Professor Victor Rudolph

Professor

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
v.rudolph@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54171

Overview

Following 12 years industrial experience in large-scale chemical plant design, operations and project management, Victor Rudolph joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland in 1987. He became head of department in 1996 for a four-year term. In 1998 he assumed a 3 year term as Director of the U Queensland Technology and Information Management Centre. He is currently a Professor of Chemical Engineering at U Queensland and Director of the Baosteel Australia Joint Research and Development Centre

He served on the Queensland chemical branch of IEAust in the period 1992-2000, including a period as chairman, has acted as editor of the magazine Chemical Engineering in Australia for eight years, and is active in international academic Conference organization. In the past 5 years he has contributed to 3 book chapters related to energy and environment, 41 journal and 30 conference papers. He has promoted 19 PhD and 8 MEng candidates.

Prof. Rudolph pursues a broad range of research and development, with a concentration in recent years on technologies associated with Energy and Environment. These include projects related to fossil fuels (coal bed methane, enhanced cbm and CO2 sequestration in coal); gas to liquids; renewable fuels (ethanol, biomass and waste materials); geothermal energy; solid waste and sludge treatment; mineral recovery and water technologies. He has been awarded 25 ARC research grants with 4 current, receives research funding support from a range of Australian companies as well as from Europe and the USA. He collaborates with Universities in Europe, US and China. He has been visiting Professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago, at the Ecole des Mines Albi-Carmaux in France, and with the Illinois State Geological Survey at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and holds an honorary visiting professor position at the China University of Mining Technology.

His industrial experience includes periods of several years each in plant operations on coal based PVC and ammonia production facilities; and in Engineering design and Contracting providing feasibility studies, design and commissioning services to a wide variety of process plants including ethanol from cannery wastes, utilities for major process plant, downstream oil facilities and nylon processing amongst others.

Qualifications

  • Fellow, Institute of Engineers Australia
  • PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Master of Science (Chemical Engineering), Cape Town
  • Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering), Cape Town

Publications

  • Yau, Yiu-hung, Rudolph, Victor, Ho, Kin-chung, Lo, Cat Chui-man and Wu, Kam-chau (2017) Evaluation of different demulsifiers for Marpol oil waste recovery. Journal of Water Processing Engineering, 17 40-49. doi:10.1016/j.jwpe.2017.02.013

  • Song, D. Y., Gupta, G. S., Maruoka, N., Shibata, H., Kitamura, S. and Rudolph, V. (2017) Study of two phase emulsion systems. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s12666-016-1023-4

  • Zheng, Hang, Chen, Tianyu, Rudolph, Victor and Golding, Suzanne D. (2017) Biogenic methane production from Bowen Basin coal waste materials. International Journal of Coal Geology, 169 22-27. doi:10.1016/j.coal.2016.09.006

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Wang, F.Y., Zhu, Z. H., Massarotto, P. and Rudolph, V. (2009). Advances in Integrated Modeling of Mass Transfer and Geo-mechanics in Coal Seams for CO2 Sequestration. In Columbus, F. (Ed.), Progress in Porous Media Research (pp. 263-339) Hauppauge, NY, USA: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

  • Li, Q., Wang, F-Y. and Rudolph, V. (2008). Multiscale modelling for particulate processes. In Yekeler, M. (Ed.), Fine Particle Technology and Characterization 2 ed. (pp. 185-211) India: Research Signpost.

  • Wang, F. Y., Rudolph, V. and Zhu, Z. H. (2008). Sewage sludge technologies. In Sven Erik Jorgensen and Brian Fath (Ed.), Encyclopedia of ecology (pp. 3227-3242) Oxford, England: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-008045405-4.00078-1

  • Diniz da Costa, João C., Rudolph, Victor and Lu, G. Q (2004). Molecular Sieve Silica Membranes. In Hari Singh Nalwa (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (pp. 723-741) New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Khan, Charwarwan, Ge, Lei, Mahoney, Shilo, Rufford, Tom, Rudolph, Victor, Steel, Karen, Towler, Brian and Honari, Vahab (2015). Coal bed methane reservoir simulation study. In: Abstracts of AAPG Asia Pacific Geoscience Technology Workshop (GTW) Opportunities and Advancements in Coal Bed Methane in the Asia Pacific. AAPG Opportunities and Advancements in Coal Bed Methane in the Asia Pacific, Brisbane / Brisbane Convention Centre, (). 12-13 February 2015.

  • Mahoney, Shilo, Rudolph, Victor, Rufford, Thomas E., Steel, Karen, Yu, Kai and Rodrigues, Sandra (2015). Creation of micro channels in Bowen Basin coal using UV laser and reactive ion etching. In: Abstracts of AAPG Asia Pacific Geoscience Technology Workshop (GTW) Opportunities and Advancements in Coal Bed Methane in the Asia Pacific. AAPG Opportunities and Advancements in Coal Bed Methane in the Asia Pacific, Brisbane / Brisbane Convention Centre, (). 12-13 February 2015.

  • Ge, Lei, Khan, Charwarwan, Mohoney, Shilo, Rufford, Thomas and Rudolph, Victor (2015). Effects of effective stress changes on coal relative permeability. In: International Conference on Coal Science and Technology, Melbourme, Australia, (). 27 September - 1 October 2015.

  • Ge, Lei, Khan, Charwarwan, Rufford, Thomas E. and Rudolph, Victor (2015). Measurements of gas-liquid relative permeability of Queensland coals. In: Abstracts of AAPG Asia Pacific Geoscience Technology Workshop (GTW) Opportunities and Advancements in Coal Bed Methane in the Asia Pacific. AAPG Opportunities and Advancements in Coal Bed Methane in the Asia Pacific, Brisbane / Brisbane Convention Centre, (). 12-13 February 2015.

  • Mohoney, Shilo, Rufford, Thomas, Rudolph, Victor and Steel, Karen (2015). The effect of coal rank on wettability and capillary pressure in a single cleat. In: International Conference on Coal Science and Technology, Melbourme, Australia, (). 27 September - 1 October 2015.

  • Shilo Mohoney, Rufford, Thomas, Anastasia Dmyterko, Rudolph, Victor and Karen Steel (2015). The effect of rank and lithotype on coal wettability and its application to coal relative permeability models. In: SPE Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (). 9-11 November 2015. doi:10.2118/176870-MS

  • Wang, Geoff, Wei, Xiaorong, An, Hui, Wang, Fu-Yang and Rudolph, Victor (2014). Modeling anisotropic permeability of coal and its effects on coalbed methane reservoir simulation. In: Mohammad S. Obaidat, Janusz Kacprzyk and Tuncer Oren, SIMULTECH 2014: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications. 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH), Vienna, Austria, (477-483). 28-30 August 2014.

  • Dmyterko, Anastasia, Shahtalebi, Ali, Khan, Chawarwan, Shukla, Pradeep and Rudolph, Victor (2014). Thermal stimulation of coal seam gas fields. In: Chemeca 14: Processing Excellence; Powering Our Future, Perth, WA Australia, (). 28 September-1 October 2014.

  • Patel, Archana, Shukla, Pradeep, Chen, Jiuling, Rufford, Thomas E., Rudolph, Vincent and Zhu, Zhonghua (2013). Activity of mesoporous-MnOx (m-MnOx) and CuO/m-MnOx for catalytic reduction of NO with CO. In: Special Issue on Selected Contributions of the 4th International Symposium on New Catalytic Materials. 4th International Symposium on New Catalytic Materials, Cancun, Mexico, (38-44). 14-19 August 2011. doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2012.08.030

  • Dawson, G. K. W., Biddle, D, Khan, C, Jiang, X., Golding, S. D. and Rudolph, V. (2013). Berea Sandstone permeability pre and post reaction with supercritical CO2 in 1% NaCl brine. In: Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2013. Goldschmidt Conference 2013, Florence, Italy, (952-952). 25-30 August 2013. doi:10.1180/minmag.2013.077.5.4

  • Golding, S. D., Hamilton, S. K., Baublys, K. A., Esterle, J. S., Tyson, G., Robbins, S., Rudolph, V., Zheng, H., Gilcrease, P. C. and Papendick, S. L. (2013). Future gas through bioconversion of waster coal. In: Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2013. Goldschmidt Conference 2013, Florence, Italy, (1187-1187). 25-30 August 2013. doi:10.1180/minmag.2013.077.5.7

  • Du, Yumei, Huang, Longbin, Vu, Dang, Li, Peng, Xu, Zhi Ping, Nguyen, Ahn V., Rudolph, Victor and Mulligan, David R. (2012). Prolonged zinc uptake controlled by zinc nanocrystals at foliar surface. In: Plant Grown Nutrition and Environment Interactions, Vienna, Austria, (). 18-21 February 2012.

  • Jiao, Yan, Du, Aijun, Zhu, Zhonghua, Rudolph, Victor, Lu, Gao Qing (Max) and Smith, Sean C. (2011). A density functional theory study on CO2 capture and activation by graphene-like boron nitride with boron vacancy. In: Can Li and Hong He, The 6th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis (6th ICEC). 6th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis (ICEC6 2010), Beijing, China, (271-275). 12-15 September 2010. doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2011.02.043

  • Li, Peng, Xu, Zhi, Hampton, Marc A., Vu, Dang T., Huang, Longbin, Nguyen, Anh V. and Rudolph, Victor (2011). Characterisitcs of synthesized zinc-containing nanoparticles for controlling zinc release and foliar uptake. In: Chemeca 2011 Proceedings. Chemeca 2011: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering, Sydney, Australia, (1-10). 18-21 September 2011.

  • Klimenko, A. Y., Saulov, D. N. and Rudolph, V. (2011). Modeling of enhanced coal bed methane recovery and CO2 sequestration in coal seams. In: 28th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 2011. 28th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 2011, PCC 2011, Pittsburgh, PA United States, (2363-2372). 12-15 September 2011.

  • Wang, Li, Zhu, John and Rudolph, Victor (2011). Nanotubular structured material supported Ru nanoparticles for preferential CO oxidation in H2 - rich stream. In: Chemeca 2011 Proceedings. Chemeca 2011: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering, Sydney, Australia, (1-10). 18-21 September 2011.

  • Elma, M., Massarotto, P and Rudolph, V. (2011). Review of gas diffusivity in coal: Part 1, preliminary characterisation and novel high pressure multi-component diffusion cell. In: Chemeca 2011 Proceedings. Chemeca 2011: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering, Sydney, Australia, (1-15). 18-21 September 2011.

  • Patel, Archana, Rufford, Thomas E., Rudolph, Victor and Zhu, Zhonghua (2011). Selective catalytic reduction of NO by CO over CuO supported on SBA-15: Effect of CuO loading on the activity of catalysts. In: Special Issue on Selected Contributions of the Second International Symposium on New Catalytic Materials. 2nd International Symposium on New Catalytic Materials, Cancun, Mexico, (188-193). 16-20 August 2009. doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2010.05.040

  • Patel, Archana, Shukla, Pradeep, Rufford, Thomas, Rudolph, Victor and Zhu, Zhonghua (2011). Study of nitric oxide (NO) reduction with carbon monoxide (CO) as reducing agent over copper oxide supported on mesoporous alumina and manganese oxide. In: Chemeca 2011 Proceedings. Chemeca 2011: Australasian, Sydney, Australia, (1-10). 18-21 September 2011.

  • Sitprasert, C., Zhu, Z. H., F.Y. Wang and Rudolph, V. (2011). Study on multi-component adsorption and poresizedistribution in carbonaceous porous media using molecular simulation. In: Chemeca 2011 Proceedings. Chemeca 2011: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering, Sydney, Australia, (1-8). 18-21 September 2011.

  • Huang, LB, Vu, DT, Nguyen, VA, Xu, ZP, Du, Y and Rudolph V (2010). A rapid leaf washing method for accurate analysis of trace metals in leaves. In: ASPAC 2010 Annual Conference - The Environment, The Future. ASPAC 2010 Annual Conference - The Environment, The Future, Canberra / National Convention Centre, (). November 2010.

  • Massarotto, P., Golding, S. D., Bae, J. S, Iyer, R. and Rudolph, V. (2010). Changes in reservoir properties from injection of supercritical CO2 into coal seams: A laboratory study. In: Suzanne D. Golding, Victor Rudolph, Romeo M. Flores, S. Dai, C. Ö. Karacan and R. Littke, Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium: Selected papers from the 2008 Brisbane symposium on coalbed methane and CO2-enhanced coalbed methane. APCBM 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (269-279). 22-24 September 2008. doi:10.1016/j.coal.2009.11.002

  • Nguyen, Phong, Hampton, Marc, Nguyen, Anh, Birkett, Greg and Rudolph, Victor (2010). The influence of gas velocity, salt type and concentration on bubble coalescence. In: Chemeca: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engeering (2010). 40th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (1-11). 26-29 September 2010.

  • Nguyen, Tuan A. H., Nguyen, Anh V., Hampton, Marc A., Xu, Zhi Ping, Huang, Long bin and Rudolph, Victor (2010). Theoretical and experimental analysis of droplet evaporation on solid surfaces. In: Chemeca2010. 40th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (1-15). 26–29 September 2010.

  • Massarotto, Paul, Golding, Suzanne D. and Rudolph, Victor (2009). Constant volume CBM reservoirs: An important principle. In: 2009 International Coalbed and Shale Gas Symposium technical session papers. 2009 International Coalbed and Shale Gas Symposium/RPSEA Forum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, (). 18-21 May 2009.

  • Massarotto, Paul, Golding, Suzanne D. and Rudolph, Victor (2009). Dynamic 4D coal permeability: Benefits of a constant volume reservoir. In: Xuehai Xu, Qin Yong, Geoff G.X. Wang, Zhongtao Wei, Victor Rudolph, Zhao Qingbo and Ye Jianping, Proceedings of 2009 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium and 2009 China Coalbed Symposium. 2009 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium and 2009 China Coalbed Symposium, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China, (271-286). 24-26 September 2009.

  • Atrens, Aleks, Gurgenci, Hal and Rudolph, Victor (2009). Energy Analysis of a C02 Thermosiphon. In: Proceedings, Thirty-Fourth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering. 34th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, CA, USA, (). February 9-11, 2009.

  • Wei, X. R., Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V., Golding, S. D. and Wang, Guo-Xiong (2009). Experimental Study on Anisotropic Strain Behaviour of Coal. In: Fu, X. H., Qin, Y., Wang, G. X., Wei, Z. T., Rudolph, V., Zhao, Q. B. and Ye, J. P., The 2009 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium. Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium, Xuzhou, China, (208-217). 24-26 September 2009.

  • X. R. Wei, P. Massarotto, G. X. Wang, V. Rudolph and S. D. Golding (2009). Experimental measurement of anisotropic strain behaviour of coals. In: 2009 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium, Xuzhou, China, (). 22-24 September 2009.

  • Bae, Jun-Seok, Bhatia, Suresh K., Massarotto, Paul, Rudolph, Victor and Shin, Choon Hwan (2009). Gas adsorption measurement on coals for CO2-ECBM. In: Fu Xuehai, Qin Yong, Geoff G. X. Wang, Wei Zhongtao, Victor Rudolph, Zhao Qingbo and Ye Jianping, Proceedings of 2009 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium and 2009 China Coalbed Symposium. 2009 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium and 2009 China Coalbed Symposium, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China, (704-711). 24-26 September 2009.

  • X.R. Wei, P. Massarotto, V. Rudolph and S.D. Golding (2009). Glass transition of coal exposed to CO2 at high pressure and temperature. In: 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies, Qingdao, China, (). 15-17 October 2009.

  • Patel, Archana, Rufford, Thomas, Chen, Jiuling, Rudolph, Victor and Zhu, Zhonghua (2009). Mesoporous supported catalysts for NOx reduction. In: Engineering our future: Are we up to the challenge. CHEMECA 2009, Perth, Western Australia, (1-10). 27-30 September.

  • Klimenko, A.Y., Cleary, M.J., Feng, B., Rudolph, V., Boyce, R.R. and Wandel, A.P. (2009). Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium. In: Klimenko, A.Y., Cleary, M.J., Feng, B., Rudolph, V., Boyce, R.R., Wandel, A.P. and Clements, R,, Proceedings of Australian Combustion Symposium 2009. Australian Combusion Symposium 2009, The University of Queensland, (1-262). 2-4 December, 2009.

  • Wang, G. X., Feng, B., Diniz Da Costa, J. C. and Rudolph, V. (2009). Recent Advance of Zero Emission Technologies for Coal-based Power Generation Systems. In: Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference. APPEEC, Wuhan, China, (1-4). 28-31 March 2009.

  • Golding, S. D., Uysal, I. T., Esterle, J. E., Massarotto, P. and Rudolph, V. (2008). A comparative review of carbon geosequestration options. In: P. Massarotto, S. D. Golding, X. Fu, C. Wei, G.-X. Wang and V. Rudolph, 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium Book of Abstracts. Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium APCBM 2008, Brisbane, Australia, (1-7). 22-24 September, 2008.

  • Wang, X.T., Wang, G-X., Rudolph, V., Jiao, J.L., Li, D.H. and Huo, L.W. (2008). A field trial on underground coal gasification in Zhong Liang-shan Coal Mine. In: The Dailan University of Technology, Chemical Engineering in Sustainable Development. Chemical Engineering in Sustainable Development, Dailan, China, (1-7). 4-6 August 2008.

  • Wang, G-X., Wei, X.R., Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V., Qin, Y. and Wei, C. (2008). A multi-scale model for CO2 sequestration enhanced coalbed methane recovery. In: The Dailan University of Technology, Chemical Engineering in Sustainable Development. Chemical Engineering in Sustainable Development, Dailan, China, (1-7). 4-6 August 2008.

  • Wang, F. Y., Massarotto, P., Wei, X. R. and Rudolph, V. (2008). Anisotropic geo-mechanical properties of coal for permeability and fluid transport applications. In: P. Massarotto, S. D. Golding, X. Fu, C. Wei, G. X. Wang and V. Rudolph, 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium. 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (). 22-24 September, 2008.

  • Li, Q., Yu, Y., Jiang, J., Shang, Z., Wang, G-X., Massarotto, P. and Rudolph, V. (2008). CO2 removal by absorption method based on energy integration. In: P. Massarotto, S. D. Golding, X. Fu, C. Wei, G.-X. Wang and V. Rudolph, 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium. APCBM 2008 Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (1-8). 22-24 September 2008.

  • Gurgenci, H., Rudolph, V., Saha, T. and Lu, M. (2008). Challenges for geothermal energy utilisation. In: 33rd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering 2008, Stanford, U.S., (). 28-30 January, 2008.

  • Massarotto, P., Golding, S. D. and Rudolph, V. (2008). Dynamic 4D coal permeability. In: P. Massarotto, S. D. Golding, X. Fu, C. Wei, G.-X. Wang and V. Rudolph, Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium Book of Abstracts. APCBM 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (19-19). 22-24 September 2008.

  • Duke, M. C., Rudolph., V. and Diniz da Costa, J. C. (2008). Economic modelling of hydrogen separation in coal gasification. In: WHEC2008. 17th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (1-4). 15-19 June, 2008.

  • Golding, S., Massarotto, P., Iyer, R., Baublys, K., Esterle, J. and Rudolph, V. (2008). Experimental studies of CO2 and water reactions with Permian coals: Implications for ECBM and CO2 geosequestration. In: P. Massarotto, S. D. Golding, X. Fu, C. Wei, G.-X. Wang and V. Rudolph, 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium Book of Abstracts. APCBM 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (79-79). 22-24 September 2008.

  • Wang, G.-X., Wei, X. R., Massarotto, P. and Rudolph, V. (2008). Fracture permeability of gases under stressed adsorption and desorption in coal. In: P. Massarotto, S. D. Golding, X. Fu, C. Wei, G.-X. Wang and V. Rudolph, 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium. APCBM 2008 Symposium, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (1-10). 22-24 September, 2008.

  • Qin, Y., Wei, C., Wang, G.X., Rudolph, V., Fu, X. and Wu, C. (2008). Fundamental studies and practice for enhanced coalbed methane technologies in China: A review. In: P. Massarotto, S. D. Golding, X. Fu, C. Wei, G.-X. Wang and V. Rudolph, 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium. APCBM 2008 Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (1-31). 22-24 September, 2008.

  • Wang, G-X, Massarotto, P. and Rudolph, V. (2008). Multi-physical phenomena in coal associated with coalbed methane recovery and CO2 geo-sequestration. In: Fan, J. and Chen, H., 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics. Advances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, China, (395-398). 3-8 June 2008.

  • Wei, X., Wang, G-X., Massarotto, P., Golding, S.D. and Rudolph, V. (2008). Numerical simulation of flue gas injection enhanced methane recovery. In: P. Massarotto, S. D. Golding, X. Fu, C. Wei, G-X. Wang and V. Rudolph, 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium. APCBM 2008 Symposium, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (1-15). 22-24 September, 2008.

  • Bae, J.-S., Bhatia, S. K., Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V. and Shin, C-H. (2008). Open hysteresis phenomena in high-pressure sorption of methane and carbon dioxide on coal. In: P. Massarotto, S. D. Golding, X. Fu, C. Wei, G. W. Wang and V. Rudolph, Asia pacific coalbed methane symposium, Brisbane Australia, (). 22-24 September, 2008.

  • Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V., Golding, S. D., Wang, F. Y. and Iyer, R. (2008). Scaleup of laboratory measured coal permeability. In: 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (). 22-24 September, 2008.

  • Wei, X. R., Wang, G. X., Massarotto, P., Golding, S. D. and Rudolph, V. (2007). A dynamic multi-component transport model for CO2 enhanced coalbed methane recovery. In: International Coalbed Methane Symposium 2007, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.A., (). 23-24 May, 2007.

  • Li, Q., Rudolph, V., Wang, F. and Horio, M. (2007). Adhesion Force and Contact Surface Area for Particles with Rough Surfaces. In: Proceedings of 32nd Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference (CHEMECA 2004). 32nd Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference (CHEMECA 2004), Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Australia, (). 26 - 29 September, 2004.

  • Massarotto, P., Golding, S. D., Iyer, R., Bae, J.-S. and Rudolph, V. (2007). Adsorption, porosity and permaebility effects of CO2 geosequestration in permian coal. In: 2007 International Coalbed Methane Symposium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama., (). 23-24 May, 2007.

  • Wang, G. X., Wang, Z. T., Rudolph, V. and Massarotto, P. (2007). Deformation behavior of coal as a composite material and its impacts on permeability in coalbed gas reservoir. In: George C. Sih, Moussa Naït-Abdelaziz and Toan Vu-Khanh, 9th MESO - 2007 International Conference on Mesomechanics. 9th MESO - 2007 International Conference on Mesomechanics, Giens, France, (385-394). 13th-17th May , 2007.

  • Golding, S. D., Massarotto, P., Iyer, R., Baublys, K. A. and Rudolph, V. (2007). Experimental CO2 and water interactions with Permian coals of Queensland, Australia. In: 17th Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference Cologne, Germany August 2007; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Cologne, Germany, (A338-A338). 20 August - 24th August.

  • Wang, G. X., Wei, X. R., Massarotto, P. and Rudolph, V. (2007). Study of CO2/CH4 Transport in Coal for Co2-enhanced coalbed methane recovery. In: Proceedings, Riso International Energy Conference. International Energy Conference 2007, Riso, Denmark, (). 22-24 May, 2007.

  • Wang, G. X., Wang, Z. T., Massarotto, P. and Rudolph, V. (2006). A Heat and Mass Transfer Model for Underground Coal Gasification. In: 11th APCChE (Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering) Congress. 11th APCChE (Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering) Congress, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, (). 27-30 August, 2006.

  • Wang, G, Wang, Z., Massarotto, P and Rudolph, V (2006). A heat and mass transfer model for underground coal gasification. In: Proceedings of the 11th APCChE Congress 2006. Proceedings of the 11th APCChE Congress 2006, Malaysia, (1-7). 27-30 August 2006.

  • Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V. and Golding, S. D. (2006). Adsorption, prelimary feasibility economics and risks of CO2 geosequestration in coal seams of the Bowen Basin, Australia. In: GHGT-8 Conference Proceedings. GHGT8, Eight International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Trondheim, Norway, (). 19-22 June, 2006.

  • Chen, H-W, Li, Y-T, Rudolph, V and Chen, S-H (2006). DNA-modified Diamond film and its applications for Biosensing. In: Biosensors and Bioelectronics: DNA-modified Diamond film and its applications for Biosensing. The 2nd International Meeting on Microsensors and Microsystems, Tainan, Taiwan, (). 15-18 January, 2006.

  • Chen, Hon-Wen, Li, Yu-Ting, Rudolph, Victor and Chen, Shu-Hui (2006). Fabrication and Characterization of DNA-Modified Diamond Film Surfaces. In: Analytica Chimica Acta: Papers Presented at the 8th Asian Conference on Analytical Chemistry (Asianalysis VIII. Asianalysis VIII - the 8th Asian Conference on Analytical Chemistry (Asianalysis VIII, International Conference Hall Center for Condensed Matter Sciences National Taiwan Universe Taiwan, (PE-12). 16-20 October, 2005.

  • Massarotto, P. and Rudolph, V. (2006). Feasibility of CO2 Geosequestration in Coal in Queensland. In: Advanced Power Technologies & Geosequestration Symposium. Advanced Power Technologies & Geosequestration Symposium, Hilton, Brisbane, (1-12). 9-10 February 2006.

  • Rudolph, V. and Massarotto, P (2006). Global Warming and Dry Cooling. In: M. Hardin, Proceedings of a meeting held 25-28 September 2005, Brisbane, Australia. 33rd Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference: Chemeca 2005: Smart Solutions-doing More With Less, Hilton Hotel, Brisbane, (). 25-28 September 2005.

  • Zhang, Z. X., Wang, G. X. and Rudolph, V (2006). Improvement of Natural Gas Combined Cycle (NGCC) Power Systems by Using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)cold Energy. In: 19th International Symposia on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE19), Potsdam/Berlin, Germany, (). 3-6 September, 2006.

  • Peregrina, C. A., Lecomte, D., Arlabosse, P. and Rudolph, V. (2006). Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Applied to the Design of an Innovative Drying Process for Sewage Sludge. In: Process Safety and Environmental Protection: 1st International Conference on Engineering for Waste Treatment proceedings. WasteEng05 - 1st International Conference on Engineering for Waste Treatment, Albi, France, (270-279). 16-19 May, 2005. doi:10.1205/psep.05169

  • Wang, G. X., Qin, Y., Massarotto, P. and Rudolph, V. (2006). Moisture Equilibrated Adsorption and Desorption on Coal. In: 11th APCChE (Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering) Congress. 11th APCChE (Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering) Congress, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, (). 27-30 August 2006.

  • Wang, G, Qin, Y, Massarotto, P and Rudolph, V (2006). Moisture equilibrated sorption of gases on anthracite coals. In: Proceedings of the 11th APCChE Congress 2006. Proceedings of the 11th APCChE Congress 2006, Malaysia, (1-7). 27-30 August 2006.

  • Chen, H-W, Rudolph, V., Drennan, J., Chien, H-C, Shen, A-I and Chou, T-C (2006). Multi-layer boron-doped diamond structure for electrodes application. In: Biosensors and Bioelectronics: Selected Papers from the 2nd International Meeting on Microsensors and Microsystems. The 2nd International Meeting on Microsensors and Microsystems, Tainan, Taiwan, (). 15-18 January, 2006.

  • Battersby, S. E., Rudolph, V., Duke, M. C. and Diniz da Costa, J. C. (2006). Silica membrane reactors for hydrogen production from water gas shift. In: C. Jagadish and G. Q. Lu, Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ( ICONN 2006). The International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ( ICONN 2006), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, (513-516). 3-7 July 2006. doi:10.1109/ICONN.2006.340666

  • Chien, H-C, Chen, H-W, Chou, T-C and Rudolph, V (2006). Using boron-doped diamond material to sensing dissolved oxygen. In: Journal : Biosensors and Bioelectronics: Selected Papers from the 2nd International Meeting on Microsensors and Microsystems. Array, Tainan, Taiwan, (). 15-18 January 2006.

  • Wang, G. X., Rudolph, V, Wang, Z. T. and Finley, R. J. (2005). A multiphase flow dynamic model of coalbed methane transport and its application. In: Chemeca'05, Brisbane, (). 25-28 September, 2005.

  • Wei, Xiaorong R., Wang, Guoxiong X., Massarotto, Paul, Golding, Sue D. and Rudolph, Victor (2005). A review on recent advances in the numerical simulation for coalbed-methane-recovery process. In: SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering. 2005 SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia, (657-666). 5-7 April, 2005. doi:10.2118/93101-PA

  • Peregrina, C., Lecomte, D., Arlabosse, P. and Rudolph, V. (2005). Fry-drying: an Intermediate Sustainable Operation for the Co-disposal of Sewage Sludge and Waste Food Oil. In: 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering. 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering: Todays Breakthrough and Tomorrows Challenges, Glasgow, Scotland, (). 10–14 July 2005.

  • Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V. and Golding, S. D. (2005). Optimum coal properties and engineering processes for CO2 geosequestration in Coal. In: M. Hardin, Chemeca 2005. Chemeca 2005, Brisbane, Australia, (). 25-28 September 2005.

  • Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V. and Golding, S. D. (2005). Technical and economic factors in applying the enhanced coalbed methane recovery process. In: S. Pratt and C. Davies, The fifth Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies. 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technology, Wellington, New Zealand, (). 9-11 May 2005.

  • Peregrina, C., Lecomte, D., Arlabosse, P. and Rudolph, V. (2005). The environmental performance of an alternative fry-drying process for sewage sludge: a life cycle assessment study. In: 4th Australian Conference on Life Cycle Assessment: Sustainability Measures for Decision Support. ALCAS Conference 2005, Sydney, (). 23–25 February, 2005.

  • Wang, Guoxiong, Massarotto, P. and Rudolph, Victor (2004). Studies of CBM recovery and CO2 sequestration in Australia. In: Yuehan Wang, Shirong Ge and Guangli Guo, Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Mining Science and Technology. 5th International Symposium on Mining Science & Technology, Xuzhou, China, (283-287). 20-22 October 2004. doi:10.1201/9780203022528.ch55

  • Rudolph, V., Cameron, I. T., Lu, M.G., Diniz da Costa, J. C., Litster, J. D., White, E. T., Wang, F., Li, Q., Liu, L. X., Massarotto, P. and Wang, G. (2003). An overview prospective collaborative research projects in Natural Resources Processing at The University of Queensland. In: International Sysmposium on Natural Resources Processing - Science and Technology. International Sysmposium on Natural Resources Processing - Science and Technology, China, (11-31). 24-26 October 2003.

  • Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V. and Golding, S. D. (2003). Anistropic permeability characterisation of permian coals. In: The University of Alabama, 2003 International Coalbed Methane Symposium. 2003 International Coalbed Methane Symposium, Alabama USA, (1-11). 7-8 May 2003.

  • Li, Q, Rudolph, V., Wang, F. and Horio, M (2003). DEM Modelling of Particle Packing Compression under Fluid Drag Force. In: The 31st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference. Chemeca 2003, Adelaide, (). September 28 – October 1, 2003.

  • Wang, G., Rudolph, V. and Litster, J. D. (2003). Dynamic capture of fine particles under multiphase flow conditions. In: D Nguyen, P Ashman, K Quast and and N Swain, CHEMECA 2003 The 31st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference Products and Processes for the 21st Century. CHEMCA 2003 Products and Processes for the 21st Century, Adelaide, South Australia, (1-8). 28 September - 1 October 2003.

  • Wang, F., Li, Q., Balliu, N.E., Ge, X., Rudolph, V. and Litster, J. D. (2003). Hierarchial modelling: multi-scale models, discrete element methods and population balances in natural resources processing. In: International Sysmposium on Natural Resources Processing - Science and Technology. International Sysmposium on Natural Resources Processing - Science and Technology, China, (21-31). 24-26 October 2003.

  • McLellan, B. C., Diniz da Costa, J. C., Dicks, A. L., Rudolph, V., Pagan, R. J., Sheng, C. and Wall, T.F. (2003). Hydrogen economy options for Australia. In: Richard Brown and QUT and Colleen Hanahan, The Application of Membrane Filtration Technology for a Wheat Starch Processing Industry: Proceedings of The National Environment Conference 2003. The National Environment Conference 2003, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, (110-150). 18-20 June 2003.

  • Wearing, C., Rudolph, V., Lu, M.G., Matthew, P. L. and Nitta, Y. (2003). Simulation of salt transport above a shallow saline watertable. In: Japan Macro-Engineers Society, Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Enviromental Technologies. Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Enviromental Technologies, Japan, (494-498). 8-10 May 2003.

  • Chen, Hon-Wen and Rudolph, Victor (2003). The 3-D Structure of Polycrystalline Diamond Film by Electron Backscattering Diffraction (EBSD). In: Diamond and Related Materials: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on New Diamond Science and Technology; Diamond and Related Materials; 8th International Conference New Diamond Science and Technology (ICNDST-8 ). Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on New Diamond Science and Technology; Diamond and Related Materials; 8th International Conference New Diamond Science and Technology (ICNDST-8 ), University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, (1633-1639). 21-26 July, 2002. doi:10.1016/S0925-9635(03)00187-0

  • Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V., Golding, S. D. and Iyer, R. (2003). The effect of directional net stresses on the directional permeability of coal. In: The University of Alabama, 2003 International Coalbed Methane Symposium. 2003 International Coalbed Methane Symposium, Alabama USA, (1-10). 7-8 May, 2003.

  • Ma. Q and Rudolph, V. (2003). Use of environmental scanning electron microscopy for the observation of softwood drying. In: 31st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference. Chemeca 2003, Adelaide, (). 28 Sept 1 Oct, 2003.

  • Li, Q., Wang, F., Rudolph, V., Kajikawa, S-I. and Horio, M. (2002). A Discrete Element Method Study on Gas Velocity Maldistribution in a moving Bed. In: Powder Technology Forum, Sydney, (). .

  • Chen, H. and Rudolph, V. (2002). Crystal Orientation of Polycrystalline Diamond Tip Array. In: Carbon 2002. Carbon 2002, Beijing, (). 15-20 September 2002.

  • Wang, G., Yang, J.L. and Rudolph, V. (2002). Disposal and Utilization of Iron-bearing Wastes in Steelworks with Pre-reduction Method. In: K.N. Marsh, 9th APPChE Congress and Chemeca 2002. 9th APPChE Congress & Chemeca 2002, Christchurch, (). 29 September - 3rd October.

  • Chen, H. J. and Rudolph, V. (2002). Microanalysis of Epitaxially Grown Diamond Tip Array. In: 8th International Conference New Diamond Science and Technology. 8th International Conference New Diamond Science and Technoloy, Melbourne, (). 21-26 July.

  • Wang, G., Rudolph, V. and Litster, J. D. (2002). Simulation of Powder Capture in Packed Beds of Coarse Particles. In: Proceedings of 17th International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering. Proceedings of 17th International Symposium on Chemical ReactE, Hong Kong, (). 25-28 August.

  • Rudolph, V., Lu, M.G. and Wearing, C. H. (2002). The COALA project: an international collaboration for sodic soil reclamation and carbon sequestration. In: Morphett and Graham, APPChE Congress and Chemeca 2002. 9th APPChE Congress and Chemeca 2002, Christchurch, (Paper 943). 29 September - 3 October.

  • Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V., Golding, S. D. and Glikson, M. (2001). 4-D Coal Permeability for Geological Sequestration of CO2. In: Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference Proceedings. Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Newcastle, NSW, (). 3-7 December, 2001.

  • Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V. and Golding, S. D. (2001). 4-D Permeability Characterisation of Coal Enhances Exploration & Production of CBM. In: Proceedings: 2001 International Coalbed Methane Symposium. 2001 International Coalbed Methane Symposium, Alabama, USA, (1-11). 14-18 May 2001.

  • da Costa, Joao C.D., Lu, G. Q. and Rudolph, Victor (2001). Characterisation of templated xerogels for molecular sieve application. In: P Somasundaran and H Moehwald, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 5th IUMRS International Conference on Advanced Materials, Beijing, People's Republic of China, (243-251). 13-18 June 1999. doi:10.1016/S0927-7757(00)00644-0

  • Chen, J., Pohl, J. H., Rudolph, V. and Harris, D. (2001). Combustion Rates of Single Maceral Particles from Australian Coals. In: Clean Power from Coal with Maximised Efficiency, China-Australia Workshop. Clean Power from Coal with Maximised Efficiency, China-Austrap, China, (1-8). 26-29 August.

  • Chen, J., Rudolph, V. and Harris, D. (2001). Combustion Rates of Single Maceral Particles from Australian Coals. In: Proceedings of the Australia-China Joint Workshop on Clean Power from Coal with Maximised Efficiency. Australia-China Joint Workshop on Clean Power from Coal with x, P.R. China, (). 27-30 August.

  • Chen, J., Pohl, J. H., Rudolph, V. and Harris, D. (2001). Combustion rate of single vitrinite particles. In: Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference Proceedings. Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Newcastle, NSW, (). 3-7 December.

  • Ma, Q. and Rudolph, V. (2001). Measurement & Evaluation of Moisture Transport Coefficients of Wood by the Unsteady-state Method. In: World Congress of Chemical Engineering. World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Melbourne, (). 23-27 September, 2001.

  • Rudolph, V., Lu, M. G., Matthew, P. and Wearing, C. H. (2000). Afforestation of sodic/alkali land in Australia rehabilitated using Japanese FGD gypsum. In: FGD Gypsum. 6th Session of the United Nations First Carbon Credits Conference Conference of the Parties, The Hague, The Netherlands, (). 13th - 24th November, 2000.

  • Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V. and Golding, S. D. (2000). Anisotropic Permeability Profiling Under 3-D Stresses and Constant Volume Strain-Preliminary Coal and Sandstone Experimental Results. In: Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference. Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference, Brisbane, (). 16-18 October.

  • Li, Q., Rudolph, V., Wang, F. and Horio, M. (2000). Axial porosity distribution in a packed bed of deformable particles - a numerical study based on DEM. In: Kalman, H., Levy, A. and Hubert, M., Proceedings of The 3rd Israeli Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids. The 3rd Israeli Conference for Conveying & Handling, The Dead Sea, (3.131-3.137). May 29-June 1, 2000.

  • Chen, J., Pohl, J. H. and Rudolph, V. (2000). Combustion Mechanism of Single Carbon Sphere. In: 9th Biennial Coal Science Conference. 9th Biennial Coal Science Conference, Brisbane, (). November 2000.

  • Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V., Golding, S. D. and Glikson, M. (2000). Geologic Sequestration of CO2 and Flue Gases into Deep Australian Coal Seams with Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery. In: Xijun Hu and Po Lock Yue, Proceedings of the Third Asia-Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies. 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies, Hong Kong, (369-374). 3-6 December.

  • Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V., Golding, S. D. and Lu, C. (2000). High pressure methane storage in coals-potential for gas pipelines and transportation fuels for the 21st Century. In: Xijun Hu and Po Lock Yue, Proceedings of the 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies. 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy, Hong Kong, (375-380). 3-6 December.

  • Massarotto, P., Rudolph, V. and Golding, S. D. (2000). New 3-D Permeability Equipment helps solve methane release problems. In: Proceedings Second International Conference Methane Mitigation Novosibirsk 2000. Second International Conference Methane Mitigation Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia, (373-382). 18-23 June, 2000.

  • Wang, G. X., Rudolph, V and Litster, J. D. (2000). Numerical Simulation of Granular Flow under Gravity Using Discrete Treatment. In: Proceedings of 3rd Joint China/USA Chemical Engineering Conference. Third Joint China/USA Chemical Engineering Conference, Beijing, China, (20-28). 25-28 September.

  • Rigby, S. D., Cherian, K. A., Litster, J. D., Rudolph, V. and White, E. T. (2000). Quantifying CVD diamond growth and morphology: a useful technique for studying growth kinetics. In: Diamond and Related Materials : Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Diamond, Diamond-Like Materials, Nitrides and Silicon Carbide (Diamond 1999). 10th European Conference on Diamond, Diamond-Like Materials, Nitrides and Silicon Carbide (Diamond 1999), Prague, Czech Republic, (328-332). 12-17 September, 1999. doi:10.1016/S0925-9635(00)00238-7

  • Diniz Da Costa, J. C., Rudolph, V. and Lu, M. G. (2000). Transport mechanism in weakly branched silica films. In: D. Do Duong, Adsorption Science and Technology. Proceedings of the Second Pacific Basin Conference on Adsorption Science and Technology. 2nd Pacific Basin Conference on Adsorption Science and Technology, Brisbane, Australia, (381-385). 14-18 May 2000.

  • Rasul, M. G. and Rudolph, V. (1999). Segregation potential in multi-component particulate fluidized beds. In: Control of Particulate Processes VI. Control of Particulate Processes VI, Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island, (). 19-24 September.

  • Diniz Da Costa, J., Lu, G. and Rudolph, V. (1999). Templated Xerogels for molecular seiving applications. In: Proceedings of The Fifth IUMRS International Conference on Advanced Materials. IUMRS-ICAM '99, Beijing, China, (II43). 13-18 June.

Edited Outputs

  • Proceedings of 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium (2008) . Edited by P. Massarotto, S. D. Golding, X. Fu, C. Wei, G. X. Wang and V. Rudolph. 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium, 22-24 September, 2008, Brisbane, Australia.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.