• 2024 minus-thin plus-thin

    Conferred in 2024

    Name Thesis title Principal Supervisor
    Ahmad Altayyeb Microfluidics-assisted viral transduction for CAR T-cell manufacture Prof Craig Priest
    Jason Jarvinen Wholesale demand response using HVAC intervention in commercial buildings Prof Frank Bruno
    Jingyuan Zhao Renewable electricity power generation from solar steam generation processes Prof Haolan Xu
    Linda Rozenberga Metal organic framework based optical fibre sensor for Fe3+ concentration measurements Prof David Beattie
    Mahshid Ghasemi Esfidvajani

    Unravelling biochemical effects of radiosensitizing gold nanoparticles on cancer cells at the cell population, single-cell, and molecular levels

    Prof Ivan Kempson
    Mohamed Taha Amen High-performance heterojunction FETs for bioelectrical signals monitoring Prof Benjamin Thierry 
    Stephanie Macwilliams Interfacial crystallisation of lipids at isolated oil-water interfaces studied with x-ray scattering and tensiometry Prof Marta Krasowska 
  • 2023 minus-thin plus-thin

    Conferred in 2023

    Name Thesis title Principal Supervisor
    Alexandru Gheorghiu Plasma surface modification for the integrated isolation and electrochemical detection of nano-biomarkers in microchannels Dr Melanie MacGregor
    Alireza Hassanshahi Developing a systemic monoclonal antibody therapy for the treatment of large burn injuries Prof Allison Cowin
    Andre Abou Hatem Advancing capabilities of multi-kilowatt off-axis laser metal deposition process for additive manufacturing of stainless steel for industrial applications Prof Krasi Vasilev
    Artur Medon Enhancing phase change material heat transfer with additive manufacturing for the thermal management of high-powered CubeSat electronics Prof Peter Murphy
    Bo Shao Design and fabrication of highly efficient 3D photothermal evaporators for solar steam generation Prof Haolan Xu
    Ester Lubomirsky Hierarchically porous polymer monoliths for separation science Dr Dario Arrua

    Fernando Fagundes Fontana

    Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for downhole chemical assay Asoc Prof Caroline Tiddy

    Jacob Dalgleish

    Investigation of conducting polymer: dopant systems for active IR modulation technology Dr Kamil Zuber

    James Dankwah

    Improved understanding of the fundamentals of coarse particle flotation Prof Bill Skinner
    Ji Wang Study on transcritical CO2 heat pumps for simultaneous heating and cooling Prof Frank Bruno
    Jonathon Wood AFM nanomechanical analysis of nanostructured anti-bacterial surfaces Prof Krasi Vasilev
    Jowenna Sim Comparative effects of agricultural pesticides on South Australian soil microbial functions Prof Enzo Lombi
    Kwaku Boateng Owusu Sensing and optimisation of autogenous (AG) and semi-autogenous (SAG) grinding mills Dr Richmond Asamoah
    Luqman Yunos Towards the Next Generation Vehicle (NxGV): frequency selective surface on low emissivity plastic windows Prof Peter Murphy
    Quang Nghia Pham Enrichment and proteomic analysis of placenta-specific extracellular vesicles towards non-invasive diagnosis of preeclampsia Prof Benjamin Thierry
    Siti Mokhtar Electrochemistry and biocompatibility of microneedle towards skin sampling Prof Drew Evans
    Tahlia Kennewell Investigating the efficacy of Deferiprone and Gallium-Protoporphyrin Chitogel in chronic wound infection Dr Zlatko Kopecki
    Wan Noor Sofia Wan Shamsuddin Environmentally durable low-e coatings Dr Marta Llusca Jane
  • 2022 minus-thin plus-thin

