Professor David Lewis

David Lewis
Professor
School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I am an experienced Chartered Chemical Engineer with a strong background in leadership and proficient at motivating teams. My industry and academic careers have provided me the opportunity to work in the petroleum, mining, automation, hospitality and defence industries. I am proficient at managing risk and have wide industry knowledge. From 2012 to 2016 I was on leave without pay from the University of Adelaide managing a technology start-up company developing new commercial opportunities focused on production of sustainable oils from hydrothermal liquefaction using renewable feedstocks such as biomass and organic wastes. I continue to consult to the petroleum industry.

As an academic I teach Chemical Engineering undergraduate students and supervise postgraduate students on projects involving bioprocess technology R&D with a focusses on commercialisation, and have international recognition in the biomass processing industry. My academic focus is on leadership, education and mentoring, efficiency, quality and safety, and I am experienced in developing business opportunities for project executions. I currently serve as the Director of Research in the School of Chemical Engineering.

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Professor David Lewis

I am an experienced Chartered Chemical Engineer with a strong background in leadership and proficient at motivating teams. My industry and academic careers have provided me the opportunity to work in the petroleum, mining, automation, hospitality and defence industries. I am proficient at managing risk and have wide industry knowledge. From 2012 to 2016 I was on leave without pay from the University of Adelaide managing a technology start-up company developing new commercial opportunities focused on production of sustainable oils from hydrothermal liquefaction using renewable feedstocks such as biomass and organic wastes. I continue to consult to the petroleum industry.

As an academic I teach Chemical Engineering undergraduate students and supervise postgraduate students on projects involving bioprocess technology R&D with a focusses on commercialisation, and have international recognition in the biomass processing industry. My academic focus is on leadership, education and mentoring, efficiency, quality and safety, and I am experienced in developing business opportunities for project executions. I currently serve as the Director of Research in the School of Chemical Engineering.

I manage the Manufacturing Technology Research Laboratory and the theme of our research is low carbon solutions at the energy-water-environment nexus. Currently my research team is focussing on flow chemistry for hydrothermal liquefaction, in particular developing commercially relevant fully integrated sub-critical water technologies to provide sustainable solutions for managing waste streams and by-products that have significant organic content. This work encompasses fundamental and applied aspects of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, and process control. The research aligns with the Petroleum and Municipal Waste Water industries both nationally and internationally.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 Professor University of Adelaide
2014 - 2016 Chief Executive Officer Muradel Pty Ltd
2013 - 2013 Chief Technology Officer Muradel Pty Ltd
2012 - 2015 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
2011 - 2012 Senior Process Engineer Muradel Pty Ltd
2008 - 2008 Visiting Researcher University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley
2008 - 2014 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2005 - 2005 Visiting Researcher Lancaster University, Lancaster
2002 - 2007 Lecturer University of Adelaide
1997 - 1997 Higher Education Officer University of Adelaide
1996 - 1999 Electrical Fitter Mechanic Sage Automation
1994 - 1996 Service Technician All Bake Services Pty Ltd
1991 - 1992 Service Technician Caterquip Pty Ltd
1990 - 1991 Electrical Fitter Mechanic Electricity Trust of South Australia
1985 - 1990 Assistant Electrical Supervisor Adelaide Casino
1985 - 1985 Electrical Fitter Mechanic Plasteel Pty Ltd
1980 - 1985 Able Seaman Electrical Technical Weapons Royal Australian Navy

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1999 - 2003 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy
1993 - 1998 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Engineering

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
2001 BHERT Leadership and Career Development University of Melbourne
1999 Environmental Fluid Mechanics Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe Germany
1992 Matriculation Christies Beach High School
1991 Progammable Controllers I Technical and Further Education - Kingston
1989 Basic Electronics I Technical and Further Education - Regency Park
1987 S.A.A. Wiring Rules and Regulations B Technical and Further Education - Kingston
1983 Fremantle Class Patrol Craft ETP/ETW AN 40/60 HMAS Cerberus
1980 Apprentice Electrical Technical Weapons HMAS Nirimba
1980 Electrical Fitter Mechanic Trade Course Technical and Further Education - New South Wales
1976 School Leavers Certificate Christies Beach High School

