2013 Seminar Series

Date Speakers Topic
10 December 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Dr Colin Scholes & Dr Michelle de Silva

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

How to write a good abstract
Dr Jacky Cho

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Towards more resistant reverse osmosis (RO) membranes
26 November 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Brant Walkley

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisors: J Provis (The University of Sheffield), J van Deventer, R San Nicolas, A O'Connor

Understanding geopolymers through synthetic gel systems
Joel Young

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisors: S Kentish, F Caruso

The construction of thin polyelectrolyte films for catalyzing the hydration of carbon dioxide
12 November 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Dr Rackel San Nicolas

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Durability of alkali-activated concretes
Dr Nathan Nicholas

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Increasing the CO2 capacity of deep eutectic solvents
29 October 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Mahshid Kalani

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisor: S Gras

Time resolved small angle X-ray scattering to study the RCM kappa casein fibrillation process from early stage
Mattias Bjornmalm

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisor: F Caruos

Drug delivery and microfluidics: Simple complex models

17 October 2013
Old Metallurgy-202 (Masters Seminar Room 2)

12:00 pm

Professor Peter Wilde

Food & Health Programme
Institute of Food Research
Norwich Research Park, UK
www.ifr.ac.uk
www.foodandhealthnetwork.com

Going with the flow – Interfacial rheology and the functionality of foams and emulsions more

15 October 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Chang Wang

(School of Chemistry)

Supervisor: R Lamb

Can transparency and superhydrophobicity co-exist?
Christine Browne

(School of Chemistry)

Supervisors: R Dagastine, F Grieser

Depletion and structural forces in foams: Interactions between bubbles in the presence of polyelectrolytes
1 October 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Cathy Sutton

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisors: GV Franks and G Da Silva

Modelling the infrared spectra of carboxylates in solution: Interactions with monatomic cations
Dr Andrew Lee

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Vapour-liquid-solid equilibrium of promoted potassium carbonate solvents
17 September 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Mina Dokouhaki

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisor: S Gras

Functional aspects of Chaplin peptides
Blaise Tardy

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisor: F Caruso

Supramolecular polymer and possible benefit over conventional polymers
3 September 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Steven Harris Wibowo

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisors: G Qiao, F Caruso

Employing cross-chain termination for the formation of free-standing polypeptide films
Joseph Richardson

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisor: F Caruso

Using immobilized colloids for the preparation of polymer capsules
20 August 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Jing Ming Ren

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisor: G Qiao

New advances in aliphatic polyester-based core cross-linked star polymers
6 August 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Lu Cao

(School of Chemistry)

Supervisors: RA Caruso, PJ Martin (CSIRO)

Self-templating synthesis of TiO2 hollow harticles and their enhanced photocatalytic activities

Erin Spiden

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisors: PJ Scales, SE Kentish, G Martin

Quantitative evaluation of the ‘rupturability’ of industrially promising microalgae by high pressure homogenisation
23 July 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

A/Prof Andrea O'Connor

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Travel grants 101: how to get someone else to fund your world tour

Navin Thanumurthy

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisors: G Stevens, K Smith

Carbon capture using precipitating potassium carbonate solvents
9 July 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Hannah Alcantara
(School of Chemistry)

Supervisors: A Doronila, M Nicolas, C Anderson, S Kolev

Chemically-enhanced phytoextraction of mercury and gold in contaminated mine tailings and biosolids

Professor Paul Webley

(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Adsorption processes for CO2 separation/capture
25 June 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Zhou Zhang
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Supervisor: G Qiao

Molecular influences on honeycomb film formation
11 June 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

David Parris
(School of Chemistry)

Supervisor: R Caruso

Photocatalysis - Disentangling light capture and diffusion
Jacinthe Gagnon
(School of Chemistry)

Supervisor: R Caruso

Nanoencapsulation of silver-based antimicrobial drugs
28 May 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)
Associate Professor Ray Dagastine
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
A philosophy on academic presentations
Dr Carolina Tallon
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Sample academic presentation: Colloidal processing meets rocket science: Ultra high temperature ceramic components
14 May 2013
(Room 202, Old Metallurgy Building, Bldg 166)
Tom Statham
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: K Mumford, G Stevens, I Snape
Remediation in Antarctica: The 2012/13 field season
Katelyn Gause
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: F Caruso
Differential effects of protein corona on polymer particle uptake in human monocytes and macrophages
30 April 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)
Mahshid Kalani
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: S Gras
Amyloid fibril formation by milk protein Kappa casein
Dhee Prakash Biswas
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: A O'Connor, P Tran
Antimicrobial composites for skin tissue engineering and wound healing

18 April 2013
12 noon
(Brown Theatre, EEE, Building 193)

Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, FRS, FTSE
President, Global Research Alliance
Chairman/Chancellor of the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (CSIR Academy)
National Research Professor, National Chemical Laboratory

Chemical engineering: Changing landscape and emerging paradigms more
16 April 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)
Halleh Atri
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: D Dunstan
A study of α-helix to β-sheet transition in keratin fibres: From mechanical properties to small-angle X-ray scattering
Erwin F. Rodriguez Tolava
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: R A Caruso
Influence of mono disperse mesoporous anatase characteristics on LIBs
19 March 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)
Sylvia Gunawan
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: F Caruso, G Such
Engineering enzyme-responsive polymer capsules for intracellular degradation
Yasmina Dkhissi
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: R A Caruso
Development of stable, flexible dye-sensitised solar cells
5 March 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Brendan Dyett
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisors: A Wu, R Lamb

Towards durable and scalable superhydrophobic surface coatings
19 February 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Adah Yusof
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: M Ashokkumar

Ultrasound-induced formation of high and low viscoelastic nanostructures of micelles
Remigio Marano
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: S Kentish
Antifouling technology for microfiltration (MF) membranes in water treatment
5 February 2013
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

Javad Jafari
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: A O'Connor, P Tran

Magnetic manipulation of cells for soft tissue engineering
Moritz Wolf
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: G Stevens, A Lee
The effect of amino acids on the absorption of CO2 using potassium carbonate solution