Professor Vicki Chen

Professor Vicki Chen

Fields of research: Chemical Engineering, Membrane and Separation Technologies
Campus: Kensington

Professor & Head of School, School of Chemical Engineering, (B.S. Chemical Engineering, MIT; Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, U. of Minnesota)

UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science & Technology,.

Research Interests -  Membrane Science and Technology

  • Hybrid Biocatalytic Membrane Processes
  • Bioseparations (Protein recovery, Algae separation, Vibrating membrane systems)
  • Membrane Bioreactors
  • Desalination
  • Membranes Separation of Greenhouse Gases
  • Membrane fouling and cleaning
  • Membrane Distillation and...

Professor & Head of School, School of Chemical Engineering, (B.S. Chemical Engineering, MIT; Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, U. of Minnesota)

UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science & Technology,.

Research Interests -  Membrane Science and Technology

  • Hybrid Biocatalytic Membrane Processes
  • Bioseparations (Protein recovery, Algae separation, Vibrating membrane systems)
  • Membrane Bioreactors
  • Desalination
  • Membranes Separation of Greenhouse Gases
  • Membrane fouling and cleaning
  • Membrane Distillation and Crystallization
  • Nanocomposite Membranes for filtration and gas-liquid contactors

Location

School of Chemical Engineering
Rm 313
Chemical Sciences Building

Contact

+61 2 9385 4813

Research Activities

Optimising Fouling Control in Membrane Bioreactors

Project

Optimising Fouling Control in Membrane Bioreactors

Fouling control is critical in sustaining the long-term operation of MBR s and can consumes a significant energy and productivity within the process for aerobic and anaerobic MBR s via aeration, backwashing or crossflow. In this project, the removal of b
Novel Membranes for CO2 removal

Project

Novel Membranes for CO2 removal

Polymeric membranes can separate gases under pressure. More effective, low cost membranes are developed by manipulating their chemistry as well as how they are fabricated.

Development of High Performance Nanocomposite Filtration Membranes: Fabrication

Project

Development of High Performance Nanocomposite Filtration Membranes: Fabrication

Membrane filtration processes have become a crucial component in municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment but still consume significant energy and chemicals to control fouling. A new generation of low fouling and self-cleaning nanocomposite membranes will be created, which have the added capacity of degrading micropollutants of public health concern via immobilized enzymes. This project will also incorporate a fundamental study of nanocomposite membrane design and performance using novel titania coatings and subsequent functionalization.