Professor Erica Wanless

Professor Erica Wanless

Professor

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Chemistry)

Watching the films about the particles

Working with colleagues at the University of Newcastle and beyond, Professor Erica Wanless is leading two projects exploring how particle coatings change behaviours at phase boundaries.

Erica Wanless

Colloid chemistry is a form of materials science particularly concentrating on mixtures, where particles of one or more insoluble material are suspended within a dispersion medium.

Surface chemistry is closely linked to colloid chemistry due to a focus on how the surfaces of these particles affect the physical and chemical interactions between the particles and the medium in which they are dispersed.

The science of surfaces and particles is essential to food technology, the creation of personal care and cleaning products products, as well as the enhancement of biomedical and industrial technologies.

Erica and her team are expert in designing and testing surface modifications to particles, as well as measuring the behaviours of particles at the phase boundary in new and existing colloidal dispersions.

HAIRY POLYMER FILMS

Erica is leading an Australian Research Council funded team in exploring the next generation of polymer particle films, or coatings.

These hairy polymer films are added to surfaces or particles to invoke changes to the material's properties, such as wettability, friction and adhesion, at the phase boundary.

"This project is looking at coating solid surfaces that change depending on what is in the aqueous environment, whether it is salt, whether it is a change of pH or change of temperature," Erica explains.

"Although what we are doing is at a very fundamental level, there are a lot of applications where they could be added into an existing technology."

Erica cites industrial applications, such as inclusion in paints, and biomedical applications, such as coating implants, as examples of possible use.

"We are working with water-based systems but we could conceivably do that in an oil environment, or other sort of environment as well," Erica suggests.

"We can now grow polymer from the surface of solid particles to make a hairy particle. Or we can make a hairy flat surface."

"The idea of using the hairs to open and close a hole in a membrane is something that we have talked about exploring in the future."

STABILISING FLUID INTERFACES

In a second major project, Erica is conducting investigations into how polymeric colloids and mineral particles can stabilise fluid interfaces in particle-stabilised foams or emulsions.

In minerals processing, interfacial stability is essential to the process of using air bubbles to separate valuable material from waste. Other applications for foams include personal care and food products.

Emulsions are a two-phase system involving the dispersion of liquid particles within a liquid medium. Emulsions occur in food, cosmetic, and personal care products.

Again with funding from the Australian Research Council, Erica and her team are looking at ways to stabilise both air bubbles, and oil droplets, when they are surrounded by water.

"In a product that you would buy, say mayonnaise, coalescence would be what appears as uninviting phase separation in the container," Erica states.

"In this project we are working to coat droplets with colloidal particles, to try and prevent them from coalescing."

"Using high speed video, we are examining the coalescence process so we might understand how to employ colloidal particle coatings to make these interphase systems more or less stable depending on their application."

TEACHING AND TEAMS

It was in the third year of her own undergraduate studies that Erica discovered her interest colloid and surface chemistry.

"I enjoyed both maths and chemistry and discovered that physical chemistry would utilise both of those skills, and that was it," Erica recalls.

After two years of postdoctoral work in New Zealand, Erica applied for a lecturing position at Newcastle.

Surprisingly perhaps, Erica's favourite collaborators are her students.

"Setting students on their career paths, making sure they focus on research that is high profile enough to open doors, and seeing them grow through the long, deep PhD process is the most rewarding thing," Erica affirms.

"What we publish seems to be read by lots of people and gets lots of citations, so if students are co-authoring those publications, that is their ticket to whatever career they want to get."

Her students have a high success rate gaining employment, in areas as diverse as mining, explosives, paint, food technology and in universities.

Regardless of their chosen focus, Erica ensures her students receive superior applied training, including lessons in the effectiveness of team-based research.

"My students know that science is collaborative. You sit around with the supervisor, colleagues and other students and analyse the data," she continues.

"No matter what stage of your career you are at, working in a team is much more powerful than trying to do it yourself in a corner of the lab."

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

Erica values highly her own international network of collaborators.

"If each collaborator has a different skills base and you can complement each other, you might see something from a data set and they might see something additional," Erica says.

"So it is much more powerful to have another set of eyes and another mind."

Erica has strong collaborative connections with researchers at the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester in the UK, Osaka Institute of Technology in Japan and the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, as well as the University of New South Wales in Australia.

At the University of Newcastle, Erica often works with researchers from Chemical Engineering, particularly Dr Grant Webber.

"We are very open to working with other researchers, and that works quite well for short-term international visitors who come and access some of the more unique equipment or expertise that we have here," Erica advises.

A trailblazer in the use of soft-contact atomic force microscopic imaging, specifically within water, Erica is recognised as an international leader in her field.

Erica and her team are equally sought after for their skill in the use of other surface or particle measurement techniques including ellipsometry, quartz crystal microbalance, and microelectrophoresis.

"We are not really in the business of making new materials per se," Erica says.

"But when other people do, and then they want measurements, they come to us. Because that is our business."

More about Erica's career

Erica Wanless

Watching the films about the particles

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Career Summary

Biography

I am an interfaces scientist working 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. 

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 adsorbed to, or grafted from solid interfaces, and reported how these smart coatings behave in a variety of aqueous environments (project funded by the Australian Research Council). In this project we have investigated pH-, salt- and thermo-responsive polymer coatings.  In a second major project I have conducted investigations into how polymeric colloids and mineral particles can stabilise fluid interfaces as underpin particle-stabilised foams (as occur in mineral flotation cells, personal care and food products) or emulsions (as occur in food, cosmetic and personal care products). This project was also 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 2015 I was appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal Advances in Colloid and Interface Science. 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), A/Prof. Syuji Fujii (Osaka Institute of Technology), Prof. Regine von Klitzing (Technical University of Berlin), Prof. Bernard Binks (University of Hull), Dr Olivier Cayre (University of Leeds), Dr Seher Ata (University of New South Wales), Dr Stuart Prescott (University of New South Wales), and at this University with A/Prof. Grant Webber, Laureate 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, polymer and interface chemistry
  • functional interfaces
  • particle technology
  • physical chemistry
  • polymers
  • smart coatings

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 Society Australiasian Colloid and Interface Society
Australia
3/12/2012 - 21/12/2012 JSPS Fellow Osaka Institute of Technology
Applied Chemistry
Japan
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 - 30/06/2013 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 - 1/12/2003 Lecturer University of Newcastle
Department of Chemistry
Australia
1/01/2000 -  Membership - International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists
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

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
17/03/2015 - 9/07/2015 Visiting Research Fellow Technical University of Berlin
Technical Chemistry
Germany

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2015 Faculty team award for Health and Safety Excellence
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
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 (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Holdsworth CI, Lim KF, Mohdzin A, Romano E, Wanless EJ, 'Advances and Challenges in the Design and Synthesis of Molecularly Imprinted Microspheres', Molecularly Imprinted Catalysts Principles, Syntheses, and Applications, Elsevier, Amsterdam 55-77 (2016)
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Clovia Holdsworth
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 (77 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Jarrett E, Ireland PM, Webber GB, Wanless EJ, 'Particle-liquid structures formed by electric fields', Powder Technology, 297 1-7 (2016)

© 2016.We report the manufacture of complex structures of silica, coal or sphalerite particles around a water droplet, driven by an electrostatic field. A particle bed was deposi... [more]

© 2016.We report the manufacture of complex structures of silica, coal or sphalerite particles around a water droplet, driven by an electrostatic field. A particle bed was deposited on an electrically biased substrate and an earthed water drop brought close, such that the particles jumped to the drop. These structures' shape and internal composition were determined by a combination of the particles' wettability and electrical properties, and other attributes such as shape, size and density were also thought to play a role. Hydrophilic particles tend to be internalised by the drop, while hydrophobic ones tend to form a layer or shell on the surface. Thus, one example of these structures was a 'complex liquid marble', with a hydrophilic particle suspension core and a stabilising shell of hydrophobic particles.

DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2016.04.021
Co-authors Grant Webber, Peter Ireland
2016 Humphreys BA, Willott JD, Murdoch TJ, Webber GB, Wanless EJ, 'Specific ion modulated thermoresponse of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) brushes.', Phys Chem Chem Phys, 18 6037-6046 (2016)
DOI 10.1039/c5cp07468a
Co-authors Grant Webber
2016 Bournival G, Ata S, Wanless EJ, 'Behavior of Bubble Interfaces Stabilized by Particles of Different Densities.', Langmuir, 32 6226-6238 (2016)
DOI 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b00656
2016 Willott JD, Murdoch TJ, Webber GB, Wanless EJ, 'Nature of the Specific Anion Response of a Hydrophobic Weak Polyelectrolyte Brush Revealed by AFM Force Measurements', Macromolecules, 49 2327-2338 (2016)

© 2016 American Chemical Society.Complementary interaction force measurements between an atomic force microscope (AFM) tip or colloid probe and a weak polybasic brush have been s... [more]

© 2016 American Chemical Society.Complementary interaction force measurements between an atomic force microscope (AFM) tip or colloid probe and a weak polybasic brush have been shown to yield a number of fundamental characteristics of the brush and its response to the presence of specific anions in aqueous solution. Stretching of the poly(2-diisopropylamino)ethyl methacrylate (PDPA) chains physisorbed to the AFM tip and modeling the resultant force curves allowed the persistence and contour lengths, molecular weight, and thus grafting density of the brush to be determined. In kosmotropic acetate, high osmotic forces associated with the swollen PDPA brush repelled the colloid probe during both approach and retraction. For mildly chaotropic nitrate the behavior was similar, but at high ionic strength and during retraction, the interaction was strongly adhesive partly because of decreased brush solvation. For strongly chaotropic thiocyanate, the interaction was adhesive over the entire concentration range studied. Here, physical contact between the poorly solvated brush and the colloid resulted in an attractive force.

DOI 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02656
Co-authors Grant Webber
2016 Morse AJ, Giakoumatos EC, Tan SY, Webber GB, Armes SP, Ata S, Wanless EJ, 'Giant pH-responsive microgel colloidosomes: preparation, interaction dynamics and stability.', Soft Matter, 12 1477-1486 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/c5sm02450a
Co-authors Grant Webber
2016 Moreno-Atanasio R, Gao Y, Neville F, Evans GM, Wanless EJ, 'Computational analysis of the selective capture of binary mixtures of particles by a bubble in quiescent and fluid flow', Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 109 354-365 (2016)

© 2016. The Institution of Chemical Engineers.This paper presents a computer simulation analysis of the selective capture of binary particle mixtures by a central bubble, as infl... [more]

© 2016. The Institution of Chemical Engineers.This paper presents a computer simulation analysis of the selective capture of binary particle mixtures by a central bubble, as influenced by the relative strength of the hydrophobic interaction assigned to each type of particle. The analysis was carried out for a quiescent fluid using two different configurations of initial particle positions, namely: spherical (particles released from within a spherical shell surrounding the bubble) and top (particles released from a horizontal plane located above the bubble) distributions. The top distribution was also used to study the effect of fluid velocity (< 0.05 m/s). The results show that in the case of a quiescent fluid the collection efficiency was greater for the top distribution than for the spherical one. In addition, when the strength of the hydrophobic force was less than the net particle weight, particles easily detached from the bubble surface. In the presence of fluid flow the collection efficiency followed an exponential decay with the fluid velocity and a quadratic relationship with an effective cross-section for the particle-bubble collision. The latter closely follows the collision models in the literature. Importantly, we have shown that selective capture only occurs when one type of particle possesses a hydrophobic force magnitude close to or less than the net particle weight, while the hydrophobic force for the second type needs to be much larger than the net weight of the particle. Therefore, we have concluded that selectivity does not depend solely on the hydrophobicity differences, but also requires that one type of particle has to be weakly interacting with the bubble.

DOI 10.1016/j.cherd.2016.01.035
Co-authors Frances Neville, Roberto Moreno-Atanasio, Geoffrey Evans
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) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.The stability of capillary-pinned bubble pairs covered with hydrophobized particles in aqueous solutions of 1-pentanol or methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC) was ... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.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
Citations Scopus - 2
2015 Gao Y, Wang G, Evans GM, Wanless EJ, Sathe M, Mitra S, Moreno-Atanasio R, 'Modelling the Motion of a Collected Particle over a Bubble Surface', Procedia Engineering: New Paradigm of Particle Science and Technology Proceedings of The 7th World Congress on Particle Technology, 1346-1355 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.01.266
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Roberto Moreno-Atanasio, Geoffrey Evans, Subhasish Mitra
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) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/c4cp05292g
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Grant Webber
2015 Ueno K, Bournival G, Wanless EJ, Nakayama S, Giakoumatos EC, Nakamura Y, Fujii S, 'Liquid marble and water droplet interactions and stability', Soft Matter, 11 7728-7738 (2015) [C1]

© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.The interactions between two individual water droplets were investigated in air using a combination of coalescence rig and high speed video ... [more]

© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.The interactions between two individual water droplets were investigated in air using a combination of coalescence rig and high speed video camera. This combination allows the visualization of droplet coalescence dynamics with millisecond resolution which provides information on droplet stability. Bare water droplets coalesced rapidly upon contact, while droplet stability was achieved by coating the droplets with polystyrene particles carrying pH-responsive poly[2-(diethylamino)ethyl methacrylate] hairs (PDEA-PS particles) to form liquid marbles. The asymmetric interaction of a water droplet (pH 3 or 10) armoured with the PDEA-PS particles (liquid marble) with a bare droplet at pH 3 exhibited intermediate stability with coalescence observed following an induction time. The induction time was longer for the pH 10 liquid marble, where the PDEA-PS particles have a hydrophobic surface, than in the case of a pH 3 liquid marble, where the PDEA-PS particles have a hydrophilic surface. Furthermore, film formation of PDEA-PS particles on the liquid marble surface with toluene vapour confirmed capsule formation which prevented coalescence with the neighbouring water droplet instead wetting the capsule upon contact within 3 milliseconds. This study illuminates the stability of individual particle-stabilized droplets and has potential impact on processes and formulations which involve their interaction.

DOI 10.1039/c5sm01584g
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Bournival G, Ata S, Wanless EJ, 'The roles of particles in multiphase processes: Particles on bubble surfaces', Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, (2015) [C1]

Particle-stabilised foams (or froths) form the fundamental framework of industrial processes like froth flotation. This review provides an overview of the effects of particles on ... [more]

Particle-stabilised foams (or froths) form the fundamental framework of industrial processes like froth flotation. This review provides an overview of the effects of particles on bubble surfaces. The characteristics of the particles have a profound effect on the stability of the bubbles although the stabilisation mechanisms may differ. It is well known that layers of particles may provide a steric barrier between two interfaces, which prevents the coalescence of bubbles. Although perhaps considered of lesser importance, it is interesting to note that particles may affect the bubble surface and momentarily suppress coalescence despite being absent from the film separating two bubbles.Foams are at best metastable and coalescence occurs to achieve a state of minimum energy. Despite this, particles have been reported to stabilise bubbles for significant periods of time. Bubble coalescence is accompanied by a release of energy triggered by the sudden change in surface area. This produces a distinctive oscillation of the bubble surface, which may be influenced by the presence of incompressible particles yielding unique surface properties. A survey of the literature shows that the properties of these composite materials are greatly affected by the physicochemical characteristics of the particles such as hydrophobicity and size.The intense energy released during the coalescence of bubbles may be sufficient to expel particles from the bubble surface. It is noted that the detachment of particles may preferentially occur from specific locations on the bubble surface. Examination of the research accounts again reveals that the properties of the particles may affect their detachment upon the oscillation of the bubble surface. However, it is believed that most parameters affecting the detachment of particles are in fact modifying the dynamics of the three-phase line of contact. Both the oscillation of a coalescing bubble and the resulting detachment of particles are highly dynamic processes. They would greatly benefit from computer simulation studies.

