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

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

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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2016

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

Dr Rasike De Silva, Dr Kylie Vongsanga, Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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

Ms Qi Han, Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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

Dr Rasike De Silva, Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Nolene 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

Dr Nolene Byrne, Mr Mohan Setty, Mr Simon Blight, Mr Raymond Tadros, Yibo Ma, Herbert Sixta, Michael 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

Mr Maxime Maghe, Dr Claudia Creighton, A/Prof Luke Henderson, Mr Srinivas Nunna, Mr Stephen Atkiss, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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2015

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

Dr Nicolas Goujon, Prof Maria Forsyth, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Prof Gary James Bryant, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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

Ms San Mei Bong, Dr Kylie Vongsanga, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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

Dr Rasike De Silva, Dr Kylie Vongsanga, Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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Rapid and effective cuticle removal from wool fibers using ionic liquid

Dr Jingyu Chen, Dr Kylie Vongsanga, Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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

Dr Nicolas Goujon, Dr Nolene Byrne, Prof Tiffany Walsh, Prof Maria Forsyth

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

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2014

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

Dr Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo, Mr Christophe Virgilio, Miss Jenny Yan, A/Prof Patrick Howlett, Dr Nolene Byrne, Prof Douglas Robert MacFarlane, Prof Maria 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

Dr Nolene Byrne, Mr Alexis Leblais, Prof Bronwyn Fox

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

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

Dr Rasike De Silva, Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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Development of a novel regenerated cellulose composite material

Dr Rasike De Silva, Dr Kylie Vongsanga, Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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

Dr Nolene Byrne, Jingyu Chen, Prof Bronwyn Fox

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

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2013

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

Miss Natalie Debeljuh, Dr Alessandra Sutti, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Nolene 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

Dr Nolene Byrne, Dr Donna Menzies, Dr Nicolas Goujon, Prof Maria 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

Dr Rasike De Silva, Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Nolene 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

Dr Nolene Byrne, Dr Rasike De Silva, Catherine P Whitby, Prof Xungai Wang

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

journal

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

Dr Nicolas Goujon, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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

A/Prof Luke Henderson, Dr Megan Thornton, Dr Nolene Byrne, Prof Bronwyn Fox, Kelsey Waugh, Miss Jennifer Suzanne Squire, Dr Linden Servinis, Mr Josh Delaney, Miss Hannah Brozinski, Mr Luke Andrighetto, Mr Jarrad Altimari

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

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2012

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

Dr Nicolas Goujon, Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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

Dr Megan Thornton, A/Prof Luke Henderson, Dr Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

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

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

Dr Taiwo Akanbi, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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

Dr Nolene Byrne, Prof Colin Barrow, Prof Adam McCluskey

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

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

Miss Natalie Debeljuh, Ms Swapna Varghese, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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Enhanced stabilization of the tobacco mosaic virus using protic ionic liquids

Dr Nolene Byrne, Brendan Rodoni, Fiona Constable, Ms Swapna Varghese, James H Davis Jr

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

journal
2011

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

Vanessa K. Morris, Qin Ren, Ingrid Macindoe, Ann H. Kwan, Dr Nolene Byrne, Margaret 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

Dr Edin Nuhiji, Francois G. Amar, Dr Hong Wang, Dr Nolene Byrne, Tich-Lam Nguyen, Prof Tong 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

A/Prof Luke Henderson, Dr Nolene 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

Miss Natalie Debeljuh, Prof Colin Barrow, A/Prof Luke Henderson, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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

Dr Nolene Byrne, Dr Nishar Hameed, Oliver Werzer, Prof Qipeng Guo

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

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

Miss Natalie Debeljuh, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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

Pankaj Attri, Pannuru Venkatesu, Anil Kumar, Dr Nolene Byrne

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

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2010

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

Dr Nolene Byrne, C. Austen 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

Christopher Gordon, Dr Nolene Byrne, Prof Adam McCluskey

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

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Proton transport properties in zwitterion blends with brønsted acids

