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: PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
2010, MSc Chemistry Sciences University of Antioquia
2008, 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
CFD Modelling of Gas-Liquid Phase Change in Microchannels
Supervisor: Professor Brian Haynes,Adjunct Professor David Fletcher
Education: 2011, ME Chemical Engineering, The University of Sydney
2009, BE Materials Science, Jilin University

Yaya He - PhD 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
Study the effect of diffusion flame Interactions on flame characteristics in multi-port burner
Education: 2013-Present, PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
2010, MSc Chemical Engineering (Water Treatment), Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
2008, BSc Chemical Engineering, The University of Jordan, 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
Fundamental aspects of ammonia oxidation on cobalt oxide catalysts
Supervisor: Dr Alejandro Montoya
Education: 2010-Present, PhD Candidate in Chemical and Buimolecular Engineering, University of Sydney
2006, MSc Chemical Engineering (Nano-technology), Tehran Polytechnic
2001, 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