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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
030399Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry not elsewhere classified20
030603Colloid and Surface Chemistry70
091499Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Editorial Board - Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAdvances in Colloid and Interface Science
Australia
1/01/2013 - Membership - Australiasian Colloid and Interface SocietyaAustraliasian Colloid and Interface Society
Australia
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2012Membership - ERA Research Evaluation CommitteeERA Research Evaluation Committee
Australia
1/07/2008 - 1/12/2008Visiting Research FellowThe University of Sheffield
School of Chemistry
United Kingdom
1/01/2008 - Membership - European Colloid and Interface SocietyEuropean Colloid and Interface Society
United Kingdom
1/07/2007 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/06/2007Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/12/2003Visiting Research FellowUniversity of Sussex
School of Chemistry
United Kingdom
1/01/2000 - Membership - International Association of Colloid and Interface ScientistsInternational Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2003LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/01/1999 - 31/12/2013Membership - RACI Division of Colloid and Surface ScienceRACI Division of Colloid and Surface Science
Australia
1/12/1996 - 1/12/1999Associate LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Department of Chemistry
Australia
1/02/1995 - 1/12/1996Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Otago
Department of Chemistry
New Zealand

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2006Faculty research excellence award for research training
University of Newcastle

Research Award

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

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
201334th Australiasian Polymer Symposium
Organisation: Polymer Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2010International 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

YearTitle / Rationale
201513th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials
Organisation: International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials
201312th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials
Organisation: International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials
2013South Australian Physical Chemistry Symposium
Organisation: Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2012Emerging Leadership Australia-Japan Collaboration Workshop Colloid and Materials Science
Organisation: Tohoku University
2012IACIS 2012: The International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists Conference
Organisation: International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists
201112th Australia-Japan Colloid and Interface Symposium
Organisation: RACI Colloid and Surface Science Division
2009Capturing Colloids
Organisation: Royal Microscopical Society Description: Invited speaker
2005Pacifichem 2005
Organisation: Pacific Basin Chemical Societies Description: Thin films of pH-responsive polymeric microgels. Honolulu, USA December (2005).
200457th 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Annabelle B, Warr GG, Wanless EJ, 'Nanostructured Polymer/Surfactant Films', Polymeric Nanostructures and Their Applications, American Scientific Publishers, Valencia, California 301-336 (2006) [B1]
2005Atkin 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Bournival 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-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.

DOI10.1016/j.ces.2015.03.036
2015Willott 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)
DOI10.1039/c4cp05292gAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2015Willott 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)
DOI10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00116Author URL
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2014Willott 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]
DOI10.1021/la4047275Author URL
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2014Morse 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]
DOI10.1039/c4sm00801dAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsGrant Webber, Seher Ata
2014Ueno 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 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.

DOI10.1021/la5003435
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2014Gao 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]
DOI10.1016/j.apt.2014.05.020
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans, Roberto Moreno-Atanasio
2014Gao 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.apt.2014.05.020
Co-authorsRoberto Moreno-Atanasio, Geoffrey Evans
2013Cheesman 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]
DOI10.1021/la4004092Author URL
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2013Neville 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]
DOI10.1016/j.colsurfa.2013.04.022Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsFrances Neville
2013Elbourne 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]
DOI10.1039/c3cc42844cAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 17
Co-authorsRob Atkin, Grant Webber
2013Cheesman 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]
DOI10.1039/c3cp52281dAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2013Segura 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]
DOI10.1039/c3cp44163f
CitationsScopus - 26Web of Science - 22
Co-authorsRob Atkin
2013Tan 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]
DOI10.1021/jp402052fAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsSeher Ata
2012Neville 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]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsGraeme Jameson, Frances Neville
2012Maxwell 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]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsSeher Ata, Roberto Moreno-Atanasio
2012Thompson 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]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsGrant Webber, Seher Ata
2012Stapleton 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]
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 23
Co-authorsPaul Dastoor, Xiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2012Cheesman 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]
DOI10.1021/mz3003566
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2010Ata 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]
DOI10.1021/la904708x
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsSeher Ata
2010Howard 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]
DOI10.1021/la1023218
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 11
2009Zhou 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]
DOI10.1016/j.jcis.2009.04.027
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsGraeme Jameson
2009Hunter 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]
DOI10.1021/la803879p
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsGraeme Jameson
2009Hunter 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]
DOI10.1016/j.colsurfa.2008.10.039
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsGraeme Jameson
2009Hunter 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]
DOI10.1016/j.colsurfa.2008.12.027
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 19
Co-authorsGraeme Jameson
2008Sakai 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]
DOI10.1016/j.jcis.2007.09.072
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 11
2008Sakai 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]
DOI10.1021/la7021006
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 22
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2008Schatz 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]
DOI10.1021/la801127r
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 13
2008Fitzgerald PA, Amalvy JI, Armes SP, Wanless EJ, 'Film-forming microgels for pH-triggered capture and release', Langmuir, 24 10228-10234 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1021/la8017425
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 11
2008Zhou 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]
DOI10.1021/la801109n
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 23
Co-authorsGraeme Jameson
2007Farrah 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]
DOI10.1016/j.hydromet.2006.10.003
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsGeoffrey Lawrance
2007Smith 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]
DOI10.1021/jp072231z
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2007Crawford R, Wanless EJ, 'Australian colloid and surface science in 2007', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 60 627-629 (2007) [C3]
DOI10.1071/ch07293
2007Hunter 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]
DOI10.1071/ch07133
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsGraeme Jameson
2007Sakai 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]
DOI10.1016/j.jcis.2007.06.018
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2007Gan Y, Wanless EJ, Franks GV, 'Lattice-resolution imaging of the sapphire (0001) surface in air by AFM', Surface Science, 601 1064-1071 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.susc.2006.11.057
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2007Fitzgerald PA, Dupin D, Armes SP, Wanless EJ, 'In situ observations of adsorbed microgel particles', Soft Matter, 3 580-586 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1039/b613981g
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 23
2006Sakai 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]
DOI10.1016/j.jcis.2006.07.077
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2006Sakai 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]
DOI10.1021/la061708f
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 31
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2006Sakai 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]
DOI10.1021/jp062830q
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 24
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2006Sakai 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]
DOI10.1021/la060662n
CitationsScopus - 26Web of Science - 24
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2006Blom A, Warr GG, Wanless EJ, 'Growth of double-chained cationic surfactant films on mica', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 59 381-385 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1071/CH06069
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2005Blom A, Warr GG, Wanless EJ, 'Morphology Transitions in Nonionic Surfactant Adsorbed Layers near Their Cloud Points', Langmuir, 21 11850-11855 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1021/la0520334
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 25
2005Webber GB, Wanless EJ, Armes SP, Biggs S, 'Tunable diblock copolymer micelles-adapting behaviour via subtle chemical modifications', Faraday Discussions, 128 193-209 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1039/b403180f
2005Webber GB, Wanless EJ, Armes SP, Biggs S, 'Tunable diblock copolymer micelles-adapting behaviour via subtle chemical modifications', FARADAY DISCUSSIONS, 128 193-209 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1039/b403180fAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 28Web of Science - 25
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2005Blom 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]
DOI10.1021/la047878e
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 24
2005Panya 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1551-2916.2005.00121.x
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2004Panya 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]
DOI10.1016/j.jcis.2004.06.061
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 18
2004Farrah 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]
DOI10.1016/j.hydromet.2004.07.002
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsGeoffrey Lawrance
2004Amalvy 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]
DOI10.1021/la049156t
CitationsScopus - 145Web of Science - 142
2004Webber 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]
DOI10.1002/adma.200400086
CitationsScopus - 70Web of Science - 68
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2003Atkin 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]
DOI10.1021/jp026626o
CitationsScopus - 63Web of Science - 62
Co-authorsRob Atkin
2003Atkin 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]
DOI10.1016/S0001-8686(03)00002-2
CitationsScopus - 345Web of Science - 320
Co-authorsRob Atkin
2003Atkin 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]
DOI10.1016/S0021-9797(03)00631-3
CitationsScopus - 93Web of Science - 93
Co-authorsRob Atkin
2003Atkin R, Craig VSJ, Hartley PG, Wanless EJ, Biggs SR, 'Adsorption of Ionic Surfactants to a Plasma Polymer Substrate', Langmuir, 4222-4227 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1021/la026852p
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsRob Atkin
2002Webber GB, Wanless EJ, Butun V, Armes S, Biggs SR, 'Self-organized monolayer films of stimulus-responsive micelles', Nano Letters, 2 1307-1313 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 56Web of Science - 57
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2001Webber 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]
DOI10.1021/la010335+
CitationsScopus - 53Web of Science - 54
Co-authorsGrant Webber
2001Fleming 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]
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 30
2000Velegol 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]
CitationsScopus - 156Web of Science - 144
2000Fleming BD, Wanless EJ, 'Soft-contact Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging of Adsorbed Surfactant and Polymer Layers', Microscopy and Microanalysis, 6 104-112 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 25
1999Fleming 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]
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 25
1999Ducker 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]
CitationsScopus - 161Web of Science - 155
1997Wanless EJ, Ducker WA, 'Weak influence of divalent ions on anionic surfactant surface-aggregation', LANGMUIR, 13 1463-1474 (1997)
DOI10.1021/la960861eAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 71Web of Science - 70
1997Wanless EJ, Davey TW, Ducker WA, 'Surface aggregate phase transition', LANGMUIR, 13 4223-4228 (1997)
DOI10.1021/la970146kAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 68Web of Science - 70
1996Ducker WA, Wanless E, 'Surface-aggregate shape transformation.', Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 12 0-0 (1996) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 93Web of Science - 91
1996Wanless 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]
CitationsScopus - 226Web of Science - 235
1994Wanless E, Senden TJ, Sawkins AM, Heath TJ, Rev GA, 'A new electrochemical cell for atomic force microscopy.', Scientific Instruments, 65 0-0 (1994) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 10
1994Wanless E, Christenson HK, 'Interaction between surfaces in ethanol: adsorption, capillary condensation and solvation forces.', Journal of Physical Chemistry, 101 4260-4260 (1994) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 30Web of Science - 33
1991Wanless 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]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 7
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Conference (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Wanless 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-authorsGrant Webber, Seher Ata
2014Morse 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]
Author URL
Co-authorsGrant Webber, Seher Ata
2013Gao 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]
Author URL
Co-authorsRoberto Moreno-Atanasio, Geoffrey Evans
2013Tan 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]
2012Maxwell 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-authorsSeher Ata, Roberto Moreno-Atanasio
2011Neville 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-authorsFrances Neville, Graeme Jameson, Grant Webber
2010Nicholson K, Ireland PM, Wanless EJ, Jameson GJ, 'Triboelectric separation - Beneficiation of coal', Congress Proceedings: XXV International Mineral Processing Congress, Brisbane, QLD (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsPeter Ireland, Graeme Jameson
2008Nicholson K, Ireland PM, Wanless EJ, Jameson GJ, 'Design and construction of a laboratory scale cyclone tribocharger', Chemeca2008, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsPeter Ireland, Graeme Jameson
2005Webber 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-authorsGrant Webber
2003McCann 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-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2000Wanless EJ, 'An Exciting Method to Enhance Personal Care Formulations', Conference Proceedings, Bowral, NSW, Australia (2000) [E1]
1998Wanless 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 grants67
Total funding$5,751,030

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20146 grants / $162,001

Surface and Colloid Characterisation Facility$60,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1300566
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Surface and Colloid Characterisation Facility$41,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400581
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Surface and Colloid Characterisation Facility$41,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400581
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Controlled Interactions in Multiphase Fluids$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Grant Webber, Professor Erica Wanless
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301393
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Critical salt effects in polymer brushes$8,001

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

Funding bodyAINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber
SchemeAINSE Award
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401383
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2014$2,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemePVC Conference Assistance Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401240
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20121 grants / $315,000

Particle-Stabilised Bubble and Droplet Interfaces$315,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless, Doctor Seher Ata
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100202
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20115 grants / $640,000

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber, Dr Steve Edmondson
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000042
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Interfacial Mapping Facility$180,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000635
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Interfacial Mapping Facility$90,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000466
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Interfacial Mapping Facility$40,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding bodyCSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100411
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Interfacial Mapping Facility$30,000

Funding body: Macquarie University

Funding bodyMacquarie University
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100872
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

20102 grants / $222,470

Soft matter and responsive materials characterisation facility$135,535

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDr Raymond Dagastine, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Erica Wanless
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000397
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

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

Funding body: CSIRO - Molecular and Health Technologies

Funding bodyCSIRO - Molecular and Health Technologies
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemePostgraduate Research Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000562
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20092 grants / $720,000

20073 grants / $11,129

Two dimensional organisation of solid polymeric particles$6,934

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187880
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

2007 Research Development Fellowship$2,735

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeResearch Development Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188232
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188098
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20068 grants / $1,355,349

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamLaureate Professor Kevin Galvin, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Professor Mark Jones, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Erica Wanless
SchemePriority Research Centre
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186920
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor Adam McCluskey, Professor Erica Wanless, Professor Scott Donne, Doctor John Holdsworth
SchemePriority Research Centre
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186946
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Nanostructure Deposition Facility$180,240

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0185533
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Active polymeric thin films$27,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemePHD Scholarship Funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

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

Funding bodyAINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless, Dr Paul Fitzgerald, Dr Grant Webber
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186536
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Surfactant adsorption on latex particles$15,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team
SchemeORICA - DULUX Collaborative Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNo
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Inclusion of ionic liquids in emulsion explosives$15,000

Funding body: ORICA Mining Services

Funding bodyORICA Mining Services
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNo
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186971
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20059 grants / $589,711

Microgel thin films for controlled release$225,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless, Professor S Armes
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184321
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Chemical spacers for fine powder particles$70,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team
SchemeORICA - DULUX Collaborative Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Electrostatic Behaviour of Polyester Powder Particles$60,000

Funding body: UNICHE - Joint Program with Orica

Funding bodyUNICHE - Joint Program with Orica
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor Erica Wanless, Associate Professor George Franks
SchemePhD Scholarship Funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185343
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

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

Funding bodyAINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project Team
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

2005 RIBG allocation - Faculty LIEF contribution$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeResearch Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185851
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Chemical Spacers for Fine Powder Particles$10,551

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Associate Professor George Franks, Professor Erica Wanless
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184727
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185384
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Chemical spacers for fine powder particles$0

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemePHD Scholarship Funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20045 grants / $472,624

Atomic Force Microscopy Facility for Soft Interfaces$445,124

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate 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
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183028
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor George Franks, Professor Erica Wanless
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183392
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Atomic Force Microscopy Facility for Soft Interfaces$5,000

Funding body: University of New South Wales

Funding bodyUniversity of New South Wales
Project TeamAssociate 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
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183831
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Atomic Force Microscopy Facility for Soft Interfaces$5,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project TeamAssociate Professor Anh Nguyen, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor George Franks, Professor Erica Wanless, Associate Professor David Smith
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183832
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184436
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20034 grants / $439,000

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless, Professor S Armes, Professor Simon Biggs
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182053
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor George Franks, Associate Professor Anh Nguyen, Professor Erica Wanless
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182486
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless, Professor Vincent Craig, Dr C Neto
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182054
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20027 grants / $588,070

Active Polymer Research Facility.$424,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor Simon Biggs, Professor Bruce King, Professor John O'Connor, Emeritus Professor Neil Page, Professor Erica Wanless
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181516
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

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

Funding body: ORICA Mining Services

Funding bodyORICA Mining Services
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2004
GNo
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

Funding body: Australian Research Council

Funding bodyAustralian Research Council
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2004
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team
SchemeCollaborative - ORICA Mining Chemicals
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNo
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeORICA - DULUX Collaborative Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181659
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Simon Biggs, Professor Erica Wanless
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181364
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181713
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20015 grants / $177,876

Polymeric stabilisers$70,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2003
GNo
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance
SchemeStrategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0179631
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Delta EMD Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyDelta EMD Australia Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeSPIRT Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181497
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

The search for APE replacement surfactants$14,000

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team
SchemeORICA - DULUX Collaborative Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNo
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Protein Fouling of Biomaterial Surfaces.$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180120
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20003 grants / $20,193

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Simon Biggs, Professor Erica Wanless
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178833
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The Fouling of Model Biomaterials.$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178831
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180329
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19993 grants / $13,275

Characterisation of Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide.$10,000

Funding body: Delta EMD Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyDelta EMD Australia Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0179157
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0180525
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: Ian Potter Foundation

Funding bodyIan Potter Foundation
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178414
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

19982 grants / $10,455

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177305
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0180626
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19972 grants / $13,877

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0177492
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Erica Wanless
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0179596
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Understanding Structural Changes in Responsive Polymer Brushes
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014Computer Simulation of Particle-Bubble Interactions Using Discrete Element Method
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013Next-Generation Polymer Films for Control of Material Interactions
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013Effect 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
2009Towards the Development of Processable Molecular Imprinted Polymers
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

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

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

Office

RoomC116
BuildingNIER C
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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