Masahiro Yoshizawa-Fujita, Dr Nolene Byrne, Prof Maria Forsyth, Prof Douglas Robert MacFarlane, Hiroyuki Ohno

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

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2009

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

Theresa Y. Cho, Dr Nolene Byrne, David J Moore, Brian A. Pethica, C. Austen Angell, Pablo G. Debenedetti

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

Dr Nolene Byrne, Jean-Philippe 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

Wen Ping, Peter Harrowell, Dr Nolene Byrne, C. Austen Angell

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

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

Dr Nolene Byrne, C. Austen Angell

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

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

Dr Nolene Byrne, C. Austen Angell

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

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2008

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

Dr Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Patrick Howlett, Prof Douglas Robert MacFarlane, Mark E. Smith, A Howes, Anthony F. Hollenkamp, T. J. Bastow, Penny Hale, Prof Maria Forsyth

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

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

Dr Nolene Byrne, C. Austen Angell

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

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2007

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

Dr Nolene Byrne, Li-Min Wang, Jean-Philippe Belieres, C. Austen 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. Austen Angell, Dr Nolene Byrne, Jean-Philippe Belieres

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

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2006

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

Jiazeng Sun, Prof Douglas Robert MacFarlane, Dr Nolene Byrne, Prof Maria Forsyth

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

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Developing fast ion conductors from nanostructured polymers

Prof Maria Forsyth, J. Adebahr, Dr Nolene Byrne, Prof Douglas Robert MacFarlane

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

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2005

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

Dr Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Patrick Howlett, Prof Douglas Robert MacFarlane, Prof Maria 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

Dr Nolene Byrne, Prof Douglas Robert MacFarlane, Prof Maria 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

Dr Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Jenny Pringle, Churat Tiyapiboonchaiya, Prof Douglas Robert MacFarlane, Prof Maria 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

Dr Nolene Byrne, Dr Jim Efthimiadis, Prof Douglas Robert MacFarlane, Prof Maria 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

Churat Tiyapiboonchaiya, A/Prof Jenny Pringle, Jiazeng Sun, Dr Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Patrick Howlett, Prof Douglas Robert MacFarlane, Prof Maria Forsyth

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

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2003

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

J. Adebahr, Dr Nolene Byrne, Prof Maria Forsyth, Prof Douglas Robert MacFarlane, P. Jacobsson

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

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

J. Adebahr, Adam S. Best, Dr Nolene Byrne, P. Jacobsson, Prof Douglas Robert MacFarlane, Prof Maria Forsyth

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

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Grants

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 Alessandra Sutti, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, Dr Minoo Naebe, Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Murray Height, Prof Mark Kirkland, Dr Ashley Denmead, Dr Rodney Dilley, Prof Marcus Atlas, Mr Grant Mackintosh, Dr Keith Millington, Dr Mickey Huson, Dr Jeff Church, Prof Gregory Rutledge, A/Prof Friedrich Vollrath, Prof David Kaplan, Prof Uwe Pieles, Dr Rudolf Hufenus, A/Prof Jeffrey Wiggins, Prof Russell Varley, Dr Mandy De Souza, Salwan Al-Assafi

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

  • 2017: $493,457
  • 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: $14,000

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 Alessandra Sutti, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, Dr Minoo Naebe, Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Murray Height, Prof Mark Kirkland, Dr Ashley Denmead, Dr Rodney Dilley, Prof Marcus Atlas, Mr Grant Mackintosh, Dr Keith Millington, Dr Mickey Huson, Dr Jeff Church, Prof Gregory Rutledge, A/Prof Friedrich Vollrath, Prof David Kaplan, Prof Uwe Pieles, Dr Rudolf Hufenus, A/Prof Jeffrey Wiggins, Prof Russell Varley, Dr Mandy De Souza, Salwan Al-Assafi

  • 2017: $300,000
  • 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: $112,361

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: $50,000
  • 2016: $82,800

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