Alumni

Graduates

 Year

Thesis title

Subsequent position (last known)

Dr Graeme Bushell

1999

Studying the primary particle polydispersity in fractal aggregates

Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW

Dr Donia Friedman (nee Beydoun)

2000

The development of a novel magnetic photocatalyst: preparation, characterisation and implication for organic degradation in aqueous system

Research Scientist, Dupont Titanium Technologies

Mr Isaac Tsui

2000

The dewatering of coal slurry

Process Manager at SITA, Australia

Dr Jing Guan

2000

Implications of floc structure to solid-liquid separation processes in waste water treatment

Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering, UNSW

Dr Daniel Woodfield

2001

Aggregate behaviour in Hydrocyclones

Climate Strategy and Analysis at Rio Tinto                                                       

Dr Ken Chiang

2001

Catalysts for the photocatalytic remediation of toxic cyanidation waste

Research Project Leader, Gas Processing and Conversion Division, CSIRO

Dr Metta Penpolcharoen

2002

Titania Coated Hematite Particles

 

Prof. Cordelia Selomulya

2002

Development of an integrated model to assess system performance in solid-liquid separation

Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering, Monash University.

Dr Veronica Vamathevan

2003

The role of silver deposits on titania in the photocatalytic oxidation of organics in aqueous media.

National Measurement Institute, Australia

Dr Kevin Foong

2004

Floc formation in acidic beverages produced from cane sugar

National Product Manager, Malcolm Thompson Pumps

A/Prof. Timothy Tan

2004

Photocatalytic reduction of selenate and selenite: Water/Wastewater treatment and the formation of nanoselenium compounds

Associate Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, NTU, Singapore

Dr Sarah Grundy (nee Watson)

2004

Optimising the preparation of a novel magnetic photocatalyst

Senior Project Manager, James Hardie Building products

Dr Cheryl Halim

2004

Investigating the leaching of heavy metals from cementitious waste and contaminated soil – assessing the applicability of standard leaching procedures

Associate Environmental Engineer, Coffey Environments Pty Ltd.

Dr May Lim

2004

Computational and physical modelling of floc behaviour in a vortex separator

Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW

Dr Peter Marsh

2005

Simulation of orthokinetic aggregation

 

Dr Nu Vi Nguyen

2005

Photoreduction of Cadmium and Other Heavy Metals in Waters Using Photocatalysis

Division Director at Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety

Mr Nguyen Hoang Tran

2006

Effect of Nanosize Metal Deposits on Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysts

 

Dr Mandalena Hermawan

2006

An Experimental Study of the Relationship between Floc Properties and Sediment Compaction

Research Manager, ARC Centre of Excellence of Functional Nanomaterials, School of Chem. Eng, UNSW

Dr Sai Wei Lam

2006

Photocatalysis Degradation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and the Effect of Dissolved Metal Ions

Senior Process Engineer at Midwest Vanadium Pty Ltd

Dr Cissilia Djongkah

2006

Effect of Pt and Ag Metals to the Degradation of Trichloroethylene, Etylene, Ethane, and Toluene by Gas Phase Photocatalysis

Environmental Engineer, Coffey Environments Pty

Assoc Prof. Wey Yang Teoh

2007

Flame Spray Synthesis of Catalyst Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Mineralisation of Organics and Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis

Assoc Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

Dr Julie Glasscock

2008

Nanostructured Materials for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production using Sunlight

Research Fellow, Technical University Denmark

Dr Wee Yong Gan

2009

Synthesis of Synthesis of Mesoporous TiO2 Thin Films for Environmental Remediation

Process Engineer, Chevron Energy, Australia

Mr Woon Shin Law

2009

Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials for Self-Cleaning and Solar Energy Application

Plant Engineer at Agro-TechNPK, Malaysia

Dr Dan Li

2009

Functionalisation of Magnetic Particles for Bioseparation

Chevron Energy, Australia

Dr Sanly Liu

2009

Advanced Oxidation Processes for the Removal of Natural Organic Matter

Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW

Dr Richard Kydd

2009

Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Catalysts

Senior Associate, Partners in Performance, Management Consulting, Sydney

Ms Soo Li Lee

2009

Gas phase photocatalysis

 

Dr Andrew Sim

2010

Hydrogen Generatin from Methane Decomposition

 

Dr Frans Denny

2010

Development and Optimisation of a Novel Optical Fibre Photoreactor for Photocatalytic Applications

