Research News and Events

TiO2/porous adsorbents: Recent advances and novel applications
17 August 2017

After almost 40 years of research and study on photocatalysis, its practical application is still limited, mainly due to its slow kinetics and the challenges associated with reactor design.

Flame spray pyrolysis-designed silica/ceria-zirconia supports for the carbon dioxide reforming of methane
11 August 2017

The carbon dioxide reforming of methane (DRM) which has the ability to consume carbon dioxide and convert methane to synthesis gas which can then be transformed to synthetic fuels such as diesel and methanol is one solution to address the... read more

Plasmon enhanced selective electronic pathways in TiO2 supported atomically ordered bimetallic Au-Cu alloys
1 August 2017

In our latest work in Journal of Catalysis, we investigate the mechanisms involved in plasmon enhanced selective oxidation by Au-Cu/TiO2.

Sustainable Fuels from the Sun

Sustainable Fuels from the Sun

Rose Amal - Sustainable Fuels from the Sun

Rose Amal is a Chemical Engineer and a Scientia Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW. In this video, she talks about what motivates her to do research and her passion in securing sustainable energy. With a funding of $2.4 million over 5 years, she and her team will transform greenhouse gases (CO2) to produce liquid fuels using catalyst and energy from the sun. Watch video on https://youtu.be/63n5vETBQfw

World Changers

Partcat Alumni

Many of our past students have great achievements through their chosen professions. Here, we profile some of our alumni who are ‘world-changers’ or on the way to make their mark in Australia and around the world.

Alumni Profile - Professor Cordelia Selomulya

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Dr Cordelia Selomulya obtained her PhD degree in Chemical Engineering in 2002 under supervision of Professor Rose Amal and Prof David Waite. Following her PhD graduation, she embarked at RAE-Anglo Australian postdoctoral fellow to join the Institute of Particle Science and Engineering at the University of Leeds. She joined Monash University as Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2006, appointed Associate Professor in 2013 and promoted to Professor in 2016. She is one of the 9 Monash researchers awarded the ARC Future Fellow in 2014, to conduct research on the manufacturing of high value particles for functional foods and pharmaceutical industries. Cordelia also an adjuct Professor of Chemical Engineering at Soochow University in China and was an Australia-China Young Researcher Fellow (2013).

To find out more about Prof Cordelia Selomulya, click here

To find out more about PARTCAT alumni who are on their way to change the world, click Worldchangers

 

 

Energy Research at UNSW video

Energy Research at UNSW Chemical Engineering

Energy Research at UNSW Chemical Engineering

Find out what the researchers at School of Chemical Engineering do to address the global energy crisis; from harnessing the sunlight to produce synthetic chemicals and fuels, developing energy storage system that capture Hydrogen, to generating biofuel from wastewater purification process. Watch the video on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPiFaBdzzwI

15 Women changing our world

15 Women changing our world

Prof Rose Amal is one of UNSW top-performing female researchers whose stellar work is having an impact on challenges critical to the world’s future. Read more at: http://15trailblazers.unsw.edu.au/chemical-engineering