2015 Seminar Series

Date Speakers Topic

8 December 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Adam Crust
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: Peter Scales

Shear induced dewatering in networked suspensions

Yi (David) Ju
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: Frank Caruso

Cancer cell targeting using nano-engineered capsules

24 November 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Alessia Weiss
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: Frank Caruso

Zwitterionic replica particles for drug delivery

Md. Arifur Rahim
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: Frank Caruso

Surface-confined amorphous films from metal-coordinated simple phenolic ligands

10 November 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Malavika Haribu
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: Dalton Harvie

Model Development for Ultrafiltration of Soft Colloids in Dead-end Mode

Christine Browne
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: Ray Dagastine

Direct AFM force measurements between air bubbles in aqueous polyelectrolyte solutions

27 October 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Wei Sung Ng (Will)
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: G Franks, L Connal, Elizaveta Forbes (CSIRO)

Selective Flocculation and Hydrophobic Modification with Xanthate-functional Temperature-responsive Polymers

Wilhelm Burger
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: S Gras, A Stickland, G Martin, K Krysiak-Baltyn, P Scales

The use of image analysis to quantify the growth of filamentous bacteria in activated sludge

13 October 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Dr Qiang Sun
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)

Boundary Regularised Integral Equation Formulation of the Debye-Hückel Mode

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

Nanoporous Metal-Phenolic Particles as Ultrasound Imaging Probes for Hydrogen Peroxide

29 September 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

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

Mode of Cleavage Modulates Cytotoxic Potency of Pro-Apoptotic Peptide Particles from Template Assembly

Guoping Hu
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: N Nicholas, S Kentish, G Stevens

An overview of CO2 Capture in promoted potassium carbonate solutions

15 September 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Mattias Björnmalm
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: F Caruso

Micro- and Nanoparticles Under Flow

Tiara Kusuma
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: A Stickland, R Dagastine

The Relationship Between Microscale Particle Interaction and Bulk Suspension Rheology of Strongly Flocculated Particulate Suspensions

1 September 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Dr Yuzo Baba
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisors: S Kolev (University of Melbourne), Prof. Masahiro Goto (Kyushu University, Japan)

Development of Polymer Inclusion Membrane with Amide Acid Type Extractant for Separation of Cobalt(II) from Manganese(II)

Enrico Colombo
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: Muthupandian Ashokkumar

Forming Stable Emulsions Without the Addition of External Emulsifiers and Stabilizers

18 August 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Brant Walkley
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: R San Nicolas, J van Deventer, J Provis (University of Sheffield), A O'Connor

Effect of MgO Incorporation on the Structure of Synthetic Alkali-Activated Calcium Aluminosilicate Binders

Zheng Li
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: G Stevens

Solution Structure of Isoactivity Equations using the Nonrandom Two-Liquid Model for Two-Phase Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium Calculations

4 August 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

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

Crystallisation of Minerals from Concentrated Saline Dairy Waste

Christopher Bolton
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: R Dagastine

Near-Field Optical Coupling Between Particles Scattering an Evanescent Field

21 July 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

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

Templated Fabrication of Macro-/Mesoporous Nitrogen Doped Titania Monoliths for Photocatalytic Applications

Sriharini Chellappan
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: A Stickland

Determination of Breakthrough Concentration and Cracking Time during Drying of Wastewater Sludge

7 July 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

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

Polymer-Based Particle Shape Independently Influences on Cell Processing by Human Leukemia Cells

Wei Sung (Will) Ng
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: L Connal, G Franks

Xanthate-Functional Temperature-Responsive Polymers: Effect on the Hydrophilic-Hydrophobic Transition Behaviour

23 June 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Jeannie Ziang Yi Tan
(School of Chemistry/CSIRO)
Supervisor: R Caruso

TiO2 of tunable crystal phase grown on PVDF membranes: synthesis, mechanism and applications in photocatalysis

Emma Brisson
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: L Connal, G Franks

Histidine Functionalized Thermoresponsive Polymers Synthesized by Reductive Amination

9 June 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Marie Jehannin
CEA, Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission, F-30207 Bagnols sur Cèze, France.

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Am Mühlenberg 1, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany
Formation of Periodic Patterns During Coalescence of Reactive Sessile Drops

Armineh Hassanvand
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: S Kentish, P Webley, G Chen

Capacitive Deionization as a Novel Approach to Wastewater Treatment

26 May 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Danzi Song
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: F Caruso

Zwitterionic Replica Particles for Drug Delivery

Qiong Dai (Ada)
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: F Caruso

Monoclonal Antibody-Functionalized Multilayered Particles: Targeting Cancer Cells in the Presence of Protein Coronas

12 May 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Danzi Song
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: F Caruso, Y Yan

Shape dependent in vivo behaviours of polymeric particles

W Wu
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisors: R Caruso, D Chen

Perovskite Solar Cells Based on 3D Dendritic Anatase Titania Nanowire Thin Films

28 April 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Ka Noi (Leo)
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: F Caruso

Effect of Nanoparticle Size and Rigidity on their Cell Interactions

Hao Wei
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisors: R Caruso, D Chene

Mesoporous TiO2-C3N4 Hybrid Microbeads for Visible Photocatalyst

14 April 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Sam Skinner
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: P Scales, A Stickland

Quantitative Comparison of Wastewater Treatment Sludge Dewaterability - A Case Study

Donglin Xie
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: D Dunstan, G Ciao

Flow Induced Alignment of Gold Nanorods in Viscous Newtonian Fluids

31 March 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Brendan Dyett
(School of Chemistry)
Supervisor: R Lamb

Surface Engineering for Mechanically Robust Superhydrophobic Films

Timothy Henderson
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: A O'Connor, K Ladewig, K McLean (CSIRO), D Haylock (CSIRO)

Hyaluronic Acid Cellular Scaffolds for Soft Tissue Engineering

17 March 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Joel Yong
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: S Kentish, F Caruso, G Stevens

Hollow Fibre Membrane Contactors for Efficient CO2 Absorption

Dhee Prakash Biswas
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: A O'Connor, P Tran

A Combined Gas Templating and Phase Separation Approach Towards Soft Tissue Engineering Sscaffolds

3 March 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Terry Hartnett
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisor: A O'Connor

Phase Transitions in Charged Cubosome Dispersions Induced via an Electrostatic Switch: Applications in Protein Encapsulation and Release

Leonie van ’t Hag
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng, CSIRO)
Supervisors: S Gras (UoM), C Conn & C Drummond (CSIRO)

Characterising Lipid Mesophases During Crystallisation using Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Techniques

17 February 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Rohit Pillai
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: M Davidson, D Harvie

Electrocoalescence of a Dielectric, Microfluidic Drop on a Planar Interface

Ben Freidman
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: K Mumford, Gf Stevens, S Gras

Design and Installation of a Permeable Reactive Barrier to Treat Hydrocarbon Contamination at Sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island

3 February 2015
(Multi-function Room, MSGR)

4.15 - 5.15 pm

Yi Ju
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: F Caruso, J Cui

Engineering Low-Fouling and pH-Degradable Capsules through the Assembly of Metal-Phenolic Networks

Stephen Homer
(Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng)
Supervisors: L Lundin, D Dunstan

Assembly Of Whey Protein Isolate Gels Under Large Deformation Oscillatory Strains - Examining Their Microstructure and Rheological Behaviour