Photo gallery

Group activities


Emma's baby shower



Group photo 2023


2023 Christmas party

TOR 2016 students

Taste of Research 2016

Congratulations Toby Funston for coming as 3rd place in the School of Chemical Engineering TOR 2016 Poster presentation held on 16 February 2016.

Toby Funston, Roby Feliksianus (right image) and Jiemin Wu are TOR summer scholar in PartCat lab doing projects on "Method development for the analysis of chemicals related to hydraulic fracturing", "Dark catalysis sees the light: towards solar fuel conversion using novel nanomaterials" and "Making graphene-analogues from bottom up approach for charge storage" respectively. For more information on Taste of Research Summer Scholarships, click here


2015 Honours class

More photos of 2015 honours students

More photos on Honour Students 2015 intake are available from (courtesty of Dr Victor Wong)

a group photo

Prof Rose Amal's birthday party


Graduation 2013

Partcat celebrated one of the biggest graduation day on Thursday, 13th June 2013. 70 students received their Bachelor of Chemical Engineering or Industrial Chemistry, 14 of them doing Honours Project with Partcat, 2 of them are University Medallist (Mr Tze Hao Tan and Ms Elizabeth Killen) and 6 of them received Honours 1 (Ms Huiling Tan, Ms Ee Teng Kho, Ms Shi Nee Lou, Mr Roong Jien Wong, Ms Emma Lovell, Mr Cameron Fletcher). Seven of these graduated students are coming back to pursue PhD with Partcat.

We also have four PhDs graduating on the same day: Dr Esther Kok, Dr Hilda Wiogo, Dr Roslyn Tedja and Dr Wenny Irawaty. They  are now pursuing their career in A-STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) Singapore, IPH School’s Indonesia, EnGeneic Ltd Australia and University of Widya Mandala, Indonesia.

Outreach activities

UNSW Open Day 2014

Partcat students showcasing their excitement during UNSW Open Day 2014.




Hycycle Campaign

UNSW researchers have built an Australian-first bicycle that can take riders up to 125 kilometres on a single battery charge and $2 of hydrogen – proof that hydrogen power is viable right now. More information on the Hydrogen Bike can be found: here.




Nuragilli Winter School 2014

The Nuragilli Winter School  is a program specifically for Indigenous students in years 10, 11 and 12 who are considering further studies beyond high school. The week long residential program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience what university life is all about, through participation in academic lectures and tutorials, presentations, study sessions, team building activities, interacting with university staff, current students and fellow applicants, cultural activities and more.


Women in Engineering Luncheon 2013

The Women in Engineering Lunch (WIE) was  held on 22 October 2013 with guest speaker Dr Mehreen Faruqi and Professor Judy Raper – two very successful female Engineering (UNSW Alumni). A number of female undergraduates from School of Chemical Engineering were invited to  meet and hear from these two successful alumni as well as inspiring stories from Professor Rose Amal (previous winner of Judy Raper Women Leadership Award 2012). More photos available from Chem. Eng Facebook link.


UNSW Open Day 2013

Rose and her team of students are inspiring others to study at UNSW, during UNSW Open Day on the 7th September 2013.


Primary and high school students visit – Monday, 10th December 2012

On Monday, 10 December 2012, several students from local primary and secondary school visited the Particle and Catalysis Research Lab in the Tyree Energy Building. During this visit, the students learned about liquid Nitrogen and how to make ice cream using liquid Nitrogen. The students also learned how to decode secret messages using magic ink. They had fun with ‘gooey slimey’ experiment made of starch and water where students learned about ‘Non-Newtonian Liquid’ concept. 

Primary and High School Students visit – Monday, 10th December 2012

Honeywell Summer School Program

As part of Honeywell Engineering Summer School Program at UNSW, Partcat held a Hydrogen Car Competition for a group of Year 11 students. The students learn about how does a Hydrogen car work – which is through hydrogen fuel cell where electricity is created via electrochemical reactions. If you are interested to find out more about our outreach activities or would like to attend the activity in the future, please email: Mandalena

Honeywell Summer School Program


UNSW Open Day 2012

UNSW Open Day 2012

Partcat group led by Prof Rose Amal, showed off their research to eager Year 12 students during UNSW Open Day 2012.

Ever wondered if it is possible to treat polluted water and generate clean energy at the same time? Our research featuring simultaneous degradation of organic pollutant and hydrogen production was shown during Open Day 2012. Prof Amal and her team showed the science behind this phenomenon, all questions answered! Well, if you think that is cool, the students also get a hands on experience with Hydrogen Car and even have a race. If you are interested to find out more about our outreach activities or would like to attend the activity in the future, please email: Mandalena