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Dr Kho Yung Kent

2010

Design of novel nanocomposites by flame spray pyrolysis for water splitting & environmental remediation

Engineer, Parson Birchenhoff

Dr Maria Arsianti

2011

Preparation and Functionalisation of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Gene Delivery Applications

Process Engineer, Metal-Ardagh Group, ANZ

Dr Ian Goon

2011

Preparation and Functionalisation of Magnetic Gold Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

Boston Consulting

Mr Nicholas Bell

2012

Anchoring TiO2 Nanoparticles on Graphene Sheets for Photocatalytic Light Energy Conversion

 

Dr Kunlanan Kiatkittipong

2012

Metal Oxide Support Morphology Effects on the Water-Gas-Shift Reaction

Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering, King Mongkut University, Thailand

Dr Yun Jung Ho

2012

Flexible Hybrid Solar Cells Using CuInS2 on TiO2 Nanotubes Array

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Queensland

Dr. Charlene Ng

2012

Synthesis of tungsten oxide for solar energy conversion and water splitting applications

Postdoctoral Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW

Dr Li Yarong

2012

Speciation and microbial transformation of chromium, arsenic and mercury in municipal landfill leachate

Team Leader, Chemical Forensics, Environmental Protection Science Branch, Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH)

Dr Roslyn Tedja

2012

The impact of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on human lung cell lines in vitro

Postdoctoral Researcher, EnGeneic Cancer Research Foundation

Dr Esther Kok

2012

The influence of alumina Supported Cobalt Catalysts on Synthetic Fuel Production

Scientist I, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, A Star, Singapore

Dr Hilda Wiogo

2012

Design and Theoretical Studies of Magnetite Nanoparticles Stability in Biological Media

Lecturer, IPH School, Surabaya

Dr Wenny Irawaty

2012

Insights into photocatalytic Oxidation by Bare and Platinised TiO2: the Impact of Adding Hydroxyl Functional Groups to Butanedioic Acid and Propanol

Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering, Universitas of Widya Mandala, Surabaya

Dr Mega Ng

2014

Development of strategic and integrated approaches to address different organic removal techniques and the impact of variability in water characteristics for drinking water treatment processes

Assistant Scientist, Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW)

Dr Peng Wang

2015

Anodized Cuprous Oxide Photocathodes for Solar Energy Conversion

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Wyoming

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).

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Alumni Profile - Assoc Prof Timothy Tan

Assoc Prof Timothy Tan

Dr Timothy Tan obtained his B.Eng. and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering in 2000 and 2004 respectively from the University of New South Wales, Australia. After which, he joined Institute of BioEngineering and Nanotechnology, A*STAR Singapore, as a postdoctoral fellow for 2 years, and moved on to become an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) in Feb 2012. He concurrently holds the appointments of Associate Chair of Academic and Director of outreach in the School.

His main research interests are nanostructure tailoring and tuning for photo-driven energy harvesting and novel materials for nanomedicine. He has successfully attracted well over S$3M from various grant agencies, such as Singapore National Research Foundation, ASTAR-NHGNTU Skin Research Grant, Industry-led BCA Sustainable Construction Capability Development Fund, Singapore Ministry of Education AcRF Tier 1 & 2, Singapore EDB GSK Trust Fund, A*STAR PSF and NTU Proof-of-Concept grants. He has 3 patents, edited a book, published 4 book chapters and more than 70 original papers, which can be found in Advanced Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Nano Letters, Nature Protocol, Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Communications, Journal of Materials Chemistry and others.

Alumni Profile - Assoc. Prof Wey Yang Teoh

Assoc Prof Wey Yang Teoh

Dr Wey Yang TEOH is tenured Associate Professor at the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, where he heads the Clean Energy and Nanotechnology (CLEAN) Laboratory. He received his BE (Chemical) and PhD from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Prior to Hong Kong, he was the Australian Postdoctoral Fellow awarded by the Australian Research Council. His research is dedicated to the fundamentals of heterogeneous thermal- and photocatalysis, and particularly in solving various Energy and Environmentally-related problems. To do so, he and his group establish new strategies for rational catalysts design based on the photocharge transport, surface molecular catalysis, and photochemical conversions. His research has been funded by national funding bodies such as the Australian Research Council and Research Grant Council of Hong Kong, resulting in many original publications.

He is one of the PI of the Joint Laboratory for Energy and Environmental Catalysis based at City University of Hong Kong which is a joint effort to modernize the way catalysis is being investigated in Hong Kong and the Region.