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Laboratory Director

Dr Soryong Chae

Dr Soryong Chae
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Research Staff

Tahereh Noeiaghaei - PhD Candidate
Fullerene-enabled TiO2 Membranes for Advanced Oxidation of Wastewater
Supervisors: Dr Soryong Chae (supervisor), Assoc Prof Vincent Gomez (co-supervisor)
Education: 2011-Present PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia; 2008-2010 MSc (Chemical Engineering), Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran; 2003-2007 BSc (Chemical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.


Farideh Heidarpour - PhD Candidate
Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Water Treatment
Supervisor: Dr Soryong Chae
Education: 2012-Present PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia; MSc (Water Treatment Engineering) at the University Putra Malaysia; BSc (Physics) at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.


Ji Eun Lee - PhD Candidate
RO Concentrate Treatment by Carbon Nanotube Membrane
Supervisors: Dr Soryong Chae, Assoc Prof Andrew Minett (Co-supervisor)
Education: 2012-Present PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia; 2007-2009 MSc (Construction environment engineering) at the University of Science & Technology, Korea; BSc (Environmental Science, Chemistry) at Seoul Women's University, Korea.


Murat Cakici - PhD Candidate
Water Treatment and Re-use in Coal Mining
Supervisor: Dr Soryong Chae
Education: 2012-Present PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia; 2007-2010 MPhil (Mining Engineering) at the University of Queensland, Australia; 1998-2004 BSc (Mining Engineering) at the Hacettepe University, Turkey.


Hee-Chan Jang - Research Assistant
Supervisor: Dr Soryong Chae
Education: 2008-Present BE (Chemical & Biomolecular)& BSc (Chemistry), The University of Sydney, Australia

Undergraduate Thesis Students

Annabel Lim (2013): Recycling of the White Water into Compatible Batches (MIPPS project with Dow Chemical)
Daniel John (2013): Process Performance and Fouling Characteristics of Pressurised Ultrafiltration Membranes for Water Treatment
Marija Petkovic (2012): Modelling of Energy Storage Systems for Wind Power (MIPPS project with GHD)
Jun Chen (2012): Synthesis of TiO2 Nanotube on Ti mesh for advanced oxidation of wastewater
Benton Ng (2012): Fabrication of Anti-biofouling Membranes for Water Treatment
Mohd Syafiq Abd Kadir (2012): Process Performance and Fouling Characteristics of Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Membranes under Submerged Operation Condition
Michell Liu (2011): Characterisation of Uranium Ion Exchange in Carbonate Systems (MIPPS project with ANSTO)
Henry Melloy (2011): Anti-Fouling Properties of Nano-Composite Membranes in Dead-End Filtration
Wissam AL Tabbal (2011): Anti-biofouling Property of Nano-Composite Membranes for Water Treatment and Wastewater Reuse

Collaborations