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Mimicking the Stenocara beetle hydrophilic/hydrophobic surfaces

The Stenocara beetle (a native of the Namibian desert in Africa) has a unique external surface comprised of hydrophilic/hydrophobic regions which act as a water capture device. The more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Environmental Law

Environmental Law has expanded to meet the needs of both Australian environmental specialists and those from other countries. International and comparative environmental law units a more...

Supervisor(s): Lyster, Rosemary (Professor), Black, Celeste (Associate Professor), Stephens, Tim (Professor)

Improving the auditability of soil carbon

Soil systems are recognised as a significant terrestrial sink of carbon. The reliable assessment and monitoring of soil carbon stocks is of key importance for soil conservation and more...

Supervisor(s): McBratney, Alex (Professor)

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)

Regulation of ion transport in the respiratory epithelium in health and disease

The project will focus on elucidating the mechanisms by which respiratory pathogens including influenza, parainfluenza, avian influenza (H5N1) viruses, and microbacterium tuberculos more...

Supervisor(s): Cook, David I (Professor)

Competitive migration of proteins within droplets and particles during spray drying

The objectives of this project are to assess what types of proteins are most effective as encapsulating materials for spray-dried sticky materials such as sugars and how and why the more...

Supervisor(s): Langrish, Timothy (Professor)

Archaeology

Archaeology provides a vivid understanding of how the past informs our present.  The department specialises in classical archaeology of the Mediterranean (Greece and Italy), th more...

Supervisor(s): Hiscock, Peter (Professor), Betts, Alison (Associate Professor), Fletcher, Roland John (Professor), Miller, Margaret (Professor), Robinson, Ted (Dr), Beaumont, Lesley (Associate Professor), Faulkner, Patrick (Dr), Flexner, James (Dr)

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 (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)

Novel inhalation formulation to improve quality of life of cystic fibrosis sufferers

Respiratory infection is the number one cause of death world-wide with limited therapies other than tablet or intravenous injection. This multi-faceted PhD project will focus on dev more...

Supervisor(s): Traini, Daniela (Professor)