Research Interests

Chemical Engineering, Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics, Energy, Energy Systems Engineering

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Williams, F. E., Lee, K., Orandi, S., Sims, S. K. & Lewis, D. M. (2017). Moringa oleifera functionalised sand – reuse with non-ionic surfactant dodecyl glucoside. Journal of Water and Health, -.
2016 Lee, A., Lewis, D., Kalaitzidis, T. & Ashman, P. (2016). Technical issues in the large-scale hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgal biomass to biocrude. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 38, 85-89.
10.1016/j.copbio.2016.01.004
2016 Forghani, A. & Lewis, D. (2016). Hydro-conversion of oleic acid in bio-oil to liquid hydrocarbons: an experimental and modeling investigation. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 91, 3, 655-663.
10.1002/jctb.4618
2015 Lee, A., Lewis, D. & Ashman, P. (2015). Microalgal cell disruption by hydrodynamic cavitation for the production of biofuels. Journal of Applied Phycology, 27, 5, 1881-1889.
10.1007/s10811-014-0483-3
2015 Eboibi, B., Lewis, D., Ashman, P. & Chinnasamy, S. (2015). Influence of process conditions on pretreatment of microalgae for protein extraction and production of biocrude during hydrothermal liquefaction of pretreated Tetraselmis sp.. RSC Advances, 5, 26, 20193-20207.
10.1039/c4ra11662c
2015 Erkelens, M., Ball, A. & Lewis, D. (2015). The application of activated carbon for the treatment and reuse of the aqueous phase derived from the hydrothermal liquefaction of a halophytic Tetraselmis sp. Bioresource Technology, 182, 378-382.
10.1016/j.biortech.2015.01.129
2015 Eboibi, B., Lewis, D., Ashman, P. & Chinnasamy, S. (2015). Integrating anaerobic digestion and hydrothermal liquefaction for renewable energy production: an experimental investigation. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 34, 6, 1662-1673.
10.1002/ep.12172
2015 Lane, D. J., Van Eyk, P. J., Ashman, P. J., Kwong, C. W., De Nys, R., Roberts, D. A. ... Lewis, D. M. (2015). Release of Cl, S, P, K, and Na during thermal conversion of algal biomass. Energy and Fuels, 29, 4, 2542-2554.
10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b00279
2015 Ward, A., Ball, A. & Lewis, D. (2015). Halophytic microalgae as a feedstock for anaerobic digestion. Algal Research, 7, 16-23.
10.1016/j.algal.2014.11.008
2014 Forghani, A., Jafarian, M., Pendleton, P. & Lewis, D. (2014). Mathematical modelling of a hydrocracking reactor for triglyceride conversion to biofuel: model establishment and validation. International Journal of Energy Research, 38, 12, 1624-1634.
10.1002/er.3244
2014 Fon Sing, M., Isdepsky, A., Borowitzka, M. & Lewis, D. (2014). Pilot-scale continuous recycling of growth medium for the mass culture of a halotolerant Tetraselmis sp. in raceway ponds under increasing salinity: A novel protocol for commercial microalgal biomass production. Bioresource Technology, 161, 47-54.
10.1016/j.biortech.2014.03.010
2014 Erkelens, M., Ward, A., Ball, A. & Lewis, D. (2014). Microalgae digestate effluent as a growth medium for Tetraselmis sp. in the production of biofuels. Bioresource Technology, 167, 81-86.
10.1016/j.biortech.2014.05.126
2014 Erkelens, M., Ball, A. & Lewis, D. (2014). The influence of protozoa with a filtered and non-filtered seawater culture of Tetraselmis sp., and effects to the bacterial and algal communities over 10 days. Bioresource Technology, 173, 361-366.
10.1016/j.biortech.2014.09.115
2014 Eboibi, B., Lewis, D., Ashman, P. & Chinnasamy, S. (2014). Effect of operating conditions on yield and quality of biocrude during hydrothermal liquefaction of halophytic microalga Tetraselmis sp.. Bioresource Technology, 170, 20-29.
10.1016/j.biortech.2014.07.083
2014 Lane, D. J., Ashman, P. J., Zevenhoven, M., Hupa, M., Van Eyk, P. J., De Nys, R. ... Lewis, D. M. (2014). Combustion behavior of algal biomass: carbon release, nitrogen release, and char reactivity. Energy and Fuels, 28, 1, 41-51.
10.1021/ef4014983
