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Researcher: Lewis, TW (Associate Professor Trevor Lewis)

Fields of Research

Other chemical sciences
Inorganic materials (incl. nanomaterials)
Colloid and surface chemistry
Separation science
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Wastewater treatment processes
Fisheries sciences
Bioinorganic chemistry
Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Respiratory diseases
Exploration geochemistry
Sensor technology (incl. chemical aspects)
Materials engineering
Wood processing
Organic chemical synthesis
Electrochemical energy storage and conversion
Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Other physical sciences
Geomorphology and earth surface processes
Physical properties of materials
Metal organic frameworks
Free radical chemistry
Fish pests and diseases
Analytical spectrometry
Environmental management
Polymers and plastics
Engineering practice and education
Nanofabrication, growth and self assembly
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
Theoretical and computational chemistry
Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods)
Pollution and contamination
Natural resource management
Biochemistry and cell biology
Timber, pulp and paper
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Electroanalytical chemistry

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Paper products and pulp
Water recycling services (incl. sewage and greywater)
Clinical health
Fisheries - wild caught
Wood, wood products and paper
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water)
Other environmental management
Fisheries - aquaculture
Scientific instruments
Integration of farm and forestry
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Terrestrial systems and management
Environmentally sustainable manufacturing activities
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Energy transmission and distribution (excl. hydrogen)
Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Management of liquid waste from manufacturing activities (excl. water)
Industrial chemicals and related products
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Inorganic industrial chemicals
Softwood plantations
Management of water consumption by mineral resource activities
Renewable energy
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Human pharmaceutical products
Management of water consumption by manufacturing activities
Wood sawing and veneer
Environmentally sustainable commercial services and tourism
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Management of liquid waste from energy activities (excl. water)
Management of greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing activities
Printing and publishing processes
Computer, electronic and communication equipment
Fuel cells (excl. solid oxide)
Veterinary pharmaceutical products

