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Bhattacharya Sankar PROF 3X3

Professor Sankar Bhattacharya is Deputy Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University. His research includes advanced coal and biomass utilisation for power and fuels production through gasification and combustion, and the production of biofuels utilising biomass and algae. As part of the Bioprocessing Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (BAMI) Sankar is Chief Investigator on Project 9: Biomass gasification for energy and chemicals.

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Patti Tony AP 3X3

Associate Professor Tony Patti is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science and works in the School of Chemistry at Monash University. His research areas of interest are in organic chemistry, particularly relating to the chemistry of soil organic matter, humic substances and related green chemistry. Tony is working on two BAMI projects: Project 6: Biorefinery opportunities of a TMP mill; and Project 10: Chemicals from lignin, specifically the catalytic reactions of lignin into fine chemicals.

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Saito KEI Dr 3X3

Dr Kei Saito is currently a Lecturer at the School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science at Monash University. His research interests are in developing new synthesis and production methods for novel sustainable/environment benign polymeric materials. At BAMI, Kei is Chief Investigator on Project 10: Chemicals from lignin. The project has two parts: the catalytic reactions of lignin into fine chemicals and the biocatalytic reaction of lignin into monomers and polymerisation into thermoplastics.

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Simon George PROF 3X3

Professor George Simon is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and a Professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at Monash University. His research interests include modifying microscopic nanoparticles to make plastics and in their incorporation into polymers to make nanocomposites. At BAMI, George is working alongside Dr Warren Batchelor and under Chief Investigator Prof. Gil Garnier on Project 1: Cellulosic fibre non-woven materials for high performance applications.

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Tanksale Akshat Dr 3X3

Dr Akshat Tanksale is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University. His research is focused on developing catalysts and processes for converting lignocellulosic biomass into liquid fuels, hydrogen and value added chemicals. At BAMI, Akshat is Chief Investigator on Project 7: Hydroxymethylfurfural from cellulosics.

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