2014 Eboibi, B., Lewis, D., Ashman, P. & Chinnasamy, S. (2014). Hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae for biocrude production: improving the biocrude properties with vacuum distillation. Bioresource Technology, 174, 212-221.
10.1016/j.biortech.2014.10.029
2014 Lane, D. J., Zevenhoven, M., Ashman, P. J., Van Eyk, P. J., Hupa, M., De Nys, R. & Lewis, D. M. (2014). Algal biomass: occurrence of the main inorganic elements and simulation of ash interactions with bed material. Energy and Fuels, 28, 7, 4622-4632.
10.1021/ef500989n
2014 Erkelens, M., Ball, A. & Lewis, D. (2014). The influences of the recycle process on the bacterial community in a pilot scale microalgae raceway pond. Bioresource Technology, 157, 364-367.
10.1016/j.biortech.2014.02.056
2014 Nguyen, L. A. T., Ward, A. J. & Lewis, D. M. (2014). Utilisation of turbidity as an indicator for biochemical and chemical oxygen demand. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 4, C, 137-142.
10.1016/j.jwpe.2014.09.009
2014 Ward, A. J., Lewis, D. M. & Green, F. B. (2014). Anaerobic digestion of algae biomass: a review. Algal Research, 5, 1, 204-214.
10.1016/j.algal.2014.02.001
2013 Orandi, S. & Lewis, D. (2013). Synthesising acid mine drainage to maintain and exploit indigenous mining micro-algae and microbial assemblies for biotreatment investigations. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20, 2, 950-956.
10.1007/s11356-012-1006-x
2013 Lee, A., Lewis, D. & Ashman, P. (2013). Harvesting of marine microalgae by electroflocculation: the energetics, plant design, and economics. Applied Energy, 108, 45-53.
10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.03.003
2013 Orandi, S. & Lewis, D. (2013). Biosorption of heavy metals in a photo-rotating biological contactor - a batch process study. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97, 11, 5113-5123.
10.1007/s00253-012-4316-5
2013 Lee, A., Lewis, D. & Ashman, P. (2013). Force and energy requirement for microalgal cell disruption: an atomic force microscope evaluation. Bioresource Technology, 128, 199-206.
10.1016/j.biortech.2012.10.032
2012 Lee, K., Lewis, D. & Ashman, P. (2012). Disruption of microalgal cells for the extraction of lipids for biofuels: Processes and specific energy requirements. Biomass & Bioenergy, 46, 89-101.
10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.06.034
2012 Doan, Q., Moheimani, N., Mastrangelo, A. & Lewis, D. (2012). Microalgal biomass for bioethanol fermentation: Implications for hypersaline systems with an industrial focus. Biomass and Bioenergy, 46, 79-88.
10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.08.022
2012 Pahl, S., Lewis, D., King, K. & Chen, F. (2012). Heterotrophic growth and nutritional aspects of the diatom Cyclotella cryptica (Bacillariophyceae): effect of nitrogen source and concentration.. Journal of Applied Phycology, 24, 2, 301-307.
10.1007/s10811-011-9680-5
2012 Lewis, R., VanLeeuwen, J., Chow, C., Everson, A. & Lewis, D. (2012). Assessment of coagulated and non-coagulated ASB performance used to treat Pinus radiata sulfite pulp and paper mill effluent by resin fractionation and HPSEC techniques. Chemical Engineering Journal, 213, 109-117.
10.1016/j.cej.2012.09.088
2012 Orandi, S., Lewis, D. & Moheimani, N. (2012). Biofilm establishment and heavy metal removal capacity of an indigenous mining algal-microbial consortium in a photo-rotating biological contactor. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 39, 9, 1321-1331.
10.1007/s10295-012-1142-9
2011 Kwei, C., Lewis, D., King, K., Donohue, W. & Neilan, B. (2011). Molecular classification of commercial spirulina strains and identification of their sulfolipid biosynthesis genes. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 21, 4, 359-365.
10.4014/jmb.1008.08016
2011 Yongabi, K., Lewis, D. & Harris, P. (2011). Application of phytodisinfectants in water purification in rural Cameroon. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 5, 6, 628-635.
2011 Yongabi, K., Lewis, D. & Harris, P. (2011). Indigenous plant based coagulants/disinfectants and sand filter media for surface water treatment in Bamenda, Cameroon. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10, 43, 8625-8629.
