Our People

Team Leaders

Brian Haynes David Fletcher Dr Alejandro Montoya
Professor Brian Haynes
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Adjunct Professor David Fletcher
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Dr Alejandro Montoya
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Research Staff

Marta Kremky - Research Support Officer
Education: MA Translation and Interpreting, University of New South Wales; BA European Studies, Warsaw University


Xiao Liang - Research Associate
Biomass Degradation - Decomposition of Cellulose
Education: PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney; BE Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Xiamen University



Sergio Londono - Senior Process Research Engineer
Education: M.E.R (Master Engineering Research) University of Sydney; BE Chemical Engineering, University of Antioquia, Colombia



Ryan Zhou - Research Associate
Reaction Kinetics Using a Combination of Theoretical, Experimental and Detailed Kinetic Modelling Approaches
Education: PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney; BE Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology

Research Team

David Alam - ME Candidate
Hydrothermal Decomposition of Lignocellulosic Biomass and Lignin Model Compounds
Supervisor: Dr Alejandro Montoya
Education: BE Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney


Juan David Gonzalez Calderon - PhD Candidate
Ammonia Oxidation
Supervisor: Dr Alejandro Montoya
Education: MSc Chemistry Sciences University of Antioquia; BE Chemistry University of Antioquia


Yin Cao - PhD Candidate
Mass Transfer in Microchannels
Supervisor: Dr Alejandro Montoya
Education: BE Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney


Zhenlui Dai - PhD Candidate
Experimental Study of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Tortuous Microchannels
Supervisor: Professor Brian Haynes
Education: ME Thermal Engineering, Shandong University; BE Thermal Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University


Conrad Harvey Ralph Gillard - PhD Candidate
Catalytic Degradation of Lignin in Subcritical Water
Supervisor: Dr Alejandro Montoya
Education: BE Chemical Engineering, The University of Sydney


Zhenyi (Simon) Guo - PhD Candidate
Transport Phenomena of Multiphase Flow in Microchannels
Supervisor: Professor Brian Haynes
Education: ME Chemical Engineering, The University of Sydney; BE Materials Science, Jilin University


Yaya He - ME Candidate
Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass
Supervisor: Professor Brian Haynes
Education: BE Chemical Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing


Banan Ismail Zare Hudaib - PhD Candidate
Education: MSc Chemical Engineering (Water Treatment), Jordan University of Science and Technology; BSc Chemical Engineering,The University of Jordan
Supervisor: Dr Alejandro Montoya


Chris Jazrawi - PhD Candidate
Biomass Processing
Supervisor: Professor Brian Haynes
Education: BE Chemical Engineering, The University of Sydney


Jason Mann - PhD Candidate
CO2 Sequestration
Supervisor: Professor Brian Haynes
Education: BE Chemical Engineering (Hons), Newcastle University; BSc Chemistry, Newcastle University


Kambiz Shojaee - PhD Candidate
DFT Modeling of Ammonia Oxidation on Cobalt Oxide
Supervisor: Dr Alejandro Montoya
Education: MSc Chemical Engineering (Nano-technology), Tehran Polytechnic; BSc Chemical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology


Ali Zafaranloo - PhD Candidate
CFD Modelling of Annular Flow in Microchannels
Supervisor: Professor Brian Haynes
Education: MPE Mechanical Engineering (Thermo Fluids), University of Sydney; BSc Mechanical Engineering, Azad University of Tehran South Branch


Mohammad Zangouei - PhD Candidate
Direct Conversion of Methane to Liquid Fuels
Supervisor: Professor Brian Haynes
Education: MSc Chemical Engineering (Thermokinetics), Tarbiat Modares University; BSc Chemical Engineering (Gas Industries), Persian Gulf University


Sisi Zheng - PhD Candidate
Methanol Partial Oxidation on Silver Catalyst
Supervisor: Professor Brian Haynes
Education: BE Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University


Visiting Scholars and Honorary Associates

Dr Raghvendra Gupta - Honorary Research Associate
Education: PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney; ME Aerospace Engineering, IISc, Bangalore, India; BTech Chemical Engineering, HBTI, Kanpur, India


Dr Jessy Lee - Honorary Research Associate
Education: PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney


Dr Sharon Leung - Honorary Research Associate
Education: PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney


Dr Asanka Rahubadda - Honorary Research Associate
Education: PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney


Dr Zanying Zheng - Honorary Research Associate
Education: PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney