Yung Ngothai

Associate Professor Yung Ngothai

Deputy Head of School

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Yung Ngothai received both B.Eng degree (1991) and PhD (1998) in Chemical Engineering from RMIT University, Australia. She held a visiting lectureship position at NgeeAnn Polytechnic in Singapore from 1997 to 2001. Upon returning to Australia, she became the first female academic to be appointed as a lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide (December 2001) and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013. She is currently a deputy head of School of Chemical Engineering and also is one of the pioneer members of the Adelaide Education Academy.
Her research interests are in the areas of mineral science and minerals processing, geothermal energy – fluid-rock interactions, and biodiesel production from wastes.

Many of her research projects have received financial support by industry partners such as Geodynamics, Petratherm, United Water, Advanced Plastic Recycling, South Australian Museum and Department of State Development (DSD).

Research Interests

  • Experimental study in fluid-rock interaction in EGS reservoirs
  • Recovery of valuable minerals and metals from brines
  • Minerals Science - Kinetics and Transformation of Mineral Deposits
  • Nanotechnology and Materials Engineering - Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications and Recycled Plastics Composites
  TITLE FUNDING BODY PERFIOD AMOUNT ($)
1

The Australian Copper-Uranium Transformation Research Hub

(S. Grano*, N. Cook, D. Ottaway, J. Payne, S. Wilson, Y. Ngothai, D. Lancaster, P. Ashman, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, P. Medwell, A. Pring, J. Brugger, A. Hooker, P. Hayes, Y. Peng, J. Vaughan, E. Jak, N. Spooner, and S. Simons)

ARC (Industrial Transformation Resaerch Hubs) 2015 - 2019 6.5M
2

Uranium transport and deposition in Iron Oxide Copper Gold Deposits

(Y. Ngothai*, A. Pring, J. Brugger, and B. Etschmann)

IMER 2012 - 2013 30K
3

Multi- purpose facility for enhanced complex ore beneficiation and waste material recycling

(J. Addai-Mensah*, W. Skinner, M. Zanin, Y. Ngothai*, and S. Grano)

ARC-LIEF 2012 150K
4

Developing world-class trace element micro-analytical imaging facilities for South Australia through key analytical infrastructure advances

(M. Hand*, N. Cook, Y. Ngothai, M. Tester, D. Giles, J. Terlet, A. Pring, T. Baker, & J. Kirby)

Premier’s Science and Research Fund (Round 8) 2011 - 2013  320K
5

Fluid-rock interactions in geothermal reservoirs (Y. Ngothai*, A. Pring*, B.K. O’Neill, & J. Brugger)

SACGER 2011 - 2012 250K
6

Rock-water interactions of EGS reservoir in Pootana Basin, South Australia

(Y. Ngothai*, B.K. O’Neill, A. Pring, J. Brugger, N. Yanagisawa)

PETRATHERM 2010 37.5K
7

Chemical Stimulation for Enhanced Geothermal System

(Y. Ngothai*)

PIRSA 2009 6K
8

Geochemistry, Corrosion and Scaling in Hot Dry Rock Energy Extraction Systems

(Y. Ngothai*, B.K. O’Neill, A. Pring, J. Brugger)

AGEG Tied Grant 4.1 2008-2009 100K
9

Development of design guidelines for recycled plastic material and structural components

(Y. Ngothai* and R. Serecano)

ARC-LP 2006-2009 258K
10

Production of nano-emulsions by phase inversion temperature technique

(Y. Ngothai* and Q. D. Nguyen)

ECMS Small Research Grants Scheme 2006 14K
11

Superparamagnetic Nanomaterials for Medical Diagnosis Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

(Y. Ngothai*)

ECMS Small Research Grants Scheme 2005 3K
12

Alternative carbon sources for biological nitrogen removal of carbon limited wastewater

(Y. Ngothai* and B. O’Neill)

Industry Research Grant by United Water International Pty Ltd 2005-2007 18K
13

Rheology of Nanoparticles Dispersion

(Y. Ngothai*)

ECMS Small Research Grants Scheme 2004 10K
  • Introduction to Process Engineering (Level I) : 2015 - current: Course coordinator and sole lecturer; Class size: ~ 140 students
  • Principles of Process Engineering (Level II) : 2014 - current: Course coordinator and sole lecturer; Class size: ~ 90 students
  • Process Engineering Thermodynamics (Level II) : 2012 - current: Course coordinator and sole lecturer; Class size: ~ 100 students
  • Materials I (Level I) : 2017: Course coordinator and lecturer (50%); Class size: ~ 240 students
  • Introduction to Process Simulation (Level II) : 2009 - 2013: Course coordinator and sole lecturer; Class size: ~ 90 students
  • Process Engineering I (Level I): 2008:  Course coordinator and sole lecturer; Class size: ~120 students
  • Pinch Analysis (Postgraduate by course work): 2007: Course coordinator and sole lecturer; Class size: ~ 7 students
  • Materials III (Level III): 2005-2008: Course coordinator and sole lecturer; Class size: ~ 45 students
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering (Level IV): 2004: Course coordinator - Rheology; Class size: ~ 62 students
  • Chemical Engineering Research Projects (Level IV): 2004: Course coordinator ; Class size: 62 students
  • Chemical Engineering Projects IV (Level IV): 2002- 2004: Course coordinator ; Class size: ~ 50 students
  • Chemical Engineering Projects II (N) (Level II): 2003-2004: Course coordinator and contributing lecturer; Class size: ~ 50 students
  • Chemical Process Principles II (Level II): 2005- 2008: Course coordinator and sole lecturer; Class size: ~ 60 students
  • Process Systems (Level I): 2002- 2007: Course coordinator and sole lecturer; Class size: ~ 100 students

 

 

 

 

  • Position: Deputy Head of School
  • Phone: 83135445
  • Email: yung.ngothai@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 1
  • Room: 1 14
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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