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Dr Cris Birzer

Dr Cristian Birzer
School of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Fluid Mechanics (incl. two-phase fluid mechanics)
  • Renewable and sustainable energy systems
  • Energy Policy
  • Humanitarian technology implementation and engineering
A/Prof. Tim Cavagnaro

A/Prof. Tim Cavagnaro
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental soil ecology: linking microbial diversity to ecosystem function. This includes our work on molecular ecology and nutrient release from organic matter in soils.
  • Managing plant-based systems to mitigate climate change and improve plant nutrition. This includes work on mycorrhizas.
Dr Stephen Kidd

Dr Stephen Kidd
School of Biological Sciences

Research Interests:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Microbiology
Mr Thomas Kirch

Mr Thomas Kirch
School of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Cookstoves
  • Combustion
  • Gasification
Dr Philip Kwong

Dr Philip Kwong
School of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Production and utilisation of biochar for environmental mitigation and resource recovery
  • Energy and value-added product productions from agricultural waste resources
  • Air pollution control and indoor air quality
  • Particulate emissions from combustion processes
A/Prof. Paul Medwell

A/Prof. Paul Medwell
School of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Combustion
  • Laser diagnostics
  • Turbulent non-premixed flames
  • Cookstoves
Prof. Vivienne Moore

Prof. Vivienne Moore
School of Public Health

Research Interests:

  • Social and behavioural influences on women’s and children’s health within a life course perspective, and gender inequalities in health.
Prof. Wendy Umberger

Prof. Wendy Umberger
Centre for Global Food and Resources

Research Interests:

  • Consumer behaviour related to food purchases, nutrition and health
  • Food security, including economics of food safety
  • Diet and nutrition transition in less developed and developing countries
  • Producer behaviour and drivers of technology adoption
  • Food policy
  • Translation of research for policy and industry
Dr Philip van Eyk

Dr Philip van Eyk
School of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Combustion and gasification of solid fuels to produce electricity, syngas or liquefied fuels.
  • Processing of various biomass sources to biofuels using hydrothermal carbonisation, hydrothermal liquefaction and super critical water gasification.
  • Utilisation of concentrated solar thermal energy in high temperature processes including gasification of solid fuels, and calcination of minerals.
A/Prof. Megan Warin

A/Prof. Megan Warin
School of Social Sciences

Research Interests:

  • Gendering of health and illness (including anorexia and obesity).
  • Anthropology of epigenetics.
  • Public understanding of scientific paradigms of obesity.

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Please direct any enquiries to:

Dr Cristian Birzer
School of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact

T: +61 8 8313 3148
F: +61 8 8313 4367
cristian.birzer@adelaide.edu.au