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From Liquefied Natural Gas Production to Saturn’s Moon Titan

May 11, 2018

From Liquefied Natural Gas Production to Saturn’s Moon Titan

Australia is expected to become the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer in 2019 as forecast LNG exports increase to 74 million tonnes per year, according to a report by Reuters. However, the production of LNG is technically demanding, as it requires the exploitation and detailed understanding of phase equilibrium in multicomponent mixtures at…

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Congratulations Abdul Quadar on being awarded the Australian Nanotechnology Network Travel Award

March 23, 2018

Congratulations Abdul Quadar on being awarded the Australian Nanotechnology Network Travel Award

Abdul Quader from The University of Queensland School of Chemical Engineering received a Australian Nanotechnology Network Travel Award of $550. He used this award to present a poster  “Membrane-based Helium Recovery from Natural Gas: A Simulation and Cost Study “ at the Early Career Researcher Membrane Symposium at Macquarie University, Sydney on 5-6 February 2018….

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One Week in the Life of the Australian Centre for LNG Futures – It Takes Your Breath Away

March 19, 2018

One Week in the Life of the Australian Centre for LNG Futures – It Takes Your Breath Away

“You may delay, but time will not”, Benjamin Franklin. After the euphoria of being awarded an Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre Grant, the hard work begins; the governance, management and financial structures are embedded, the research and stakeholder management programs are established, staff and students are recruited and the activities begin. Two years…

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Article nominated for award

November 16, 2017

Article nominated for award

The article “Microscale detection of hydrate blockage onset in high-pressure gas-water systems” by Eric May, Zach Aman, Masoumeh Akhfash, and collaborators at Colorado School of Mines has been nominated for Energy and Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication in 2018. The article applies in-situ particle tracking probes to provide new insight into the evolution…

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Congratulations are in order!

November 14, 2017

Congratulations are in order!

Congratulations to PhD student Arman Siavashi who has been awarded UWA Postgraduate Students’ Association grant to present his PhD project at AIChE conference in Minneapolis, USA. Arman is in his second year of PhD and has actively participated in UWA Three Minute Thesis competition, Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge, and placed second in the JCEC Postgraduate Research…

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Next-generation thermophysical property sensors

October 27, 2017

Next-generation thermophysical property sensors

Dr Paul Stanwix and Prof Eric May along with Ruhr University Professors Markus Richter and Roland Span have been awarded a collaboration grant from the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme for 2018. The grant will be used to develop the next generation of thermophysical sensors, designed to measure accurately multiple properties simultaneously.

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ICHEME Award Finalists

October 2, 2017

ICHEME Award Finalists

Spin off company Gas Capture Technologies is a finalist in this year’s “Energy Award 2017” as part of the IChemE Global Awards. The company was founded by LNG Futures Director Professor Eric May and Chief Investigator Dr. Kevin Li to commercialise their gas separation technology.  Together with Perth company Oilfield Production Technologies and Chinese partner…

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Hyundai MOU

October 2, 2017

Hyundai MOU

LNG Futures Director Professor Eric May recently travelled to Korea to sign a MOU with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).  This follows on from meetings earlier this year when an HHI a delegation from visited LNG Futures facilities at UWA to discuss areas of collaboration.  The MOU gives LNG Futures and HHI a platform to collaborate…

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Magnetic Resonance Engineering and Lobsters

September 11, 2017

Magnetic Resonance Engineering and Lobsters

Last month four members of LNG Futures and the Fluid Science and Resources group at UWA attended the 14th biannual International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. PhD Student Keelan O’Neill gave a presentation on Application of Earth’s Field NMR to Multiphase Flow Measurements and was a finalist for the Young…

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Three Minute Thesis

September 11, 2017

Three Minute Thesis

Could you describe your research (or your job) in just three minutes to the general public? Maybe? – It is actually a lot harder than it sounds.  LNG Futures PhD students Arman Siahvashi and Vincent Lim have just taken part in the UWA 3MT Competition.  The Three Minute Thesis (3MT)™ competition develops academic and research…

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