2014 Seminar Series

Date Speakers Topic

9 December 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Brant Walkley
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: R san Nicolas, J van Deventer, J Provis, A O'Connor

Stoichiometrically Controlled C-A-S-H/N-A-S-H Gel Blends via Alkali-Activation of Synthetic Precursors

Natalita Nursam
(School of Chemistry, CSIRO)
Supervisor: R Caruso, X Wang (CSIRO)

Synthesis and High-throughput Photocatalytic Evaluation of Porous Titania Thin Films

25 November 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Ben Hibbs
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Microscopy to Nanoscopy: Imaging Beyond the Optical Resolution Limit

Jeannie Tan
(School of Chemistry, CSIRO)
Supervisor: R Caruso

TiO2/g-C3N4 for Artificial Photosynthesis and Photodegradation

11 November 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Willie Tang
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: P Webley

Oxygen Selective Adsorbent for Air Separation

Yingdian He
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: P Webley, J Shang

Tuning Flexibility in a Zinc Metal-Organic Frameworks: Synthesis, Structure and Gas Adsorption Properties

28 October 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Cesar Castaneda
(Earth Sciences and Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: R Haese, G Stevens

Reactive Barrier Formation for CO2 Leakage Mitigation

Felix Gebauer and Hanin Boutros
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

OTs visiting from Chair of Separation Science and Technology, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
Supervisor: G Stevens, Prof. Bart (TU Kaiserslautern), Prof. Attarakih (University of Jordan)

Liquid-Liquid Extraction: Experimental and Numerical Investigations at TU Kaiserslautern

14 October 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Sara Sayanjali
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering) and at CSIRO, Food & Nutrition Flagship
Supervisors: S Gras, R Buckow (CSIRO), L Sanguansri (CSIRO)

Potential of Oat Fibre as a Carrier for Curcuminoid

Chenglong Xu
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: G Qiao, X Zhang

Nanobubble Form on a Warmer Substrate

30 September 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Junling Guo
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: F Caruso

Engineering Multifunctional Capsules through the Assembly of Metal-Phenolic Networks

Yasmina Dkhissi
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: RA Caruso

Low Temperature Processing of Flexible Planar Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency Over 10%

16 September 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Md. Arifur Rahim
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: F Caruso, K Kempe

Surface Confined Amorphous Films from Metal Coordinated Sub-nm Aromatic Ligands

2 September 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Tomoya Suma
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: F Caruso, M Müllner

Engineering pH-Degradable Protein Particles with Maximum Recovery of Protein Activity

Dr Faxin Xiao
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Henan University of Science and Technology

The Extraction of Co(II) with Cyanex272 in a Neutral Micellar System

19 August 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Leo Noi
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: F Caruso, K Kempe

Engineering Polymeric Nanocapsules for the Study of Capsule-Cell Interaction

David Danaci
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: P Webley, R Singh, P Xiao

Materials Characterisation by Gas Adsorption

6 August 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

Hirra Azher
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: S Kentish

Membrane Processes for Water Recovery from Brown Coal Flue Gases

22 July 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

Mina Dokouhaki
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: S Gras

Functional Aspects of Chaplin Peptides

Dr. Markus Müllner
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

A Facile Method for the Modular Design of Polymeric Replica Particles

8 July 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

Dr Ronald Halim
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: G Martin, P Webley

Towards a More Sustainable Lipid Extraction from Microalgae

Adlin Ramdzan
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: S Kolev

Determination of Salivary Cotinine via an On-line Solid Phase Extraction Using a Bead-Injection Lab-on Valve (BI-LOV) Approach Hyphenated to Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography

24 June 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

Krishnamurthy Prasad
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: M Ashokkumar

Energy Efficiency and Advantages of Ultrasonic Synthesis of Nanomaterials

Steven Harris Wibowo
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: G Qiao

Peptide β-sheets, Get in Shape!

10 June 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

Rupert Myers
The University of Sheffield, Department of Material Science and Engineering

'Greening' the Construction Industry: Thermodynamic Modelling of Modern Al and Alkali-Rich Cements

Xi Chen (Cathy)
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: F Caruso

A Facile Approach for the Fabrication of Controllable Fluorescence Polydopamine-based Capsules

27 May 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

Chris Fewkes
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: R Dagastine, R Tabor

Surfactant Systems used in Colloidal Dispersions and Emulsions in the Formulation of Complex Fluids

Nouman Rafique Mirza
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: G Stevens, N Nicholas

CO2 Capture using Deep Eutectic Solvents - A Prologue

13 May 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

Chris Bolton
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: R Dagastine

A New Technique for Sizing Particles Using Frustrated Evanescent Fields

Anna Mularski
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: M Gee

Interaction of a Model Antimicrobial Peptide with Bacterial Cells

5 May 2014
(Old Geology-Theatre 2, Building 155 )

12.00-1.00 pm

Special Public Lecture

Professor T. Alan Hatton
Department of Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Taking Charge of Carbon Capture: Electrochemical Strategies for Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions more

29 April 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

Kezia Kezia
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: S Kentish, J Lee, M Weeks

Toward Zero Liquid Discharge: Membrane Distillation to Concentrate and Crystallize Salty-Whey

Brian Maring
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisor: P Webley

A Novel Temperature Swing Adsorption for Cycle for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture with Increased Throughput

15 April 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

Tim Henderson
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: K Ladewig, D Haylock, K McLean, A O’Connor

Modifiable Macro-Porous Hyaluronic Acid Cryogels for Cell Culture

Salmah Almarhabi
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: M Asokkumar

Sonochemical Degradation of p-Toluene Sulfonic Acid

1 April 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

Erwin Rodriguez
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: R Caruso

Titanium Based Oxides as Anode for Lithium Ion Batteries

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

The Ginoza Method for Calculating the Structure Factor

18 March 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

Mr Ben Freidman
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: K Mumford, S Gras, G Stevens

The Development of Permeable Reactive Barriers to address Fuel Spills in Cold Regions: Remediation at Casey Station, East Antarctica

A/Prof Shufeng Shen
Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering
Hebei University of Science and Technology

Advanced Solvents for Reducing CO2 Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants

4 March 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

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

Controlling the Architecture of Cubosomes for the Delivery of Bioactive Therapeutics

Mr Thomas Linseisen
Technical University of Munich, Germany
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: G Stevens, K Mumford, A Lee

A Study of the Vapour-Liquid Equilibrium of Carbon Dioxide in Formic Acid and N,N-Dimethylethylenediamine

18 February 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm

Joel Scoffield
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: G Qiao, S Kentish

CO2 Membranes

Mr Niko Kromer
Technical University of Munich, Germany
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Supervisors: G Stevens, A Lee

Global Warming and its Potential Impact on Human Society

Special Seminar

25 February 2014
Old Metallurgy-202 (Masters Seminar Room 2)

12 pm-1 pm
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Dr Kentaro Tashiro

International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)
Deputy Head of Reticular Materials Group
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis of Metal Complex Arrays:  A Novel Approach to Design Multinuclear Heterometallic Complexes

Dr Kazuyoshi Kanamori
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan

Structural Control and Functions of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Porous Materials

4 February 2014
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15-5.15 pm
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Associate Professor Tao Wang
State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization
Zhejiang University, China

Direct CO2 Capture from Ambient Air: The Role of Water on CO2 Adsorption