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School of Chemical Engineering

The University of Adelaide Australia

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Academic & Research Staff

Photo Name and Contact Position Phone Room
Associate Professor Zeyad Alwahabi Alwahabi, Zeyad Associate Professor 831 33768 N113b
Professor Peter Ashman Ashman, Peter

Head of School

831 34700 Ingkarni
  Wardli
Associate Professor Jingxiu Bi Bi, Jingxiu Associate Professor 831 34118 N212
Dr Cristiana Ciobanu Ciobanu, Christiana Research Fellow 831 31273 S134b
Connor, Jason Lecturer 831 36317 N109
Professor Nigel Cook Cook, Nigel Professor 831 31096 S133
Associate Professor Sheng Dai Dai, Sheng

Acting Head of School
Associate Professor

831 31015 N210
Dr Ken Davey Davey, Ken Senior Lecturer 831 35457 N211
Dutta, Naba Professor 831 34646 A206
Guo, Chunxian DECRA Fellow 831 36118 A208
Dr Yan Jiao Jiao, Yan Research Associate 831 35981 A203
Associate Professor Bo Jin Jin, Bo Associate Professor 831 37056 N116
Dr Philip Kwong Kwong, Philip Senior Lecturer 831 30724 N209
Dr Daniel Lane Lane, Daniel Research Staff 831 35291
Professor David Lewis Lewis, David Professor 831 35503 N212b
Professor Dusan Losic Losic, Dusan

Professor
Australian Future Fellow

831 34648 N206a
Ma, Tian-Yi Research Fellow 831 35447 N119
Associate Professor Yung Ngothai Ngothai, Yung Associate Professor 831 35445 N114
Associate Professor Dzuy Nguyen Nguyen, Dzuy Associate Professor 831 35456 N117
Roy Choudhury, Namita Professor 831 34116 A206
 Qiao, Shizhang Professor
Chair of Nanotechnology
831 36443 N219
Dr Abel Santos Santos, Abel ARC-DECRA Postdoctoral Fellow 831 31535 N207
Saw, Woei Postdoctoral Fellow 831 31182 A104
Smith, Neil Research Associate 831 36118 A208
Dr Diana Tran Tran, Diana Postdoctoral Fellow 831 35056 A205
Tung, Tran Research Associate 831 31265 A204
Dr Philip vanEyk van Eyk, Philip Postdoctoral Fellow 831 36081 A104
Professor Haihui Wang Wang, Haihui Professor
Dr Hu Zhang Zhang, Hu Senior Lecturer 831 33810 N208
Dr Lei Zhang Zhang, Lei Postdoctoral Researcher 831 35447 N119
Yao Zheng Zheng, Yao Research Associate 831 35981 A203
Zhu, Yun-Pei Postdoctoral Researcher 831 35447 N119

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Professional Staff

Photo Name and Contact Position Phone Room
Brookes, Hilary Administration Officer 831 32977
Fitton, Michelle Administration Officer 831 35446
Mr Jeff Hiorns Hiorns, Jeffrey Technical Officer 831 35458 Workshop
Haller, Leanne School Business Manager
Dr Qiuhong Hu Hu, Qiuhong Analytical Services Co-ordinator 831 33959 N212a
Norman, Jodie Senior Learning Support Officer 831 33959
Manjeesh, Vasanthi Learning Support Officer 831 38040
Orandi, Sanaz  Laboratory and Safety Co-ordinator 831 33959 N212a
Mr Jason Peak Peak, Jason Workshop Manager 831 35458 Workshop

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Adjunct Personnel and Emeritus Professors

Photo Name and Contact Position Room
Emeritus Prof John Agnew Agnew, John Emeritus Professor A309
Biggs, Mark Visiting Professor  
Burford, Robert Adjunct Professor  
Hooker, Antony Adjunct Associate Professor  
Emeritus Professor Keith King King, Keith

Emeritus Professor
Visiting Professor

A309
Dr Mahaveer Kurkuri Kurkuri, Mahaveer Visiting Research Fellow  
Malavazos, Michael Adjunct Senior Lecturer  
Mastrangelo, Alison Adjunct Associate Professor  
Dr Peter Mullinger Mullinger, Peter Visiting Research Fellow A207
Pendleton, Phillip Adjunct Associate Professor A204
Dr Ben van den Akker van den Akker, Ben Adjunct Lecturer  

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Postgraduate Students - HDR (Higher Degree by Research)

Photo Name and Contact Research Topic Room
ABDALLA, Khaled

Modelling of wastewater treatment and distribution networks

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Bo Jin

A210
AHMED, Qazi

Emerging Energy Sources and their Transportation with Issues Related to Pipeline Design, Material of Construction, Operation, Safety and Environment

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Peter Ashman

A308
AL-JUBOORI, Jasim

Hydrothermal liquefaction for biofuel production

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Peter Ashman

A308
ALGORAINI, Safa

Laser Diagnostics in Combustion: Science to Applications

Principal Supervisor: Assoc Prof Zeyad Alwahabi

A210
ALOTABI, Faisal

Development of New Nanopore Biosensors for Biomedical Diagnostics

Principal Supervisor: Professor Dusan Losic

A308
ALTREE-WILLIAMS, Alexander

Reactive fluid flow:  Towards quantitative modelling through experiments and fundamental process understanding

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Yung Ngothai

N247

AMOS, Steven

Optimisation of the DAFF Treatment Process

Principal Supervisor: Professor David Lewis

A308
AZHAR, Umar

Early-Stage Cancer Detection

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Sheng Dai

A308
BATMUNKH, Munkhbayar

Optimisation of DSSC Performance

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Sheng Dai

N247
BAYATSARMADI, Bita

Carbon-Based Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Shizhang Qiao

 
BI, Qi

Polymer Synthesis and Modification in Ionic Liquid

Principal Supervisor: Assoc Prof Sheng Dai

A210
CHANDRAKASH, Saravanan

A novel risk analysis in milk processing plant

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Ken Davey

N210
CHU, James

A New Model for the Optimisation of Conditioning of Air in Large Buildings with Unpredictable Traffic Flow

Principal Supervisor: Dr Ken Davey

A210
COLLINS, Sam

A new failure risk model for microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) of Metals

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Ken Davey

A210
COURTNEY-DAVIES, Liam

Geochronology of Iron Oxides and a Matrix-Matched Standard for Routine U-PB Dating

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Crisiana Ciobanu

A210
CUI, Xiaolin

Microfluidics for fabricating tumor spheroids

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Hu Zhang
 

N247

DOAN, Quang

Determination of the Fermentation Potential of Marine Microalgal Biomass for Acetone Butanol and Ethanol Production

Principal Supervisor:  Professor David Lewis

Maria Dmitrijeva

DMITRIJEVA, Marija

Statistical Treatment of Trace Element Data for Iron Oxides

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Cristiana Ciobanu

A210
DOMNICK, Urs

Minerology, geochemistry and genesis of the Samphire System, SA

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Nigel Cook

A308
DUNNIGAN, Lewis

A Low Cost Catalyst for the Conversion of Tar to H-Rich Synthesis Gas

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Philip Kwong

A210
FARIVAR, Foad

Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Cell Growth Inside Hydro-Gel Using Lattice Boltzmann Method

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Hu Zhang

A210
GUO, Peijun

Solar Gasification of Carbonaceous Fuels

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Peter Ashman

A308

HARTANTO, Yusak

Developing New Generation Anti-Fouling RO Membranes for Seawater Desalination

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Sheng Dai

HASSAN, Huzairy

Study of Bacillus and Aspergillus Oxidoreductases Production for Organic-based Wastewater Treatment

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Bo Jin

N242
HE, Zimeng

Solar Gasification of Biomass

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Peter Ashman

A308
IQBAL, Adeel

Quantitative and Sensitive Metal Detection Using Enhanced Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Zeyad Alwahabi

A210
KABIRI, Shervin

Development of graphene based composites for agricultural application

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Dusan Losic

A308

KALAITZIDIS, Theo

Harvesting Microalgae for Biofuel Feedstock from Wastewater

Principal Supervisor: Professor David Lewis

A308
KARAMI, Afshin

A Novel Design of Energy Storage Assembly

Principal Supervisor: Dr Hu Zhang

N247
KARUNAGARAN, Ramesh

Development of Microchip based Chromatographic Separations of Biomolecules

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Dusan Losic

A308
KEYSER, William

Geochemistry of Iron Oxides in Proterozoic Bif-Style Mineralisation South Australia

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Cristiana Ciobanu

A308

LAW, Suwen Cheryl

Combination of nanoporous Anodil Alumina Photonic Crystals and Smartphones for Real Time, Off-Site Diagnosis Enabling

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Abel Santos

A308
LIU, Jinlong

Designed syntheses of functional materials for energy storage and conversion

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Shizhang Qiao

N247
LIU, Lei

Functional Inorganic Nanomaterials with Heirachical Pores for Biological Applications

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Shizhang Qiao

A308
LIU, Wenwen

mRNA - Based Nano Vaccine for High Performance Anticancer Immunotherapy

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Sheng Dai

A210
MARSHALL, Jon

Fundamentals of soil-biochar interactions

Principal Supervisor: Dr Philip Kwong

A308
MORTON, Ben

Characterisation of Biochar for Environmental Mitigations

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Philip Kwong

A210
NAUFAL, Ahmed

Process Modelling Investigation of the Calcination of Aluminium Hydroxide using Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Philip van Eyk

