2010 Seminar Series

Date Speakers Topic

Tuesday 7 December 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Andri Halim
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Composite membranes from blends of polymides and polyposs for carbon dioxide separation
Davide Ciceri
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Molecular diffusion across a water/oil interface in a Y-Y shaped microfluidic device

Tuesday 23 November 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Kang Liang
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
pH sensitive click capsules as therapeutic delivery vehicles
Sher Leen Ng
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Tunable low-fouling polymeric capsules for drug delivery

Tuesday 9 November 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Stefanie Nina Guntari
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Synthesis of Artificial Polymers for Surface Modification Applications
Catherin Sutton
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Using the SMD Solvent Model to Predict the pKa of Carboxylic Acids

Tuesday 26 October 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

James Best
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Biomimetics for Enhanced Drug Delivery Systems
Sarah Dodds
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Tuning the Surface Chemistry of Click Stabilised PVPON Capsules for Improved Biodistribution

Tuesday 12 October 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Erin Spiden
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Biodiesel Production from Microalgae – Optimisation of Mechanical Disruption of Algal Cells
Ranya Simons
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
An Investigation into the Intergallery Expansion Mechanism of Polystyrene-Montmorillonite Nanocomposites

Tuesday 28 September 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Judy Yu-Ting Lee
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Characterization of the Individual Layers of Polyamide Composite Membranes
Samamtha Gayle Lichter
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Design of an Encapsulation for the Bionic Eye Implant
Zhou Zhang
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Honeycomb Structure Formation of Fluorinated Star Polymers

Tuesday 14 September 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Rona Chandrawati
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Capsosomes: Liposomal Subcompartments within Polymer Hydrogel Capsules
Siow-Feng Chong
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Tuning the Permeability of Polymer Hydrogel Capsules.
An Investigation of Crosslinking Density, Membrane Thickness and Crosslinkers

Tuesday 31 August 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Stefanie Sham
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Measuring Retarded Van der Waals Forces using Water Filled Hollow Silica Shells in Total Internal Reflection Microscopy (TIRM)
Cameron Kinnane
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Click chemistry and layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly

Tuesday 17 August 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Jing Ming Ren
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Degradable Polyalkyne Star Polymers as Versatile Platforms for the Preparation of Highly Functionalized Macromolecular Architectures
Marie N. Bongiovanni
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering & Bio21)
Advanced cycloRGDfK fibrils for targeted cell adhesion
Zhengfei Chen
(School of Chemistry & CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering)
Small angle x-ray scattering and optical microscopy studies on varius protic ionic liquid-surfactant systems

Tuesday 3 August 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Rodney Chen
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Fabrication of asymmetric “Janus” particles via plasma polymerization
Denison Chang
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Denovo Designed Bacterial Polymers (Polypeptides) in the Assembly of Nanostructured Drug Carriers

Tuesday 20 July 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Chantelle Driever
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Polymer Nano-Encapsulation of Cubosomes
Pascal D. Odermatt
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Artificial cells: Concept, Current state and Challenges

Tuesday 6 July 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Thakshila Balasuriya
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Dynamic interaction forces between deformable surfaces with pepfactants
Aaron Gosling
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
The biological conversion of a biomass derived feed stock into a novel polymer building block

Tuesday 22 June 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

William McMaster
(School of Chemistry)
TiO2 networks as drug delivery biomaterials
Agustina Goh
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Emulsions behaviour in oral cavity

Tuesday 8 June 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Feng Qian
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Blue-green Algae in Potable Water Treatment
Olga Kulygin
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Subcompartmentalized PMA Hydrogel Capsules: Loading and Selective Degradation

Tuesday 25 May 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Chris Ochs
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Modular Assembly of polymer capsules for drug delivery applications
Kwan Hoe (William) Lum
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Recovery of zinc sulphate from hot-dip galvanizing effluent streams

Tuesday 11 May 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Dr Rico Tabor
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Small-angle neutron scattering in colloid science
Nic Tse
(School of Chemistry)
Nanostructured nanoparticulate contrast agents for medical imaging
George Chen
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Water vapor permeation behavior in polymide membranes

Tuesday 27 April 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Michael Simioni
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Polymeric alternatives to teflon: further cost reductions for membrane stripping
Ashish Kumar
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Measuring the critical strain of flocculated particulate networks

Tuesday 13 April 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Brandon MacDonald
(School of Chemistry)
Solar Cells from Nanoparticle Inks
John-Paul O'Shea
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Demonstration of Solid-Liquid Separations Using Recycled Supernatant Which Contains Temperature-Responsive Polymer

Tuesday 30 March 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Stephen Tanurdjaja
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Development of a Novel Near Net Shaping Method in Ceramic Processing
Mirijam Zobel
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Flotation as a separation technique in fine coal beneficiation processes leads to tremendous waste water streams
Leena Chandhi Devendra
(School of Chemistry)
Ultrasound initiated electron transfer to colloidal microelecrodes

Tuesday 16 March 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Dr Tor Kit Goh
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Nano-to-Macroscale Poly(methyl methacrylate) Stereocomplex Assemblies
David Ciceri
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
A molecular diffusion study in a Y-Y shaped microfluidic device
Thomas Seak-Hou Leong
(School of Chemistry)
Fundamentals of acoustic cavitation and ultrasonic processing: The effect of surfactants

Tuesday 2 March 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Josephine Lim
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
The role of cementation process in controlling non-swelling clay behaviour in suspension
Christian Potzner
(School of Chemistry)
Blinking Supression in graded core/shell semiconductor nanocrystals
Dr Hannah Lomas
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
pH-Sensitive Polymer Vesicles for the Encapsulation and Delivery of Active Agents

Monday 22 February 2010
(Theatre 2, Old Geology Building)

Special Seminar by Professor Toshiro Ohashi from Hokkaido University, Japan Mechanical Characterization of Vascular Endothelial Cells Focusing on Intracellular Structures abstract pdf

Tuesday 16 February 2010
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Hannah Lockie
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Tailoring Self-assembled Thiol Monolayers to Facilitate Measurement of Tetradecane Micro-Droplet Interactions with AFM
Ben van Deventer
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Dynamics of shear induced aggregate densification and breakage in dewatering systems
Christian Biscombe
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Microfluidic circuit analysis