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Dr Brendan Holland



Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env Sciences


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2015
Bachelor of Science, Deakin University, 2012


2021- current: Research Fellow, School of Life and Environmental Sciences with Professor Colin Barrow. Partnership with Green Eco Technologies on analysis of quality and composition of WasteMaster processed food waste. Deakin University

2016- current: Lecturer in Chemistry, Pathways School, Trinity College University of Melbourne.

2015- 2016: Research Fellow, Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology with Professor Colin Barrow Deakin University. Industry partnership with Boundary Bend Ltd. Partnership with IMPACT Strategic Research Centre, School of Medicine Deakin University. 

2015: Laboratory Technician supporting teaching programs within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at Deakin University.

2012- 2015: PhD within the Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology at Deakin University. "Exploring Two-Dimensional Chromatography and Chemiluminescence Selectivty for Complex Sample Analysis". Supervisors: Dr Xavier Conlan, Dr Paul Stevenson, Dr Paul Francis, Professor Neil Barnett.

2011 Honours in Analytical Chemistry, Supervisors Dr Xavier Conlan, Dr Paul Francis, Professor Neil Barnett, Deakin University.

2008- 2010 Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Biotechnology), Deakin University.  

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Research interests

Dr. Holland's research interests include the valorisation of wastes from the food industry, sustainable methods of extraction from plant materials and scale up from laboratory to pilot scale.

Dr. Holland also has considerable experience in High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Two-Dimensional High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and Chemiluminescence detection methods

Units taught

Previous teaching units:
SLE112 Fundamentals of Forensic Science
SLE133 Chemistry in our World
SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences

SLE210 Chemistry the Enabling Science
SLE213 Introduction to Spectroscopic Principles
SLE229 Introduction to Separation Science

SLE 316 Analytical Chemistry

SLE701 Fundamentals of Biotechnology

Research groups

Barrow Research Group


Rex Williamson Prize, Awarded as the chemistry PhD student who has demonstrated the highest research potential and academic merit.

Highly Commended  Nominee, 2015 Victorian Disability Sector Awards (Volunteer)

Original Research Publication Award, Analytical and Environmental Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition (Rotary International) in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.

John Clarke outstanding honours student award

Royal Australian Chemical Institute top performing Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) student


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Valorization of Food Waste to Produce Value-Added Products Based on Its Bioactive Compounds

Z Liu, T de Souza, B Holland, F Dunshea, C Barrow, H Suleria

(2023), Vol. 11, pp. 1-29, Processes, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Development of Phenolic-Rich Functional Foods by Lactic Fermentation of Grape Marc: A Review

Ziyao Liu, Thaiza de Souza, Hanjing Wu, Brendan Holland, Frank Dunshea, Colin Barrow, Hafiz Suleria

(2023), pp. 1-20, Food Reviews International, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Coacervation technique as an encapsulation and delivery tool for hydrophobic biofunctional compounds

B Wang, T Akanbi, D Agyei, B Holland, C Barrow

(2018), pp. 235-261, Role of materials science in food bioengineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Garcinia mangostana Linn displays antidepressant-like and pro-cognitive effects in a genetic animal model of depression: a bio-behavioral study in the Flinders Sensitive Line rat

I Oberholzer, M Möller, B Holland, O Dean, M Berk, B Harvey

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 467-480, Metabolic Brain Disease, United States, C1

journal article

Bioprocessing of plant-derived bioactive phenolic compounds

B Holland, D Agyei, T Akanbi, B Wang, C Barrow

(2017), pp. 135-181, Food biosynthesis, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Formulation and characterization of O/W nanoemulsions encapsulating high concentration of astaxanthin

N Khalid, G Shu, B Holland, I Kobayashi, M Nakajima, C Barrow

(2017), Vol. 102, pp. 364-371, Food research international, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Electro-catalytic biodiesel production from canola oil in methanolic and ethanolic solutions with low-cost stainless steel and hybrid ion-exchange resin grafted electrodes

F Allioux, B Holland, L Kong, L Dumée

(2017), Vol. 4, Frontiers in Materials, C1

journal article

Effects of different pretreatments to fresh fruit on chemical and thermal characteristics of crude palm oil

M Tang, Q Xia, B Holland, H Wang, Y Zhang, R Li, H Cao

(2017), Vol. 82, pp. 2857-2863, Journal of food science, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Overcoming solvent mismatch limitations in 2D-HPLC with temperature programming of isocratic mobile phases

B Holland, X Conlan, P Francis, N Barnett, P Stevenson

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 1293-1298, Analytical methods, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Protocols for finding the most orthogonal dimensions for two-dimensional high performance liquid chromatography

D Bassanese, B Holland, X Conlan, P Francis, N Barnett, P Stevenson

(2015), Vol. 134, pp. 402-408, Talanta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Screening of cannabinoids in industrial-grade hemp using two-dimensional liquid chromatography coupled with acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence detection

J Pandohee, B Holland, B Li, T Tsuzuki, P Stevenson, N Barnett, J Pearson, O Jones, X Conlan

(2015), Vol. 38, pp. 2024-2032, Journal of separation science, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Determination of neurotransmitters and their metabolites using one- and two-dimensional liquid chromatography with acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence detection

B Holland, B Holland, X Conlan, X Conlan, P Stevenson, P Stevenson, S Tye, S Tye, A Reker, A Reker, N Barnett, N Barnett, J Adcock, J Adcock, P Francis, P Francis

(2014), Vol. 406, pp. 5669-5676, Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

The importance of chain length for the polyphosphate enhancement of acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence

B Holland, B Holland, J Adcock, J Adcock, P Nesterenko, P Nesterenko, A Peristyy, A Peristyy, P Stevenson, P Stevenson, N Barnett, N Barnett, X Conlan, X Conlan, P Francis, P Francis

(2014), Vol. 842, pp. 35-41, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Chemiluminescence detection of cannabinoids and related compounds with acidic potassium permanganate

B Holland, B Holland, P Francis, P Francis, B Li, B Li, T Tsuzuki, T Tsuzuki, J Adcock, J Adcock, N Barnett, N Barnett, X Conlan, X Conlan

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 675-679, Drug testing and analysis, West Sussex, England, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Sabre Project

Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Brendan Holland

Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd REACH

  • 2023: $1,058,283

WasteMaster outputs as feedstocks for advanced manufacturing of value-added bioproducts.

Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Brendan Holland, Ms Lisa O'Brien

Green Eco International Pty Ltd

  • 2023: $50,086

Other Funding Sources

Evaluation of cell disruption and pilot scale spray drying on astaxanthin recovery from cyanobacteria.

Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Brendan Holland

Marine Bioproducts CRC - MBCRC

  • 2023: $27,817


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