Researcher

Dr Pramod Koshy

My Expertise

Utilisation of Waste Materials

Ceramic Processing

Nanomaterials

Biomaterials

Polymer-Ceramic Composites

Refractories

Fields of Research (FoR)

Ceramics, Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy, Environmental Engineering, Nanobiotechnology

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ABOUT ME 

Biography

My primary research foci is on the development of advanced materials for environmental and biomedical applications and in the development of novel refractories for ferrous and non-ferrous metals industries, mineral processing, and the transformation of ceramic and polymeric waste materials for economical and industrially-viable high-performance applications.  This makes me unique in possessing the capabilities to work on...view more

ABOUT ME 

Biography

My primary research foci is on the development of advanced materials for environmental and biomedical applications and in the development of novel refractories for ferrous and non-ferrous metals industries, mineral processing, and the transformation of ceramic and polymeric waste materials for economical and industrially-viable high-performance applications.  This makes me unique in possessing the capabilities to work on any type of material, particularly for industrial applications, through a systematic understanding of the their behaviour on a structural and functional level.  I have co-authored >130 publications and have two international patents of the concept of completely percolated single-crystal mullite microstructures with unique high-temperature capabilities.  My teaching capabilities are well documented as being the only staff in the School to win the Australian Citation award, the Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence award and the Vice Chancellor's Excellence Teaching Awards. 


My Grants

Current

  • ACARP grant funding (2020-present) - Corrosion behaviour of blended cokes
  • ARC LP (2020-2023) - Stabilised Zirconia (Vecor)
  • Industry funding from Brickworks (2019-present) - Optimisation of Raw Materials in Brickmaking
  • Industry funding from Allegra Orthopaedics (2019-present) - Optimisation of Biomedical Product Characteristics
  • Industry funding from Hytec (2021 - present) - Optimisation of Raw Materials
  • Industry funding from BHP (2020 - present) - Coke Characteristics for Sustainable Steelmaking
  • Industry funding from POSCO (2020 - present) - Assessment of Coke Sources and Quality for Steelmaking

Past

  • ACARP grant funding (2019-2021) - High Temperature Properties of Blended Cokes
  • ARC LP (2017-2020) - Mullite-Based Composites from Topaz (Toptung)
  • ARC DP (2017-2020) - Photocatalytic Bioceramic Nanoparticles
  • ARC LP (2015-2018) - Waste Material Utilisation (Vecor)
  • Industry funding from POSCO (2017) - High-Temperature Coke Properties and Performance
  • ACARP grant funding (2015-2018) - High-Temperature Coke Strength Testing
  • Industry funding from Vecor (2009-2015) - Value Added Products from Fly Ash
  • Industry funding from POSCO (2015) - Value added products from coal tar
  • AINSE and ANSTO in-kind funding for ion implantation and RBS analysis - 2015-21
  • Industry funding from Cook Medical (2015-2016) - Air Purification Unit Design
  • Industry funding from Angloamerican (2016) - Analysis of Steel Plate and Bolt Failure
  • Industry funding from Aurecon (2016) - Refractory Failure Analysis
  • Industry research funding from NICTA, Weir Minerals, Komatsu - 2011-2014
  • Faculty of Science research grants - 2009-10

My Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering) UNSW, 2009
  • M.Tech. (Materials Science and Technology, NIT-Calicut, India, 2004
  • B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering, University of Kerala, India, 2002

My Awards

Personal

  • Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence 2019
  • Australian Citation Award for Teaching Excellence 2017
  • Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence 2016
  • Faculty of Science Award for Teaching Excellence 2015
  • 2006-08 Endeavour International Post-graduate Research Scholarship
  • 2004 Ranked first for Masters (Materials Science and Engineering) at NITC-Calicut India.
  • 2002 First Rank and University Medal in Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical Engg) at University of Kerala India

Students

Best paper and 2nd best presentation in Nanotechnology Section:  10th Eco-Energy and Materials Science and Engineering (EMSES2012)  5-8 December 2012, Ubon-Ratchathani, Thailand

 


My Research Activities

Current Research Fields

  • Development of catalytic films and nanoparticles for water and air purification
  • Utilisation of waste materials in ceramic and metallurgical applications
  • Development of bioceramic coatings and nanoparticles for cell therapies and implants
  • Understanding coke degradation mechanisms in blast furnace operations
  • Development of geopolymers as cement substitutes
  • Development on corrosion-resistant refractory compositions for non-ferrous casting

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

  • Nanostructured Films and Particles for Energy and Environmental Applications
  • Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment and Cell Therapies
  • Utilisation of Waste Resources
  • Materials for Nuclear Waste Storage

Currently supervising

PhD / Masters

  1. Ayda Khosravanihaghighi -  Bioceramic Coatings on Ti-Implants (PhD)
  2. Florence Lui -  Bioceramic Coatings on PEEK Implants (PhD)
  3. Hao Zhang - Functionalised Nanoparticles with Anti-Microbial Properties (PhD)
  4. Kochurani Johnson - Functionalised Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment (PhD)
  5. Tasmia Zaman - Doped Lead-Free Piezoceramics (PhD)
  6. Yue Jiang - Nanostructured Materials for Catalytic Processes (PhD)
  7. Joel Abraham - Glass Ceramics for Nuclear Waste Storage (PhD)
  8. Thibault de Villenoisy - MOFs for Novel Catalyst Synthesis (PhD)
  9. Honghao Li - Nanostructured Materials for Hydrogen Storage (PhD)
  10. Xinyue Fan - Nanostructured Materials for Hydrogen Storage (PhD)
  11. Newton Amaldoss - Functionalised Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment (PhD)
  12. Gagan Jalandhra - Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications (PhD)
  13. Xiaoran Zheng - Nanostructured Materials for Catalytic Processes (M/Res)
  14. Xinchen Dai - Nanostructured Films for Photovoltaic ETL (M/Res)
  15. Zile Ye - Doped and Codoped Nanoparticles (M/Phil)
  16. Zekun Dong - Synthesis of Single-Phase Nanoparticles (M/Phil)

Masters Coursework

  1. Xiaotong Liu - Bioceramic Coatings on Ti Implants
  2. Ce Yan - Bioceramic Coatings on Ti Implants
  3. Dinesh Varma - Nanostructured Coatings for Water Splitting
  4. Quan Liu - Ion Implanted Films for Photocatalytic Applications

Honours

  1. Edward Whitelock - Nuclear Waste Storage Materials (ANSTO)
  2. Ying Zhang - Impressed Cathodic Protection (MCM)
  3. Jacqualine Huynh - Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
  4. Weiyu Gao - Nanoparticle Stability for Cancer Treatment
  5. Kyle Baddack - Design of Photocatalytic Reactor
  6. Vienna Wong - Nanostructured Materials for Air/Water Purification
  7. Jiachen Jiang -  Coatings for Hermetic Encapsulation (Cochlear)
  8. Lok Wong - Graphene Coatings by CVD (CSIRO)
  9. Ewing Chen - Nanostructured Coatings for Pseudocapacitors
  10. Clayton Feng - Silicone Degradation during Sterilisation (Cochlear)
  11. Katherine Firth - Electrode Corrosion Mechanisms (Cochlear)
  12. Victoria Lam - Electrode Corrosion Mechanisms (Cochlear)
  13. Daniel Lu - Bioceramic Coatings on Ti Implants
  14. Zijun Meng - Nanostructured Materials for Cancer Treatment
  15. Naman Bansal - Doped Bioceramic Coatings on Ti Implants
  16. Justin Wong - Composite Films for Ti Implants
  17. Kenfond Xuan - Magnetic Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
  18. Marcus Wong - Hydrogel Coatings on Implants

Past Higher Degree Students

  1. James Dankwah (PhD)
  2. Somyote Kongkarat (PhD)
  3. Wai-Ling Kwong (PhD)
  4. Cindy Chen (M/Res)
  5. Cindy Wang (M/Phil)
  6. Chung-Pei Lin (M/Res)
  7. Hao Qiu (M/Phil)
  8. Jieyu Wang (M/Res)
  9. Sultan Al-Barakati (M/Phil)
  10. Shaohua Qi (M/Phil)
  11. Christine Lin (PhD)
  12. Dinh Nguyen (PhD)
  13. Hsin-Kai Chen (M/Res)
  14. Wen-Fan Chen (PhD)
  15. Supphatuch Ukritnukun (PhD)
  16. Esmaeil Adabifiroozjaei (PhD)
  17. Samuel Ho (M/Res)
  18. Yue Jiang (M/Res)
  19. Imrana Kabir (PhD)
  20. Kenny Cheung (PhD)
  21. Hangjuan Ren (PhD)
  22. Zhao Liu (PhD)
  23. Rashid Mehmood (PhD)
  24. Sajjad Mofarah (PhD)
  25. Ghazaleh Bahmanrokh (PhD)
  26. Yuwen Xu (M/Phil)
  27. Hongyang Ma (PhD)
  28. Zhiyuan Liu (M/Res)
  29. Lutful Amin (PhD)
  30. Mahdi Motamadi (PhD)

Past Honours

  1. Jonathan Tan (2012) [Shinagawa Refractories Project]
  2. Chung-Pei Lin (2012)
  3. Stephen Ngu (2013)
  4. Holstein Wong (2013)
  5. Daniel Baxter (2013)
  6. Ali Chour (2015)
  7. Gavin Chan (2016)
  8. Kenny Cheung (2016) [Brickworks Project]
  9. Kylie Pandika (2016)
  10. Martin Yoon (2016) [POSCO Project]
  11. Seok Yong Cho (2016) [POSCO Project]
  12. Lowin Chung (2017)
  13. David Almeida (2017)
  14. Nathan Doran (2017)
  15. Aparna Nair (2017)
  16. Yuan Kai Heo (2017)
  17. Hsin-Kai Chen (2017)
  18. Alexander Ho (2018) [Cochlear Project]
  19. Sarah Pearn (2018)
  20. Angela Le (2018)
  21. Hao Zhang (2018)
  22. Gustad Irani (2018)
  23. Helen Reilly (2017)
  24. Benjamin Fishburn (2017) [Brickworks Project]
  25. Christopher Byrnes (2017)
  26. Luisa Schreck (2017)
  27. Josh Haley (2017) [Brickworks Project]
  28. Kevin Pei (2017) [Cochlear Project]
  29. Andrew Ham (2017)
  30. Jason Irawan (2017)
  31. Gita Naidu (2017)
  32. Vicki Zhong (2018) [Cochlear Project]
  33. Alan Cen (2018)
  34. Naomi Ho (2018)
  35. Amanda Chen (2018)
  36. Simon Qi (2018) [Cochlear Project]
  37. Chantelle Malacco (2018)
  38. William Jervis (2018) [Brickworks Project]
  39. Michelle Yeoh (2018) [Brickworks Project]
  40. Zile Ye (2018)
  41. Madi Moar (2019)
  42. Sophie Armstrong (2019) [Cochlear Project]
  43. Carrie Zhu (2019) [Cochlear Project]
  44. Kristin Martinoski (2019)
  45. Jialuo Ke (2019) [ANSTO Project]
  46. Benjamin Muffett (2019) [ANSTO Project]
  47. Vincent Wong (2019) [Brickworks Project]
  48. Keenan Burrough (2019) [ANSTO Project]
  49. Corey Vutukuri (2019)
  50. Liam Olivieri (2019)
  51. Jim Liu (2019) [Cochlear Project]
  52. Thibault de Villenoisy (2020) [ANSTO Project]
  53. Muflih Mandara (2020) [ACARP Project]
  54. Brenda Leung (2020)
  55. David Halim (2020) [Brickworks Project]
  56. Aurpa Bhuiyan (2020) [ANSTO Project]
  57. Amber Liu (2020)
  58. Hung-Juei Tseng (2020)
  59. Tina Majidi (2020) [Cochlear Project]
  60. Bernadette Pudadera (2020) [Cochlear Project]

My Teaching

Teaching Awards

  • 2019:  Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence UNSW
  • 2017:  Australian Citation Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2016:  Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence UNSW
  • 2015: Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Award

Current Courses

  • MATS4005:  Functional Materials and Composites (2020 - )
  • MATS4002: Design with Advanced Ceramics (2014 - )
  • MATS6003:  Presentation Skills (Masters) (2017 - )

Laboratory Activity Coordinator

  • MATS1101, MATS1192, MATS2004

Past Courses

  • MATS3004: Polymer Science and Engineering 1 (2014-2019)
  • MATS4006:  Polymer Science and Engineering 2 (2014-2017)
  • MATS2294: Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Ceramics (2012)
  • MATS2183: Refractories (2011)
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Location

Room 120
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Hilmer Building E10
UNSW
NSW 2052

Contact

+61 2 9385 6038
(02) 9385 6565

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