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

3D printed microfluidic devices: Enablers and barriers; Lab on a Chip
Absence of common five-co-ordinate intermediates in the induced reactions of some cobalt(III)–acido complexes; Chemical Communications
Addition of trace metals and vitamins for the optimisation of a pulp and paper mill activated sludge wastewater treatment plant; Appita Journal
Adsorption of wood extractives and model compounds onto bentonite; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Aggregation studies of pinus radiata wood extractives under increased system closure; 65th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
Amide linked redox-active naphthoquinones for the treatment of mitochondrial dysfunction; MedChemComm
Amorphous calcium silicate as a chemisorbent for phosphate; Current Applied Physics
Applied potential limits for polypyrrole in a two-electrode device; Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices
Base hydrolysis of [Co(tren)(NH3)2]3+, s-[Co(Me(tren))(NH3)2]3+, and anti-p-[Co(Me(tren))(NH3)2]3+ and the determination of ion-pairing and acidity constants; Inorganic Chemistry
Calcium-phosphorus interactions at a nano-structured silicate surface; Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Carbonate beach sand of Abaiang Atoll, Kiribati: geochemistry, biogenic sources, and properties; Atoll Research Bulletin
Colloidal and deposition behavior of pinus radiata extractives and model colloid systems; 16th International Symposium on Wood, Fibre and Pulping Chemistry
Colloidal stability of Pinus radiata wood extractives Part 1: Effect of extractives composition and process variables; Appita Journal
Colloidal stability of Pinus radiata wood extractives. Part 2: Competing interactions between wood extractives and process variables determined from regression modelling; Appita Journal
Communicative polymers: the basis for development of intelligent material; Journal of Chemical Education
Comparison of foaming agents for selective froth flotation of wood extractives from Pinus radiata TMP process water; Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2014: Pulp and Paper Bioenergy Bioproducts
Competition studies and stereochemistry of base hydrolysis of (dimethyl sulfoxide)- and (trimethyl phosphate)amminebis(ethylenediamine)cobalt(III) ions; Inorganic Chemistry
Complete polymer electrophoresis microchip with integrated high voltage and detection electrodes; 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011
Complex formation and stability of colloidal wood resin pitch suspensions with hemicellulose polymers; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Conducting polymers as a basis for responsive materials systems; Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
Conductive Polymers; Encyclopedia of Smart Materials
Copper/Metal Ratios in the Gills of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Provide Evidence of Copper Exposure Under Conditions of Mixed-Metal Exposure; Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
CU/N rations in the gills of rainbow trout provide evidence of copper exposure under conditions of mixed metal exposure ; Interact 2002
Current state and future directions of research and development in conducting polymers; Materials Science
Degradation of azo dye in constructed wetland coupled with a microbial electrolysis cell; 16th IWA International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control
Denitrification in a low carbon environment of a constructed wetland incorporating a microbial electrolysis cell; Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
Determination of anionic surfactants by bis(ethylenediamine)copper(II) extraction and anodic stripping voltammetry; Analytica Chimica Acta
Development of in situ soft colloidal probe atomic force microscopy for probing the adhesion between wood extractives and model surfaces; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Development of an all polymer electromechanical actuator; American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints
Development of an all-polymer, axial force electrochemical actuator; Synthetic Metals
Development of polydimethylsiloxane-microdiamond composite materials for application as sorptive devices; Journal of Chromatography A
Development of polypyrrole-based electromechanical actuators; Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices
Development of polypyrrole-based electromechanical actuators; Synthetic Metals
Effect of composition and process variables on colloidal stability of Pinus radiata wood extractives; Fibre Value Chain 2017 Conference
Effect of copper and other trace metal addition to pulp and paper wastewater; Water Environment Research
Effect of increased levels of dissolved and colloidal substances from Pinus radiata on newsprint paper strength; Appita Journal
Effect of shear, temperature and pH on the dynamics of salt induced coagulation of wood resin colloids; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Electrochemically driven actuators from conducting polymers, hydrogels, and carbon nanotubes; Smart Materials and MEMS
Electrode dependent anaerobic ammonium oxidation in microbial fuel cell integrated hybrid constructed wetlands: a new process; Science of The Total Environment
Electrofunctional polymers: their role in the development of new analytical systems; The Analyst
Enhanced chromium(VI) treatment in electroactive constructed wetlands: influence of conductive material; Journal of Hazardous Materials
Enhanced physicochemical properties of polydimethylsiloxane based microfluidic devices and thin films by incorporating synthetic micro-diamond; Scientific Reports
Evaluation of solid polymer electrolytes for use in conducting polymer/nanotube actuators; Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Examination of variables influencing the selective froth flotation of wood extractives from Pinus radiata TMP process water; Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2015
Fabrication and evaluation of poly (dimethylsiloxane)-diamond electrophoretic chip; 23rd Annual Research and Development Topics Conference
Fast pulsed amperometric waveform for miniaturised flow-through electrochemical detection: Application in monitoring graphene oxide reduction; Electrochimica Acta
Geoenvironmental characterisation of the abandoned Scotia Mine, northeast Tasmania: implications for management practices; 2017 Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage
Influence of applied potential on treatment performance and clogging behaviour of hybrid constructed wetland-microbial electrochemical technologies; Chemosphere
Interrelation between sulphur and conductive materials and its impact on ammonium and organic pollutants removal in electroactive wetlands; Journal of Hazardous Materials
Investigation of the applied potential limits for polypyrrole when employed as the active components of a two-electrode device; Synthetic Metals
Karst drainage relations with catchment land use change, Mole Creek, Tasmania, Australia; Cave and Karst Science
Lab-on-a-Chip device with laser-patterned polymer electrodes for high voltage application and contactless conductivity detection; Chemical Communications
Links between elevated zinc levels, diet and muscle melanisation in sand flathead (Platycephalus bassensis) from polluted estuaries; Environmental Advances
Manufacturing and application of a fully polymeric electrophoresis chip with integrated polyaniline electrodes; Lab on A Chip: Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology
Measurement of pitch deposition by impinging jet microscopy: Effect of divalent salts; Appita Conference
Mechanistic investigation of the oxidation of hydrazides: implications for the activation of the TB drug isoniazid; Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Metal-Free Lab on a Chip Electrophoresis Device with Integrated Electrodes; Analytix 2012
Multi-salt coagulation of soft pitch colloids; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects: An International Journal Devoted to The Applications and Principles of Colloid and Interface Science
Muscle melanisation in sand flathead (Platycephalus bassensis) and links to elevated zinc levels; Marine Pollution Bulletin
New conducting polymer affinity chromatography stationary phases; Journal of Liquid Chromatography
Optimisation of a polypyrrole based actuator; Synthetic Metals
Optimisation of froth flotation for removal of wood extractives in paper manufacture; Appita Journal
Performance of pilot-scale horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland coupled with a microbial fuel cell for treating wastewater; Journal of Water Process Engineering
Photolithographic patterning of conducting polyaniline films via flash welding; Synthetic Metals
Photometric Dispersion Analyser (PDA) to quantify pitch coagulation kinetics; Appita Conference
Physicochemical properties of iron oxides opportunities for useful AMD products?; 2017 Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage
Pitch deposition at the solid-liquid interface: Effect of surface hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity and cation specificity; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Practical improvements for redox potential (EH) measurements and the application of a multiple-electrode redox probe (MERP) for characterizing sediment in situ; Analytica Chimica Acta
Process factors affecting colloid stability and deposit formation in manufacture of newsprint from TMP and recycled fibre; Appita Journal
Recent advances in stir-bar sorptive extraction: Coatings, technical improvements, and applications; Analytica Chimica Acta
Responsive systems based on conducting polymers; Far East and Pacific Rim Symposium on Smart Materials, Structures, and MEMS
Review: The value of wood extractives from Pinus radiata
Structure of wood extract colloids and effect of CaCl 2 on the molecular mobility; Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal
Studies of electropolymerisation of sodium 2-(3-thienyl)ethyl sulfonate; Reactive and Functional Polymers
Studies of the overoxidation of polypyrrole; Synthetic Metals
Study of pitch colloidal stability using a Photometric Dispersion Analyser; Appita Journal
The effect of dissolved organics on the adsorption of wood extractives onto bentonite; Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2014
The effect of pH disturbances on the colloidal structure and fibre adsorption of Pinus radiata wood extractives; Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2015: Pulp and Paper Bioenergy Bioproducts
The study of deposition of wood extractives and model compound colloids onto chromium and cellulose surfaces using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D); Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
The use of image analysis techniques for the study of muscle melanisation in sand flathead (Platycephalus bassensis); Environmental Pollution
Three-dimensional printing of abrasive, hard, and thermally conductive synthetic microdiamond-polymer composite using low-cost fused deposition modeling printer; ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Using NMR and SEM, to study the behaviour of pitch; 64th Appita
Wood extractives recovery from flotation of thermo-mechanical pulp process water; Appita Journal

Research Projects

A New Ion Selective Electrode for the Determination of Nitrate Ions in Natural and Waste Waters; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Bioelectricity Generation from Dairy Wastewater ; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Colloid interactions and extraction in sustainable, water efficient paper manufacture; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Norske Skog Boyer Mill Secondary Effluent Treatment Performance Optimisation; Norske-Skog (Australasia) Pty Ltd (NS Pty Ltd)
Reduced Water Usage in the Australian Pulp and Paper Industry Through Novel Process Chemistry; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Revolutionising a Lab-on-a-Chip by Integrating Polymer Electrodes; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)
Boron speciation in preserved wood and leachate
Boron speciation in wood and leachate
Colloidal stability in water efficient paper manufacture
Donations Chemistry - Karen Stack
Rapid Reaction Time - New Aluminium Flake for Aerated Light Weight Concrete

Research Candidate Supervision

Application of an in situ Passive Sampling Technique for Assessment of Contaminants in the Antarctic Environment
Development of Low-Toxicity Wood Preservatives with a Focus on On-Farm Timber Treatment
Integrating Polyaniline- A New Electrode Material for Lab on a Chip Applications
Optimisation of the Norske Skog Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant at Boyer- The Role of Trace Metals and Vitamins
Phosphate in the environment- its analysis and removal using advanced materials
Removal and Recovery of Pinus Radiata Wood Extractives from Process Water in Paper Manufacture by Froth Floatation process water in paper manufacture by froth flotation
Studies of Fouling of Printing and Papermaking surfaces by Softwood Extractives Produced During Paper Maunfacture.
The Electrospinning of Blended Polyaniline Nano-fibres and their Application in an Ion-Selective Electrode
The Environmental Impacts of Land Based Abalone Aquaculture
The potential use of metal ratios in the gills on rainbow trout as biomarkers for acute waterborne copper exposure
The Stability of Wood Resin Colloids in Paper Manufacture