2011 Seminar Series

Date Speakers Topic

Tuesday 29 November 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Sarah Dodds
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Improving the stealth properties of smart materials
Dr Phong Tran
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Bacterial Infection to Medical Devices

Tuesday 15 November 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Martin van Koeverden
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Continuous Assembly of Polymers: Towards Single-Step Film Assembly
Joseph J. Richardson
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Structured Illumination Microscopy

Tuesday 18 October 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Sher Leen Ng
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Improving Drug Retention Properties using Hybrid Polymeric Capsules

Tuesday 4 October 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Dr Georgina Such
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Towards effective drug delivery systems
Dr Sin Ying Tan
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Probing the mechanical properties of clay-stabilized emulsions

Wednesday 21 September 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Special PFPC Seminar
Professor Brian Vincent
(Department of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK)

The use of light as a trigger for controlled release from microgels

Tuesday 20 September 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Davide Ciceri
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Extraction of Co(II) by di (2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid in a microfluidic device
William Lum
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Recovery of zinc from hot-dip galvanising effluent using tri-n-butyl phosphate
James Best
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Mechanical analysis of 1 μm hydrogel capsules using AFM force spectroscopy

Tuesday 6 September 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Catherine Sutton
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Optimisations in Molecular Modelling
Olga Kulygin
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
PMA Hydrogel Capsule Biofunctionalization and Cancer Cell Targeting

Tuesday 23 August 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Marie Bongiovanni Oligo-nucleotide and peptide self-assembled composite materials
Samantha Lichter
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Bionic Vision Australia’s 1024-electrode implanted device

Tuesday 9 August 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Ida Widnersson
(School of Chemistry)
Semi-batch synthesis of zirconia nanoparticles
Kang Liang
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
pH-Sensitive Click Capsules as Intracellular Delivery Vehicles - Engineering the in vitro degradation and endosome escape

Sima Mohammadnejad
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Gold Preg-robbing by Silicates in Chloride Media

Tuesday 26 July 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Blaise Tardy
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery : Some considerations
Prof. Peter Scales
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Particulate networks

Tuesday 12 July 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Alex Hing-Fai Wu
(School of Chemistry)
A Kinetic Opportunity in Controlling PMMA Particle Size using Miniemulsion Polymerization
Denison Chang
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Self Assembly of Amphiphilic De novo-Designed Bacterial Polypeptides

Tuesday 28 June 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Maryline Chee
(School of Chemistry)
Hierarchically porous TiO2/ZrO2 beads for radionuclide sequestration
Rodney Chen
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Investigations into organic thin films and photochemical 'click' surface patterning

Tuesday 14 June 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Nicholas Tse
(School of Chemistry/CSIRO)
SBA-16 Type Gadolinium Silicate for the Use of Medical Imaging
Henk Dam
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Polyrotaxanes as components for the preparation of drug delivery vehicles

Tuesday 31 May 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Rona Chandrawati
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Capsosomes: Cargo-loaded Liposomes within Polymer Carrier Capsules
A/Prof Sandra Kentish
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
The Science of Seawater Desalination

Tuesday 17 May 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Paul Osborne
(School of Chemistry)
Quantum dot sensitized solar cells
Beenamma Jimmy
(School of Chemistry)
Ultrasonic nebulisation of aqueous surfactant systems

Tuesday 3 May 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Professor Robert Lamb
(School of Chemistry)
A “little” roughness goes a long way
Zhengfei Chen
(School of Chemistry)
Liquid Crystal Phase behaviour of various surfactant-protic ionic liquid systems
Berkay Ozcelik
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Ultrathin, biocompatible and biodegradable hydrogel films for corneal endothelium regeneration

Tuesday 19 April 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Philipp Senn
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Nanodiamonds: A Novel Quantum Probe for Biological Applications
A/Prof. Ray Dagastine
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Using AFM to image hard or soft surfaces, some of the uses and pitfalls of scanning probe microscopy

Tuesday 5 April 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

A/Prof. George Franks
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Controlling Particle Interaction Forces for Responsive Flocculation and Ceramic Particle Stabilised Foams
George Chen
((Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Permeation of Water Vapor in Matrimid Membranes

Tuesday 22 March 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Ashish Kumar
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Measuring the critical strain of flocculated particulate networks
Markus Müllner
((Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Cylindrical Polymer Brushes

Tuesday 8 March 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Dr John Provis
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Using geopolymers to enhance the sustainability of concrete production
Thomas Leong
(School of Chemistry)
Fundamentals of acoustic cavitation and ultrasonic processing: The effect of surfactants

Tuesday 22 February 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Thakshila Balasuriya
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Dynamic forces between bubbles with switchable peptide surfactants
Dewi Go
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Delivery of an anti-inflammatory hormone via layer-by-layer assembly of biomolecules

Tuesday 8 February 2011
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Geoff Stevens
(Particulate Fluids Processing Centre)
The Particulate Fluids Processing Centre (PFPC)
Stef Sham
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Measuring Hollow Silica Shell-Water-Silica Plate Van der Waals Forces in Total Internal Reflection Microscopy (TIRM)