10.5897/AJB10.1709
2010 Pahl, S., Lewis, D., Chen, F. & King, K. (2010). Heterotrophic growth and nutritional aspects of the diatom Cyclotella cryptica (Bacillariophyceae): Effect of some environmental factors. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 109, 3, 235-239.
10.1016/j.jbiosc.2009.08.480
2010 Lee, A., Lewis, D. & Ashman, P. (2010). Energy requirements and economic analysis of a full-scale microbial flocculation system for microalgal harvesting. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 88, 8, 988-996.
10.1016/j.cherd.2010.01.036
2010 Lewis, D., Lambert, M., Burch, M. & Brookes, J. (2010). Field measurements of mean velocity characteristics of a large-diameter swirling jet. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 136, 9, 642-650.
10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000207
2010 Pahl, S., Lewis, D., Chen, F. & King, K. (2010). Growth dynamics and the proximate biochemical composition and fatty acid profile of the heterotrophically grown diatom Cyclotella cryptica. Journal of Applied Phycology, 22, 2, 165-171.
10.1007/s10811-009-9436-7
2009 Wang, H., Lewis, D., Newcombe, G., Brookes, J. & Ho, L. (2009). Separated adsorption and bacterial degradation of microcystins in GAC filtration. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 3, 1-4, 236-243.
10.1504/IJEWM.2009.026340
2009 Yongabi, K., Harris, P., Lewis, D. & Agho, M. (2009). Preliminary study on the effect of anaerobically digested cow dung slurry on the antimicrobial activity of three medicinal plants. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 3, 4, 168-174.
2009 Lewis, D., Ashman, P. & Borowitzka, M. (2009). Algae biofuel project leads world. Australasian Biotechnology, 19, 4, 22-.
2009 Yongabi, K., Harris, P. & Lewis, D. (2009). Poultry faeces management with a simple low cost plastic digester. African Journal of Biotechnology, 8, 8, 1560-1566.
2009 Lee, A., Lewis, D. & Ashman, P. (2009). Microbial flocculation, a potentially low-cost harvesting technique for marine microalgae for the production of biodiesel. Journal of Applied Phycology, 21, 5, 559-567.
10.1007/s10811-008-9391-8
2009 Reid, N., Hill, S. & Lewis, D. (2009). Biogeochemical expression of buried gold mineralization in semi-arid northern Australia: penetration of transported cover at the Titania Gold Prospect, Tanami Desert, Australia. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 9, Part 3, 267-273.
10.1144/1467-7873/09-194
2008 Wittholz, M., O'Neill, B., Colby, C. & Lewis, D. (2008). Estimating the cost of desalination plants using a cost database. Desalination, 229, 1-3, 10-20.
10.1016/j.desal.2007.07.023
2008 Reid, N., Hill, S. & Lewis, D. (2008). Spinifex biogeochemical expressions of buried gold mineralisation: The great mineral exploration penetrator of transported regolith. Applied Geochemistry, 23, 1, 76-84.
10.1016/j.apgeochem.2007.09.007
2007 Wang, H., Ho, L., Lewis, D., Brookes, J. & Newcombe, G. (2007). Discriminating and assessing adsorption and biodegradation removal mechanisms during granular activated carbon filtration of microcystin toxins. Water Research, 41, 18, 4262-4270.
10.1016/j.watres.2007.05.057
2004 Nguyen, K., Lewis, D., Jolly, M. & Robinson, J. (2004). Determination of soluble aluminium concentration in alkaline humic water using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Water Research, 38, 19, 4039-4044.
10.1016/j.watres.2004.07.013
2004 Lewis, D., Brookes, J. & Lambert, M. (2004). Numerical models for management of anabaena circinalis. Journal of Applied Phycology, 16, 6, 457-468.
10.1007/s10811-004-5506-z
2003 Lewis, D., Elliott, J., Brookes, J., Irish, A., Lambert, M. & Reynolds, C. (2003). Modelling the effects of artificial mixing and copper sulphate dosing on phytoplankton in an Australian reservior. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, 8, 1, 31-40.
10.1046/j.1440-1770.2003.00209.x
2002 Lewis, D., Elliott, J., Lambert, M. & Reynolds, C. (2002). The simulation of an Australian reservoir using a phytoplankton community model: PROTECH. Ecological Modelling, 150, 1-2, 107-116.
10.1016/S0304-3800(01)00466-5

