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Biography

A/Prof Lucas has lead a team of researchers in the development of a novel process for the treatment of contaminated soils and polluted sediments. Based on their fundamental and applied research, Lucas and his team have designed, developed and commercialised a Thermal Desorption Treatment Process, capable of treating 30 Tonnes/hour of soils polluted with organic wastes such as tars, oils, pesticides and other environmentally hazardous chemicals. The development (over 12 years) has gone through the various phases of fundamental research, design and analysis, pilot plant trials, prototype fabrication and development to commercial ready process. The work has lead to a University Spin-Off company (Innova Soil Technology Limited) which is in the advanced` phase of commercialisation, with an Australian Stock Exchange listing planned for 2007. Highlights of the development include: AusIndustry R&D START Funding - Technology Demonstration (Lucas, 2001, $1,093,000), Recipient of Engineers Australia NATIONAL Award for Environmental Engineering Excellence (2003), US/AUS/CAN Patents granted 2006, Europe and others pending; in excess of $5 million private equity raised for the Start-Up, International interest in licensing of the technology. In addition to the contributions made to the field of advanced thermal desorption technology, Lucas has established a track record of research excellence in thermal process engineering, with particularly interests in waste processing/utilisation, coal utilisation (ignition and devolatilisation phenomena) and direct coal-iron ore reduction. In recognition of the quality and significance of his research, A/Prof Lucas received various prestigious awards;

  • Distinction Award for the Conference Paper Strezov V, Lucas JA, Osborn SR, Strezov L, Measurements of the Heats of Coal Devolatilisation, 16th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 1999.
  • Distinguished 2002 John Brodie Medal for the best paper at the CHEMECA 2002 for the work: McGann G, Evans T, Strezov L, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Iron Ore Characterisation during High Temperature Thermal Processing CHEMECA 2002, Christchurch, New Zealand, September 2002.
  • Engineers Australia (Hunter Region) Award for Engineering Excellence Innovation Award and Overall Winner (2003) for the project The Development of an Innovative Soil Remediation System
  • Engineers Australia National Award for Environmental Engineering Excellence (2003) for the project The Development of an Innovative Soil Remediation System

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 29/04/1994
  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry/Mathematics)(Hons), University of Newcastle, 05/05/1986
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Newcastle, 03/05/1986

Research

Research keywords

  • Energy Generation
  • Soil Remediation
  • Waste Utilisation

Research expertise

  • Contaminated soil remediation, metals processing, energy systems, waste minimisation
  • Co-founder and MD Innova Soil Technology, a start-up technology commercialisation company

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
091499Resources Engineering And Extractive Metallurgy Not Elsewhere Classified45
090400Chemical Engineering35
091599Interdisciplinary Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified20

Awards

Distinction.

2003National Engineering Excellence Awards
Institution of Engineers (Australia)
Engineers Australia National Award for Environmental Engineering Excellence (2003) for the project The Development of an Innovative Soil Remediation System
2003Hunter Awards for Engineering Excellence
Institution of Engineers (Australia)
Engineers Australia (Hunter Region) Award for Engineering Excellence Innovation Award and Overall Winner (2003) for the project The Development of an Innovative Soil Remediation System

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Commercialisation
  • Entrepreneurship
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Highlighted Publications

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2006Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Soil Remediation System (2006) [I1]
2006Ebrill NJ, Lucas JA, Willis B, 'A Five Hundred Ton Thermal Desorption Remediation Trial of Contaminted Soil at a Former Gasworks Site', Enviro 06 Exhibition, Melbourne (2006) [E2]
2006Ebrill NJ, Lucas JA, Willis B, 'Thermal Desorption Treatment of Heavy Coal Tar Contaminated Soils - A Case Study', Enviro 06 Exhibition, Melbourne (2006) [E2]
2001Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Kennedy EM, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils and the development of an innovative thermal process', Proceedngs of the 2nd Australia and New Zealand Conference on Environmentl Geotechnics - Geoenvironment 2001, Newcastle (2001) [E1]

Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

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2006Yu J, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'The Formation of Char's Structure During the Devolatilization of Pulverized Coal', Focus on Combustion Research, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge 1-54 (2006) [B1]

Journal article (53 outputs)

