Our People

Team Leader

Associate Professor Ali Abbas Associate Professor Ali Abbas

Postgraduate Students

Norhuda Abdul Manaf - PhD Candidate
Model-based strategies for operational management of flexible amine-based Post-combustion Carbon dioxide Capture (PCC) processes
Supervisor: Associate Professor Ali Abbas
Education: PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
2010, MSc (Safety, Health and Environment), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
2006, Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Aldric Tumilar - PhD Candidate
Industrial Ecology on technological innovation of algae process
Supervisor: A/Prof Ali Abbas and Professor Fariba Dehghani
Education:2013-present, PhD (Chemical Engineering), The University of Sydney.
2008-2011, MPhil (Chemical Engineering), The University of Sydney
(Process Modelling and Economics for Conversion of Rice Husks and Algae to Biofuels)
2006-2007, MSc (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineeirng), The university of Sydney
1999-2004, BSc/BE (Computer Science/Chemical Engineering w/ minor in Mathematics), Iowa State University, Ames, IA USA 50014 and Des Moines Area Community College, Ames, IA USA
(Texas Hold'em Poker Online using C#
Optimizing a Chemical Plant using HYSYS in the production of Benzene
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Mona Hamad - PhD Candidate
Stem cell expansion studies for the treatment of leukaemia
Supervisor: Associate Professor Ali Abbas]]
[[Education:
PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
2011, Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry Advanced with Honours, University of Wollongong, Australia.

Mengyu Wang - PhD Candidate
Computational design of optimal working fluids
Supervisor: Associate Professor Ali Abbas
Educational: PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
2012, BE (Chemical), University of Sydney, Australia

Forough Parvareh - PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Associate Professor Ali Abbas
Educational: PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia

Minh Tri Luu - PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Associate Professor Ali Abbas
Educational: PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia

Visiting

Manop Charoenchaitrakool (Kiang)
Manop Charoenchaitrakool (Kiang) graduated with Bachelor of Engineering and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is an academic staff at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Kasetsart University, Thailand. His research focuses are mainly on the dissolution rate enhancement of poorly water-soluble drugs using dense CO2 technology, the precipitation by gas anti-solvent process and the supercritical fluid extraction. Currently, he has received the 2012 Endeavour Research Fellowship to conduct a 6-month research project with Dr. Ali Abbas and Assoc/Prof.Dr. Fariba Dehghani. His research topic is the preparation of alginate beads loaded with probiotics via a spinning disk reactor. The aim of this research is to improve the survivability of probiotic organisms in acidic conditions.


Sophie Solchenbach
Sophie's project aims at understanding the metabolism of Aspergillus Terrus, a cholesterol drug producing fungus. To do this, Sophie is building a metabolic pathway model to better understand the metabolic reaction network as well as the role of culture media in drug biosynthesis.

Alumni

Postgraduate Students

Recently Submitted
Abdul Qadir - PhD Candidate Submitted 2015
Modular solar powered adsorption cooling device.

Muhamad Hafiz Abd Rahim - PhD Candidate Submitted 2015
ways to convert crude glycerol biosynthetically using fungi

2014
Alan Tomlinson
Mehek Akmal Haq (ME Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

2013
Rajab Khalilpour

2012
Dia Milani

2010
Nathalie Bou Karam (Now with Energy Resouces Consulting)
Angayar Pavanasam

2009
Omid Jam (Now with Energy Resouces Consulting)
Reza Alaeddini
Jose Korath

Undergraduate Students

2011
Hee-Chan Jang (MIPPS scholar-at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineeing - Sydney University)
Manisha Dhanrajani
James Greer (2011 Poster award)
Emma Monks
Jason Wong
Laurence Young

2010
Thomas Booby (MIPPS scholar)
Jonathan Trevor (MIPPS scholar)
Prue Hatcher (now with Evans & Peck)
Ishan Sane
Ulysses Luther (now with James Hardey) 2010 Poster award

2009
Kate Macfarlane (MIPPS scholar)
Basil Anikin
Binfeng Zhang
Wei Jin Leng
Moosa Al Faqir

2008
Stevani Kho (MIPPS scholar)
Mehdi Hassani (now with FMG Global)
Perry Johnson (now at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineeing - Sydney University)

Visitors

Linda Winstanley - 2011 (now at Loughborough University)
Irene Rubalcaba - 2010 (now at KEO International Consultants)
Sung-chan (Samuel) choi - 2010
Christian Roth - 2009
David Widenski - 2008 (now at Louisiana State University)