Our researchers

MCMI’s unique interdisciplinary team of a world leading researchers combines traditional technologies, end-user perspectives, and pioneers of new membrane materials.

Academic and Research Staff

Prof. Huanting Wang
Director - Chemical Engineering

Polymer nanocomposite and nanomaterials including metal organic frameworks (MOF), zeolites, and porous carbons, and nanostructured ceramics for gas separation, wastewater treatment, desalination, ion-selective membranes, catalysis, and biofuel fuel cell systems.
Prof. Xiwang Zhang
Deputy Director - Chemical Engineering

High performance multi-functional hierarchical structured membranes and non-polyamide-based polymer composite for water purification and wastewater treatment. Advanced oxidation technologies including solar-induced and dark-active photocatalytic membranes for water disinfection
A/Prof. Matthew Hill
Deputy Director - Chemical Engineering

Development and application of porous materials: storage, separation and triggered release of small molecules with adsorbents and membranes, flow chemistry, lithium-sulfur batteries and supercapacitors, and aging/plasticization control in mixed matrix membranes.
Prof. Mark Banaszak Holl
Chemical Engineering

Synthetic and natural (bone, ligament, protein) materials in dynamic biological processes, gene/drug delivery; bone and ligament disease and treatment
Prof. George Simon
Materials Science and Engineering

Nanoparticles and nanoclays for functional plastics, nanocomposites, biomimetics, and self-healing materials.
Prof. Louise Bennett
School of Chemistry

Trans-disciplinary research across food chemistry,, processing bio/physical-functionality, health & sensory functionalities, and clinical interventions of food.
Dr. Parama Banerjee
Chemical Engineering

Electrochemistry of interfaces, advanced carbon and nanomaterials for energy storage, corrosion, functional coatings, and nanotechnology.
A/Prof. Kei Saito
School of Chemistry

Green Chemistry synthesis and production methods for novel sustainable/environment benign materials and alternative energy materials.
Dr. Simon Corrie
Chemical Engineering

Nanoparticle-based molecular sensors for monitoring biological molecules in real biological environments.
A/Prof. Victor Chang
Civil Engineering

Human and environment interactions during the rapid urbanization process, including built environment, resource reclamation, and impact assessment.
A/Prof. David McCarthy
Civil Engineering

Urban waterway health, biological water treatment processes, and stormwater remediation for reuse and discharge to downstream recreational water bodies.
Dr. Huacheng Zhang
Chemical Engineering

Bio-inspired ion channels and metal organic framework membranes for chiral separation, drug delivery, bio-inspired ion pumps, and ionic separations.
Prof. Gil Garnierl
Chemical Engineering

Low-cost biomedical diagnostics, nanocellulose composites and green/sustainable processes using renewable lignocellulosic materials from wood and agriculture residues.
Prof. Mainak Majumder
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Translational research of graphene for membrane separations, supercapacitors, batteries, strain sensors, micro-/nano-fluidics, and anti-corrosion coatings.
A/Prof. Warren Batchelor
Chemical Engineering

Non-woven cellulose fibre-based nanomaterials for adsorbent and Membrane separations. Paper –based material sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis.