Dr Nolene Byrne

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2007
Bachelor of Engineering (Materials), Monash University, 2003

Contact

nolene.byrne@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72609

Career highlights

2010 - present: ARC APD Research Fellow, Institute for Technology Research and Innovation, Deakin University
2009 - 2010: Research Fellow, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
2008 - 2009: Assistant Research Scientist, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az, USA
2006 - 2008: Postdoctoral Researcher, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az, USA

Research interests

 

Publications

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2017

Utilization of cotton waste for regenerated cellulose fibres: influence of degree of polymerization on mechanical properties

R De Silva, N Byrne

(2017), Vol. 174, pp. 89-94, Carbohydrate polymers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2016

Understanding the influence of key ionic liquid properties on the hydrolytic activity of thermomyces lanuginosus lipase

Q Han, X Wang, N Byrne

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 1551-1556, Chemcatchem, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Understanding key wet spinning parameters in an ionic liquid spun regenerated cellulosic fibre

R De Silva, K Vongsanga, X Wang, N Byrne

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 2741-2751, Cellulose, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Development of a novel cellulose/duck feather composite fibre regenerated in ionic liquid

R De Silva, X Wang, N Byrne

(2016), Vol. 153, pp. 115-123, Carbohydrate polymers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Cellulose-derived carbon fibers produced via a continuous carbonization process: investigating precursor choice and carbonization conditions

N Byrne, M Setty, S Blight, R Tadros, Y Ma, H Sixta, M Hummel

(2016), Vol. 217, pp. 2517-2524, Macromolecular chemistry and physics, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Using ionic liquids to reduce energy consumption for carbon fibre production

M Maghe, C Creighton, L Henderson, M Huson, S Nunna, S Atkiss, N Byrne, B Fox

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 16619-16626, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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2015

The Influence of water and metal salt on the transport and structural properties of 1-Octyl-3-methylimidazolium Chloride

N Goujon, N Byrne, T Walsh, M Forsyth

(2015), Vol. 68, pp. 420-425, Australian journal of chemistry, Clayton, Vic., C1

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Rapid and effective cuticle removal from wool fibers using ionic liquid

J Chen, K Vongsanga, X Wang, N Byrne

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 1289-1293, Fibers and polymers, New York, N.Y., C1

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Utilising ionic liquids for the in situ swelling of Avicel towards enhanced enzymatic saccharification

S Bong, K Vongsanga, N Byrne

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 58912-58915, RSC advances, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Characterization of the phase behaviour of a novel polymerizable lyotropic ionic liquid crystal

N Goujon, M Forsyth, L Dumee, G Bryant, N Byrne

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 23059-23068, Physical chemistry chemical physics, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Cellulose regeneration in ionic liquids: factors controlling the degree of polymerisation

R De Silva, K Vongsanga, X Wang, N Byrne

(2015), Vol. 22, pp. 2845-2849, Cellulose, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2014

Enhanced performance of phosphonium based ionic liquids towards 4 electrons oxygen reduction reaction upon addition of a weak proton source

C Pozo-Gonzalo, C Virgilio, Y Yan, P Howlett, N Byrne, D Macfarlane, M Forsyth

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 24-27, Electrochemistry communications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Preparation of polyacrylonitrile-natural polymer composite precursors for carbon fiber using ionic liquid co solvent solutions

N Byrne, A Leblais, B Fox

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 3424-3429, Journal of materials chemistry A, London, Eng., C1

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What happens during natural protein fibre dissolution in ionic liquids

J Chen, K Vongsanga, X Wang, N Byrne

(2014), Vol. 7, pp. 6158-6168, Materials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Recycling textiles: The use of ionic liquids in the separation of cotton polyester blends

R De Silva, X Wang, N Byrne

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 29094-29098, RSC Advances, Cambridge, U. K., C1

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Enhancing the carbon yield of cellulose based carbon fibres with ionic liquid impregnates

N Byrne, J Chen, B Fox

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 15758-15762, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Development of a novel regenerated cellulose composite material

