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Why are Ionic Liquids Extraordinary Solvents?

The use of ionic liquids has exploded over the last decades as solvents for unusual or difficult chemical syntheses.  These liquids consist solely of ions and have melting poin more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Laboratory Exobiology: Prebiotic Environments in Ionic Liquids?

Life in the universe is widely presumed only to be viable in the ‘Goldilocks zone’ around a star, where liquid water is available.  Some have speculated that Titan more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (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)

Fluorescent sensing arrays to study metal ions in the environment

This project involves developing new methods to detect and measure metal ions from complex solutions such as river and blood. more...

Supervisor(s): New, Elizabeth (Associate Professor)

Understanding slip and designing new slippery surfaces

Investigation of the properties of surfaces that affect the slip of liquids at solid interface, with the potential to develop more energy-efficient microfluidic devices. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Soil Organic Carbon amount and turnover time in perturbated soil systems using radioactive carbon signature

The project is aimed at modeling the stock and turover time of carbon-based soil organic matter using 12C and 14C observations in non-stationary systems. The modeling foresees the u more...

Supervisor(s): Maggi, Federico (Dr)

Integrated soil ecosystem modeling

This project is aimed improve the highly mechanistic model TOUGHREACTN for soil biogeochemistry by including plants interaction and climate. The aim is to provide modelers and decis more...

Supervisor(s): Maggi, Federico (Dr)

Functional structured polymer coatings for water condensation

Development and optimisation of micro-patterned surfaces that can collect water by condensation from humid air. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

New self-assembled monolayers for surface modification of surfaces in electronic components

Investigation of the new families of self-assembled monolayers to be used with non-protic solvents. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

New liquid-infused surfaces based on wrinkled Teflon

Investigation of the new families of slippery nanostructured surfaces with reduced hydrodynamic drag. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)