N126
NEMATI, Mahdieh

Optical Microchip Biosensor for Detection of Spoilage Bacteria and pathogens in Dairy Products

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Dusan Losic

A308
NGAU, Cornelius

Application of integrated pretreatment and membrane bioreactor system to treat the industrial  wastewater

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Bo Jin

N247
Truc Van Ngo NGO, Truc

Engineered Graphene Composite Thin Film for Sensor Applications

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Dusan Losic

N126
NINE, Md Julker

Development of New Surface Coating with Graphene Based Nanocomposite for Corrosion and Fouling Resistance

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Dusan Losic

A308
Nicholas Owen OWEN, Nicholas

Reducing radionucleide content of copper ores

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Nigel Cook

A210
RABIEE, Hesamoddin

Preparation of Novel Reverse Osmosis membranes incorporated by Nanoparticles with antibacterial Properties

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Bo Jin

A210
RAHMAN, Md Ziaur

Preparation of Nanostructured Materials for Photocatalysis

Principal Supervisor: Professor Shizhang Qiao

A308

RAN, Jingrun

Fabrication of Novel Nanomaterial for Solar Energy Conversion

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Shizhang Qiao

A308
ROHATGI, Charu

Separations of molecules using combined nano and microscale approaches

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Dusan Losic

N242
ROLLOG, Mark

The Role of Nanoparticles in Processing of Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold Ores

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Nigel Cook

ROSS-NAYLOR, James

Potential and Free Energy Surfaces of Adsorised Peptides

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Mark Biggs

A210
SCHMANDT, Danielle

Radionuclides in South Australian Copper Deposits: Distribution and Processing Behaviour

Principal Supervisor:  Prof Nigel Cook

A210
SHI, Zhining

Technique Tool for Optimising Water Treatment Process

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Bo Jin

N126
SMYTHEMAN, Tanya

Catalytic Pyrolysis of Agricultural Waste Using Steel Slag

Principal Supervisor: Dr Philip Kwong

A308
Mr Nam Tran TRAN, Nam Nghiep

Optimisation of the Production of BioDiesel from Recycled Grease Trap

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Yung Ngothai

N242
VAN DEN BERG, Wynand

Bifocal from Algae - Anaerobic Digestion Processes

Principal Supervisor:  Professor David Lewis

A308
VASILEFF, Anthony

Graphene and Nanostructured Materials for Clean Energy Applications

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Shizhang Qiao

A308
VERGUDO IHL, Max

Iron Oxide Minerals in the Olympic Dam IOCG Deposit and Adjacent Prospects

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Cristiana Ciobanu

A308
WANG, Heng

Advanced Catalyst for Energy Storage

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Sheng Dai

N247
WANG, Susan (Xuesi)

Nano Functional Materials for Energy-Relevant Applications

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Shizhang Qiao

A210
WANG, Zhutian

Feasibility Study in the Recovery of Aluminium Coagulant from Alum Sludge with membranes

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Bo Jin

A308
WILLIAMS, Frances

The Efficacy of Moringa Oleifera as a practical application for sustainable water treatment

Principal Supervisor:  Professor David Lewis

A210
XIE, Fangxi (Eric)

Preparation of Nanostrctured Materials for Energy-related Application

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Shizhang Qiao

N247
XIONG, Lin

Fabrication of Mesoporous Silica Nanocomposites for Drug Delivery

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Shizhang Qiao

N247
Chaochen Xu XU, Chaochen

Development of New-generation Lithium-ion Batteries Based on Complex Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Electric Vehicles

Principal Supervisor:  Associate Professor Bo Jin

A210
YE, Chao

Solid-state Lithium Batteries

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Haihui Wang

A210
YUN, Daniel (Seonho)

Smart Hybrid Materials for Advanced Gene/Drug Delivery

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Sheng Dai

A210
Bingyang Zhang ZHANG, Bingyang

An Efficient, Site-specific Conjugated Vaccine Development System

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Jingxiu Bi

N126
ZHANG, Jiabin

High Cell Density Proliferation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Principal Supervisor:  Dr Hu Zhang

A210
ZHAO, Wanxia

Particles Heating Using Solid State Solar Simulator

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Zeyad Alwahabi

A210
ZHAO, Yongqiang

Nanostructural Materials for Energy Storage Applications

Principal Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Bo Jin

N247
ZHU, Dongdong

Nanostructured materials for clean energy storage (supercapacitor, li-ion battery) and conversion

Principal Supervisor:  Professor Shizhang Qiao

N247