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Epitaxial Growth of Au–Pt–Ni Nanorods for Direct High Selectivity H2O2 Production
18 October 2016

Hydrogen peroxide is one of the most important chemicals widely used in chemicals industry and mainly manufactured by the anthraquinone method.... read more

Investigating the effect of UV light pre-treatment on the oxygen activation capacity of Au/TiO2
16 October 2016

O2 activation is essential in life... read more

High Performance Au–Pd Supported on 3D Hybrid Strontium-Substituted Lanthanum Manganite Perovskite Catalyst for Methane Combustion
15 October 2016

Catalytic combustion of methane is regarded as an efficient way to conventional thermal combustion for energy production.

Sustainable Fuels from the Sun

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

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


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

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:

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: