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Professor Erica Wanless

Professor

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Chemistry)

Career Summary

Biography

I work within the Discipline of Chemistry which sits within the School of Environmental & Life Sciences. I arrived at the University of Newcastle as a lecturer in Chemistry in December 1996 after a two year postdoc at the University of Otago in New Zealand. While employed at the University of Newcastle I have enjoyed the privilege of overseas sabbatical periods at the Universities of Sussex (UK), Bordeaux (France), Sheffield (UK), Durham (UK) and the Technical University of Berlin (Germany) together with a JSPS fellowship at the Osaka Institute of Technology (Japan). In 2013 I was promoted to Full Professor. In 2015 I was appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal Advances in Colloid and Interface Science.

Research Expertise
I am an active researcher in both fundamental and applied colloid and surface chemistry. I have built an international reputation for my contributions to the nanometre-scale understanding of the solid-liquid interface in the presence of surfactant or polymer molecules. I was one of the first researchers to use soft-contact atomic force microscopy (AFM) to reveal detail of the lateral structure of adsorbed surfactant layers on the molecular scale. Through this I have developed highly specialised skills in soft-contact AFM imaging in water. By combining measurements of adsorption kinetics and adsorbed amounts, in 2003 we published the most thorough understanding of surfactant adsorption kinetics to date. In the last decade I have performed extensive fundamental research on the behaviour of stimulus responsive polymer molecules and polymeric colloids adsorbed at the solid-aqueous solution interface (funded by the Australian Research Council). Additionally, I have applied my fundamental knowledge & skills to a variety of industrial research problems including projects concerned with mining emulsion explosives, water-based paints, powder coatings, plastic solar cells, mineral flotation, emulsions & foams.

Teaching Expertise
I teach in an average of five 10cp courses per year to all undergraduate years from level 1000 through to 3000 in the form of lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions. These are predominantly in Physical, Colloid or Surface Chemistry

Administrative Expertise
In 2012 I served on the national ERA Research Evaluation Committee for Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences. I was the Assistant Dean Research Training in the Faculty of Science & Information Technology 2009-2010. I have an outstanding track record of leadership and national service to the Australian Colloid and Surface Science community including membership of 5 conference organising committees since 2003 & national secretary from 1999-2009. I was Chair of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Colloid and Surface Science Division from 2011-2012. I undertake a range of research assessment roles including reviewer for the top international journals in colloid and interface science, regular PhD thesis examiner and ARC Discovery grant assessor (IntReader).

Collaborations
The nature of my research lends itself to collaboration, a mode of research that I particularly enjoy, whether it be with colleagues at this university, elsewhere in Australia and indeed internationally. I have an excellent record of collaborative research coupled with successful research higher degree supervision. In the past decade I have collaborated with the following scientists: Prof. Steve Armes (University of Sheffield) Dr Steve Edmondson (University of Manchester) Dr Syuji Fujii (Osaka Institute of Technology) Prof. Regine von Klitzing (Technical University of Berlin) Dr Seher Ata (University of New South Wales) Dr Stuart Prescott (University of New South Wales) and at this University with Dr Grant Webber, Prof. Graeme Jameson, Prof. Geoffrey Evans, Dr Roberto Moreno-Atanasio, Prof. Rob Atkin, Dr Clovia Holdsworth


Qualifications

  • PhD (Surface Sciences), Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)(Honours), Australian National University

Keywords

  • adsorption
  • atomic force microscopy
  • characterisation of the solid-liquid interface
  • colloid and interface science
  • colloid, polymer and interface chemistry
  • functional interfaces
  • particle technology
  • physical chemistry
  • polymers

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
030399 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry not elsewhere classified 20
030603 Colloid and Surface Chemistry 70
091499 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified 10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2015 -  Editorial Board - Advances in Colloid and Interface Science Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
Australia
1/01/2013 -  Membership - Australiasian Colloid and Interface Societya Australiasian Colloid and Interface Society
Australia
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2012 Membership - ERA Research Evaluation Committee ERA Research Evaluation Committee
Australia
1/07/2008 - 1/12/2008 Visiting Research Fellow The University of Sheffield
School of Chemistry
United Kingdom
1/01/2008 -  Membership - European Colloid and Interface Society European Colloid and Interface Society
United Kingdom
1/07/2007 -  Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/06/2007 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/12/2003 Visiting Research Fellow University of Sussex
School of Chemistry
United Kingdom
1/01/2000 -  Membership - International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2003 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/01/1999 - 31/12/2013 Membership - RACI Division of Colloid and Surface Science RACI Division of Colloid and Surface Science
Australia
1/12/1996 - 1/12/1999 Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
Department of Chemistry
Australia
1/02/1995 - 1/12/1996 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Otago
Department of Chemistry
New Zealand

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2006 Faculty research excellence award for research training
University of Newcastle

Research Award

Year Award
2012 Tokyo University of Science President’s Award
Tokyo University of Science (Japan)
2012 Lectureship Award
Annual Meeting of the Japanese Research Institute of Material Technology (Japan)
2012 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science/Australian Academy of Science (Japan)

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2013 34th Australiasian Polymer Symposium
Organisation: Polymer Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2010 International Conference on Nanoscopic Colloid and Surface Science
Organisation: The Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry The Chemical Society of Japan Description: Invited Keynote speaker

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2015 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials
Organisation: International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials
2013 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials
Organisation: International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials
2013 South Australian Physical Chemistry Symposium
Organisation: Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2012 Emerging Leadership Australia-Japan Collaboration Workshop Colloid and Materials Science
Organisation: Tohoku University
2012 IACIS 2012: The International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists Conference
Organisation: International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists
2011 12th Australia-Japan Colloid and Interface Symposium
Organisation: RACI Colloid and Surface Science Division
2009 Capturing Colloids
Organisation: Royal Microscopical Society Description: Invited speaker
2005 Pacifichem 2005
Organisation: Pacific Basin Chemical Societies Description: Thin films of pH-responsive polymeric microgels. Honolulu, USA December (2005).
2004 57th Divisional Meeting on Colloid and Interface Chemistry
Organisation: Chemical Society of Japan
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2006 Annabelle B, Warr GG, Wanless EJ, 'Nanostructured Polymer/Surfactant Films', Polymeric Nanostructures and Their Applications, American Scientific Publishers, Valencia, California 301-336 (2006) [B1]
2005 Atkin R, Eastoe J, Wanless EJ, Bain CD, 'Dynamics of Adsorption of Cationic Surfactants at Air-Water and Solid-Liquid Interfaces', Dynamics of surfactant self-assemblies : micelles, microemulsions, vesicles, and lyotropic phases, Taylor & Francis, London 379-417 (2005) [B1]

Journal article (69 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Bournival G, de Oliveira e Souza L, Ata S, Wanless EJ, 'Effect of alcohol frothing agents on the coalescence of bubbles coated with hydrophobized silica particles', Chemical Engineering Science, 131 1-11 (2015)

The stability of capillary-pinned bubble pairs covered with hydrophobized particles in aqueous solutions of 1-pentanol or methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC) was studied using high-sp... [more]

The stability of capillary-pinned bubble pairs covered with hydrophobized particles in aqueous solutions of 1-pentanol or methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC) was studied using high-speed cinematography. Glass particles were first rendered hydrophobic by covalently bonding a linear alcohol onto the solid interface to achieve a specific hydrophobicity (i.e. contact angle of 43° measured with the captive bubble on a treated wafer) and effectively avoid the presence of any mobile hydrophobizing surfactant. The resistance to coalescence of the bubbles was measured at different frother concentrations and for various initial bubble interfacial areas covered by particles; with particle coverage not exceeding the contact region between the bubbles.Frother molecules were shown to delay the coalescence of bubbles whereas particles were not present in a sufficient quantity at the interface of the bubbles to provide steric stability. However, in some cases in the presence of MIBC, the particles were believed to act as means of transportation for the frother molecules to the surface of the bubbles thus forcing the local relaxation of the interface, which improved bubble stability. The coalescence of two bubbles released energy causing a rapid motion of the interface. This motion was sufficient to expel a fraction of the attached particles from the interface. The addition of frother, and of particles in some cases, increased the dampening of the oscillatory motion generated by bubble coalescence. In general, damped bubble oscillations were associated with a reduced quantity of particles detaching from the bubble. Although particles were observed to dampen the oscillation of the bubble, they were not as effective as the frother molecules in reducing the detachment of particles upon bubble coalescence. This finding is believed be of relevance for industrial applications such as froth flotation.

DOI 10.1016/j.ces.2015.03.036
2015 Willott JD, Humphreys BA, Murdoch TJ, Edmondson S, Webber GB, Wanless EJ, 'Hydrophobic effects within the dynamic pH-response of polybasic tertiary amine methacrylate brushes.', Phys Chem Chem Phys, 17 3880-3890 (2015)
DOI 10.1039/c4cp05292g
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Grant Webber
2015 Willott JD, Murdoch TJ, Humphreys BA, Edmondson S, Wanless EJ, Webber GB, 'Anion-specific effects on the behavior of pH-sensitive polybasic brushes.', Langmuir, 31 3707-3717 (2015)
DOI 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00116
Co-authors Grant Webber
2014 Willott JD, Murdoch TJ, Humphreys BA, Edmondson S, Webber GB, Wanless EJ, 'Critical salt effects in the swelling behavior of a weak polybasic brush.', Langmuir, 30 1827-1836 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la4047275
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Grant Webber
2014 Morse AJ, Tan SY, Giakoumatos EC, Webber GB, Armes SP, Ata S, Wanless EJ, 'Arrested coalescence behaviour of giant Pickering droplets and colloidosomes stabilised by poly(tert-butylaminoethyl methacrylate) latexes.', Soft Matter, 10 5669-5681 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/c4sm00801d
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Grant Webber
2014 Ueno K, Hamasaki S, Wanless EJ, Nakamura Y, Fujii S, 'Microcapsules fabricated from liquid marbles stabilized with latex particles', Langmuir, 30 3051-3059 (2014) [C1]

Millimeter- and centimeter-sized "liquid marbles" were readily prepared by rolling water droplets on a powder bed of dried submicrometer-sized polystyrene latex particles carrying... [more]

