Our People

Team Leader

Associate Professor Marjorie Valix Associate Professor Marjorie Valix
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Research Team

Oi Sum (Amy) Chan - PhD Candidate
Biohydropyrolysis of E-wastes.
Education PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Sydney, Australia
2010, MPhil of Engineering, majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
2008, Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST).

Young Hong - PhD Candidate
Recovery of base and precious metals from electronic waste through bioleaching
Supervisor: Marjorie Valix
Education: 2013, BE (Chemical and Biomolecular) and BComm (Finance), University of Sydney

Md Karim Nazemi - PhD Candidate
Corrosion study of polymer coatings used in sewer concrete pipes
Education: 2012-Present, PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
2010, Master of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2007, BSc in Materials Science Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Masha Saidan - PhD Candidate
Bioleaching of E-wastes.
Education 2010-Present, PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Sydney, Australia

Rubika Sendanayaka Achchige - PhD Candidate

Jeanette Sio - MPhil Candidate
Influence of Pozzolanic Material in the Conversion and Corrosion Behaviour of Calcium Aluminate Cement
Supervisor: A/Prof. Marjorie Valix
Education: 1994, BSc (Chemical Engineering), University of the Philippines, Philippines

Mohammad Soleimani - PhD Candidate
Education: Present, PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Sydney, Australia

Hee-Chan Jang - PhD Candidate
Leaching of Nickel waste
Supervisor: A/Prof. Marjorie Valix
Education: 2008-2012, BE (Chemical & Biomolecular)& BSc (Chemistry), The University of Sydney, Australia

Alumni

2011

Diyana Zamri - MPhil
Biogenic and Chemical Corrosion of Inorganic Sacrificial Coatings in Sour Media
Graduate destination: Manildra Group, NSW.

Hiro Mineyama - PhD
Optimal Management of Corrosion by Biodegradaton of Polymer Coating in Sour Media.

2010

Wei Seng
Reductive Activation of Primary and Altered Ilmenite Ores for Leaching
PhD Thesis submitted to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, PhD Submitted 2009, PhD Awarded 2010.
Graduate destination: BHP Billiton

Jessica Tang
Chemical and Bioleaching of Limonite and Nontronite by Fungi Metabolic Acids
PhD Thesis submitted to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, PhD awarded 2009, PhD Awarded 2010.
Graduate destination: Caltex.

2009

Anat Deepatana
Recovery of Nickel and Cobalt from the Organic Complex Solution in Bioleaching of Nickel Laterite Ores
PhD Thesis submitted to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, PhD awarded 2009.
Graduate destination: Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Burapha University, Thailand.

2008

Surinder Katyal
Thermal Analysis of Raw and Treated Bagasse
PhD Thesis submitted to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, PhD awarded 2008.
Graduate destination: not known.

Liwen Le
Biological Leaching of Nickel Laterite Ores Using Multi-heavy Metal Tolerant Micro-organisms
MSc Thesis submitted to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, MSc awarded 2008.
Graduate destination: Process Engineer, Hatch.

2007

Neilesh Syna
Bagasse Activated Carbon for the Recovery of Gold from Cyanide, Thiourea and Thiosulfate Complexes
PhD Thesis submitted to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, PhD awarded 2007.
Graduate destination: Intec and AREVA, France (2009)

Pre-2007

Kaiyan Zhang
Tailor Making Activated Carbons From Bagasse For Adsorption Of Chromium And Lead From Waste Waters
PhD Thesis submitted to the Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Sydney, PhD awarded 2005.
Graduate destination: not known

Lydia (J.Y.) Tang
Bioleaching Of Low Grade Nickel Laterite Ore with Heterotrophic Micro-Organisms
PhD Thesis submitted to the Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Sydney, PhD awarded 2004.
Graduate destination: BHP Billiton

Shane Askew
Sugar cane wax : refining processes, chemical composition and physical properties
PhD Thesis submitted to James Cook University, PhD Awarded 2002.
Graduate destination: not known

Carlos Hurtado
Morphology and filtration studies of sugar cane wax
MSc thesis submitted to James Cook University, MSc awarded 2000.
Graduate destination: Process Engineer, CSR Victoria Sugar Mill from 2000, current position unknown.