Departmental seminar given by professor Jay H. Lee, Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Departmental seminar by Prof. Sandra Kentish, Univ. Melbourne, Australia, on the 13th of November 2017 at 14:00.

Emerging Applications of Membrane Technology:

The use of polymeric membranes is well established for water and wastewater treatment, for natural gas processing and in dairy manufacturing. However, there is a great opportunity for this technology to be deployed in a range of other industries and applications. This presentation will give an overview of the opportunities currently being explored at the University of Melbourne. These include the use of membranes to capture carbon dioxide and to deliver this to microalgae, in reducing salt concentrations in wastewater using capacitive deionisation, for the removal of lactic acid from dairy whey and to increase the concentration of viable sperm for cattle and horse breeding.


Professor Sandra Kentish is Head of the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at The University of Melbourne. She has broad research interests in industrial separations, particularly the use of membrane technology for energy, food and water applications. Professor Kentish was selected as one of Australia's Most Innovative Engineers by Engineers Australia in 2017. She has also been awarded the Grimwade Prize in Industrial Chemistry, the Caltex Teaching Award of Excellence for Training of Chemical Engineers in Australasia, the Edward Brown Award and Kelvin Medal for Teaching Excellence within the University of Melbourne and the L.R. East Medal as Valedictorian of her Bachelors Degree Class. Before commencing an academic career, Professor Kentish spent nine years in industry, with positions in Exxon Mobil, Kodak Australasia and Kimberly Clark Australia.

Coffee, tea and cake will be served.


tir 06 feb 18
14:00 - 15:00


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