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Room Plenary Hall 2-3
8:30 8.30am: Opening Ceremony
Dr Alan Finkel
Chief Scientist, Australia
9:15 9.15am: Plenary 
Professor Andrew B. Holmes 
Australian Academy of Science, Australia
5 mins travel time
10:20 Morning tea (25 mins)
Room Room 210 & 211
10:45 CHEMECA Opening Ceremony 
Chair: Prof Suresh Bhargava
10:50 Rolf Prince Memorial Plenary Lecture

Chemeca Conference Plenary

Professor Robin Batterham
Room Room 208 Room 209 Room 210 & 211 Room 207
  Session 1
Chair: Suresh Bhargava
Session 2
Chair: Cordelia Selomulya
Session 3
Chair: Srinivasan Madapusi
Session 4
Chair: Huanting Wang
11:30 Light enhanced catalysis
Rose Amal
Advanced nanostructured materials research and innovation: product creation
Callum Drummond
Advances in CO2 capture technology
Paul Webley
Communication with neurons – new materials and new dimensions
Gordon Wallace
11:35
11:40
11:45
11:50
11:55
12:00 Lunch (45 mins)
12:00 Chem-E-car competition
Monday 24 July
12:00pm
Venue: Melbourne Convention Centre, Ground floor
Room Room 208 Room 209 Room 210 Room 211
  Fuels and Energy Session 
Chair: Paul Webley
Materials Science and Engineering Session
Chair: Vipul Bansal
Particle Technology and Minerals Processing 
Chair: Miao Chen
Environment Science and Technology
Chair: Nicky Eshtiaghi
12:45 Chemical Looping for CO2 capture, energy and chemicals production – current status and prospects
Sankar Bhattacharya
Macromolecular engineering with light
Christopher Barner-Kowollik
Of giant reactors and nano-pores – a journey through the dimensions of heap leaching
Jochen Petersen
Ordered mesoporous aluminosilicates synthesized via intrinsic hydrolysis method: a promising solid acid catalysts
Parasuraman Selvam
12:50
12:55
13:00 Air pollution control and de-contamination using catalytic electrode membrane and novel fuel cell reactor
Lifen Liu
13:05
13:10
13:15 Rhodium promoted mesoporous alumina supported nickel catalysts: synthesis and screening for CO2 dry reforming of methane
Tibra Mozammel
Study of growth mechanisms of nitrogen and boron doped carbon nanotubes using different catalysts
Anita Sharma
Titanium extraction from ironsands found in the Taranaki region of New Zealand
Scott McMaster
Systematic development of a concurrent grinding technique for application in aqueous mineral carbonation
Muhammad Imran Rashid
13:20
13:25
13:30 Biomass gasification for hydrogen rich syngas using different synthesized Fe/CaO active catalysts
Changchun Xu
Enhancement of fluorescence of carbon dots by photonic beads
Nikhil Aravindakshan
Modeling of gas-pulverized coal flow behavior through vertical perpendicular bend: various length of closed vertical section
Yunfeng Li
Developing sustainable chemical processes
Kathryn Mumford
13:35
13:40
13:45 Improved synthesis of epoxidized vegetable oils using microwave technology and SpinChem rotating bed reactor
Adriana Freites
Electrically conductive carbon honeycomb monoliths from brown coal
Mehrdad Parsa
Probing the surface activity of uranium mineral samples with a microelectrode
Lathe Jones
Renewable energy conversion to transportable fuels via electrochemical technologies
Sarb Giddey
13:50
13:55
14:00 One-pot synthesis of bio-fuel additives from glycerol and benzyl alcohol: FeCl3/MCM-41 as a highly efficient tandem catalyst
Shanthi Priya Samudrala
Vortex fluidics manipulation of nano carbon
Kasturi Vimalanathan
Development of a CFD-DEM model for reduction of individual iron ore particles
Dianyu E
Colloidal crystal templated Au nanostructures on transducers for gas sensing
Ylias Sabri
14:05
14:10
14:15 Synergism between gaseous SO2 and lignite ash deposit on the high-temperature tube corrosion during oxy-fuel combustion – a case study of tubes coated with lignite ash deposits
Iman Ja'baz
Electrochemical synthesis of bismuth tungstate thin film as visible light photoelectrode
Hoi Ying Chung
Gas residence time and gas axial dispersion in two structural improvements of the cylindrical bed
Ruo Jin Wang
Study of phase behaviour and ionic effect of green surfactants in Meor
Bashirul Haq
14:20
14:25
14:30 CO2 utilisation opportunities in synthesis of methanol and dimethyl ether from biomass gasification: a process modelling study
Pavan Pramod Sripada
In silico design of materials for carbon capture
Ravichandar Babarao
Experimental study of gas-fines flow in a two-dimension model
Govind Gupta
Harnessing the intramolecular electrons of enzymes: a pathway to novel enzymatic fuel cells
Chao Ji
14:35
14:40
14:45 A technoeconomic evaluation for the commercial-scale production of UiO-66 metal organic framework
Emily Killoran
Thermal analysis under humid and steam atmospheres: methods and applications
Andrew Gillen
Analysis of dynamic interactions in an oscillating bubble-particle system
Dilruba Yasmin
Using a mediator to enhance a microbial fuel cell driven by methane
Peter Gostomski
14:50
14:55
15:00 Coffee break (25 mins)
Room Plenary Hall 2-3
GSC8 Conference Plenary (co badged with CHEMECA)
15:25 Green chemistry: the future
Paul Anastas
5 mins travel time
Room Room 208 Room 209 Room 210
  Education and Industry Best Practice Session
Chair: Gary Bowman
Entrepreneurship In Process Industry and Government Policy
Chair: Lathe Jones
Particle Technology and Minerals Processing
Chair: James Tardio
16:10 Continuing professional development in an industry downturn
Clare Sheppard
Leading change through global transformation
Andrea Hosey
A new criterion to characterize agglomerate structure in CFD simulations of spray drying
Meng Wai Woo
16:15
16:20
16:25 Collaboration vs. cooperation in student-centred learning
Esther Ventura-medina
Poetry in motion
Michael Moore
Industrial scale microwave sorting of gold ores
Rebecca Ferrari
16:30
16:35
16:40 100 Years of industrial forensic chemistry-thinking outside the hexagon
John Franceschini
Influencing government policy
David Brennan
An FVM-DEM assessment of particle deposition in low-porosity aluminium foams with circular strut cross sections
Sahan Trushad
Wickramasooriya Kuruneru
16:45
16:50
5 mins travel time
Room Plenary Hall 2-3
17:00 5pm: Plenary
Professor Molly Stevens
Imperial College of London, UK