Books

Year Citation
2010 Yongabi, K., Lewis, D. & Harris, P. (2010). Alternative perspectives in water and wastewater treatment: phytocoagulant-sand filter and plastic digesters for water and wastewater treatment. USA: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2013 Pahl, S., Lee, K., Kalaitzidis, T., Ashman, P., Sathe, S. & Lewis, D. (2013). Harvesting, thickening and dewartering microalgae biomass. In M. Borowitzka & N. Moheimani (Eds.), Algae for Biofuels and Energy (pp. 165-185). Netherlands: Springer.
10.1007/978-94-007-5479-9_10
2012 Yongabi, K., Lewis, D. & Harris, P. (2012). Natural Materials for Sustainable Water Pollution Management. In N. Balkis (Ed.), Water Pollution (pp. 157-188). Croatia: InTech.
10.5772/31740

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2010 Pahl, S., Lewis, D. & Ashman, P. (2010). Microalgal lipids as a source of biodiesel. Chemeca: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering. Adelaide.
2010 Kwei, C., Lewis, D., King, K., Donohue, W. & Neilan, B. (2010). The Selective Extraction of Sulfoquinovosyldiacylglyceride from Spirulina. Chemeca: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering. Adelaide.
2010 Lee, K., Lewis, D. & Ashman, P. (2010). An assessment of large scale microalgal harvesting methods for the production of biodiesel. Chemeca: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering. Adelaide, Australia.
2007 Victory, K., Lewis, D., Thomas, C. & King, K. (2007). Isolation and analysis of pharmacologically-active compounds of Microcystis flos-aquae. CHEMECA. Martin Rhodes (Ed.) Melbourne, Australia.
2007 Roberts, M., King, K., Lewis, D. & Desai, D. (2007). Rigorous screening of a cyanobacterium for production of PHB in a closed photo-bioreactor. CHEMECA. Martin Rhodes (Ed.) Melbourne, Australia.
2006 Reid, N., Hill, S., Lewis, D. & Worrall, L. (2006). Geobotanical and biogeochemical associations of SNAPPY GUM (Eucalyptus Brevifolia): Tanami region, W.A.. Regolith. D. R. W. Fitzpatrick & D. R. P. Shand (Eds.) Hahndorf SA.
2006 Wang, H., Lewis, D., Newcombe, G., Brookes, J. & Ho, L. (2006). Separated absorption and bacterial degradation of microcystins in GAC filtration. CHEMECA. B. R. Young, D. A. Patterson & X. D. Chen (Eds.) Auckland, New Zealand.
2005 Lewis, D., Porter, D. & Victory, K. (2005). Secondary metabolites form Scytonema ocellatum as selective antifungal agents to inhibit the growth of downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola). World Congress of Chemical Engineering. C. Grant (Ed.) Glascow.
2005 Amos, S., Van Heeswijck, T. & Lewis, D. (2005). Influence of coagulant does and pH on surface charge of Microcystis - implications for coagulation. CHEMECA. M. Hardin (Ed.) Hilton Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
2005 Victory, K., Lewis, D., Thomas, C., Kumar, J. & King, K. (2005). Analysis and classification of antimicrobial metabolites produced by microalgae and cyanobacteria. World Congress of Chemical Engineering. C. Grant (Ed.) Glascow.
2005 Reid, N., Hill, S. & Lewis, D. (2005). Tanami geobotany and biogeochemistry: towards its characterisation, role in regolith evolution and implications for mineral exploration. Regolith. Adelaide and Canberra, Australia.
2005 Amos, S., Lewis, D., Sweeney, D. & Kaeding, U. (2005). Optimisation of chemical dosing for microalgae removal via DAFF treatment. CHEMECA. M. Hardin (Ed.) Hilton Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
2003 Pahl, S., Schwarz, M., Chen, F. & Lewis, D. (2003). Experimental technique used to determine the nutritional content of microalgae. The Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference. Q. D. Nguyen, P. J. Ashman, K. Quast & N. Swain (Eds.) Adelaide, South Australia.
2003 Pahl, S., Lewis, D., Chen, F. & Schwarz, M. (2003). Advantages of heterotrophically grown microalgae for aquaculture - economic and environmental. Annual Environmental Research Conference. M. J. Mowlaei, A. Rose & J. Lamborn (Eds.) Victoria, Australia.
2002 Lewis, D. (2002). Artificial mixing and algal growth. Third Postgraduate Student Conference, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment. South Australia.
2001 Lewis, D., Antenucci, J., Brookes, J. & Lambert, M. (2001). Numerical simulation of surface mixers used for destratification of reservoirs. MODISM International Congress on Modelling & Simulation. F. Ghassemi, D. Post, M. Sivapalan & R. Vertessy (Eds.) Canberra, Australia.
2001 Lewis, D., Antenucci, J., Brookes, J. & Lambert, M. (2001). Numerical simulation of surface mixers used for artificial mixing in reservoirs. Environmental Engineering Research Event (2001). Noosa, Qld., Australia.
2000 Lewis, D. (2000). Turbulent transport of phytoplankton in artificially destratified reservoirs. Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment Postgraduate Student Conference. Daylesford, Vic..