    Conferred in 2022

    Name Thesis title Principal Supervisor
    Bismark Amankwaa-Kyeremeh Pulp chemistry sensing and optimisation of flotation circuits Dr Richmond Asamoah
    Catherine Fung Static and dynamic behaviour of ionic liquid films studied with the surface force apparatus Professor Craig Priest
    Douglas Howard Single cell analysis of gold and gold-core/silica-shell nanoparticles for radiosensitisation Professor Ivan Kempson
    Hazem Abdelmaksoud Fabrication of germanium nanostructures for bioanalytical applications Dr. Martin Sweetman
    Maja Arsic Investigating foliar-applied phosphorus absorption and translocation in barley using bioimaging techniques Professor Enzo Lombi
    Mohammed Mahmoud Silicon-based thin-film anodes for lithium-ion batteries using physical vapour deposition Professor Colin Hall
    Pan Wu Interfacial solar driven evaporation for soil remediation Dr Gary Owens
    Parisa Badiee A nanomedicine approach for immune checkpoint inhibition: towards better and safer cancer immunotherapy Professor Benjamin Thierry
    Pouya Dehghankelishadi High density lipoprotein: a natural multi-functional nanomedicine for targeted delivery of radiosensitisers to the tumour microenvironment Professor Benjamin Thierry
    Philip Forson Separation of Au-rich arsenopyrite and arsenian pyrite from pyrite in refractory ores and concentrates Professor William Skinner
    Samuel Weckert Experimental methodology for populating and validating a two-phase model for sands and soils under explosive loading Professor William Skinner
    Ting Gao Design and fabrication of highly efficient photothermal evaporators for poratble solar-stream generation systems Professor Haolan Xu
    Yida Wang Energy management in interfacial solar evaporation systems Professor Haolan Xu
  • 2021 minus-thin plus-thin

    Conferred in 2021

    Name Thesis title Principal Supervisor
    Adrienne Brotodewo Zircon as a geochemical exploration tool for iron oxide-copper-gold deposits: a case study of the Gawler Craton, South Australia Associate Professor
    Caroline Tiddy
    James Chan Macroporous polymer monoliths for whole blood sample preparation; from whole blood to plasma and blood cells Professor Emily Hilder
    Jeanette Tan Development of clay-graphene oxide nancomposite adsorbents for the removal of heavy metals in wastewater Dr Gary Owens
    Jumal Ibrahim Developing an atmospheric plasma surface engineering process for cell therapy applications Associate Professor
    Jason Whittle
    Ky Nam Mai

    The effect of strip casting on microstructural development in dual phase steels

    Professor Nikki Stanford
    Laura Gonzalez Garcia Surface engineered microneedles for delivery of bioactive compounds Professor Krasi Vasilev
    Min Kim Template assisted carbon based porous materials for environmental and energy applications Professor Peter Murphy
    Mona Tarek Elsemary Microfluidic manufacturing of chimeric antigen receptor&nbsp:t-calls Professor Benjamin Thierry
    Neeraj Verma In-vivo sampling strategies: development of a robust equilibrium approach Professor Emily Hilder
    Piotr Pawliszak Hydrodynamic boundary conditionsat fluid-liquid interfaces: from fundamentals to application Associate Professor
    Marta Krasowska
    Sara Thomas Novel polymer phase for sample preparation Professor Emily Hilder
    Shihong Xu Improving the floatability of oxidised pyrite Professor William Skinner 

    Vithya Saahar Sethu Madhavan

    Interaction of conducting polymers with anions in water Professor Drew Evans
    Zhengyang Jia Development of imaging methods/models to study oral vaccination and/or delivery of biologics Professor Benjamin Thierry
  • 2020 minus-thin plus-thin

    Conferred in 2020

    Name Thesis title Principal Supervisor
    Anouck Burzava Design and evaluation of blood-contacting coatings Professor Hans Griesser
    Argha Chakraborty Interplay of an antifungal coating and surface micro-cone structure on the biological responses of attaching fungal and mammalian cells  Professor Hans Griesser
    Brock Le Cerf Atomic force microscopy and spectroscopic studies of crosslinking induced changes in the extracellular matrix that influence nanomechanical properties Dr Marta Krasowska
    Claudia Binder Probing the diffusional mass transfer across the liquid-liquid interface in microfluidic devices: insights into solvent extraction and third phase Associate Professor Craig Priest
    Durr-E-Shahwar Noman Green synthesis of novel metal oxide-biopolymer nanocomposites for wastewater treatment Dr Gary Owens
    Dylan Peukert Stochastic modelling of gold nanoparticle enhancement of dose and reactive species yield for proton therapy Associate Professor Ivan Kempson
    Eline Baudet Mineralogy and geochemical footprint of the Bulldog Shale and the Cadna-owie Formation, Eromanga Basin, South Australia: an example from the Prominent Hill deposit Dr Caroline Tiddy
    Emmanuel Baawuah Application of new processing technologies for cost reduction in magnetite ore beneficiation Professor William Skinner
    George Abaka-Wood Beneficiation of rare earth elements minerals from tailings as an analogue of complex low grade ores Professor William Skinner
    Gink Yang The role of flightless I in epidermal stem cell division, proliferation and differentiation during development, homeostasis, wound healing and epidermolysis bullosa-cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma Professor Allison Cowin
    Hongfang Wang Substrate effects on surface interactions at ultrathin polymer coatings Professor Hans Griesser
    Jebum Choi Novel approaches in photoelectrode design for dye-sensitised solar cells Professor Peter Murphy
    Jessie Webber Towards multilayered emulsion applications: polyelectrolyte multilayers at interfaces Associate Professor David Beattie
    Jitesh Hora Nanostructuring of ultra-thin films on polymeric substrates Associate Professor Drew Evans
    Junaiz Rehmen Engineering of vapour deposited conducting polymers on complex substrates Associate Professor Drew Evans
    Ludivine Delon Microfluidic intestine-on-a-chip in vitro models for improved understanding of intestinal particulate carrier absorption and interaction with mucus Associate Professor Benjamin Thierry
    Meysam Rezaeishahmirzadi Isolation and analysis of circulating fetal cells: towards improved non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders Associate Professor Benjamin Thierry
    Mustapha Adam Enhancing iron ore sinter feed granulation Professor William Skinner
    Natalie Benbow An infrared spectroscopic study of fucoidan/chitosan polyelectrolyte multilayers for biomedical applications Associate Professor David Beattie
    Ricardo Ferreira Neto Micro-sampling of whole blood and plasma-like fraction collection using porous polymer monolith technology Professor Emily Hilder
    Stephanie Lamont-Friedrich Investigation of the activity of a caspofungin-grafted surface coating on attaching pathogenic fungi Professor Hans Griesser
    Thea Read The absorption and translocation of foliar-applied zinc oxide nanoparticle fertilisers in wheat Professor Enzo Lombi
    Thuy Thi Thanh Pham Development of a solid-state biodiagnostic platform based on indium oxide nanoribbon field effect transistors Associate Professor Benjamin Thierry
    Valentina Milanova Cation exchange reaction in colloidal nanocrystals: a versatile approach towards improved cancer imaging and radiotherapy Associate Professor Benjamin Thierry
  • 2019 minus-thin plus-thin

    Conferred in 2019

    Name Thesis title Principal Supervisor
    Adam Sutton Improving the sustainability of analytical separation science Professor Emily Hilder
    Adel Dalilottojari Antimicrobial coatings for biomedical and wound healing devices Professor Peter Hoffmann
    Farzana Kastury Bioaccessibility, bioavailability and remediation of metal(loid)s from mining/smelting impacted dust and soil Associate Professor Albert Juhasz
    Gulliver Conroy Computer simulated modelling for environmental risk governance of engineered nanomaterials: uncertainty communication and the development of policy relevant knowledge Professor Enzo Lombi
    Hannah Thomas Flightless I regulation of pericyte function in acute and diabetic wound healing Professor Allison Cowin
    Javad Naderi Strategies for combatting the formation of fungal biofilms on biomaterials surfaces Professor Hans Griesser
    Keith Quast Characterisation and processing of lateritic mineral ores for enhanced recovery of values Professor William Skinner
    Nishtha Gaur Investigating plasma-tissue interactions in the context of wound healing Professor Robert Short
    Qing Xiao Heavy metal accumulation and bioaccessibility in traditional Chinese medicines Dr Gary Owens
    Rahul Madathiparambil Visalakshan Nano engineered surfaces to control biological response Professor Krasi Vasilev
    Rinku Chhasatia Optical and electrochemical platforms for detection of insulin secreted by human islets Dr Beatriz Prieto Simon
    Satriyo Wahono Natural zeolites and plasma surface engineering for innovating biogas purification and advanced adsorbents Professor Krasi Vasilev
    Simarpreet Kaur Fundamental understanding, development and industrial applications of copper binding glutaraldehyde-polyethyleneimine coatings: antifouling, remediation, and sensing Associate Professor Ivan Kempson
    Stefani Griesser Antimicrobial coatings for biomedical and wound healing devices Professor Krasi Vasilev
    Zhaobin Guo Bioengineered vascularized microfluidic model: towards improved cancer therapy risk reduction and in vitro evaluation of the metastatic process Professor Emily Hilder
  • 2018 minus-thin plus-thin

    Conferred in 2018

    Name Thesis title Principal Supervisor
    Andrew Harris Solar-power enhanced electroosmotic dewatering and consolidation of model clay mineral tailings Professor Jonas Addai-Mensah
    Cameron Ollson The influence of co-contaminants on the bioavailability and bioaccessibility of arsenic, cadmium and lead Associate Professor Albert Juhasz
    Chunli Lu Crystallization of gold crystals at ethylene glycol-room temperature ionic liquid interfaces over a wide temperature range Professor Peter Majewski
    Gurwinder Singh Novel activated porous biocarbons: synthesis, characterization and application for CO2 adsorption Professor Ajayan Vinu
    Hamid Ilbeygi Design and synthesis of multifunctional nanoporous heteropolyacids for energy storage applications Professor Ajayan Vinu
    Maria Faustorilla Determination of total petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater through improved analytical techniques Associate Professor Zuliang Chen
    Mercy Benzigar Fabrication of mesoporous fullerenes with ordered porous structures for energy applications Professor Ajayan Vinu
    Muhammed Khan Comparison of the ecotoxicity of fresh and weathered hydrocarbon contaminated soils using wheat and Australian native grasses Professor Megh Mallavarapu
    My Truong Rec1-resilin: an advanced multi-stimuli responsive protein polymer Professor Naba Dutta
    Nazanin Nikoo Jamal Interactions of engineered nanoparticles with economically important food crops Dr Gary Owens
    Ohene Karikari-Yeboah Effects of surcharge on the redox dynamics of pyritic sediment Professor William Skinner
    Pasindu Sellapperumage Droplet-surface collisions of relevance for flotation of composite particles Dr Marta Krasowska
    Rajni Garg Work function modification of carbon-based materials Professor Mats Andersson
    Richmond Asamoah Improving the understanding of the fundamentals and applied aspects of leaching refractory gold ores Professor Jonas Addai-Mensah
    Roya Rudd Fabrication of quantum dots and investigation of size and matrix material effects on optical properties of quantum dot nanocomposites Professor Peter Murphy
    Sam Rudd Impact of doping on semi-metallic polymers Associate Professor Drew Evans
    Sanchita Mandal The importance of biochar characteristics for its environmental applications Professor Enzo Lombi
    Scott McCormick High throughput screening of nanotoxicity using microfluidics Associate Professor Craig Priest
    Sophia Joseph Soly Improving the dewaterability of complex mineral dispersions through pulp chemistry modification and superabsorbent reagent mediation Professor Jonas Addai-Mensah
    Stalin Joseph Design of multifunctional nanoporous electrodes for energy storage applications Professor Ajayan Vinu
    Stephen Blundell Enhanced degradation of persistent organic pollutants by nanoscale zero-valent iron Dr Gary Owens
    Tyron Turnbull Radiosensitization of cell sub-populations by gold nanoparticles: cross-correlative microscopy for elucidating fundamental mechanisms Associate Professor Ivan Kempson
  • 2017 minus-thin plus-thin

    Conferred in 2017

    Name Thesis title Principal Supervisor
    Andrew Lo Structural characterisitics and column leaching behaviour dynamics of limonitic nickel laterite ore agglomerates Professor Jonas Addai-Mensah
    Bastian Stoehr Investigation of interactions between fingerprints, surfaces and cleaning implements Professor Peter Murphy
    Bhabananda Biswas Microbial degradation of environmental contaminants in clay and modified clay minerals-modulated systems Professor Ravi Naidu
    Chih-Tsung Yang Amplification of surface plasmon resonance biomolecular binding events: towards improved biosensing based cancer prognostics Associate Professor Benjamin Thierry
    Gayathri Rajeev Nanoporous anodic alumina-based biosensors for detection of biomarkers in chronic wound Professor Nico Voelcker
    Hanieh Safizadeh Shirazi Development of novel plasma polymer surfaces for stem cell expansion Associate Professor Jason Whittle
    Iliana Delcheva How do ionic liquids interact with and wet surfaces Dr Marta Krasowska
    Jessica Jackson The role of Flightless I (Flii) in the healing of digital flexor tendon adhesions Professor Allison Cowin
    Keith McAuliffe An evaluation of criticial elements for optimising performance of major multi-use sports playing surfaces Professor Nanthi Bolan
    Kripal Lakhi Design of novel functionalized carbon nitride nanostructures for carbon capture and photocatalytic applications Professor Ajayan Vinu
    Kyall Pocock Microfluidic intestine-on-a-chip in vitro models for improved mechanistic understanding of intestinal drug and particulate carrier uptake Associate Professor Benjamin Thierry
    Limin Wu Synthesis of noble metal nanoparticle and their application in colloid and interface sciences Dr Haolan Xu
    Mandeep Singh Role of clay minerals in carbon stabilisation in soils Associate Professor Jock Churchman
    Marnie Winter Detection and characterisation of rare disseminated cancer cells; towards improved patient prognostication Associate Professor Benjamin Thierry
    Nathan Williamson Unraveling material heterogeneity: Combining nuclear magnetic resonance with statistical modeling Professor Magnus Nyden
    Nekane Reta Murua Electrochemical biosensors based on porous nanostructured materials for label-free detetction of pathogens and their toxins in water Professor Nico Voelcker
    Paula Facal Marina Pickering emulsion formation with hydrophilic silica nanoparticles Associate Professor David Beattie
    Promil Mehra Return to tillage under no-till system: impacts on soil carbon dynamics Dr Jack Desbiolles
    Ruhaida Rusmin Modification of palygorskite for remediation of lead contaminated water Professor Ravi Naidu
    Xuan Wu Cost effective photo-thermal materials: synthesis and applications Dr Haolan Xu
  • 2016 minus-thin plus-thin

    Conferred in 2016

     Name  Thesis title  Principal Supervisor
    Israt Biva  Discovery of antibacterial compunds from Australian Eremophila plants  Professor Hans Griesser
    Johan Lindén  A new generation biocide-free marine antifouling coatings  Professor Magnus Nyden
    Li Yu  Polyelectrolyte complexes for water decontamination and oil-repellent coatings  Dr Haolan Xu
    Mahmoud Moussa Mohamed Abdelsadik  Development of conducting polymer/graphene composites for electrochemical capacitors  Professor Peter Majewski
    Mona Taghavikish  Polymerizable ionic liquid based inhibitors; synthesis, characterization and application  Professor Namita Roy Choudhury
    Paul Joyce  Designing nanostructured biomaterials with specific activities towards digestive enzymes for controlled lipid hydrolysis  Professor Clive Prestidge
    Ramkrishna Nirola  Revegetation and ecotoxicological assessment of abandoned copper mine for improved remediation utilizing native plant species  Professor Megh Mallavarapu
    Samuel Aleer  Metagenomics: screening of organisms and functional profiels associated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon bioremediation in contaminated soils  Associate Professor Albert Juhasz
    Vimal Kumar Ganesh Kumar  A cost effective method for remediating wastewater using algae coupled with simultaneous production of biofuels  Professor Megh Mallavarapu
    Xanthe Strudwick  The role of Flightless 1 in Tissue regeneration  Professor Allison Cowin
    Yatin Mange  Photocatalytic nanomaterials  Professor Thomas Nann


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