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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)

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)

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)

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)

How does carbon affect soil structure?

Soil structure plays an important role in maintaining the quality of soil, mediating important biological, chemical and physical soil processes. Soil structure determines water rete more...

Supervisor(s): McBratney, Alex (Professor)

Science-driven, integrated management of Sydney estuary, NSW

This proposal is for the construction of a comprehensive spatial database with which managers can interrogate, in real time, all available physical, chemical and environmental infor more...

Supervisor(s): Birch, Gavin (Associate Professor)

Biosensors and arrays for detection of disease

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)

Link between ATP supply and consumption in the maintenance of the shape of the red blood cell in normal and disease states

The link between the main energy supply (ATP from glycolysis) and its consumption by the cytoskeleton will be studied by using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, compute more...

Supervisor(s): Kuchel, Philip (Emeritus Professor)

Targeted delivery of anticancer agents

An ideal anticancer agent is one that is inert as it moves around the body, is selectively taken up by cancer cells, and is activated once inside those cells. The multiple oxidation more...

Supervisor(s): Hambley, Trevor (Emeritus Professor)