The PFPC’s research programs are focussed on gaining new insights into the interfacial behaviour of particulate fluids and advanced materials.
The Centre’s multidisciplinary approach to research typically involves our highly skilled chemists, mathematicians and chemical engineers coming together to carry out scientific investigations, develop mathematical models and create innovative engineering solutions for the processing of particulate fluids and advanced materials.
Research is aimed at examining the interactions between the interfaces of solid-liquid and liquid-liquid systems where the dispersed phase is often colloidal in nature. Within each multidisciplinary research program there are themes that explore key fundamental issues across interfacial science and engineering.
The PFPC has key research programs in separation science, emulsion technology, minerals processing, ultrasonics, environmental waste management, water treatment, nanomaterials, geopolymers and tissue engineering.
Details of our research interests in the following areas: Sorption at liquid–liquid interfaces; Ultrasonics; Emulsion behaviour; Surfactant and polymer structure in solution
Details of our research interests in the following areas: Minerals – materials & processing; Controlled porous and structures; Suspension rheology; and Surface Forces and spectroscopy.
Facilities and services
The PFPC has a wide array of instrumentation. The Centre provides a range of services to industry and research groups from short term contracts through to longer term collaborative research programs.
Details of book chapters and journal articles published by members of the Centre.