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2014Wang N, Yu J, Tahmasebi A, Han Y, Lucas J, Wall T, Jiang Y, 'Experimental Study on Microwave Pyrolysis of an Indonesian Low-Rank Coal', ENERGY & FUELS, 28 254-263 (2014) [C1]
2014Meng F, Yu J, Tahmasebi A, Han Y, Zhao H, Lucas J, Wall T, 'Characteristics of Chars from Low-Temperature Pyrolysis of Lignite', ENERGY & FUELS, 28 275-284 (2014) [C1]
2014Tahmasebi A, Yu J, Su H, Han Y, Lucas J, Zheng H, Wall T, ' A differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) study on the characteristics and behavior of water in low-rank coals', Fuel, 135 243-252 (2014) [C1]
2014Yin F, Yu J, Dou J, Gupta S, Moghtaderi B, Lucas J, 'Sulfidation of iron-based sorbents supported on activated chars during the desulfurization of coke oven gases: Effects of Mo and Ce addition', Energy and Fuels, 28 2481-2489 (2014)
2014Du SW, Chen WH, Lucas JA, 'Pretreatment of biomass by torrefaction and carbonization for coal blend used in pulverized coal injection.', Bioresour Technol, 161 333-339 (2014)
2014Liu D, Loo CE, Pinson D, Burgess S, Evans G, Lucas J, 'Understanding Coalescence in Iron Ore Sintering Using Two Bench-scale Techniques', ISIJ INTERNATIONAL, 54 2179-2188 (2014)
2014Meng F, Tahmasebi A, Yu J, Zhao H, Han Y, Lucas J, Wall T, ' Low-Temperature Oxidation Characteristics of Lignite Chars from Low-Temperature Pyrolysis', Energy & Fuels, 28 5612-5622 (2014)
2014Yu J, Jiang Y, Tahmasebi A, Han Y, Li X, Lucas J, Wall T, 'Coal Oxidation under Mild Conditions: Current Status and Applications', Chemical Engineering & Technology, 37 1635-1644 (2014)
2013Xie W, Stanger R, Lucas J, Wall T, Mahoney M, 'Coal macerals separation by reflux classification and thermo-swelling analysis based on the Computer Aided Thermal Analysis', FUEL, 103 1023-1031 (2013) [C1]
2013Stanger R, Wall T, Lucas J, Mahoney M, 'Dynamic Elemental Thermal Analysis (DETA) - A characterisation technique for the production of biochar and bio-oil from biomass resources', FUEL, 108 656-667 (2013) [C1]
2013Stanger R, Xie W, Wall T, Lucas J, Mahoney M, 'Dynamic Elemental Thermal Analysis: A technique for continuous measurement of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen chemistry of tar species evolved during coal pyrolysis', Fuel, 103 764-772 (2013) [C1]
2013Stanger R, Xie W, Wall T, Lucas J, Mahoney M, 'Dynamic behaviour of coal macerals during pyrolysis-Associations between physical, thermal and chemical changes', Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34 2393-2400 (2013) [C1]
2010Du S-W, Chen W-H, Lucas JA, 'Pulverized coal burnout in blast furnace simulated by a drop tube furnace', Energy, 35 576-581 (2010) [C1]
2009Grezl K, Lucas JA, Ebrill N, Rodger JC, 'Science in technology and the progression of ideas through innovation', The International Journal of Science in Society, 1 71-85 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: JOHN RODGER

2008Elliott LK, Lucas JA, Happ J, Patterson J, Hurst H, Wall TF, 'Rate limitations of lime dissolution into coal ash slag', Energy & Fuels, 22 3626-3630 (2008) [C1]
2007Du SW, Chen WH, Lucas JA, 'Performances of pulverized coal injection in blowpipe and tuyere at various operational conditions', Energy Conversion and Management, 48 2069-2076 (2007) [C1]
2007Yu J, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Formation of the structure of chars during devolatilization of pulverized coal and its thermoproperties: A review', Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 33 135-170 (2007) [C1]
2005Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Investigation of the swelling pressure development during slow pyrolysis of thermoplastic coals', Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 74 88-95 (2005) [C1]
2005Strezov V, Liu G, Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, 'Computational calorimetric study of the iron ore reduction reactions in mixtures with coal', Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 44 621-626 (2005) [C1]
2005Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Effect of pressure on the swelling of density separated coal particles', Fuel, 84 1238-1245 (2005) [C1]
2004Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Experimental and modelling of the thermal regions of activity during pyrolysis of bituminous coals', Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 71 375-392 (2004) [C1]
2004Liu G-S, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, 'Thermal investigations of direct iron ore reduction with coal', Thermochimica Acta, 410 133-140 (2004) [C1]
2004Strezov V, Lucas JA, Evans TJ, Strezov L, 'Effect of Heating Rate on the Thermal Properties and Devolatilisation of Coal', Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 78 385-397 (2004) [C1]
2004Strezov V, Moghtaderi B, Lucas JA, 'Computational calorimetric investigation of the reactions during thermal conversion of wood biomass', Biomass & Bioenergy, 27 459-465 (2004) [C1]
2004McCann G, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Evans T, Strezov L, 'Iron Ore Characterisation during High Temperature Thermal Processing', Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, 12(3/4) 369-382 (2004) [C1]
2004Yu J, Lucas JA, Wall TF, Liu G, Sheng C, 'Modelling the development of char structure during the rapid heating of pulverized coal', Combustion and Flame, 136 519-532 (2004) [C1]
2004Cassey JG, Strezov V, Armstrong P, Forsyth R, Lucas JA, Jones B, Farrell P, 'Influence of control variables on mannequin temperature in a paediatric operating theatre', Pediatric Anesthesia, 14 130-134 (2004) [C1]
2004Yu J, Harris D, Lucas JA, Roberts D, Wu H, Wall TF, 'Effect of Pressure on Char Formation during Pyrolysis of Pulverized Coal', Energy & Fuels, 18 1346-1353 (2004) [C1]
2003Yu J, Lucas JA, Strezov V, Wall TF, 'Swelling and Char Structures from Density Fractions of Pulverized Coal', Energy & Fuels, 17 1160-1174 (2003) [C1]
2003Yu J, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Swelling Behaviour of Individual Coal Particles in the Single Particle Reactor', Fuel, 82 1977-1987 (2003) [C1]
2003Strezov V, Moghtaderi B, Lucas JA, 'Thermal Study of Decomposition of Selected Biomass Samples', Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 72 1041-1048 (2003) [C1]
2003Yu J, Lucas JA, Strezov V, Wall TF, 'Coal and Carbon Nanotube Production', Fuel, 82 2025-2032 (2003) [C1]
2003Browning GJ, Bryant GW, Hurst HJ, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'An Empirical Method for the Prediction of Coal Ash Slag Viscosity', Energy & Fuels, 17 731-737 (2003) [C1]
2003Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Computer aided thermal analysis', JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, 72 907-918 (2003)
2002Yu JL, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Liu GL, Wall TF, 'A mechanistic study on char structure evolution during coal devolatilization - experiments and model predictions', Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29 1-7 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2002Wall TF, Liu G, Wu H, Roberts DG, Benfell KE, Lucas JA, et al., 'The effects of pressure on coal reactions during pulverised coal combustion and gasification', Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 28 405-433 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2002Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'In-situ observations of coking phenomena', Cokemaking International, 14, No. 1 60-64 (2002) [C1]
2002Yu J-L, Strezov V, Lucas J, Liu G-S, Wall T, 'A mechanistic study on char structure evolution during coal devolatilization - Experiments and model predictions', Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29 I 467-473 (2002)
2000Li Y, Ratchev IP, Lucas JA, Evans GM, Belton GR, 'Rate of interfacial reaction between liquid iron oxide and CO-CO2', Metallurgical and Material Transactions, 31B 1049-1057 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: GEOFFREY EVANS

2000Liu G, Wu H, Gupta RP, Lucas JA, Tate AG, Wall TF, 'Modelling the fragmentation of non-uniform porous char particles during pulverised coal combustion', Fuel, 79 627-633 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2000Li Y, Lucas JA, Fruehan RJ, Belton GR, 'The chemical diffusivity of oxygen in liquid iron oxide and a calcium ferrite', Metallurgical and Material Transactions, 31B 1059-1068 (2000) [C1]
2000Rigby GD, Rielly CD, Sciffer SD, Lucas JA, Evans GM, Strezov L, 'Hydrodynamics of fluid flow approaching a moving boundary', Metallurgical and Material Transactions, 31B 1117-1123 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: GEOFFREY EVANS

2000Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Quantifying the heats of coal devolatilization', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 31B 1125-1131 (2000) [C1]
2000Bryant GW, Browning GJ, Gupta SK, Lucas JA, Gupta RP, Wall TF, 'Thermomechanical analysis of coal ash: the influence of the material for the sample assembly', Energy and Fuels, 14 326-335 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2000Liu G, Rezaei H, Lucas JA, Harris DJ, Wall TF, 'Modelling of a pressurised entrained flow coal gasifier: the effect of reaction kinetics and char structure', Fuel, 79 1767-1779 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2000Bryant GW, Browning GJ, Emanuel H, Gupta SK, Gupta RP, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'The fusibility of blended coal ash', Energy and Fuels, 14 316-325 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2000Benfell KE, Liu G-S, Roberts DG, Harris DJ, Lucas JA, Bailey JG, Wall TF, 'Modeling char combustion: The influence of parent coal petrography and pyrolysis pressure on the structure and intrinsic reactivity of its char', Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 28 2233-2241 (2000)
1999Browning GJ, Bryant GW, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'The effects of heterogeneous slag character on viscosity and slag flow in IGCC gasifiers', IFRF Combustion Journal, 10 (1999) [C1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

1998Bryant GW, Lucas JA, Gupta SK, Wall TF, 'Use of Thermomechanical Anlaysis to Quantify the Flux Additions necessary for Slag Flow in Slagging Gasifiers Fired with Coal', Energy & Fuels, 12 257-261 (1998) [C1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

1998Elliott LK, Wang S, Wall TF, Novak F, Lucas JA, Hurst H, et al., 'Dissolution of Lime into Synthetic Coal Ash Slags', Fuel Processing Technology, 56 45-53 (1998) [C1]
1998Sciffer SD, Evans GM, Lucas JA, 'Hydrodynamic Meniscus Profiles in Creeping Flow', Chemical Engineering Science, 53 4129-4133 (1998) [C1]

Co-authors: GEOFFREY EVANS

1994Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Volatile matter release, particle/cloud ignition, and combustion of near-stoichiometric suspensions of pulverised coal', Symposium (International) on Combustion, 25 485-491 (1994)
1990GUPTA RP, GURURAJAN VS, LUCAS JA, WALL TF, 'IGNITION TEMPERATURE OF PULVERIZED COAL PARTICLES - EXPERIMENTAL-TECHNIQUES AND COAL-RELATED INFLUENCES', COMBUSTION AND FLAME, 79 333-339 (1990)
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Conference (50 outputs)

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2013Xie W, Stanger RJ, Wall TF, Lucas JA, Mahoney MR, 'Physical, Chemical and Thermal Changes in the Transformation of Coal to Coke', Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Perth, W.A. (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2013Wang N, Yu J, Tahmasebi A, Han Y, Lucas J, Wall TF, Sun Q, 'Products Distribution of Tar from Microwave Pyrolysis of Lignite: A Potential Pathway of Coal to Chemicals', Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Perth, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Mahoney MR, Xie W, Stanger R, Wall T, Lucas J, 'Physical, chemical and thermal behaviours during cokemaking using CATA and DETA techniques', 10th Australian Coal Science Conference Proceedings, Brisbane (2013) [E2]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2012Stanger RJ, Xie W, Wall TF, Lucas JA, Mahoney MR, 'Dynamic measurement of coal thermal properties and elemental composition of volatile matter during coal pyrolysis', Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on the Science and Technology of Ironmaking, Rio de Janeiro (2012) [E2]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2011Xie W, Stanger RJ, Lucas JA, Wall TF, Mahoney MR, 'Influence of heating rate and particle size on thermo-swelling properties of heating coal', Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium 2011, Shoal Bay (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2006Ebrill NJ, Lucas JA, Willis B, 'Thermal Desorption Treatment of Heavy Coal Tar Contaminated Soils - A Case Study', Enviro 06 Exhibition, Melbourne (2006) [E2]
2006Ebrill NJ, Lucas JA, Willis B, 'A Five Hundred Ton Thermal Desorption Remediation Trial of Contaminted Soil at a Former Gasworks Site', Enviro 06 Exhibition, Melbourne (2006) [E2]
2002McCann G, Evans T, Strezov L, Strezov V, Lucas JA, 'Iron ore characterisation during high temperature thermal processing', Proceedings of the APCChE Congress and CHEMECA 2002, New Zealand (2002) [E1]
2002Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Heats of Devolatilisation of Coal', Proceedings, 2002 Australian Symposium on Combustion and the Seventh Australian Flame Days, Adelaide (2002) [E1]
2002Wall TF, Liu G, Wu H, Benfell K, Lucas JA, Roberts DG, et al., 'Coal reactions at high pressures and temperatures', Proceedings, 2002 Australian Symposium on Combustion and the Seventh Australian Flame Days, Adelaide (2002) [E1]
2002Strezov V, Lucas JA, Osborn SR, Strezov L, 'In-situ observations of devolatilisation of coal', Proceedings of the IV European Coal Conference, Poland (2002) [E1]
2002Wall TF, Liu G, Wu H, Benfell K, Lucas JA, Roberts D, et al., 'Coal reactions at high pressures and temperatures - New understanding and implications for IGCC technology', Proceedings, Japan-Australia Coal Research Workshop, Tokyo (2002) [E2]
2002Wall TF, Yu J, Wu H, Liu G, Lucas JA, Harris D, 'Effect of pressure on ash formation during pulverised coal combustion and gasification', Fuel Research & Development for the 21st Century, Boston, USA (2002) [E2]
2001Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Kennedy EM, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils and the development of an innovative thermal process', Proceedngs of the 2nd Australia and New Zealand Conference on Environmentl Geotechnics - Geoenvironment 2001, Newcastle (2001) [E1]
2001Evans GM, Galvin KP, Wibberley LJ, Scaife PH, Lucas JA, Hooker C, 'Life cycle analysis and sustainability in the undergraduate degree course of the University of Newcastle', Proceedings, 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Melbourne, Australia (2001) [E1]
2001Evans GM, Lucas JA, Middlebrook PD, English B, Page A, Scaife PH, Pollard P, 'Integrated learning project for sustainability at The University of Newcastle', Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Conference on Engnerering Education, 8th Australasian Women in Engineering Forum, Brisbane, Queensland (2001) [E1]

Co-authors: GEOFFREY EVANS

2001Yu J, Lucas JA, Strezov V, Wall TF, 'Coal and carbon nano-materials - a review', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal ConferenceProceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E2]
2001Liu G, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Modelling of char gasification reactivity: the effect of char structure', Proceedings of the 11th Internatinal Conference on Coal Science, San Fransisco (2001) [E2]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2001Browning GJ, Roberts DG, Lucas JA, Wall TF, Ashizawa M, Oki Y, 'Slag flow and removal in entrained flow gasifiers', Proceedings, Australia-Japan Coal Research Workshop, University of Newcastle (2001) [E2]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2001Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Swelling behaviour of coal during pyrolysis', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E2]
2001Yu J, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Liu G, Wall TF, 'A single particle reactor for investigating the thermoplastic behaviour of Australian coals during pyrolysis', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal ConferenceProceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E2]
2001Liu G, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, 'The role of coal in direct reduction of iron oxides', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal ConferenceProceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E2]
2001Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, Wu CC, 'Thermal and X-ray diffraction analysis of the dehydrogenation process during coal pyrolysis', Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Coal Science, San Fransisco (2001) [E2]
2001Liu G, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, 'Fundamental understanding of iron ore reduction in coal-ore mixtures', Proceedings of the 11th Internatinal Conference on Coal Science, San Fransisco (2001) [E2]
2001Wall TF, Liu G, Wu H, Benfell K, Lucas JA, Roberts DG, Harris D, 'Coal gasification and ash formation at high pressures and temperatures', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal ConferenceProceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E2]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2001Browning GJ, Roberts DG, Lucas JA, Wall TF, Ashizawa M, Oki Y, 'The heterogeneity of slags and slag flow in coal-fired entrained-flow gasifiers', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E2]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

2000Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Quantifying the heats of coal devolatilisation', The Belton Memorial Symposium Proceedings, Sydney (2000) [E1]
2000Evans GM, Galvin KP, Lucas JA, 'Life cycle analysis in the undergraduate degree course at the University of Newcastle', 28th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Perth, WA (2000) [E1]
2000Strezov V, Lucas JA, Osborn SR, Strezov L, 'In-situ observations of devolatilisation of coal', Proceedings 4th European Coal Conference, Ustron, Poland (2000) [E2]
2000Benfell KE, Liu GS, Roberts DG, Harris DJ, Lucas JA, Bailey JG, Wall TF, 'Modeling char combustion: The influence of parent coal petrography and pyrolysis pressure on the structure and intrinsic reactivity of its char', PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMBUSTION INSTITUTE, UNIV EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (2000)
2000Li Y, Lucas JA, Fruehan RJ, Belton GR, 'The chemical diffusivity of oxygen in liquid iron oxide and a calcium ferrite', BELTON MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (2000)
2000Li Y, Ratchev IP, Lucas JA, Evans GM, Belton GR, 'Rate of interfacial reaction between liquid iron oxide and CO-CO2', BELTON MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (2000)
2000Dlugogorski BZ, Pope DM, Moghtaderi B, Kennedy EM, Lucas JA, 'A study on fire properties of Australian eucalyptus', WOOD & FIRE SAFETY, PT 1 PROCEEDINGS, STRBSKE PLESO, SLOVAKIA (2000)
2000Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Quantifying the heats of coal devolatilisation', BELTON MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (2000)
1999Liu GS, Roberts DG, Benfell KE, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Char structure and char gasification reactivity', Proceedings, 1999 Australian Symposium on Combustion and The Sixth Australian Flame Days, Newcastle (1999) [E1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

1999Liu GS, Rezaei H, Tate AG, Lucas JA, Harris DJ, Wall TF, 'Modelling of a pressurized entrained flow coal gasifier', Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Coal Science, Taiyuan (1999) [E1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

1999Shan G, Lucas JA, Gupta RP, Tate AG, Boyd R, Wall TF, 'Effects of the pressure and particle size on coal devolatilization', 27th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Newcastle (1999) [E1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

1999Shan G, Tate AG, Gupta RP, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'A general devolatilization model for a non-isothermal coal particle', Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Coal Combustion, Beijing (1999) [E1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

1999Liu GS, Wu H, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'The effect of char structure on burnout during pulverised coal combustion at pressure', Proceedings, Sixteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh (1999) [E1]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

1999Sciffer SD, Evans GM, Lucas JA, 'CFD modelling zinc vapour flows in a continuous coating line', Proceedings, Second International Conference in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne (1999) [E1]

Co-authors: GEOFFREY EVANS

1999Browning GJ, Bryant GW, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'The effects of heterogeneous slag character on viscosity', CRC Research Symposium on Entrained Flow Gasification, Brisbane (1999) [E2]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

1999Liu GS, Rezaei H, Lucas JA, Harris DJ, Wall TF, 'Mathematical modelling of pressurized entrained flow coal gasifier: the effect of reaction kinetics and char structure', Research Symposium on Entrained-Flow Gasification, Brisbane (1999) [E2]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

1999Rezaei H, Liu G, Du S-W, Gupta RP, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'CFD applcations in combustion and gasification processes', CRC Research Symposium on Entrained Flow Gasification, Brisbane (1999) [E2]

Co-authors: TERRY WALL

1999Liu GS, Rezaei HR, Tate AG, Lucas JA, Harris DJ, Wall TF, 'Modelling of a pressurised entrained flow coal gasifier', PROSPECTS FOR COAL SCIENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, INST COAL CHEM, ST KEY LAB COAL CONVERS, TAIYUAN, PEOPLES R CHINA (1999)
1998Sciffer SD, Lucas JA, Rigby GD, Evans GM, Strezov L, 'Computational Modelling of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in a Continuous Metal Strip Coating Bath', Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Port Douglas, Australia (1998) [E1]

Co-authors: GEOFFREY EVANS

1998Nguyen Tram Lam G, Turner DV, Lucas JA, 'A System of Solid Waste Utilisation', Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Port Douglas, Austrlaia (1998) [E1]
1998Turner DV, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, Lucas JA, 'Formation of Dioxins and Furans in the Sintering Process - Surface Analysis of Catalytic Materials', Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Port Douglas, Australia (1998) [E1]
1998Cavanagh L, Li Y, Evans TJ, Lucas JA, Evans GM, 'Heat Transfer Modelling of Submerged Gas Injection into a Molten Metal Bath', Proceedings of the Sixth Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Sydney, Australia (1998) [E1]

Co-authors: GEOFFREY EVANS

1998Rigby GD, Rielly CD, Lucas JA, Evans GM, Strezov L, 'An Experimental Investigation of Fluid Flow Close to a Moving Solid Boundary', Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Vols. I & II, Monash University, Melbourne (1998) [E1]

Co-authors: GEOFFREY EVANS

1998Pope DM, Moghtaderi B, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, Lucas JA, 'Fire Properties of Blue Gum', Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Port Douglas, Australia (1998) [E1]
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Patent (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Soil Remediation System (2006) [I1]
2006Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Soil Remediation System (2006) [I1]
2006Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Soil Remediation System (2006) [I2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants42
Total funding$14,353,393

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2013 (3 grants)

Fundamental reasons for different coking behaviour of coals from different basins – behaviour of semi-inerts $149,187
Funding Body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Project Team
Doctor Rohan Stanger, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, Associate Professor John Lucas, Doctor Merrick Mahoney
SchemeRole
Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$149,18720132014
GNo:G1201237

Understanding the fundamental mechanisms of metaplast development during pyrolysis$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, Doctor Merrick Mahoney, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020132013
GNo:G1300465

2012 EIA Impact Trial travel grant$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020132013
GNo:G1300376

2011 (3 grants)

Enhancing the position of Australian iron ores through understanding and altering the coalescence phenomenon during sintering$300,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Bob Loo, Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Mr Juha Heikkinen, Dr Daniel Maldonado
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$300,00020112013
GNo:G1000571

Enhancing the position of Australian iron ores through understanding and altering the coalescence phenomenon during sintering$181,715
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Project Team
Professor Bob Loo, Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Mr Juha Heikkinen, Dr Daniel Maldonado
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$181,71520112013
GNo:GS100009

Enhancing the position of Australian iron ores through understanding and altering the coalescence phenomenon during sintering$150,000
Funding Body: BlueScope Steel

Project Team
Professor Bob Loo, Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Mr Juha Heikkinen, Dr Daniel Maldonado
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$150,00020112013
GNo:G1000709

2010 (4 grants)

Ironmaking Raw Materials Collaboration$6,000,000
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Mr Juha Heikkinen, Dr Daniel Maldonado, Professor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor Michael Stockenhuber
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,000,00020102014
GNo:G0900101

IRMC Sub-Account: BHP Billiton Coke$2,470,000
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Doctor Merrick Mahoney
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,470,00020102014
GNo:GS100001

IRMC Sub-Account: BHP Billiton FEBE Overhead$1,000,000
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor John Carter
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,000,00020102014
GNo:GS100003

Characterisation of Pyrolytic Thermal Regions in Coal Macerals using Computer Aided Thermal Analysis$350,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$350,00020102012
GNo:G0190039

2006 (1 grants)

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Energy$549,282
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

2004 (2 grants)

Thermal characterisation of iron ores and coals for HIsmelt operation$264,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Associate Professor Vladimir Strezov, Dr T Evans
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$264,00020042006
GNo:G0183631

Thermal characterisation of iron ores and coals for Hismelt operation.$150,000
Funding Body: HIsmelt Corporation

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Associate Professor Vladimir Strezov, Dr T Evans
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$150,00020042006
GNo:G0184029

2003 (2 grants)

The production of dioxin from bushfires.$9,590
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor John Lucas, Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,59020032003
GNo:G0182377

Fundamental Investigation of the Kinetics and Reactions of Iron Ore Reduction with Biomass.$9,296
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,29620032003
GNo:G0182362

2002 (3 grants)

A Fundamental Investigation of the Thermoplastic Behaviour and Porous Structural Evolution of Coke and Char Particles$157,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$157,00020022004
GNo:G0181089

Sustainable Resource processing: A pathway to innovation, research and development.$135,000
Funding Body: Skye Point Innovations

Project Team
Professor Geoffrey Evans, Conjoint Professor Joe Herbertson, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$135,00020022002
GNo:G0182713

Production of dioxin and furans during combustion of waste timber$15,399
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Eric Kennedy, Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,39920022002
GNo:G0181309

2001 (4 grants)

High-Speed digital video facility for transient flow analysis.$195,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Geoffrey Evans, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Dr Hubert Chanson, Assoc. Prof Anh Tieu, Professor Judy Raper, Professor John Reizes, Dr Rose Amal, Associate Professor John Lucas, Dr Tony Howes, Emeritus Professor Robert Antonia, Professor Kevin Galvin, Professor Simon Biggs, Associate Professor Anh Nguyen, Mr Ian Shepherd
SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (RIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$195,00020012001
GNo:G0179621

Thermophysical analysis of the reaction processes at the front end of ironmaking production.$102,314
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Professor Lazar Strezov
SchemeRole
Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$102,31420012002
GNo:G0179644

Thermophysical Analysis of the Reaction Processes at the Front End of Inronmaking Production.$89,450
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Professor Lazar Strezov
SchemeRole
SPIRT Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$89,45020012002
GNo:G0181577

Mechanistic Understanding of Morphological Evolution of Solid Fuel Particles during Pyrolysis$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020012001
GNo:G0179966

1999 (2 grants)

Combustion properties of waste streams for energy recovery. 1999 SPIRT PARTNER.$160,000
Funding Body: Delta Electricity

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, Professor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
SPIRT Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$160,00019992001
GNo:G0179134

Combustion properties of waste streams for energy recovery$100,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, Professor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$100,00019992001
GNo:G0177891

1998 (8 grants)

A Laser Facility for Diagnostics in Multiphase Flows$400,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas, Assoc. Prof A Masri, Dr T Langrish, Dr V Gomes, Professor John Reizes
SchemeRole
Large Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$400,00019981998
GNo:G0177581

A technique to measure heats of devolatilisation of coal volatile matter$100,430
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Dr G Belton, Professor Eric Kennedy
SchemeRole
Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$100,43019982000
GNo:G0177142

Metallic Coatings$100,000
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor John O'Connor, Professor Geoffrey Evans
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$100,00019981998
GNo:G0178242

Gas Metal Reactions$85,000
Funding Body: BHP Community Trust

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$85,00019981998
GNo:G0178241

A technique to measure heats of devolatilisation of coal volatile matter. 98 SPIRT PARTNER.$82,830
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Dr G Belton, Professor Eric Kennedy
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$82,83019982000
GNo:G0178584

Dioxin Formation$75,000
Funding Body: BHP Community Trust

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Eric Kennedy, Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00019981998
GNo:G0178240

Sustainable Technology Centre$62,000
Funding Body: BHP Community Trust

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$62,00019981998
GNo:G0178239

GDOES - Gas Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometer$50,000
Funding Body: BHP Community Trust

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Bruce King
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00019981998
GNo:G0178243

1997 (4 grants)

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer of Liquid Metal Coating Processes.1997 SPIRT PARTNER.$203,500
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Project Team
Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$203,50019971999
GNo:G0179125

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer of Liquid Metal Coating Processes.$196,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$196,00019971999
GNo:G0176392

Laser Doppler Velocimetry System$134,000
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Project Team
Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$134,00019971998
GNo:G0177051

Influence of Fluid shear and Minimum Cell viability on Biprocess Design and Operation$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00019971997
GNo:G0176654

1996 (1 grants)

Modelling of Fluid flow, Heat and Mass Transfer in a Coating Bath.$80,000
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Project Team
Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$80,00019961997
GNo:G0176108

1995 (2 grants)

Kinetics of Metallurgical Bond Formation$99,000
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$99,00019951997
GNo:G0175399

BHP LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS$18,000
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18,00019951995
GNo:G0175214

1994 (3 grants)

Dissolution of CaO, Fe2O3 & SiO2 into Coal ash slag$90,900
Funding Body: CRA Advanced Technology Development

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall
SchemeRole
Postgraduate Research ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$90,90019941996
GNo:G0175258

The preparation and characterisation of pyrolysis tar and its relation to coal combustion reactivity.$12,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Small GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00019941994
GNo:G0174828

Oxygen plant simulation using speedup - honors scholarship$3,500
Funding Body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Project Team
Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,50019941994
GNo:G0175476
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions2
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.57

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122019PhD (Chemical Engineering)Co-SupervisorIron Ore Sintering Coalescence Mechanism
20072014PhD (Chemical Engineering)Principal SupervisorPulverised Coal Injection into Blast Furnace

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Chemical Engineering)Co-SupervisorCharacterisation of Heterogeneous Acid/Base Catalysts and their Application in the Synthesis of Fine and Intermediate Chemicals
2013PhD (Chemical Engineering)Co-SupervisorPhysical, Chemical and Thermal Changes of Coals and Coal Maceral Concentrates During Coke Formation
2010PhD (Chemical Engineering)Principal SupervisorA Mechanistic Study of Coal Behaviour During Pyrolysis, Gasification and Direct Iron Reduction
2003M Engineering (Chemical) [R]Sole SupervisorControl of Vanadium during the Production of Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide
2003PhD (Chemical Engineering)Principal SupervisorA Mechanistic Study of Coal Swelling And Char Structure Evolution During Pyrolysis - Experiments and Model Predictions
2003PhD (Chemical Engineering)Principal SupervisorMeasurement and Prediction of the Viscosity of Slag from Coal Ash
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Associate Professor John Lucas

Work Phone(02) 4968 6773
Fax(02) 4033 9095
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaChemical Engineering
Office
NEWL103,
Newbolds NEWL,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/john-lucas