Millimeter- and centimeter-sized "liquid marbles" were readily prepared by rolling water droplets on a powder bed of dried submicrometer-sized polystyrene latex particles carrying poly[2-(diethylamino)ethyl methacrylate] hairs (PDEA-PS). Scanning electron microscopy studies indicated that flocs of the PDEA-PS particles were adsorbed at the surface of these water droplets, leading to stable spherical liquid marbles. The liquid marbles were deformed as a result of water evaporation to adopt a deflated spherical geometry, and the rate of water evaporation decreased with increasing atmospheric relative humidity. Conversely, liquid marbles formed using saturated aqueous LiCl solution led to atmospheric water absorption by the liquid marbles and a consequent mass increase. The liquid marbles can be transformed into polymeric capsules containing water by exposure to solvent vapor: the PDEA-PS particles were plasticized with the solvent vapor to form a polymer film at the air-water interface of the liquid marbles. The polymeric capsules with aqueous volumes of 250 ÎL or less kept their oblate ellipsoid/near spherical shape even after complete water evaporation, which confirmed that a rigid polymeric capsule was successfully formed. Both the rate of water evaporation from the pure water liquid marbles and the rate of water adsorption into the aqueous LiCl liquid marbles were reduced with an increase of solvent vapor treatment time. This suggests that the number and size of pores within the polymer particles/flocs on the liquid marble surface decreased due to film formation during exposure to organic solvent vapor. In addition, organic-inorganic composite capsules and colloidal crystal capsules were fabricated from liquid marbles containing aqueous SiO2 dispersions. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

DOI 10.1021/la5003435
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
2014 Gao Y, Evans GM, Wanless EJ, Moreno-Atanasio R, 'DEM simulation of single bubble flotation: Implications for the hydrophobic force in particle-bubble interactions', Advanced Powder Technology, 25 1177-1184 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.apt.2014.05.020
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Roberto Moreno-Atanasio, Geoffrey Evans
2014 Gao Y, Evans GM, Wanless EJ, Moreno-Atanasio R, 'DEM simulation of single bubble flotation: Implications for the hydrophobic force in particle-bubble interactions', Advanced Powder Technology, 25 1177-1184 (2014) [C1]

A 3D Discrete Element Method simulation model for a single bubble was developed in order to investigate the capture of hydrophobic particles. The bubble was considered stationary ... [more]

A 3D Discrete Element Method simulation model for a single bubble was developed in order to investigate the capture of hydrophobic particles. The bubble was considered stationary at the centre of the working space. Particle-particle and particle-bubble contacts were simulated using a linear spring-dashpot model. Gravitational, buoyancy, drag and hydrophobic forces were taken into account. The hydrophobic force was estimated through a single exponential decay law which depends on a preexponential parameter K and a decay length ¿ It was observed that when k was less than 10 nm, the number of the particles that were collected was independent of the strength of the hydrophobic force. In contrast, for values of k within the range of 10-500 nm, the capture efficiency increased significantly with the strength of the hydrophobic force and ¿ We have also demonstrated how these two parameters affect the particle trajectory around the bubble and thus produce a significant difference in particle collection when the strength and range of the hydrophobic force were varied.

DOI 10.1016/j.apt.2014.05.020
Co-authors Roberto Moreno-Atanasio, Geoffrey Evans
2013 Cheesman BT, Neilson AJG, Willott JD, Webber GB, Edmondson S, Wanless EJ, 'Effect of Colloidal Substrate Curvature on pH-Responsive Polyelectrolyte Brush Growth', LANGMUIR, 29 6131-6140 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la4004092
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Grant Webber
2013 Neville F, Murphy T, Wanless EJ, 'The formation of polyethyleneimine-trimethoxymethylsilane organic-inorganic hybrid particles', COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS, 431 42-50 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2013.04.022
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Frances Neville
2013 Elbourne A, Sweeney J, Webber GB, Wanless EJ, Warr GG, Rutland MW, Atkin R, 'Adsorbed and near-surface structure of ionic liquids determines nanoscale friction', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 49 6797-6799 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/c3cc42844c
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Grant Webber, Rob Atkin
2013 Cheesman BT, Smith EG, Murdoch TJ, Guibert C, Webber GB, Edmondson S, Wanless EJ, 'Polyelectrolyte brush pH-response at the silica-aqueous solution interface: a kinetic and equilibrium investigation', PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 15 14502-14510 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/c3cp52281d
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Grant Webber
2013 Segura JJ, Voïtchovsky K, Elbourne A, Wanless EJ, Warr GG, Atkin R, 'Adsorbed and near surface structure of ionic liquids at a solid interface', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 3320-3328 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/c3cp44163f
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Rob Atkin
2013 Tan S-Y, Ata S, Wanless EJ, 'Direct Observation of Individual Particle Armored Bubble Interaction, Stability, and Coalescence Dynamics', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 117 8579-8588 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/jp402052f
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2012 Neville FC, Mohd Zin AB, Jameson GJ, Wanless EJ, 'Preparation and characterization of colloidal silica particles under mild conditions', Journal of Chemical Education, 89 940-942 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Graeme Jameson, Frances Neville
2012 Maxwell RK, Ata S, Wanless EJ, Moreno-Atanasio R, 'Computer simulations of particle-bubble interactions and particle sliding using Discrete Element Method', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 381 1-10 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Roberto Moreno-Atanasio
2012 Thompson KL, Giakoumatos EC, Ata S, Webber GB, Armes SP, Wanless EJ, 'Direct observation of giant pickering emulsion and colloidosome droplet interaction and stability', Langmuir, 28 16501-16511 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Grant Webber
2012 Stapleton AJ, Vaughan BS, Xue B, Sesa E, Burke KB, Zhou X, et al., 'A multilayered approach to polyfluorene water-based organic photovoltaics', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 102 114-124 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Xiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2012 Cheesman BT, Willott JD, Webber GB, Edmondson S, Wanless EJ, 'pH-responsive brush-modified silica hybrids synthesized by surface-initiated ARGET ATRP', ACS Macro Letters, 1 1161-1165 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/mz3003566
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Grant Webber
2010 Ata S, Davis ES, Dupin D, Armes SP, Wanless EJ, 'Direct observation of pH-induced coalescence of latex-stabilized bubbles using high-speed video imaging', Langmuir, 26 7865-7874 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la904708x
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
2010 Howard SC, Craig VSJ, Fitzgerald PA, Wanless EJ, 'Swelling and collapse of an adsorbed pH-responsive film-forming microgel measured by optical reflectometry and QCM', Langmuir, 26 14615-14623 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la1023218
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
2009 Zhou Y, Yu H, Wanless EJ, Jameson GJ, Franks GV, 'Influence of polymer charge on the shear yield stress of silica aggregated with adsorbed cationic polymers', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 336 533-543 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2009.04.027
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Graeme Jameson
2009 Hunter TN, Jameson GJ, Wanless EJ, Dupin D, Armes SP, 'Adsorption of submicrometer-sized cationic sterically stabilized polystyrene latex at the air-water interface: Contact angle determination by ellipsometry', Langmuir, 25 3440-3449 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la803879p
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Graeme Jameson
2009 Hunter TN, Wanless EJ, Jameson GJ, 'Effect of esterically bonded agents on the monolayer structure and foamability of nano-silica', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 334 181-190 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2008.10.039
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Graeme Jameson
2009 Hunter TN, Wanless EJ, Jameson GJ, Pugh RJ, 'Non-ionic surfactant interactions with hydrophobic nanoparticles: Impact on foam stability', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 347 81-89 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2008.12.027
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Graeme Jameson
2008 Sakai K, Vamvakaki M, Smith EG, Wanless EJ, Armes SP, Biggs S, 'Adsorption characteristics of zwitterionic diblock copolymers at the silica/aqueous solution interface', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 317 383-394 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2007.09.072
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
2008 Sakai K, Webber GB, Vo C-D, Wanless EJ, Vamvakaki M, Butun V, et al., 'Characterization of layer-by-layer self-assembled multilayer films of diblock copolymer micelles', Langmuir, 24 116-123 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la7021006
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Grant Webber
2008 Schatz C, Smith EG, Armes SP, Wanless EJ, 'Reversible pH-triggered encapsulation and release of pyrene by adsorbed block copolymer micelles', Langmuir, 24 8325-8331 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la801127r
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13
2008 Fitzgerald PA, Amalvy JI, Armes SP, Wanless EJ, 'Film-forming microgels for pH-triggered capture and release', Langmuir, 24 10228-10234 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la8017425
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
2008 Zhou Y, Gan Y, Wanless EJ, Jameson GJ, Franks GV, 'Interaction forces between silica surfaces in aqueous solutions of cationic polymeric flocculants: Effect of polymer charge', Langmuir, 24 10920-10928 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la801109n
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Graeme Jameson
2007 Farrah HE, Lawrance GA, Wanless EJ, 'Solubility of calcium sulfate salts in acidic manganese sulfate solutions from 30 to 105 degrees C', Hydrometallurgy, 86 13-21 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.hydromet.2006.10.003
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Geoffrey Lawrance
2007 Smith EG, Webber GB, Sakai K, Biggs S, Armes SP, Wanless EJ, 'Direct visualization of a self-organized multilayer film of low T g diblock copolymer micelles', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 111 5536-5541 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/jp072231z
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Grant Webber
2007 Crawford R, Wanless EJ, 'Australian colloid and surface science in 2007', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 60 627-629 (2007) [C3]
DOI 10.1071/ch07293
2007 Hunter TN, Jameson GJ, Wanless EJ, 'Determination of contact angles of nanosized silica particles by multi-angle single-wavelength ellipsometry', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 60 651-655 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/ch07133
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Graeme Jameson
2007 Sakai K, Smith EG, Webber GB, Baker MJ, Wanless EJ, Butun V, et al., 'pH-responsive behavior of selectively quaternized diblock copolymers adsorbed at the silica/aqueous solution interface', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 314 381-388 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2007.06.018
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Grant Webber
2007 Gan Y, Wanless EJ, Franks GV, 'Lattice-resolution imaging of the sapphire (0001) surface in air by AFM', Surface Science, 601 1064-1071 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.susc.2006.11.057
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2007 Fitzgerald PA, Dupin D, Armes SP, Wanless EJ, 'In situ observations of adsorbed microgel particles', Soft Matter, 3 580-586 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/b613981g
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 23
2006 Sakai K, Smith EG, Webber GB, Wanless EJ, Butun V, Armes SP, Biggs S, 'Effects of copolymer concentration and chain length on the pH-responsive behavior of diblock copolymer micellar films', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 303 372-379 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2006.07.077
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Grant Webber
2006 Sakai K, Smith EG, Webber GB, Baker MJ, Wanless EJ, Butun V, et al., 'Characterizing the pH-responsive behavior of thin films of diblock copolymer micelles at the silica/aqueous solution interface', Langmuir, 22 8435-8442 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la061708f
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Grant Webber
2006 Sakai K, Smith EG, Webber GB, Schatz C, Wanless EJ, Butun V, et al., 'pH-responsive diblock copolymer micelles at the silica/aqueous solution interface: Adsorption kinetics and equilibrium studies', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110 14744-14753 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/jp062830q
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Grant Webber
2006 Sakai K, Smith EG, Webber GB, Schatz C, Wanless EJ, Butun V, et al., 'Comparison of the adsorption of cationic diblock copolymer micelles from aqueous solution onto mica and silica', Langmuir, 22 5328-5333 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la060662n
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Grant Webber
2006 Blom A, Warr GG, Wanless EJ, 'Growth of double-chained cationic surfactant films on mica', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 59 381-385 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/CH06069
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2005 Blom A, Warr GG, Wanless EJ, 'Morphology Transitions in Nonionic Surfactant Adsorbed Layers near Their Cloud Points', Langmuir, 21 11850-11855 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la0520334
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 25
2005 Webber GB, Wanless EJ, Armes SP, Biggs S, 'Tunable diblock copolymer micelles-adapting behaviour via subtle chemical modifications', Faraday Discussions, 128 193-209 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/b403180f
2005 Webber GB, Wanless EJ, Armes SP, Biggs S, 'Tunable diblock copolymer micelles-adapting behaviour via subtle chemical modifications', FARADAY DISCUSSIONS, 128 193-209 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/b403180f
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Grant Webber
2005 Blom A, Drummond C, Wanless EJ, Richetti P, Warr GG, 'Surfactant boundary lubricant film modified by an amphiphilic diblock copolymer', Langmuir, 21 2779-2788 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la047878e
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24
2005 Panya P, Wanless EJ, Arquero OA, Franks GV, 'The effect of ionic surfactant adsorption on the rheology of ceramic glaze suspensions', Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 88 540-546 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2005.00121.x
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2004 Panya P, Arquero O-A, Franks GV, Wanless EJ, 'Dispersion stability of a ceramic glaze achieved through ionic surfactant adsorption', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 279 23-35 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2004.06.061
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 18
2004 Farrah HE, Lawrance GA, Wanless EJ, 'Gypsum-anhydrite transformation in hot acidic manganese sulfate solution. A comparative kinetic study employing several analytical methods', Hydrometallurgy, 75 91-98 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.hydromet.2004.07.002
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Geoffrey Lawrance
2004 Amalvy JI, Wanless EJ, Li Y, Michailidou V, Armes SP, 'Synthesis and Characterization of Novel pH-Responsive Microgels Based on Tertiary Amine Methacrylates', Langmuir, 20 8992-8999 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la049156t
Citations Scopus - 145Web of Science - 142
2004 Webber GB, Wanless EJ, Armes SP, Tang Y, Li Y, Biggs S, 'Nano-Anemones: Stimulus-Responsive Copolymer-Micelle Surfaces', Advanced Materials, 16 1794-1798 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/adma.200400086
Citations Scopus - 70Web of Science - 68
Co-authors Grant Webber
2003 Atkin R, Craig VSJ, Wanless EJ, Biggs SR, 'Adsorption of 12-s-12 Gemini Surfactants at the Silica - Aqueous Solution Interface', Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B, 2978-2985 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/jp026626o
Citations Scopus - 63Web of Science - 62
Co-authors Rob Atkin
2003 Atkin R, Craig VSJ, Wanless EJ, Biggs SR, 'Mechanism of cationic surfactant adsorption at the solid-aqueous interface', Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 219-304 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0001-8686(03)00002-2
Citations Scopus - 349Web of Science - 321
Co-authors Rob Atkin
