Desalination; high rate separation processes; integrated water management; membranes; water recycling; water research; water treatment.
Prof Xiao-Lin Wang
Membrane Separation Science includes membrane transport mechanism, membrane process integration, preparation of new-type separation membranes; Electro-Chemical Engineering includes sodium chloride electrolysis by ion-exchange membrane method with oxygen cathode, direct methanol fuel cell.
Dr Keith Murphy
Separations and purification technologies; membrane separations; membrane research and development; gas separations and purification; new product development; process development and scale-up; Patents and Trade Secret.
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 Tierui Zhang
Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (CAS)
Photocatalysis and electrochemical catalysis.
Prof Bo Jin
The University of Adelaide
Integrated biotechnology and chemical process for production of renewable energy and materials; functional materials and process for water/wastewater treatment; energy production and bioelectrochemical system and technologies,
Prof Chun Hu
Catalytic advanced oxidation water treatment principle; interfacial chemistry-microbial synergistic control principle for refractory organic pollutants; drinking water quality safety control; micro-pollutants and pathogenic microorganisms in the process of reclaimed water circulation.
Dr Jing Guan
Origin Water Group
Water treatment engineering; wastewater treatment and reuse; membrane technology development; industrial wastewater treatment and reuse and water resources management.
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.
Dr Rakesh Joshi
2D Materials (Graphene & Metal Chalcogenides-MOS2); Nanomaterials; Semiconductor Thin Films; Sustainable Materials and Chemical Vapor Deposition.
Prof Hokyong Shon
Membrane technologies; organic matter characterization and removal from water; wastewater treatment and reuse technologies; desalination; advanced oxidation processes; nanoparticle for water purification.
Prof Lingxue Kong
Micro and nanofabrications and systems include: micro and nanosystems using microfluidics and nanofluidics for biomedical and environmental applications; and micro and nano characterization.
Prof Shu-Hong Yu
University of Science and TEchnology of China
Bio-inspired synthesis and self-assembly of advanced inorganic materials; templated-directed organization of nanoparticles; novel inorganic synthesis; synthesis of biominerals and their applications; optical, electronic, magnetic, and catalytic properties of low dimensional nanostructured materials and their applications in nanodevices and biotechnology.
A/Prof Matthew Hill
CSIRO & Monash University
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.
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 Tao He
Shanghai Tech University
interfacial interaction at the water/polymer/air interface, membrane distillation, forward osmosis, acid/solvent resistant membranes, membrane extraction for precious metals and isotope separation, high temperature solid battery barriers.
Emeritus Prof Felicity Roddick
Drinking water and wastewater treatment. Membrane technology. Advanced Oxidation Processes. Water recycling. Waste minimisation/recovery in chemical processes.
Dr Anita Hill
Materials and process engineering and, more specifically, in transport of atoms, ions and small molecules in condensed matter.
Prof Bingcai Pan
Advanced water and wastewater treatment based on the development of nanomaterials and nanotechology, polymeric adsorbents, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), as well as biotechnology all the way from molecule up to full scale.
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.
Functional polymers and chemical building materials; preparation and application of porous materials; synthesis and modification of multi-block polymers; polymer functional film material.
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.
Prof Yongfa Zhu
Photocatalysis and enverionmental catalysis and nanomaterials.