Conference Items

Year Citation
2014 Orandi, S., Erkelens, M., Ball, A. S. & Lewis, D. M. (2014). An Investigation On Community Dynamics Of Acidophilic Micro-Algae Exploited For Phyto-Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage. ISAP2014. Sydney.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2008 Brookes, J., Burch, M., Hipsey, M., Linden, L., Antenucci, J., Steffensen, D. ... Ramussen, P., (2008). Practical guide to reservoir management, Water Quality Research Australia Limited, Australia,
2008 Brookes, J., Burch, M., Lewis, D., Regel, R., Linden, L. & Sherman, B., (2008). Artificial mixing for destratification and control of cyanobacterial growth in reservoirs, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment,

Industry:

2016 to 2018 [Category 1]

Lead Investigator: G. Nathan. Partner investigator: D.M. Lewis (2016/17).

Title: Commercial scale production of biocrude by hydrothermal liquefaction

Type: Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grant – LP150101241, Funding: 2015 - $296,634; 2016 - $299,930; 2017 - $294,101.

Industry Partner: Muradel Pty Ltd, Funding $441,505

2015 to 2017 [Category 1]

Lead Investigator: B. Hankamer. Partner investigators: D.M. Lewis and G. Henderson.

Title: Model guided design of advanced microalgae production systems

Type: Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grant – LP150101147, Funding: 2015 - $258,559; 2016 - $226,342; 2017 - $113,510.

Industry Partner: Muradel Pty Ltd and Kellogg, Brown and Root, Funding $150,000

2014 to 2015 [Category 2]

Lead Investigator: D.M. Lewis

Title: The integration of renewable energy into a biofuels production plant

Type: Bio Innovation SA - Project No: BioSA/1202, Funding $150,000

Shareholders: Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd, Murdoch University, SQC Pty Ltd

2013 to 2014 [Category 2]

Lead Investigator: D.M. Lewis

Title: Advancing Established and Integrated Marine Microalgae Biofuel to Commercialisation

Type: Australian Renewable Energy Agency Advanced Biofuels Investment Readiness Program, Funding Agreement Q00150, Funding 2013/14 $4,398,000

Industry funding: SQC Pty Ltd $2,000,000

Shareholders: Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd, Murdoch University, SQC Pty Ltd

Academic:

2011 to 2014 [Category 1]

Lead Investigator: D.M. Lewis. Chief Investigators: P.J. Ashman and S. Clarke

Title: Energy from microalgae – industrial scale development and downstream processing of co-products

Type: Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grant – LP100200616, Funding: 2011 - $279,454; 2012 - $381,307; 2013 - $249,239

Industry Partner: SQC Pty Ltd, Funding $450,000

2009 to 2011 [Category 2]

Chief Investigators: M.A. Borowitzka, D.M. Lewis and Ashman, P.J.

Title: A fully integrated process for biodiesel production from microalgae in saline water

Type: Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development & Climate (Project RDG-07-26), Funding: 2009 - $700,000, 2010 - $700,000, 2011 - $800,000,

Industry Partner: SQC Pty Ltd, Funding $500,000

I currently teach the following subjects:

CE 4051 Water and Wastewater Engineering

CE7035 Water and Wastewater Treatment

CE4034 Professional Practice IV

Previously I have taught:

Introductory Process Fluid Mechanics

Environmental Engineering

Process Control & Instrumentation

Introduction to Biochemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Laboratory Projects

Process Design and Plant Engineering

Professional Practice III

Biochemical Engineering

Research Projects

Plant Design Projects

Wastewater Engineering & Design

Environmental Modelling

Wastewater Treatment

 

 

Post-doctoral researchers [name, funding number]

2013 to 2016 Dr Andrew Lee, Q00150 & BioSA1202

2011 - 2013    Dr Sophie Fon Sing, ARCLP100200616

2009 - 2011    Dr Stephen Pahl, Project RDG-07-26

Research Associates [name, funding number]

2013 to 2015      Mr Mike Juriedini, Q00150

HDR Completions: as Principal Supervisor (* Awarded a Deans Commendation)

*2015 Eboibi, Blessing (PhD)

*2015 Erkelens, Mason (PhD)

2015 Ward, Andrew (PhD)

*2014 Forgani, Amir (PhD)

2013 Orandi, Sanaz (PhD)

2013 Lee, Kwong Shui (PhD)

2013 Yongabi, Kenneth (PhD)

2013 Williams, Francis (MPhil)

2012 Kwei, Chee (PhD)

2010 Pahl, Stephen (PhD)

2010 Sathe, Suraj (MEngSc)

2009 Reid, Nathan (PhD)

2009 Victory, Kyleigh (PhD)

2009 Lee, Kwong Shui (MEngSc)

2009 Rahbari, Marjan (MEngSc)

2008 McDowall, Bridget (PhD)

2008 Huang, Huai (MEngSc)

HDR Completions – as Co-supervisor

2017 Abdul Halim, Nadiya (PhD)

*2016 Daniel Lane (PhD)

*2016 Hathurusingha Arachchige, Priyantha (PhD)

2013 Shamim, Khalid (PhD)

*2012 Ishak, Mohd Yusoff (PhD)

2011 Chan, Wai (PhD)

2009 Roberts, Michael (MEngSc)

2008 Phua, Samual (PhD)

Current HDR Students: as Principal Supervisor

2017 Edifor, Sylvia (MPhil)

2014 Williams, Francis (PhD)

2012 van der Berg, Wynand (PhD)

2010 Doan, Quang (PhD)

2010 Kalaitzidis, Theo (PhD)

Current HDR Students – as Co-supervisor

2016 Al-Juboori,Jasim (PhD)

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2017 - ongoing Member Rotary International Australia
1996 - ongoing Member Institute of Chemical Engineers Australia

Industry Partnerships

Date Engagement Type Partner Name
2017 - ongoing Consultant Southern Oil Refining
Position
Professor
Phone
83135503
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering North
Room Number
N2 12b
Org Unit
School of Chemical Engineering

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