2012 Seminar Series

Date Speakers Topic

Friday 30 November 2012
(Brown Theatre, Electrical & Electronic Engineering)

Dr Bruce M. Law
Physics Department, Kansas State University, USA

Colloidal particle adsorption at liquid-vapor surfaces abstract pdf

Tuesday 27 November 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Michael Neeson
(Dept of Mathematics & Statistics)
Supervisors: D Chan, R Dagastine, R Tabor

Evaporating compount sessile drops
Benjamin Yap
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: G Dumsday, P Scales, G Martin
Processing microalgal suspensions through high pressure homogenization

Tuesday 13 November 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Terence Hartnett
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: K Ladewig, P Hartley,
K McLean, AJ O’Connor

Ophthalmic drug delivery for disorders of the posterior segment
Wei-Lun Hsu
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: D Harvie, M Davidson,
D Dunstan
Water/silica interface: What is going on?

Tuesday 30 October 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Dr Drew Parsons
Applied Mathematics, Australian National University, Canberra

The impact of ionic solvation energy and water structure on surface forces abstract pdf

12.15 pm, Wednesday October 2012
(Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Lecture Theatre)

Assoc Prof Galo J. A. A. Soler-Illia
Wilsmore Fellow at School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne
Gerencia Química, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA), Argentina

Controlling interfaces and mesopore nanospace in ordered mesoporous hybrid materials abstract pdf

Tuesday 16 October 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Alireza Kashani
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: JL Provis, JSJ van Deventer, G Qiao

Effects of different polycarboxylate ether structures on the rheology of alkali activated slag binders
Prof. George Franks
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Ceramics and Minerals Processing Group
Saving water and energy in copper ore processing by early rejection of gangue using dry sand fluid bed dense medium float sink separations

Tuesday 2 October 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Khalid Alharthi
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: SE Kentish, GW Stevens

The effect of fly ash on the performance of a membrane in CO2 capture

Tuesday 18 September 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Dr Andrew Lee
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Modelling of solid sorbent based carbon capture from coal fired power plants
Lachlan Mason
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: D Harvie, GW Stevens
Multi-scale modelling of droplet coalescence

Tuesday 4 September 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Ya Ya Bonggotgetsaku
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: SD Kolev

The use of polymer inclusion membrane in the preparation of a gold nanoparticle monolayer on surface using EDTA as the reducing agent
Dr Aravind Villava Rayer Rabindran
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Molar heat capacities (Cp) of amines used for carbon dioxide capture: A group additivity & molecular connectivity analysis

Tuesday 21 August 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Jenny Trochez
Grupo de Materiales Compuestos, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: Susan Bernal, Ruby Mejía

Valorization of spent fluidised catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst through alkali activation
A/Prof. Hangyan Shen
China Jiliang University
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Proton exchange fuel cell membranes

Tuesday 7 August 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Zhexing Wang
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: AJ O’Connor, P Lee, GW Stevens

The impact of mechanical stimuli on cell and tissue properties
Dr Nathan Nicholas
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Vanadium pentoxide as a promoter for CO2 capture in carbonate systems

Tuesday 24 July 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Professor Hongbo Zeng
Special Guest
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta

Probing molecular and surface interactions in soft materials, mineral processing and biological systems
Dr Katharina Ladewig
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
On-demand degradable hydrogels for soft tissue engineering applications

Tuesday 10 July 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Timothy Henderson
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: AJ O’Connor, D Haylock, K Ladewig, K Mclean

Tunable macro-porous hydrogels for cell culture and tissue engineering
Dr Markus Müllner
(School of Chemistry)
Template-directed synthesis of one-dimensional hybrid nanostructures from cylindrical polymer brushes

Tuesday 26 June 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Kevany Soodam
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: SL Gras, SE Kentish

Microstructure in mature Cheddar cheese
Manori Jayawardane
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: S Kolev
Bubble bubble interactions

Tuesday 12 June 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

James Maina
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Prolonged delivery of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) to the cochlear

Tuesday 29 May 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Ruper Jacob Myers
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Modelling alkali-activated cements: A sub-lattice thermodynamic C-(N)-A-S-H model implemented in GEMS-PSI

Hui-en Teo
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Development of novel rheological techniques for the characterisation of suspensions in combined loadings

Tuesday 15 May 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Apple Koh
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: SE Kentish, M Ashokkumar

The effect of sonication, high shear mixing and homogenisation on the heat stability of whey protein solutions

Youngsoo Cho
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: SD Kolev

The study of thiocyanate transport using a polymer inclusion membrane

Tuesday 1 May 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Hanh Nguyen
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: S Gras

Buffalo yoghurt - Characterization and a comparison with bovine yoghurt

Tuesday 17 April 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Hirra Azher
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: C Scholes, G Stevens, S Kentish

Water recovery from brown coal flue gases

Chu Wu
(Dept of Mathematics & Statistics)
Supervisors: D Chan, R Tabor

Drop-drop behaviour for periodic drive profiles

Tuesday 3 April 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Li-Jeen Mah
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: T Karagiannis, K Harikrishnan, S Gras

Incorporation of Hoechst ligands into poly (D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles for DNA-targeted cancer therapy and evaluation of molecular responses using gammaH2AX as a marker of DNA double stranded breaks

Paul Mignone
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: G Franks, D Riley, P Lee

Modelling complex material systems for ultra-high temperature applications

Tuesday 20 March 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

David Parris
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: Rachel Caruso

Reinventing the wheel: Crystal habit modifiers as oil flow improvers

Sima Mohammadnejad
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: John Provis, Jannie van Deventer

Reduction of gold(III) chloride to gold(0) on silicate surfaces

Tuesday 6 March 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Idawati Ismail
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: John Provis, Jannie van Deventer, Sinin Hamdan

Durability of geopolymers

Ida Widnersson
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: Rachel Caruso

Synthesis of core-shell particles for dye-sensitised solar cell application

Tuesday 21 February 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Rebecca Chisholm
(Dept of Mathematics & Statistics)
Supervisors: KA Landman, BD Hughes

When do cells exhibit biphasic speeds?

Annie Yan
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: Frank Caruso

Polymer capsules for intracellular drug delivery

Tuesday 7 February 2012
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Tom Statham
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Development of contaminant metal treatment systems suitable for cold regions: Kinetic studies
Michael Wang
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Advanced modelling techniques for predicting thermal properties of composite materials