Research staff

Chemical Engineering – Research staff

Dr. Sepideh Afshar

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 204, Building 69, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Multiphase Modelling, Heat and mass Transfer Modelling, Spray Drying, Image Analysis.

Dr. Anthony Auxilio

Casual Research Assistant
Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Srikanth Chakravartula Srivatsa

Research fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

Heterogeneous catalysis, CO 2 capture, Biomass conversions, Slag viscosity, waste recycling

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. Bai-Qian Dai

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

Coal combustion and gasification; Clean coal technologies, Ash deposition.

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. Sheila Devasahayam

Senior Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Mr. Hamid Doost Hosseini

Casual Research Assistant
Department of Chemical Engineering

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. Bob Guo

Senior Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room P01, 24 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Numerical modelling of electrostatic precipitators (ESP), ion-making blast furnace

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. Tahereh Hosseinidashtikhani

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

Mineral processing, Hydrometallurgy, CO2 Capture and storage, Process modelling and simulation, Techno-economic analysis, Reactor design and kinetic modelling.

Dr. Jue Hou

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 236, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Membrane science, nanochannels, photonic crystals, nanoparticle self-assembly, tailored surface wetting, biosensors, wearable sensors, and conductive hydrogel.

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, chemical and metallurgical process control and optimization.

Dr. Hengsong Ji

Visitor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room G04, 37, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Biomass and coal ash slagging characteristics.

Dr. Muhammad Kashif

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 110, Desk 15, 82, Clayton Campus

Dr. Seungju Kim

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 236, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Membrane separation, Seawater desalination, Wastewater treatment, Gas separation, Polymers, 2D membrane materials, Nanofabrication.

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. Fan Liang Chan

Research Assistant (Professional)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 213, 69, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Renewable Energy, Biomass Valorization, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Gasification and Pyrolysis, Fuel Cell.

Dr. Samuel Lim

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 219, 21 Alliance, Berwick Campus

Research Interests:

Investigation into microstructure-processing-mechanical properties relationship of light weight materials. Developing, processing and characterizing Metal-matrix composite. Microforming.

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.

Mr. Peng Lin

Research Assistant (Academic)
Department of Chemical Engineering

Ms. Chang Liu

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Mr. Huiyuan Liu

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 104, 37, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Graphene-based membranes for water processing and gas separation.

Ms. Yayun (Katie) Liu

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

Mr. Julian Lloyd

Postgraduate Student
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 110 Desk 11, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Mr. Nicholas Low

Casual General Staff
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 204, 36, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Desalination and membrane separation technologies

Mr. Jim Manolios

Adjunct Research Associate
Department of Chemical Engineering

Mr. David McMeekin

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Thanh Nguyen

Sessional
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

Wet Granulation (general, re-wetting of powder in spray zone, heterogeneous-wetting), Tabletting (linking the granule properties to the tablet properties) and Particle Technology (general, powder characterisation).

Dr. Kevin Rietwyk

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Ms. Sonia Ruiz Raga

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

Research Assistant
Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Bin Su

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room Desk 19, Room 204, 82 [New Horizons Building], Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Liquid infused stretchable/pressure sensors and related electronics.

Mr. Swambabu Varanasi

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room G02, 59, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Cellulose Nanofibres

A/Professor Xiao Xie

Visitor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 217, 69, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Bioactive interfaces, novel 2-D materials and their applications, transmission electron microscopy, ultrasensitive biodetection.

Dr. Lei Yang

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 103 (12), 20 Research, Clayton Campus

Mr. Qingfeng Zhai

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Huacheng Zhang

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 236/Desk 17, New Horizons, 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.

Dr. Helen Zhu

Casual Research Assistant
Department of Chemical Engineering

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.