Academic staff

Chemical Engineering - Academic staff

Professor Sankar Bhattacharya

Professor and Acting Head
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

1. Coal Gasification, biomass, wastes for fuel and chemicals prodcution 2. Advanced combustion for easier CO2 capture - Chemical looping, Oxy-pf and Oxy-CFB combustion 3. Biofuels from biomass and algae 4. Novel CO2 capture methods other than solvent capture and geo-sequestration 5. Coal and biomass drying 6. Life Cycle Analysis

Professor Udo Bach

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 108, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Dye-sensitized Tandem Solar Cells, Back-Contact Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Novel Electrolytes for Dye-Sensitized Tandem Solar Cells, New infrared sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells, Size-selective separation of gold-nano-particles and Templated placement of individual nano-particles, DNA-Directed Nanofabrication.

Dr. Warren Batchelor

Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 105, 59, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Cellulose Fibres, Paper Strength, Life Cycle Analysis, Nanomaterials, Nonwoven Structure, Sustainability, Adsorbent Development, Cellulose nanofibres, Membrane separation.

Dr. Parama Chakraborty Banerjee

Lecturer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 114, 33, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Electrochemistry, energy, batteries, supercapacitors, 2D materials, carbon, coatings, corrosion, nanomaterials, nanotechnology.

Professor Wenlong Cheng

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 302, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Soft wearable biomedical sensors, nanoparticles, DNA, green chemistry, nanocatalyts, superlattices, plasmonics

Dr. Simon Corrie

Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 212, 69, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Diagnostics, biosensors, nano-particles and bio-materials.

Professor Gil Garnier

Director of BioPRIA
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room G14, 59, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Bio-active Paper, Bio-refinery, Cellulose Composites, Colloids and Surface, Industrial Water Treatment, Medical Diagnostics, Paper, Polymers, Surface Engineering and Sustainable Processes.

A/Professor Victoria Haritos

Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Student Experience)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 214, 36, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Enzyme discovery and design; metabolic engineering of yeast and bacteria; systems biology of cultured cells. Application areas: biocatalysis; bioprocessing; manufacturing; energy

Dr. Lizhong He

Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 309, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Engineering bio-interfaces, enzymes and bio-catalysts, drug delivery suing nano-particles, peptide-based bio-materials, neutron and x-ray scattering.

A/Professor Matthew Hill

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 361, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Development and application of porous materials: storage, separation and triggered release of small molecules with adsorbents and membranes, flow chemistry, lithium-sulfur batteries and super-capacitors.

A/Professor Andrew Hoadley

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 208, 69, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Carbon Sequestration, Dewatering Processes, Drying Processes, Greenhouse Gases, Multi-Objective Optimisation, Process plant design, Sustainablility, Waste Water Treatment.

Professor Ravi Jagadeeshan

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 213, 69, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Polymer Rheology, Polymer Kinetic Theory, Brownian Dynamics, Viscoelastic Free-Surface Flows.

Professor Lei Jiang

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 206, 69, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Bioinspired Multiscale Interface Materials (Special Wettability), invented a variety of new methods to reveal the mechanism of superhydrophobicity on the surface of organisms; bionic multi-scale interface materials, nano-channels Construction and application; bionic intelligent nano-channel construction and its application in energy conversion.

A/Professor Xuchuan Jiang

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 104, 33, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Smart coatings, Gas sensors, Nanofabrication, Catalysis.

Professor Cordelia Selomulya

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

Bioactive Composites, Food, National Security, The Environment, Functional (Nano) Materials, Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Professor Wei Shen

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 307, 82, Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Bioactive paper and bioactive thread microfluidic diagnostics, Liquid marble microreactors for biochemical and biological applications, Engineering and biochemical applications of superhydrophobic surfaces, Surface engineering for wetting, adhesion and pharmaceutical applications, Printing science ink transfer fundamental and ink paper interaction.

Professor Raman Singh

Professor at Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G08, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Corrosion, Corrosion Mitigation, Stress Corrosion-Cracking, Nano crystalline Alloys and Graphene Coatings.

Dr. Akshat Tanksale

Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 207, 69, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Biofuels, Green Chemistry, Biorefinery, Catalysis, Hydrogen Production and Storage, Meso- and Micro-Porous Materials as Catalysts.

Dr. Joanne Tanner

Lecturer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 113, 59, Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Biorefinery, Sustainable Processes, Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, Heterogeneous Catalysis.

Professor Shanwen Tao

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

Chemical Engineering, Electro-chemical Synthesis, Electro-chemistry, Energy Materials, Fuel Cell, Solid State Chemistry, Sustainable Processes.

Professor Huanting Wang

Professor and Associate Dean (International)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 250, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Huanting Wang's Research Interests are in, Ceramic membrane, desalination, gas separation, metal organic framework, polymer composite membrane, porous material, separation membrane, fuel cell and water treatment.

Dr. Meng Woo

Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 206, 36, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Spray Drying, Lactose, CFD, Particles, Dairy, Milk.

Professor Aibing Yu

Vice Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Pro Vice-Chancellor and President - Suzhou
Department of Chemical Engineering
24 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Particle science and technology, process engineering, process metallurgy, chemical engineering, material engineering, modelling and simulation.

Dr. Lian Zhang

Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

Low-emission combustion, gasification, pyrolysis of coal, biomass and scrap tyre, hydro-metallurgical leaching, fly ash utilisation, clean energy, hydrometallurgy.

A/Professor Xiwang Zhang

Associate Professor, ARC ARF, Larkins Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 213, 36, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Membrane Technologies, Water Treatment, Nanomaterials, Catalytic oxidation, Photocatalysis, Desalination, Disinfection

Professor Dongyuan Zhao

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 203A, 69, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Core-Shell Nanostructures, Mesoporous Materials, Microporous Coordination Polymers, Templating Synthesis, Zeolites.

Dr. Zongyan Zhou

Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 102, 33, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

CFD-DEM, discrete element method, Multi-phase flow and heat transfer modelling, powder technology, iron-making blast furnace model.