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Professor Doug McFarlane

Liquid salts may fuel the future – and save our reefs

When Monash chemistry Professor Doug MacFarlane was a PhD student at Purdue University in Indiana, he worked on “liquid salts” for use in preserving living tissue – including human kidneys and marine corals. Fast-forward 30 years and marine biologists are now freezing hundreds of species of corals threatened by global warming in these salts, which are also known as ionic liquids.

Features and Opinion

Can you make a 10-year malt whisky in weeks? The chemistry says yes

Whisky

Over the past few years the whisky-drinking world has been introduced to several new products that claim to produce high-quality liquor in just a fraction of the time usually required to age single malt spirits. Instead of maturing the whisky for a decade or more in oak barrels, some distillers say they can replicate the quality and taste in a matter of weeks.

Features and Opinion

Science awarded NHMRC grant to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The Faculty of Science has received a win in today’s NHMRC funding announcement with almost $500,000 allocated to combating antimicrobial resistance in hospitals and health-care facilities

Chemistry

Green chemistry founder joins Monash Science

Eminent American chemist Professor John C Warner has joined Monash Science as an adjunct Professor.

Chemistry
Colloid glass

Monash scientists develop new technique for measuring atomic order in glass

Researchers have identified and demonstrated a new method to measure local order in glass - a challenging class of material.

Chemistry
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