Associate Professor Elham Doroodchi

Associate Professor Doroodchi has a strong track record in Chemical Engineering and research expertise underpinned by the two general areas of fluid mechanics and particle technology. Most recently Associate Professor Doroodchi applied her knowledge in the fields of multiphase flows and particle technology into the emerging field of microfluidics which has numerous novel applications in medicine, engineering and life sciences. The studies include processing of nano-particles in microdevices, emulsification process in micro-reactors and mixing in micro-channels. The focus is on developing techniques to enhance phase interactions at micro-sized channels. Her contribution to fluid mechanics of energy systems has led to the development of a novel power cycle for generation of electricity from geothermal resources and the use of waste heat for desalination of brackish water.

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Professor Behdad Moghtaderi

Professor Moghtaderi, Director of the Priority Research Centre for Frontier Energy Technologies and Utilisation, is transforming the energy and mining sectors using his revolutionary GRANEX heat engine and greenhouse gas abatement technologies. Attracting more than $48 million in research funding in the past 12 years and with more than 220 publications, the world-renowned chemical engineer has helped solve some of the biggest issues in improving energy efficiency and developing low emissions coal and renewable energy technologies.

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Dr Andrew Maddocks

Dr Maddocks is a Research Associate with the Priority Research Centre for Frontier Energy Technologies and Utilisation. With extensive experience in chemical engineering, Dr Maddocks has most recently been involved in the design and development of the the Hydro Harvester – an apparatus which absorbs water from the air by utilising solar energy and waste heat.

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Mr Nicholas Gurieff

Nicholas is an energy storage researcher focussed on the role that hydrogen can play in supporting Australia's gas and electricity networks which supply essential services to industry and the community. His doctoral research at the University of New South Wales concentrated on redox flow battery technology, improving energy efficiency with new cell designs developed using computer aided design and multiphysics finite element analysis. Outside university he has performed in a range of roles for industry and community groups, and served as an engineer officer in the Royal Australian Navy. He is a director of the Australian Institute of Energy and held an elected position on the UNSW Council.

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