2003 Atkin R, Craig VSJ, Wanless EJ, Biggs SR, 'The influence of chain length and electrolyte on the adsorption kinetics of cationic surfactants at the silica-aqueous solution interface', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 236-244 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0021-9797(03)00631-3
Citations Scopus - 93Web of Science - 93
Co-authors Rob Atkin
2003 Atkin R, Craig VSJ, Hartley PG, Wanless EJ, Biggs SR, 'Adsorption of Ionic Surfactants to a Plasma Polymer Substrate', Langmuir, 4222-4227 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la026852p
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Rob Atkin
2002 Webber GB, Wanless EJ, Butun V, Armes S, Biggs SR, 'Self-organized monolayer films of stimulus-responsive micelles', Nano Letters, 2 1307-1313 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 57
Co-authors Grant Webber
2001 Webber GB, Wanless EJ, Armes SP, Baines FL, Biggs S, 'Adsorption of amphiphilic diblock copolymer micelles at the mica/solution interface', Langmuir, 17 5551-5561 (2001) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la010335+
Citations Scopus - 54Web of Science - 55
Co-authors Grant Webber
2001 Fleming BD, Biggs SR, Wanless EJ, 'Slow organization of cationic surfactant adsorbed to silica from solutions far below the CMC', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 105 9537-9540 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 30
2000 Velegol SB, Fleming BD, Biggs SR, Wanless EJ, Tilton RD, 'Counterion Effects on Hexadecyltrimeth ylammonium Surfactant Adsorption and Self-Assembly on Silica', Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 16 2548-2556 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 156Web of Science - 145
2000 Fleming BD, Wanless EJ, 'Soft-contact Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging of Adsorbed Surfactant and Polymer Layers', Microscopy and Microanalysis, 6 104-112 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 25
1999 Fleming BD, Wanless EJ, Biggs SR, 'Nonequilibrium mesoscale surface structures: the adsorption of polymer-surfactant mixtures at the solid/liquid interface', Langmuir, 15 8719-8725 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 25
1999 Ducker WA, Wanless EJ, 'Adsorption of Hexadecyltrimeth ylammonium Bromide to Mica: Nanometer-Scale Study of Binding-Site Competition Effects', Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 15 160-168 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 161Web of Science - 156
1997 Wanless EJ, Ducker WA, 'Weak influence of divalent ions on anionic surfactant surface-aggregation', LANGMUIR, 13 1463-1474 (1997)
DOI 10.1021/la960861e
Citations Scopus - 72Web of Science - 70
1997 Wanless EJ, Davey TW, Ducker WA, 'Surface aggregate phase transition', LANGMUIR, 13 4223-4228 (1997)
DOI 10.1021/la970146k
Citations Scopus - 68Web of Science - 70
1996 Ducker WA, Wanless E, 'Surface-aggregate shape transformation.', Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 12 0-0 (1996) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 93Web of Science - 91
1996 Wanless E, Ducker WA, 'The organisation of sodium dodecylsulfate at the graphite-solution interface.', The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter Materials Surfaces Interfaces and Biophysical, 100 0-0 (1996) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 227Web of Science - 236
1994 Wanless E, Senden TJ, Sawkins AM, Heath TJ, Rev GA, 'A new electrochemical cell for atomic force microscopy.', Scientific Instruments, 65 0-0 (1994) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
1994 Wanless E, Christenson HK, 'Interaction between surfaces in ethanol: adsorption, capillary condensation and solvation forces.', Journal of Physical Chemistry, 101 4260-4260 (1994) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 33
1991 Wanless E, Pashley M, 'Surface and aqueous solution properties of a highly charged cage surfactant.', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 56 201-201 (1991) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 8
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Conference (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Wanless EJ, Smith J, Bournival G, Tan SY, Webber GB, Ata S, 'High speed video observations of alumina-coated air bubble coalescence', Chemeca 2014: Processing excellence; Powering our future, Perth (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Grant Webber
2014 Morse AJ, Tan S-Y, Giakoumatos EC, Webber GB, Armes SP, Ata S, Wanless EJ, 'Coalescence behavior of giant Pickering droplets and colloidosomes stabilized by poly(tert-butylaminoethyl methacrylate) latexes', ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, San Francisco, CA (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Grant Webber
2013 Gao Y, Evans G, Wanless E, Moreno-Atanasio R, 'Effect of the hydrophobic force strength on particle-bubble collision kinetics: A DEM approach', Chemeca 2013, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Roberto Moreno-Atanasio, Geoffrey Evans
2013 Tan S, Ata S, Wanless EJ, 'High speed video observations of the stability and coalescence dynamics of two individual particle-stabilized bubbles', Partec 2013, Nuremburg (2013) [E2]
2012 Maxwell RK, Ata S, Wanless EJ, Moreno-Atanasio R, 'Computer simulations of particle-bubble interactions using Discrete Element Method', Chemeca 2012 : Quality of Life Through Chemical Engineering, Wellington, NZ (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Roberto Moreno-Atanasio
2011 Neville FC, Murphy TI, Webber GB, Wanless EJ, Jameson GJ, 'Fabrication and characterisation of biomimetic silicate nanoparticles', Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Graeme Jameson, Frances Neville, Grant Webber
2010 Nicholson K, Ireland PM, Wanless EJ, Jameson GJ, 'Triboelectric separation - Beneficiation of coal', Congress Proceedings: XXV International Mineral Processing Congress, Brisbane, QLD (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Graeme Jameson, Peter Ireland
2008 Nicholson K, Ireland PM, Wanless EJ, Jameson GJ, 'Design and construction of a laboratory scale cyclone tribocharger', Chemeca2008, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Graeme Jameson, Peter Ireland
2005 Webber GB, Sakai K, Wanless EJ, Armes SP, Vamvakaki M, Butun V, Biggs S, 'Preparation, Characterisation and utilisation of Diblock Copolymer Michelle Thin-Films and Multilayers', Proceedings of 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Grant Webber
2003 McCann G, Nguyen AV, Evans GM, Wanless EJ, 'Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Particle-Surface Interaction in Surfactant Solutions', The 31st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, S.A. (2003) [E1]
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
2000 Wanless EJ, 'An Exciting Method to Enhance Personal Care Formulations', Conference Proceedings, Bowral, NSW, Australia (2000) [E1]
1998 Wanless EJ, Fleming BD, Biggs SR, 'Direct Observation of Polymer-Surfactant Adsorption at the Solid/Liquid Interface', Proceedings of the 26th Australian and New Zealand Chemical Engineering Conference, Port Douglas, Qld. (1998) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 68
Total funding $5,757,280

