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Fuels and chemicals from biomass

This research involves investigating the production of fuels and chemicals from biomass through novel processing routes that have minimal environmental impact. more...

Supervisor(s): Montoya, Alejandro (Dr), Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Hydrogen production from biomass and waste fuels

This project will investigate experimentally, different thermochemical techniques for converting biomass into useful energy. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Surface attached enzymes for the production of biomass energy from agricultural waste

The ability to attach functional proteins, antibodies and enzymes to surfaces underpins the development of the next generation of implantable medical devices, biosensors and protein more...

Supervisor(s): Bilek, Marcela (Professor)

Charcoal production during prescribed fire and its role in carbon turnover

Prescribed fires convert variable amounts of biomass into a variety of forms of ‘black carbon’.  Both the rate (and efficiency) of conversion and the forms of black more...

Supervisor(s): Adams, Mark (Professor)

Biological flocculation of suspended particle matter in nutrient-rich acqueous ecosystems

This project is aimed to investigate the flocculation dynamics of biomineral suspended particle matter (SPM) in turbulently-stirred waters. The objective is to assess the effect of more...

Supervisor(s): Maggi, Federico (Dr)

Catalysis of Sustainable Processes

Available projects involve the development of novel catalysts for the generation of hydrogen by splitting water with sunlight, for biomass conversion, for green industrial oxidation more...

Supervisor(s): Masters, Tony (Associate Professor)

Tailoring biochar for environmental applications

Biomass-derived natural biochar, also referred to as black carbon, is ubiquitous in soils. Soil biochar can influence a number of biogeochemical processes, and serves as a sink for more...

Supervisor(s): Singh, Balwant (Professor)

Novel, nanoporous silicon carbide nanomaterials

This project involves the preparation, characterisation and comparison of porous, silicon carbide films utilising various polymeric precursors and techniques. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Designing tailored nanomaterials for CO2 capture

In this project we will develop a porous coating for our novel nano-structured CaO sorbent which will prevent abrasion of the particles inside the fluidised bed reactor, and th more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Are ecological interactions in urban landscapes disrupted by shifts in biodiversity?

There are numerous opportunities for research projects pursuing questions driven by the main themes in our research.  My research group uses multi-species multi-scale approache more...

Supervisor(s): Hochuli, Dieter (Professor)