads using alginate as a template
Anat Kiviti-Manor
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Aggregate densification studies to imporve gravity thickners performance

Tuesday 29 September 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Annette Haebich
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Do stable nanobubbles exist in aqueous solutions of water-soluble organic solvents?
Berkay Ozcelik
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Improved hydrogels for soft tissue engineering and their applications
Ben Mashford
(School of Chemistry)
All-inorganic quantium-dot light emitting devices formed via low-cost, wet-chemical processing

Tuesday 15 September 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Stefanie Sham
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Synthesis and mechanical characterization of hollow silica shells - for the use in Total Internal Reflection Microscopy (TIRM)
Leticia Hosta Rigau
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Capsosomes with multilayered subcompartments: Assembly and loading with hydrophobic cargo
Dr. Zhiyaun Zhu
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
pH-Induced micellization kinetics of a triblock copolymer

Tuesday 1 September 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Adam Brotchie
(School of Chemistry)
Acoustic cavitation in dual-frequency sound fields
Dr. Huabin Wang
(School of Chemistry)
Evaluation of the Radial Compression Elasticity of Poly(dG)-Poly(dC) DNA and G4-DNA using Vibrating Scanning Polarization Force Microscopy
Lisa Smith
(School of Chemistry)
Tunability of the electronic and structural properties of semiconductor nanoscrystals through doping and alloying

Tuesday 18 August 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Marie Bongiovanni
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Biocompatibility studies on synthetic amyloid fibrils
Dr. Dehong Chen
(School of Chemistry)
Mesoporous anatase TiO2 microspheres: Sol-gel synthesis and their photovoltaic application
Kohei Endo
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
The fate of SOx and NOx in post-combustion carbon dioxide capture
Wednesday 12 August 2009 Dr Cathy McNamee
(Shinshuu University, Japan)
Interaction of cationic hydrophobic surfactants at negatively charged surfaces investigated by atomic force microscopy

Tuesday 4 August 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Dr Katri Rosenthal-Aizman
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Synthetic peptides
Sher Leen Ng
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Fundamental studies of polymeric capsules for drug delivery

Tuesday 21 July 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Dr Aaron Gosling
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Prebiotics in dairy products
Khurram Kamran
(Dept of Mathematics and Statistics)
Oscillations of a translating droplet
Zhengfei Chen
(School of Chemistry)
Synthesis of TiO2 nanomaterials from protic ionic liquids

Tuesday 7 July 2009
(Gryphon Gallery, MSGR)

Dr Damien Mertz
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Mechanically responsive polymer assemblies: conversion of mechanical forces into chemical processes
Dr Katharina Ladewig
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Layered double hydroxides - An inorganic approach to mammalian cell transfection

Tuesday 23 June 2009
(Gryphon Gallery, MSGR)

Alisa Becker
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Novel LbL films formed using Peptide Nucleic Acids
Nathan Nicholas
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
The influence of shape directing molecules on the nanostructure of zinc oxide during dissolution
Dana Morgan
(School of Chemistry)
Synthesis and characterisation of titania nanotubes

Tuesday 9 June 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Prang Chuanuwatanakul
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Ceramic foams for engineering applications
William McMaster
(School of Chemistry)
Template and sol-gel chemistry synthesis of hydroxyapatite structures
Ellie Button
(Dept of Mathematics and Statistics)
Blunted-cone heat shields of atmospheric entry vehicles

Tuesday 26 May 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Cameron Kinnane
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Low-fouling, biocompatible poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone) capsules with engineered deconstruction capabilities
Glenna Drisko
(School of Chemistry)
Preparation and functionalization of zirconium titanium oxide membranes with meso and macroporosity
Dr Andrew Price
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Continuous modification of nucleic acids within hollow, polymer hydrogel assemblies
18-19 May 2009
(Theatre, Bio21)
Various International Workshop: Advanced Materials for Australia's Future Flyer and Programme

Tuesday 12 May 2009
(Gryphon Gallery, MSGR)

Chantelle Driever
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Nano-encapsulation of cubosomes using layer-by-layer technology
Luca Ciceri
Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, University of Milan (Universita Degli Studi di Milano) Visitor in the School of Chemistry
Degradation of surfactant in water: the DPC case
Chris Ochs
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Biodegradable/biocompatible click capsules with tailorable properties and drug-loaded multilayers

Tuesday 28 April 2009
(Gryphon Gallery, MSGR)

Siow Feng Chong
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Encapsulation of oligopeptides within biodegradable nanoengineered microcapsules for biomedical applications
Olga Kulygin
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
New generation of disulfide-stabilized capsules
Dr Liza Forbes
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Minerals processing, focusing on froth flotation
Tuesday 31 March 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)
Rona Chandrawati
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Capsosomes: Embedding intact cargo-loaded liposomes into polymer capsules
Xingdong Wang
(School of Chemistry)
Solvothermal preparation of porous AU/TIO2 nano-hybrids for photocatalytic application
Innocent Bekard
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Shear-induced deformation of bovine insulin in flow
Tuesday 17 March 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)
Jiwei Cui
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Hydrophobic polyester mediated assembly of nanoporous particles
Ailar Hajimohammadi
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Using one-part mixes to analyse and manipulate the structure of geopolymers
Rodney Chuen
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Click chemistry on plasma polymer thin films
Tuesday 3 March 2009
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)
Thakshila Sachini Balasuriya
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
The deformation and characterisation of living cancer cells
Dr Carolina Tallon
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Self-structuring of functionalised micro- and mesoporous organosilicas using boron-silane-precursor
Tuesday 17 February 2009
(Gryphon Gallery, MSGR)
Lillian Lee
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Assembly and stability of DNA films under various buffer concentrations
Dr Andreas Ide
(School of Chemistry)
Synthesis of ceramic nanopowders and processing of nanomaterials by freeze-drying