DOI 10.1016/j.cis.2015.08.008
Citations Scopus - 4
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) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00116
Citations Web of Science - 1
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 - 16Web of Science - 8
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 - 4Web 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 - 16Web of Science - 9
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 - 2Web of Science - 1
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 - 9Web 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 - 5Web 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 - 30Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Rob Atkin, Grant Webber
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 - 7Web 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 - 47Web of Science - 30
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 - 6Web of Science - 3
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 - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Frances Neville, Graeme Jameson
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 - 7Web 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 - 19Web of Science - 11
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 - 30Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Xiaojing Zhou, Paul Dastoor, 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 - 20Web of Science - 16
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 - 20Web 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 - 12Web 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 - 16Web of Science - 12
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 - 15Web of Science - 13
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 - 22Web of Science - 17
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 - 29Web 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 - 24Web 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 - 13Web of Science - 12
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 - 25Web 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 - 16Web of Science - 13
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 - 21Web of Science - 15
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 - 15Web 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 - 24Web 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 - 35Web of Science - 33
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 - 26Web of Science - 26
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 - 27Web 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 - 30Web of Science - 26
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 - 26Web 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 - 9Web 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 - 19Web 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 - 163Web of Science - 146
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 - 74Web of Science - 69
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 - 67Web of Science - 63
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 - 389Web of Science - 333
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 - 100Web 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 - 57Web 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 - 163Web of Science - 146
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 - 26Web 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 - 26Web 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 - 165Web of Science - 158
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 - 76Web of Science - 72
1997 Wanless EJ, Davey TW, Ducker WA, 'Surface aggregate phase transition', LANGMUIR, 13 4223-4228 (1997)
DOI 10.1021/la970146k
Citations Scopus - 70Web 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 - 97Web of Science - 93
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 - 240Web of Science - 239
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 - 31Web 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 - 7Web of Science - 8
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Conference (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Murdoch TJ, Johnson E, Edmondson S, Wanless EJ, Webber GB, 'Synthesis, optimisation and characterisation of thermoresponsive polymer brushes', Proceedings of APCCHE 2015 Congress Incorporating Chemeca 2015 (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Grant Webber
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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Grant Webber, Frances Neville, Graeme Jameson
2010 Nicholson K, Ireland PM, Wanless EJ, Jameson GJ, 'Triboelectric separation - Beneficiation of coal', Congress Proceedings: XXV International Mineral Processing Congress (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 (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 (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 (2003) [E1]
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
2000 Wanless EJ, 'An Exciting Method to Enhance Personal Care Formulations', Conference Proceedings (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 (1998) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 72
Total funding $6,140,280

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20171 grants / $7,500

Confinement effects on the stimulus response of polymer brushes$7,500

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

Funding body AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project Team Mr Ben Humphreys, Professor Erica Wanless, Associate Professor Grant Webber
Scheme Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1600659
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20163 grants / $379,000

Facility for Nanometer Scale Microscopy, Characterization, and Fabrication$194,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming, Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Erica Wanless, Dr Stuart Prescott, Professor Robert Melchers, Doctor John Holdsworth, Patrick Cullen, Associate Professor Patrick Spicer
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500390
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Facility for Nanometer Scale Microscopy, Characterization, and Fabrication$155,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming, Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor John Holdsworth, Professor Robert Melchers, Professor Erica Wanless, Patrick Cullen, Dr Stuart Prescott, Associate Professor Patrick Spicer
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500603
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Facility for Nanometer Scale Microscopy, Characterization, and Fabrication$30,000

Funding body: University of New South Wales

Funding body University of New South Wales
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming, Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor John Holdsworth, Professor Robert Melchers, Professor Erica Wanless, Patrick Cullen, Dr Stuart Prescott, Associate Professor Patrick Spicer
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600873
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

