Our People

Laboratory Director

Dr John Kavanagh Dr John Kavanagh
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Team Leaders

Professor Fariba Dehghani
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Emeritus Professor Geoff Barton
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Emeritus Professor Hans Coster
T +61 2 9351 2256

Research Team

Audrey Luiz - PhD Candidate
Resource Recovery from Bio-Refinery Wastewater
Supervisors: Dr. John Kavanagh, Emeritus Prof. Geoff Barton
Previous Education:
2009-2012 French « diplôme d'ingénieur Chimie ParisTech », MSc (Chemical Science and Engineering - molecular chemistry), Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), Paris, FRANCE.
2007-2009 University-level preparation for the nationwide competitive entrance exams of the French «Grandes Ecoles ». Lycée Condorcet, Paris, FRANCE.
Part of the Biotechnology and Food Processing Training Centre

Sean Daly - PhD Candidate
Purification and Modification of Poly(hydroxybutyrates) for Biomedical Applications
Supervisors: Dr. John Kavanagh
Part of the Biotechnology and Food Processing Training Centre

Mahshid Farzanehsa
Decolourisation of Molasses Using Ultrafiltration
Supervisors: Dr. John Kavanagh
Part of the Biotechnology and Food Processing Training Centre

Hadeel Al Obeedallah - PhD Candidate
Supervisors: Emeritus Professor Hans Coster

Alumni

Mr Timothy Handelsman - PhD Candidate Submitted 2015
Fermentation Wastewater Treatment

Dr Dale McClure 2014
Mixing in large scale bioreactors

Dr Chuan Guo 2014
Membrane filtration of biorefinery and fermentation effluents

Dr Trevor Walker 2014

Dr Raja Mahanama 2014
Solid phase fermentation of Vitamin K2 rich food supplements for veterinary use

Dr Aydin Berenjian 2014
New Fermentation and Purification Technology for Menaquinone-7 Production

Dr Jie Cen 2013
Characterization of Real Time Behavior of Fouling on the Surface of Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membranes

Dr Dan Ryan 2009 Postdoctoral Research
Dr Dan Ryan joined the University of Sydney in 2005 from Rhodes University where he researched process intensification of microbial fermentation. His research explored the hierarchical development of integrated treatment systems utilising technologies from both the chemical process engineering and biotechnology disciplines.

Dr Andrew Gadd 2011
A conceptual model for electrocoagulation of organic pollutants