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20151 grants / $6,250

Structure-stimulus relations in responsive polymer brushes$6,250

Funding body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Funding body AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project Team Mr Timothy Murdoch, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500636
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20146 grants / $162,001

Surface and Colloid Characterisation Facility$60,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Vincent Craig, Dr Shannon Notley, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Peter Kingshott, Professor Erica Wanless, Professor Sally McArthur, Professor Rob Atkin, Associate Professor Paul Stoddart, Associate Professor Andrew Clayton
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300566
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Surface and Colloid Characterisation Facility$41,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Vincent Craig, Dr Shannon Notley, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Peter Kingshott, Professor Erica Wanless, Professor Sally McArthur, Professor Rob Atkin, Associate Professor Paul Stoddart, Associate Professor Andrew Clayton
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400581
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Surface and Colloid Characterisation Facility$41,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Vincent Craig, Dr Shannon Notley, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Peter Kingshott, Professor Erica Wanless, Professor Sally McArthur, Professor Rob Atkin, Associate Professor Paul Stoddart, Associate Professor Andrew Clayton
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400581
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Controlled Interactions in Multiphase Fluids$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301393
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Critical salt effects in polymer brushes$8,001

Funding body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Funding body AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber
Scheme AINSE Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401383
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme PVC Conference Assistance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401240
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $315,000

Particle-Stabilised Bubble and Droplet Interfaces$315,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Seher Ata
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100202
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20115 grants / $640,000

Next-generation polymer films for control of material interactions$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber, Dr Steve Edmondson
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000042
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Interfacial Mapping Facility$180,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Ewa Goldys, Professor Deborah Kane, Dr James Downes, Dr Gregory Wilson, Doctor Chris Fell
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000635
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Interfacial Mapping Facility$90,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000466
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Interfacial Mapping Facility$40,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding body CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Ewa Goldys, Professor Deborah Kane, Dr James Downes, Dr Gregory Wilson, Doctor Chris Fell
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100411
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Interfacial Mapping Facility$30,000

Funding body: Macquarie University

Funding body Macquarie University
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Ewa Goldys, Professor Deborah Kane, Dr James Downes, Dr Gregory Wilson, Doctor Chris Fell
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100872
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

20102 grants / $222,470

Soft matter and responsive materials characterisation facility$135,535

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Dr Raymond Dagastine, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000397
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Polymer-surfactant complexes: Microstructure and Micromechanics$86,935

Funding body: CSIRO - Molecular and Health Technologies

Funding body CSIRO - Molecular and Health Technologies
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000562
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20092 grants / $720,000

20073 grants / $11,129

Two dimensional organisation of solid polymeric particles$6,934

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187880
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2007 Research Development Fellowship$2,735

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Research Development Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188232
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

9th Australia-Japan Colloid and Interface Science Gakkai/60th Divisional meeting on Colloid and Interface Chemistry, Shinshu University, 19/9/2007 - 23/9/2007$1,460

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188098
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20068 grants / $1,355,349

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Advanced Particle Processing$549,282

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Professor Mark Jones, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Priority Research Centre
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186920
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Organic Electronics & OrganoBiosensors$549,282

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Adam McCluskey, Professor Erica Wanless, Professor Scott Donne, Doctor John Holdsworth
Scheme Priority Research Centre
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186946
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Nanostructure Deposition Facility$180,240

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Professor Erica Wanless, Associate Professor Marian Radny, Professor Robert Lamb, Dr Paul Meredith, Associate Professor Michael Ford, Dr Gerard Gadd, Dr Peter Evans, Professor Gordon Wallace, Associate Professor Peter Innis, Dr Andrew Minett, Dr Jeffrey Reimers, Professor Maxwell Crossley, Emeritus Pr Noel Hush, Dr Kostya Ostrikov, Professor David McKenzie
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185533
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Active polymeric thin films$27,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme PHD Scholarship Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Determination of adsorbed polymer thin film thickness and water content$18,045

Funding body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Funding body AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless, Dr Paul Fitzgerald, Dr Grant Webber
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186536
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Surfactant adsorption on latex particles$15,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body ORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team
Scheme ORICA - DULUX Collaborative Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Inclusion of ionic liquids in emulsion explosives$15,000

Funding body: ORICA Mining Services

Funding body ORICA Mining Services
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

12th IACIS International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science, 15-20 October 2006$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186971
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20059 grants / $589,711

Microgel thin films for controlled release$225,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless, Professor S Armes
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184321
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Dynamics at interfaces: A facility for the characterisation of the dynamics of structural reorganisation and adsorption at interfaces$187,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Chemical spacers for fine powder particles$70,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body ORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team
Scheme ORICA - DULUX Collaborative Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Electrostatic Behaviour of Polyester Powder Particles$60,000

Funding body: UNICHE - Joint Program with Orica

Funding body UNICHE - Joint Program with Orica
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Erica Wanless, Associate Professor George Franks
Scheme PhD Scholarship Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185343
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Domain structure in adsorbed surfactant bilayers from neutron reflectometry$19,760

Funding body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Funding body AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project Team
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

2005 RIBG allocation - Faculty LIEF contribution$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185851
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Chemical Spacers for Fine Powder Particles$10,551

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Associate Professor George Franks, Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184727
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

ECIC-XVII: European Chemistry at Interfaces Conference, 27 June - 1 July 2005$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185384
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Chemical spacers for fine powder particles$0

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme PHD Scholarship Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20045 grants / $472,624

Atomic Force Microscopy Facility for Soft Interfaces$445,124

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Anh Nguyen, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor George Franks, Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin, Professor Erica Wanless, Associate Professor David Smith
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183028
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Improving stability and reducing viscosity of ceramic glaze suspensions via surfactant addition$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor George Franks, Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183392
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Atomic Force Microscopy Facility for Soft Interfaces$5,000

Funding body: University of New South Wales

Funding body University of New South Wales
Project Team Associate Professor Anh Nguyen, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor George Franks, Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin, Professor Erica Wanless, Associate Professor David Smith
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183831
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Atomic Force Microscopy Facility for Soft Interfaces$5,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body ORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Anh Nguyen, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor George Franks, Professor Erica Wanless, Associate Professor David Smith
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183832
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Chemical Society of Japan's 57th Divisional Meeting on Colloid and Interface Chemistry, 8-10 September 2004, Japan$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184436
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20034 grants / $439,000

Nanoscale interaction forces in particulate and molecular systems$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Self-Organised 3-D Arrays of Stimulus Responsive Block Copolymer Micelles.$114,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless, Professor S Armes, Professor Simon Biggs
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182053
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Creating Repulsion Between Fine Particles in Air for Inhaled Drug Delivery Systems$14,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor George Franks, Associate Professor Anh Nguyen, Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182486
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Nanorheology: Hydrodynamic Slip in Newtonian fluids.$11,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless, Professor Vincent Craig, Dr C Neto
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182054
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20027 grants / $588,070

Active Polymer Research Facility.$424,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Simon Biggs, Professor Bruce King, Professor John O'Connor, Emeritus Professor Neil Page, Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181516
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Ionic liquids as novel additives in emulsion explosives$70,000

Funding body: ORICA Mining Services

Funding body ORICA Mining Services
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Structure of water-based polymer and surfactant lubricant layers$54,670

Funding body: Australian Research Council

Funding body Australian Research Council
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The behaviour of froth forming surfactants in the flotation process$15,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body ORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team
Scheme Collaborative - ORICA Mining Chemicals
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The use of atomic force microscopy to identify APE replacement surfactants.$14,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body ORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme ORICA - DULUX Collaborative Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181659
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Stimulus Responsive Molecular Transport and Release Systems: Novel Layer-by-Layer Polymer Composites$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Simon Biggs, Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181364
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

14th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (Biennial) Barcelona, 9-14 June 2002$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181713
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20015 grants / $177,876

Polymeric stabilisers$70,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body ORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Speciation and equilibria in metal sulfate solutions employed in commercial manganese dioxide electrodeposition.$66,876

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance
Scheme Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179631
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Speciation and equilibria in metal sulfate solutions employed in commercial manganese dioxide electrodeposition.$15,000

Funding body: Delta EMD Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body Delta EMD Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme SPIRT Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181497
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The search for APE replacement surfactants$14,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body ORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team
Scheme ORICA - DULUX Collaborative Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Protein Fouling of Biomaterial Surfaces.$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180120
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20003 grants / $20,193

Polymer-Surfactant Adsorption at the Solid/Liquid Interface.$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Simon Biggs, Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178833
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The Fouling of Model Biomaterials.$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178831
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

10th Triennial Meeting of the international Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists., Bristol, UK.$2,193

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180329
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19993 grants / $13,275

Characterisation of Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide.$10,000

Funding body: Delta EMD Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body Delta EMD Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179157
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

73rd ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium Boston, Massachusetts, USA.$1,775

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0180525
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Travel Grant to attend an international conference.$1,500

Funding body: Ian Potter Foundation

Funding body Ian Potter Foundation
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178414
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

19982 grants / $10,455

The Influence of Polymers on Surfactant Surface Aggregation$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177305
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

12th International Smposium on Surfactants in Solution, Stockholm, Sweden$1,455

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0180626
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19972 grants / $13,877

High resolution force microscopy of surfactant aggregation at the solid/liquid interface$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0177492
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

9th International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science, Bulgaria, 6-12 July 1997$1,877

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0179596
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Understanding Structural Changes in Responsive Polymer Brushes
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2015 Synthesis, Characterisation and Optimisation of Thermoresponsive Polymer Brushes
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014 Understanding Structural Changes in Responsive Polymer Brushes
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014 Computer Simulation of Particle-Bubble Interactions Using Discrete Element Method
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013 Next-Generation Polymer Films for Control of Material Interactions
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013 Effect of Variation in Inter-Ion Forces on the Adsorbed and Near Surface Structure of Ionic Liquids at Solid Interfaces
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2009 Towards the Development of Processable Molecular Imprinted Polymers
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Structure in Ionic Liquids
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2013 Surfactant Adsorption and Structure at Ionic Liquid Interfaces
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2012 Triboelectric Charging and Particle Separation
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2011 Nanoparticle Based Organic Photovoltaic Devices
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2009 The Influence of Nanoparticle and Surfactant Interactions on Foam Stability
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2009 Aggregate/Sediment Bed Property Relationships
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2008 Organised Layers of Adsorbed Block Copolymer Micelles
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2006 Calcium Sulfate Speciation and Equilibria in Acidic Manganese Sulfate Solutions
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2006 Ionic Liquids for Explosive Technologies
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2006 Aggregate Structure and Strength in Heteroaggregation
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2006 Modification of a Commercial AFM for Dynamic Force Measurements of Polymeric Stabilisers
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2005 Characterisation of Ultrasonically Initiated Emulsion and Microemulsion Polymerisation Reactions
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2005 Structure and physical properties of surfactant and mixed surfactant films at the solid-liquid interface
Chem Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Sydney
Co-Supervisor
2004 Self-Ordered Thin-Films of Diblock Copolymer Micelles
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2003 Ionic Surfactant Adsorption at the Solid-Aqueous Interface
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2002 The Adsorption of Surfactants and Polymers at the Solid/Solution Interface
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
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Professor Erica Wanless

Position

Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Chemistry

Contact Details

Email erica.wanless@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4033 9355
Fax (02) 4921 5472

Office

Room C116
Building NIER C
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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