R De Silva, K Vongsanga, X Wang, N Byrne

(2014), Vol. 121, pp. 382-387, Carbohydrate Polymers, Oxford, United Kingdom, C1

journal
2013

Protic ionic liquids as recyclable solvents for the acid catalysed synthesis of diphenylmethyl thioethers

L Henderson, M Thornton, N Byrne, B Fox, K Waugh, J Squire, L Servinis, J Delaney, H Brozinski, L Andrighetto, J Altimari

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 634-639, Comptes rendus chimie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Phase transition of Poly(N -isopropylacrylamide) in aqueous protic ionic liquids : kosmotropic versus chaotropic anions and their interaction with water

N Debeljuh, A Sutti, C Barrow, N Byrne

(2013), Vol. 117, pp. 8430-8435, Journal of physical chemistry B, Washington, D.C., C1

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Inducing alignment of cyclic peptide nanotubes through the use of structured ionic liquids

N Byrne, D Menzies, N Goujon, M Forsyth

(2013), Vol. 49, pp. 7229-7731, Chemical communications, Cambridge, England, C1

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Tri-component bio-composite materials prepared using an eco-friendly processing route

R De Silva, X Wang, N Byrne

(2013), Vol. 20, pp. 2461-2468, Cellulose, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Silk scaffolds achieved using pickering high internal phase emulsion templating and ionic liquids

N Byrne, R DeSilva, C Whitby, X Wang

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 24025-24027, RSC advances, Cambridge, England, C1

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Effect of solvent on ionic liquid dissolved regenerated antheraea assamensis silk fibroin

N Goujon, R Rajkhowa, X Wang, N Byrne

(2013), Vol. 128, pp. 4411-4416, Journal of applied polymer science, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2012

Rapid formation of diphenylmethyl ethers and thioethers using microwave irradiation and protic ionic liquids

J Altimari, J Delaney, L Servinis, J Squire, M Thornton, S Khosa, B Long, M Johnstone, C Fleming, F Pfeffer, S Hickey, M Wride, T Ashton, B Fox, N Byrne, L Henderson

(2012), Vol. 53, pp. 2035-2039, Tetrahedron letters, Oxford, England, C1

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Accessing highly-halogenated flavanones using protic ionic liquids and microwave irradiation

M Thornton, L Henderson, N Byrne, F Pfeffer

(2012), Vol. 16, pp. 121-126, Current organic chemistry, Bussum, Netherlands, C1

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Regenerated silk fibroin using protic ionic liquids solvents : towards an all-ionic-liquid process for producing silk with tunable properties

N Goujon, X Wang, R Rajkowa, N Byrne

(2012), Vol. 48, pp. 1278-1280, Chemical communications, Cambridge, England, C1

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Increased hydrolysis by Thermomyces lanuginosus lipase for omega-3 fatty acids in the presence of a protic ionic liquid

T Akanbi, C Barrow, N Byrne

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 1839-1841, Catalysis science and technology, Cambridge, England, C1

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Role of cation in enhancing the conversion of the Alzheimer's peptide into amyloid fibrils using protic ionic liquids

N Debeljuh, S Varghese, C Barrow, N Byrne

(2012), Vol. 65, pp. 1502-1506, Australian journal of chemistry, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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Solvent induced changes in the conformational state of ?-lactoglobulin and the influence of protic ionic liquids

N Byrne, C Barrow, A McCluskey

(2012), Vol. 1, pp. 1-9, Journal of molecular and engineering materials, Singapore, C1

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Enhanced stabilization of the tobacco mosaic virus using protic ionic liquids

N Byrne, B Rodoni, F Constable, S Varghese, J Davis

(2012), Vol. 14, pp. 10119-10121, Physical chemistry chemical physics, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal
2011

The impact of ionic liquids on amyloid fibrilization of AB16-22 : tuning the rate of fibrilization using a reverse Hofmeister strategy

N Debeljuh, C Barrow, N Byrne

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 16534-16536, Physical chemistry chemical physics, Cambridge, U.K., C1

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The preparation of novel nanofilled polymer composites using poly(L-lactic acid) and protein fibers

N Byrne, N Hameed, O Werzer, Q Guo

(2011), Vol. 47, pp. 1279-1283, European polymer journal, Oxford, England, C1

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Recruitment of class I hydrophobins to the air : water interface initiates a multi-step process of functional amyloid formation

V Morris, Q Ren, I Macindoe, A Kwan, N Byrne, M Sunde

(2011), Vol. 286, pp. 15955-15963, Journal of biological chemistry, Bethesda, Md., C1

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Whispering gallery mode emission generated in tunable quantum dot doped glycerol/water and ionic liquid/water microdroplets formed on a superhydrophobic coating

E Nuhiji, F Amar, H Wang, N Byrne, T Nguyen, T Lin

(2011), Vol. 21, pp. 10823-10828, Journal of materials chemistry, Cambridge, U. K., C1

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Rapid and efficient protic ionic liquid-mediated pinacol rearrangements under microwave irradiation

L Henderson, N Byrne

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 813-816, Green chemistry, Cambridge, United Kingdom, C1

journal

Structure inducing ionic liquids-enhancement of alpha helicity in the Abeta(1-40) peptide from Alzheimer's disease

N Debeljuh, C Barrow, L Henderson, N Byrne

(2011), Vol. 47, pp. 6371-6373, Chemical communications, Cambridge, United Kingdom, C1

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A protic ionic liquid attenuates the deleterious actions of urea on ?-chymotrypsin

P Attri, P Venkatesu, A Kumar, N Byrne

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 17023-17026, Physical chemistry chemical physics, Cambridge, England, C1

journal
2010

Proton transport properties in zwitterion blends with brønsted acids

M Yoshizawa-Fujita, N Byrne, M Forsyth, D MacFarlane, H Ohno

(2010), Vol. 114, pp. 16373-16380, Journal of physical chemistry B, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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The solubility of Hen lysozyme in ethylammonium nitrate / H20 mixtures : a novel approach to protein crystallization

N Byrne, C Angell

(2010), Vol. 15, pp. 793-803, Molecules journal, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

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A facile, protic ionic liquid route to N-substituted 5-hydroxy-4-methyl-3- oxoisoindoline-1-carboxamides

C Gordon, N Byrne, A McCluskey

(2010), Vol. 12, pp. 1-7, Green chemistry, London, England, C1-1

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2009

Formation and dissolution of hen egg white lysozyme amyloid fibrils in protic ionic liquids

N Byrne, C Angell

(2009), pp. 1046-1048, Chemical communications, London, England, C1-1

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The 'refoldability' of selected proteins in ionic liquids as a stabilization criterion, leading to a conjecture on biogenesis

N Byrne, J Belieres, C Austen Angell

(2009), Vol. 62, pp. 328-333, Australian journal of chemistry, Collingwood, Vic, C1-1

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Composition dependence of the solid state transitions in NaNO3/KNO3 mixtures

W Ping, P Harrowell, N Byrne, C Angell

(2009), Vol. 486, pp. 27-31, Thermochimica acta, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1-1

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Protein folding in the protic ionic liquid milieu : from native conformation to fibril

N Byrne, C Angell

(2009), Vol. 27, pp. 51-53, Chimica oggi : Chemistry today, Milan, Italy, C1-1

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Structure-energy relations in hen egg white lysozyme observed during refolding from a quenched unfolded state

T Cho, N Byrne, D Moore, B Pethica, C Angell, P Debenedetti

(2009), Vol. 29, pp. 4441-4443, Chemical communications, Cambridge, England, C1-1

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2008

Protein unfolding, and the 'tuning in' of reversible intermediate, states in protic ionic liquid media

N Byrne, Angell

(2008), Vol. 378, pp. 707-714, Journal of molecular biology, London, England, C1-1

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Effect of zwitterion on the lithium solid electrolyte interphase in ionic liquid electrolytes

N Byrne, P Howlett, D MacFarlane, M Smith, A Howes, A Hollenkamp, T Bastow, P Hale, M Forsyth

(2008), Vol. 184, pp. 228-296, Journal of power sources, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1-1

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2007

Reversible folding-unfolding, aggregation protection, and multi-year stabilization, in high concentration protein solutions, using ionic liquids

N Byrne, L Wang, J Belieres, C Angell

(2007), pp. 2714-2716, Chemical communications, Cambridge, England, C1-1

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Parallel developments in aprotic and protic ionic liquids : physical chemistry and applications

C Angell, N Byrne, J Belieres

(2007), Vol. 40, pp. 1228-1236, Accounts of chemical research, Washington, D. C., C1-1

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2006

Developing fast ion conductors from nanostructured polymers

M Forsyth, J Adebahr, N Byrne, D MacFarlane

(2006), pp. 97-114, Nanostructure control of materials, Cambridge, England, B1-1

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Zwitterion effect in polyelectrolyte gels based on lithium methacrylate-N,N-dimethyl acrylamide copolymer

J Sun, D MacFarlane, N Byrne, M Forsyth

(2006), Vol. 51, pp. 4033-4038, Electrochimica acta, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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2005

The zwitterion effect in ionic liquids : towards practical rechargeable lithium-metal batteries

N Byrne, P Howlett, D MacFarlane, M Forsyth

(2005), Vol. 17, pp. 2497-2501, Advanced materials, Weinheim, Germany, C1-1

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Composition effects on ion transport in a polyelectrolyte gel with the addition of ion dissociators

N Byrne, D MacFarlane, M Forsyth

(2005), Vol. 50, pp. 3917-3921, Electrochimica acta, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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The additive effect of zwitterion and nano-particles on ion dissociation in polyelectrolytes

N Byrne, J Pringle, C Tiyapiboonchaiya, D MacFarlane, M Forsyth

(2005), Vol. 50, pp. 2733-2738, Electrochimica acta, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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2004

The enhancement of lithium ion dissociation in polyelectrolyte gels on the addition of ceramic nano-fillers

N Byrne, J Efthimiadis, D MacFarlane, M Forsyth

(2004), Vol. 14, pp. 127-133, Journal of materials chemistry, Cambridge, England, C1-1

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The zwitterion effect in high-conductivity polyelectrolyte materials

C Tiyapiboonchaiya, J Pringle, J Sun, N Byrne, P Howlett, D MacFarlane, M Forsyth

(2004), Vol. 3, pp. 29-32, Nature materials, London, England, C1-1

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2003

Ion transport in polymer electrolytes containing nanoparticulate TiO2 : The influence of polymer morphology

J Adebahr, A Best, N Byrne, P Jacobsson, D MacFarlane, M Forsyth

(2003), Vol. 5, pp. 720-725, Physical chemistry chemical physics, Cambridge, England, C1-1

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Enhancement of ion dynamics in PMMA-based gels with addition of TiO2 nano-particles

J Adebahr, N Byrne, M Forsyth, D MacFarlane, P Jacobsson

(2003), Vol. 48, pp. 2099-2103, Electrochimica acta, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Polymerization of amyloid fibrils and electroactive hybrid nanowires using ionic liquids

Dr Nolene Byrne

ARC Fellowship - Discovery - Fellowship

  • 2012: $113,056
  • 2011: $108,868
  • 2010: $107,178

Understanding the interaction between wool fibre surface and ionic liquids

Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Nolene Byrne

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2015: $108,902
  • 2014: $106,986
  • 2013: $114,232

Investigating the surface of chlorinated wool - towards zero AOX residuals

Dr Nolene Byrne, Prof Xungai Wang

Australian Wool Innovation Limited

  • 2014: $36,770
  • 2013: $15,000

Ionic Liquids for the shrinkresist treatment of wool - post oxidation and alternative resin

Dr Nolene Byrne, Prof Xungai Wang

Australian Wool Innovation Limited

  • 2015: $84,225
  • 2014: $76,000

Consultancy Agreement - Shrink Resist Processes

Dr Jinfeng Wang, Dr Nolene Byrne

Australian Wool Innovation Limited

  • 2015: $1,349
  • 2014: $71,300

Troy Resic AWI Scholarship - Ionic Liquids and Wool Research Project

Dr Nolene Byrne, Mr Troy Resic

Australian Wool Innovation Limited

  • 2015: $17,000
  • 2014: $27,999

A World Class Future Fibre Industry Transformation Research Hub

Prof Xungai Wang, Prof Bronwyn Fox, Prof Tong Lin, A/Prof Joselito Razal, A/Prof Jingliang Li, A/Prof Luke Henderson, Dr Nolene Byrne, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, Dr Alessandra Sutti, Dr Minoo Naebe, Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Murray Height, Dr Ashley Denmead, Dr Rodney Dilley, Prof Marcus Atlas, Mr Grant Mackintosh, Prof Gregory Rutledge, A/Prof Friedrich Vollrath, Prof David Kaplan, Prof Uwe Pieles, Dr Rudolf Hufenus, A/Prof Jeffrey Wiggins, Dr Ian Blanchonette, Dr Tony Pierlot, Prof Russell Varley, Dr Salwan Al-Assafi, Dr Linda Hillbrick, Dr Mandy De Souza

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

  • 2018: $353,664
  • 2017: $986,915
  • 2016: $990,154
  • 2015: $1,434,570

Identifying technical benefits in producing regenerated cellulose fibres from cotton for carbon fibre production

Dr Nolene Byrne

CRDC Grant - Research - Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • 2017: $26,417

Identifying technical benefits in producing regenerated cellulose fibres from cotton for carbon fibre production (Phase II) - DU1801

Dr Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Joselito Razal, Prof Xungai Wang

CRDC Grant - Research - Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • 2018: $25,359
  • 2017: $101,436

Industry and Other Funding

A World Class Future Fibre Industry Transformation Research Hub

Prof Xungai Wang, Prof Bronwyn Fox, Prof Tong Lin, A/Prof Joselito Razal, A/Prof Jingliang Li, A/Prof Luke Henderson, Dr Nolene Byrne, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, Dr Alessandra Sutti, Dr Minoo Naebe, Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Murray Height, Dr Ashley Denmead, Dr Rodney Dilley, Prof Marcus Atlas, Mr Grant Mackintosh, Prof Gregory Rutledge, A/Prof Friedrich Vollrath, Prof David Kaplan, Prof Uwe Pieles, Dr Rudolf Hufenus, A/Prof Jeffrey Wiggins, Dr Ian Blanchonette, Dr Tony Pierlot, Prof Russell Varley, Dr Salwan Al-Assafi, Dr Linda Hillbrick, Dr Mandy De Souza

  • 2018: $150,000
  • 2017: $600,000
  • 2016: $450,000

Utilization of textile waste towards new product development

Dr Nolene Byrne

  • 2016: $5,000

Circular Denim

Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, Dr Rebecca Van Amber, Dr Nolene Byrne, Dr Christopher Hurren

  • 2017: $222,850

Other Funding Sources

Facility for in-situ NMR of advanced materials and devices

Prof Maria Forsyth, Dr Nolene Byrne, Dr Timothy Bastow, A/Prof Jenny Pringle, Dr Adam Best, Dr Anthony Hollenkamp, Dr Bradley Ladewig, Prof Huanting Wang, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Junichi Kawamura, Prof Douglas MacFarlane, Dr Anita Hill, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Dr Kate Nairn, Prof David Officer, Dr Jia Wang, Prof Colin Barrow

  • 2013: $164,000

RP1-06 Cracking in PE pipe

Dr Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Tim Hilditch

  • 2017: $138,600
  • 2016: $32,800

ENA Injecting Renewable Gas into Gas Distribution Networks

Dr Nolene Byrne

  • 2017: $6,400

RP1-07 Cracking in PE and other polymer pipes

Dr Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Tim Hilditch

  • 2017: $32,800

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2016

Nicolas Jean Christopher Goujon

Thesis entitled: Development of nanostructured polymeric materials using polymerizable lyotropic liquid crystals

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Rasike De Silva

Thesis entitled: Separation and development of polymer blends: An environmentally friendly approach

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2015

Natalie Debeljuh

Thesis entitled: Amyloid Self-Assembly in Ionic Liquids

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2014

Taiwo Olusesan Akanbi

Thesis entitled: Characterization and Lipase concentration of omega-3 rich oils

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences