Scientia Professor Rose Amal

Scientia Professor Rose Amal

Fields of research: Chemical Engineering, Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions, Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells, Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering, Water Treatment Processes
Campus: Kensington
Tags: Hydrogen Production from Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation and Efficiency not elsewhere classified, Expanding Knowledge in Technology

ARC Laureate Fellow, Scientia Professor, Particle and Catalysis Group, School of Chemical Engineering.

 
Professor Rose Amal is a UNSW Scientia Professor and an ARC Laureate Fellow. Prof. Rose Amal is a chemical engineer and the leader of the Particles and Catalysis Research Group. Previously she was also the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials (2010-2013). Professor Rose Amal is recognised as a pioneer and leading authority in the fields of fine particle...

ARC Laureate Fellow, Scientia Professor, Particle and Catalysis Group, School of Chemical Engineering.

 
Professor Rose Amal is a UNSW Scientia Professor and an ARC Laureate Fellow. Prof. Rose Amal is a chemical engineer and the leader of the Particles and Catalysis Research Group. Previously she was also the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials (2010-2013). Professor Rose Amal is recognised as a pioneer and leading authority in the fields of fine particle technology, photocatalysis and functional nanomaterials having made significant contributions to these related areas of research over the past 15 years. Her research contributions span from fundamental chemistry to applied chemical engineering fields; from material science and nano-research to a specialised photochemistry field. Her current research focuses on designing nanomaterials for solar and chemical energy conversion applications  (including photocatalysis for water and air purification, water splitting, development of indoor self-cleaning materials, low temperature catalytic reactions) and engineering systems for solar induced processes, using the sun’s energy as a clean fuel source.

Over the last 10 years, she has successfully attracted over $25M to UNSW from the Australian Research Council and industry partners (including the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, ARC Laureate Fellowship, 6 ARC Discovery grants, 9 ARC Linkage Project grants, 15 ARC LIEF grants, and 3 ARC Linkage International Awards). She has published > 450 publications which have cumulatively received over 11700 citations, resulting in an H-index of 61 (as of February 2017, SCOPUS).

She has successfully supervised over 30 PhD students, 5 Masters students and more than 80 honours students in fields relating to environmental and energy technologies, including 8 University Medalists and over 20 Australian and International Postgraduate Award Holders.

Professor Rose Amal has received numerous prestigious awards including: being listed in the Australia's Top 100 Most Influential Engineers (2012-2015), the ExxonMobil Award (2012), the Judy Raper Women in Engineering Leadership Award (2012), the NSW Science and Engineering Award - Emerging Research  (2011),  the UNSW Scientia Professor (2009), the Freehills Award (2008), and the UNSW Vice Chancellors Award for Research Supervision Excellence (2003). She is a Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE), a Fellow of Australian Academy of Science (FAA), an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia and a chair of IChemE (Australia).

To find out more or to follow the works of  Professor Rose Amal's research group, click: http://www.pcrg.unsw.edu.au 

To read her publications, go to https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rose_Amal 


My Expertise

Water treatment; removal of pollutants by activated carbon & natural zeolites; management of water treatment plant residues; material synthesis; control of the nucleation & crystallisation growth

Location

Tyree Energy Technology Building room 348

Contact

+61 2 93854361
55966

Videos

Professor Rose Amal
Professor Rose Amal's lecture at the Shine Dome during the Australian Academy of Science gathering in May 2014. The lecture was on her research: Photocatalysis From Materials Design to System Engineering
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Research Activities

Designing integrated photocatalytic systems for simultaneous clean energy generation and water remediation

Project

Designing integrated photocatalytic systems for simultaneous clean energy generation and water remediation

Utilising our geographically abundant solar energy and through designing novel photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic systems, the research provides an ultimately clean solution by efficiently harnessing and converting the solar energy to hydroge

Development and Modelling of Advanced Coagulation and Oxidation Processes

Project

Development and Modelling of Advanced Coagulation and Oxidation Processes

The proposed project aims to develop strategic and integrated approaches to address the impact of variability in water characteristics caused by climate change on Australian water treatment processes (WTPs).
Volatile Organic Compound removal from indoor air environments by an integrated photocatalytic/filtration system

Project

Volatile Organic Compound removal from indoor air environments by an integrated photocatalytic/filtration system

This project seeks to develop an integrated photocatalytic filtration unit for improving air quality in indoor environments, with an emphasis on aircraft cabins. The integrated unit will modify current aircraft filtration uunits such that they are capable of removing airborne contaminants while retaining their particle filtration properties.

Photocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) with Water into Hydrocarbon Fuels and Chemicals

Project

Photocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) with Water into Hydrocarbon Fuels and Chemicals

The twin problems of limited fossil fuel resources and global warming caused by a surge of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere have triggered intensive research in innovative utilisation of CO2.

Multi-scale Strategy to Manage Chloramine Decay and Nitrification in Water Distribution Systems

Project

Multi-scale Strategy to Manage Chloramine Decay and Nitrification in Water Distribution Systems

The proposed project aims to develop multi-scale (from molecular, nano, to process scale) solution to reduce chloramine decay by integrating fundamental experimental science with advanced engineering. The work will generate fundamental knowledge base, which in turn, can be translated into frontier technologies for applications in long distance water distribution systems. It would improve water supply through multidisciplinary and practically implementable approaches.