20151 grants / $13,750

Structure-stimulus relations in responsive polymer brushes$13,750

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

Funding body AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project Team Mr Timothy Murdoch, Associate Professor Grant Webber, Professor Erica Wanless
Scheme Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500636
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20145 grants / $121,001

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, Associate Professor 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, Associate Professor 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 Associate Professor 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, Associate Professor 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

20122 grants / $345,000

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 2014
GNo G1100202
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A Raman facility for advanced research supporting Australia's natural gas, oil, coal and minerals industries$30,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Eric May, Professor Erica Wanless, Associate Professor Michael Stockenhuber, Associate Professor Marian Radny, Associate Professor Grant Webber
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100662
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
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, Associate Professor Grant Webber, Dr Steve Edmondson
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
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, Associate Professor 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, Associate Professor 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, Associate Professor 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, Associate Professor 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, Associate Professor 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 2012
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 2013
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 2013
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

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme PHD Scholarship Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme ORICA - DULUX Collaborative Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON N

Inclusion of ionic liquids in emulsion explosives$15,000

Funding body: ORICA Mining Services

Funding body ORICA Mining Services
Project Team

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON N

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 2007
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

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

Chemical spacers for fine powder particles$70,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body ORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme ORICA - DULUX Collaborative Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON N

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 2007
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

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

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

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme PHD Scholarship Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

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 2004
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 2004
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

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON N

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

Funding body: Australian Research Council

Funding body Australian Research Council
Project Team

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

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

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme Collaborative - ORICA Mining Chemicals
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON N

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

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON N

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 2003
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 2003
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

Dr EJ Wanless

Scheme ORICA - DULUX Collaborative Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON N

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

Number of supervisions

Completed17
Current7

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.4
PhD2.35

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Exploring the Electrostatic Formation of Liquid Marbles
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Understanding Structural Changes in Responsive Polymer Brushes
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Synthesis, Characterisation and Optimisation of Thermoresponsive Polymer Brushes
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 Masters Understanding Structural Changes in Responsive Polymer Brushes
, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Computer Simulation of Particle-Bubble Interactions Using Discrete Element Method
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Next-Generation Polymer Films for Control of Material Interactions
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Effect of Variation in Inter-Ion Forces on the Adsorbed and Near Surface Structure of Ionic Liquids at Solid Interfaces
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Towards the Development of Processable Molecular Imprinted Polymers
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Structure in Ionic Liquids
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Surfactant Adsorption and Structure at Ionic Liquid Interfaces
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Triboelectric Charging and Particle Separation
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Nanoparticle Based Organic Photovoltaic Devices
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD The Influence of Nanoparticle and Surfactant Interactions on Foam Stability
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Aggregate/Sediment Bed Property Relationships
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Organised Layers of Adsorbed Block Copolymer Micelles
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 PhD Calcium Sulfate Speciation and Equilibria in Acidic Manganese Sulfate Solutions
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 PhD Ionic Liquids for Explosive Technologies
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 PhD Aggregate Structure and Strength in Heteroaggregation
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 PhD Modification of a Commercial AFM for Dynamic Force Measurements of Polymeric Stabilisers
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 Masters Characterisation of Ultrasonically Initiated Emulsion and Microemulsion Polymerisation Reactions
M Sc (Chemistry) [R], Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 PhD 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 PhD Self-Ordered Thin-Films of Diblock Copolymer Micelles
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD Ionic Surfactant Adsorption at the Solid-Aqueous Interface
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2002 PhD The Adsorption of Surfactants and Polymers at the Solid/Solution Interface
PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 77
United Kingdom 33
Turkey 6
France 5
New Zealand 5
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News

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) funding success 2016

November 5, 2015

Associate Professor Andrew Fleming, Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Erica Wanless, Dr Stuart Prescott, Professor Robert Melchers, Dr John Holdsworth, Dr Patrick Cullen and Associate Professor Patrick Spicer have been awarded $440,000 in ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) funding commencing in 2016 for a Facility for Nanometer Scale Microscopy, Characterization, and Fabrication.

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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