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

Chuan Guo - PhD Candidate
Membrane filtration of biorefinery and fermentation effluents
Supervisors: Emeritus Prof. Hans Coster
Education: 2009-Present PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia; 2005-2008 BE in Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia

Dale McClure - PhD Candidate
Mixing in large scale bioreactors
Supervisors: Dr. John Kavanagh, Emeritus Prof. Geoff Barton and Adj/Prof. David Fletcher
Education: 2011-Present PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia; 2005-2010 BE/BSci, University of Sydney, Australia.

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.

Trevor Walker - PhD Candidate (Geoff Barton)

Alumni

Dr Raja Mahanama
Solid phase fermentation of Vitamin K2 rich food supplements for veterinary use
Education: 2010-1013 PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia;
2009-2010 MEng in Sustainable Processing, The University of Sydney;
2004-2008 BEng, Food & Biochemical (University of Moratuwa) Sri Lanka

Dr Aydin Berenjian - PhD 2013
New Fermentation and Purification Technology for Menaquinone-7 Production
Education: PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia;
MSc in Chemical Engineering (Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran)

Dr Jie Cen -2013
Characterization of Real Time Behavior of Fouling on the Surface of Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membranes
Education: 2008-2013 PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia;
2004-2007 BE (Chemical and Material), The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr Dan Ryan
Dan 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
"A conceptual model for electrocoagulation of organic pollutants"

Andrew started researching electrocoagulation at the University of Sydney for his undergraduate thesis in 2005. He continued this work with the support of the Australian Research Council and a large multinational industry partner.