Dr Nick Milne



Associate Head of School, Student Learning


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Engineering


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


+61 3 522 78178


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Determining the potential role of the waste sector in decoupling of phosphorus: a comprehensive review of national scale substance flow analyses

S Rahman, R Chowdhury, N D'Costa, N Milne, M Bhuiyan, M Sujauddin

(2019), Vol. 144, pp. 144-157, Resources, conservation and recycling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Unravelling the anthropogenic pathways of phosphorus in the food production and consumption system of Bangladesh through the lens of substance flow analysis

Bidhan Roy, Rubel Chowdhury, Amit Baroi, Shupa Rahman, Stephen Powers, Nick Milne, Mohammad Sujauddin

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 1439-1455, Journal of industrial ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1


Electro-capture of heavy metal ions with carbon cloth integrated microfluidic devices

F Allioux, P Kapruwan, N Milne, L Kong, J Fattaccioli, Y Chen, L Dume

(2018), Vol. 194, pp. 26-32, Separation and purification technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Membrane distillation trial on textile wastewater containing surfactants using hydrophobic and hydrophilic-coated Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membranes

Jess Villalobos Garca, Noel Dow, Nicholas Milne, Jianhua Zhang, Leslie Naidoo, Stephen Gray, Mikel Duke

(2018), Vol. 8, Membranes, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1


Thin film nanocomposite nanofiltration membranes from amine functionalized-boron nitride/polypiperazine amide with enhanced flux and fouling resistance

S Abdikheibari, W Lei, L Dume, N Milne, K Baskaran

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 12066-12081, Journal of materials chemistry a, London, Eng., C1


Plasma modification and synthesis of membrane materials-a mechanistic review

Jingshi Wang, Xiao Chen, Rackel Reis, Zhiqiang Chen, Nick Milne, Bjorn Winther-Jensen, Lingxue Kong, Ludovic Dume

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 1-38, Membranes, Basel, Switzerland, C1


Silica fouling in coal seam gas water reverse osmosis desalination

L Lunevich, P Sanciolo, N Milne, S Gray

(2017), Vol. 3, pp. 911-921, Environmental science: water research and technology, Cambridge, Eng., C1


Membrane distillation of meat industry effluent with hydrophilic polyurethane coated polytetrafluoroethylene membranes

M Mostafa, B Zhu, M Cran, N Dow, N Milne, D Desai, M Duke

(2017), Vol. 7, Membranes, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1


Demonstration of membrane distillation on textile waste water assessment of long term performance, membrane cleaning and waste heat integration

N Dow, J Villalobos Garca, L Niadoo, N Milne, J Zhang, S Gray, M Duke

(2017), Vol. 3, pp. 433-449, Environmental science: water research and technology, London, Eng., C1-1


Assessment of pressure decay test for RO protozoa removal validation in remote operations

J Zhang, M Cran, K Northcott, M Packer, M Duke, N Milne, P Scales, A Knight, S Gray

(2016), Vol. 386, pp. 19-24, Desalination, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Fouling mechanisms and reduced chemical potential of ceramic membranes combined with ozone

N Dow, J Roehr, D Murphy, L Solomon, J Mieog, J Blackbeard, S Gray, N Milne, B Zhu, A Gooding, J Currie, G Roeszler, J Clement, M Duke

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 806-813, Water practice and technology, London, Eng., C1-1


Chemistry of silica scale mitigation for RO desalination with particular reference to remote operations

Nicholas Milne, Tom O'Reilly, Peter Sanciolo, Eddy Ostarcevic, Mark Beighton, Kelvin Taylor, Mark Mullett, Anthony Tarquin, Stephen Gray

(2014), Vol. 65, pp. 107-133, Water research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Silica scale mitigation for high recovery reverse osmosis of groundwater for a mining process

P Sanciolo, N Milne, K Taylor, M Mullet, S Gray

(2014), Vol. 340, pp. 49-58, Desalination, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Recovery of water and acid from leach solutions using direct contact membrane distillation

Uchenna Kesieme, Nicholas Milne, Chu Cheng, Hal Aral, Mikel Duke

(2014), Vol. 69, pp. 868-875, Water science and technology, London, Eng., C1-1


Desalination of seawater ion complexes by MFI-type zeolite membranes: temperature and long term stability

B Zhu, Z Hong, N Milne, C Doherty, L Zou, Y Lin, A Hill, X Gu, M Duke

(2014), Vol. 453, pp. 126-135, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Economic analysis of desalination technologies in the context of carbon pricing, and opportunities for membrane distillation

U Kesieme, N Milne, H Aral, C Cheng, M Duke

(2013), Vol. 323, pp. 66-74, Desalination, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Recovery of sulphuric acid from waste and process solutions using solvent extraction

U Kesieme, H Aral, M Duke, N Milne, C Cheng

(2013), Vol. 138, pp. 14-20, Hydrometallurgy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


General Application for the Treatment of Effluent and Reuse of Wastewater

N Milne, S Gray

(2012), pp. 107-127, Membrane Processing: Dairy and Beverage Applications, London, Eng., B1-1


Combined TiO2 membrane filtration and ozonation for efficient water treatment to enhance the reuse of wastewater

Y Hu, N Milne, S Gray, G Morris, W Jin, M Duke, B Zhu

(2011), Vol. 34, pp. 57-62, Desalination and water treatment, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1


Dual function filtration and catalytic breakdown of organic pollutants in wastewater using ozonation with titania and alumina membranes

B Zhu, Y Hu, S Kennedy, N Milne, G Morris, W Jin, S Gray, M Duke

(2011), Vol. 378, pp. 61-72, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Evaluation of iodide and titanium halide redox couple combinations for common electrolyte redox flow cell systems

M Skyllas-Kazacos, N Milne

(2011), Vol. 41, pp. 1233-1243, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, Berlin, Germany, C1-1


Crystallite size dependence of lithium intercalation in nanocrystalline rutile

N Milne, M Skyllas-Kazacos, V Luca

(2009), Vol. 113, pp. 12983-12995, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Washington, D.C., C1-1


Seawater desalination performance of MFI type membranes made by secondary growth

M Duke, J O'Brien-Abraham, N Milne, B Zhu, J Lin, J Diniz da Costa

(2009), Vol. 68, pp. 343-350, Separation and Purification Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Lithium intercalation into the titanosilicate sitinakite

N Milne, C Griffith, J Henna, M Skyllas-Kazacos, V Luca

(2006), Vol. 18, pp. 3192-3202, Chemistry of materials, Washington, D.C., C1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Investigating the homogeneity, thickness, and fouling sensitivity of the plasma-synthesized polymer blend thin films for low-cost desalination

Ms jingshi Wang, Prof Lingxue Kong, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Mark Tobin, Jitraporn (Primm) Vongsvivut, Dominique (Dom) Appadoo, Dr Frank Chen, Dr Nick Milne

AINSE Grant - Postgraduate Research Award

  • 2020: $1,250
  • 2019: $3,750
  • 2018: $7,500


Associate Supervisor

Sara Abdi Kheibari

Thesis entitled: Natural organic matter removal from water using thin film nanocomposite membranes

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering