Research staff

Chemical Engineering – Research staff

Dr. Amlan Chakraborty

Research Assistant
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 207, 36, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Using functionalised nanoparticles for the treatment of respiratory diseases such as chronic asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome

Dr. Jiang Chen

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

Particle/Powder Technology, Multiphase System, Process Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation, Physical Separation, PM2.5 Collection and Clean Coal Technology.

Dr. Ruoyang Chen

Research Assistant
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 304, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Interface science and engineering, drying technology and self-assembly of bio- and nanomaterials.

Mr. Jonathan Chew

Research Assistant
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 117, 37, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Food and Dairy Graduate Research Industry Partnership PhD Program.

Dr. Teck Ching

Research Hub Coordinator
Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Anthony De Girolamo

Senior Technical Officer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 225, Building 36, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Upgrading of low-rank coals to higher value PCI fuels.

Dr. Jieqing Gan

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room P22/Portable 3, 24 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

DEM, CFD-DEM, GPU, packing, fluidisation, heat transfer, non-spherical particles, circulating fluidised bed, catalytic cracking, chemical reaction.

Dr. Hanaa Hegab

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

Hanaa Hegab's research focuses on graphene-based polymeric composite membranes for waste treatment applications.

Dr. Qinfu Hou

Research Fellow and ARC DECRA Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
P04/24 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Fluidization, granular media, heat and mass transfer, chemical reactions, water treatments, chemical and metallurgical process control and optimization.

Dr. Md Shakhaoath Khan

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room P15 (center portable), Building 40p, 24 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Multiphase flows, particle engineering

Dr. Shibo Kuang

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 101, 33, Clayton Campus

Dr. Wei Li

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 103 (21), 20 Research, Clayton Campus

Dr. Lin Lin

Research Officer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 204, 69, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Spray drying, crystallisation of amino acid, shelf-life access of dairy products, powder technology.

Ms. Yayun (Katie) Liu

Project Officer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 22, 24 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Mr. David McMeekin

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. John Quinn

Senior Research Fellow & ARC Future Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 153, 82, Clayton Campus / Room 4.424, Building 4, Parkville Campus

Research Interests:

Synthetic polymer chemistry, reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization, antimicrobial materials, polymer interactions with biomolecules, biomaterials.

Dr. Kevin Rietwyk

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Priya Samudrala

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

Heterogeneous catalysis, Biomass, Glycerol valorisation, Fine chemical synthesis.

Dr. Bhuvana Shanbhag

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 207, Building 36, 22 Alliance lane

Research Interests:

Protein and peptide self-assembly, Protein nanoparticles, Downstream Processing, Biocatalysis, Environmental Biotechnology

Mr. Scot Sharman

Technical Officer
Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Pramod Sripada

Research Assistant
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room G05, Building 37, Clayton Campus

Dr. Yong Wang

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 207, 17 Alliance Lane, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Novel Food Processing Technology; ŸFood Rheology; Drying Technology; Food Digestion System

Mr. Qingfeng Zhai

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Huacheng Zhang

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 219/Desk 11, Green Chemistry Future, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Bioinspired nanochannel/nanopore materials and membranes, nanofluidic devices, smat ionic transport, metal organic framework membranes, molecular separation, ion sieving.

Dr. Liyuan Zhang

Research Assistant
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

Interface science and engineering, Powder technology, Nano materials (e.g. nanocellulose, nanocomposite) manufacture and applications, Raman spectroscopy and its surface enhancement.

Ms. Wang Zhao

Research Programs Officer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 109, Building 37, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Membrane, Waste water treatment, Nanomaterials, Forward Osmosis.

A/Professor Ruiping Zou

Associate Professor (Research)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room P23/Portable 3 (SIMPAS), 24 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Powder/particle technology: particle characterisation and data interpretation; particle packing characteristics and porosity prediction; particle-structure-property relations; processing and handling of bulk/particulate materials; simulation of particulate systems, and applications in mineral/metallurgy/material industries.