Prof Dan Wang
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Controllable Synthesis of Multi-shelled Hollow Structures; Constuction of Hierarchically Mesostructure. Energy Conversion and Storage; Photocatalysis and Photosynthesis; Drug Release and Biological Detection; Bioseparation and Bone substitutes.
Prof Dan Li
The University of Melbourne
Colloidal processing of advanced materials; Electrochemical energy materials and devices (e.g. supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells); Flexible electronics; Graphene-based materials and related atomically thin materials; Materials systems engineering; Nanoionics and nanofluidics; New ion separation technologies such as capacitive deionization
Prof Shaobin Wang
The University of Adelaide
Nanomaterials synthesis and applications; fuels and energy conversion; methane conversion and olefin production; reaction engineering and design; environmental engineering and wastewater treatment; industrial wastes management and utilisation; carbon dioxide recycling and utilisation; air pollution and control technology.
Professor Mainak Majumder
Applies fundamentals of materials science, notably Carbon, to emerging and multidisciplinary areas of separation engineering & energy storage and in doing so, creates scientific & business opportunities. He has developed an international reputation for inventing innovative fabrication & processing methods, grounded on strong fundamentals, with impact in a wide gamut of engineering applications for e.g. membrane-based separations, supercapacitors, batteries, strain sensors, micro-/nano-fluidics and anti-corrosion coatings.
Prof Mikel Duke
Enhancing material functionality in advanced inorganic and polymer composite membrane systems; desalination energy reduction in reverse osmosis and membrane distillation; novel applications of membranes in biological fermentation processes; nanotube membrane films development and separation performance; application of membranes in established industrial and novel processes; high temperature membrane gas separation for carbon-free energy; process modelling of membrane systems for optimal energy and cost arrangements.
Prof Long Nghiem
Membrane separation processes (including pressure driven membrane filtration, forward osmosis, membrane distillation, facilitated transport membrane, membrane electrolysis, and membrane bioreactor); anaerobic digestion; molecular biology; urban water management.
Prof Ranil Wickramasinghe
MAST Center & University of Arkansas
Synthetic membrane-based separation processes for purification of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, treatment and reuse of water and for the production of biofuels. Typical unit operations include: microfiltration, ultrafiltration, virus filtration, nanofiltration, membrane extraction etc.
Surface modification of membranes in order to impart unique surface properties. His group is actively developing responsive membranes and development of catalytic membranes for biomass hydrolysis by grafting catalytic groups to the membrane surface.