Professor Anh Nguyen

Professor

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Anh.Nguyen@eng.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53665

Overview

Biography:

Professor Anh Nguyen is the BMA (BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance) Chair within the School of Chemical Engineering. He previously held academic positions at the University of Newcastle (Australia), the University of Utah (USA) and the Technical University of Kosice (Czechoslovakia). He was awarded an ARC (Australian Research Council) Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Germany). His relevant publications include a research book on the colloidal science of flotation, 3 edited volumes, 16 book chapters (invited) and over 175 papers in refereed journals. He has editorial role on Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, and International Journal of Mineral Processing. He is an Elected Fellow of IChemE and AusIMM.

Research:

Professor Nguyen’s research interests embrace various aspects of colloid and interfacial science and engineering. The focus of his current research is on colloid and interface science of particles, bubbles and drops in surfactant solutions and saline water. The ultimate applications include coal and minerals processing, saline water usage and treatment, foliar fertilisers, smart self-cleaning materials, hydrophobic hydration and hydrates of natural gas, and particle separation. His research funding has come from industry partners (BMA, BHP Billiton, Xstrata, Rio Tinto, OneSteel, Agrichem) and agencies (ARC and ACARP). He is the Leader of the Mineral Processing and Interfacial Processes group.

Teaching and Learning:

Professor Nguyen aims to encourage critical thinking, understanding and application of fundamental principles. The objective is to engage students by providing a stimulating learning process and environment at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, relevant to the changing focus of national and global economic importance. He has taught a number of courses, including colloid and surface chemistry, particle processing and technology, unit operation, coal and mineral processing, flotation, computing and design laboratory, process modelling and simulation. He is currently an academic and international advisor for chemical and metallurgical engineering.

Projects:

  1. Saline Water: molecular phenomena and engineering of saline water-air interfaces, water desalination, salt flotation, coal flotation in sea water and tailings processing. Foliar Fertilizers and Pesticides: self-assembly of colloids from evaporating droplets on leaf surfaces.
  2. Gas Hydrates: role of hydrophobic hydration and additives in gas hydrate formation for storage and transportation.
  3. Nanomaterials: surface self-assembly of surfactants and nanobubbles
  4. Hydrometallurgy: role of colloidal forces and surface chemistry in bacteria attachment in bioleaching, and leaching of minerals in brine solutions.
  5. Mineral Processing: role of microhydrodynamics and colloidal forces in bubble-particle collection in flotation, surface electrochemistry of sulfide flotation, flotation of ultrafine particles, flotation of coarse particles and composite particles.
  6. Foam and Froth: drainage and stability of thin films of saline water, role of particle shape and hydrophobicity in foam drainage and stability, foamed cements.
  7. Molecular (MC and MD) modeling and validation by VSFG spectroscopy of the partition of salt ions and surfactants at the interfaces of liquid films relevant to flotation, bubble columns and oil processing.

Research Interests

  • Professor Anh V Nguyen
    Professor Nguyen’s research interests embrace various aspects of colloid and interfacial science and engineering. The focus of his current research is on colloid and interface science of particles, bubbles and drops in surfactant solutions and saline water. The ultimate applications include coal and minerals processing, saline water usage and treatment, foliar fertilisers, smart self-cleaning materials, hydrophobic hydration and hydrates of natural gas, and particle separation. His research funding has come from industry partners (BMA, BHP Billiton, Xstrata, Rio Tinto, OneSteel, Agrichem) and agencies (ARC and ACARP). He is the Leader of the Mineral Processing and Interfacial Processes group.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Kosice

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • Projects in the areas of atomic force microscopy, molecular modelling, colloid and surface chemistry, foam and liquid films, flotation, coal and mineral processing, foliar fertilisers, saline water, and drinking water treatment for Master and PhD studies are available to highly skilled and motivated students from Australia and overseas (Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Minerals Engineering). Please contact Prof Anh Nguyen at anh.nguyen@eng.uq.edu.au for more details.

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Cheng, Xiangfeng, Cui, Zhixiang, Contreras, Leonel, Nguyen, Anh, Chen, Mao and Zhao, Baojun (2017). Introduction of matte droplets in copper smelting slag. In 8th International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing (pp. 385-394) Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51340-9_37

  • Nguyen, Anh V. and Firouzi, Mahshid (2013). Collision and attachment interactions of single air bubbles with flat surfaces in aqueous solutions. In M. Ferrari, L. Liggerie and R. Miller (Ed.), Drops and bubbles in contact with solid surfaces (pp. 211-240) Boca Raton, FL, U.S.A.: CRC Press.

  • Anh V. Nguyen (2013). Froth flotation. In Jan Reedijk (Ed.), Reference module in chemistry, molecular science and chemical engineering (pp. 1-26) Amstedam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.04401-2

  • Nguyen, Anh V., Tran, Linh T. T. and Miller, Jan D. (2012). Particle-particle interaction. In Sungyu Lee and Kimberly H. Henthorn (Ed.), Particle technology and applications (pp. 31-50) Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A.: CRC Press.

  • Bao, Li, Zhang, Ting-an, Nguyen, Anh V., Lv, Guozhi, Dou, Zhihe and Liu, Yan (2012). Study on application of a new model for the kinetics of diaspore leaching process. In Carlos E. Suarez (Ed.), Light metals 2012: Proceedings of the technical sessions presented by the TMS Aluminum Committee at the TMS 141st 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Orlando, Florida, USA, March 11-15, 2012 (pp. 9-13) Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118359259.ch2

  • Taran, Elena and Nguyen, Anh V. (2012). Surface deformation during bubble-particle colloidal interaction quantified by atomic force microscopy and numerical modeling. In Courtney A. Young and Gerald H. Luttrell (Ed.), Separation technologies for minerals, coal, and earth resources (pp. 19-26) Littleton, CO, USA: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME).

  • Hampton, Marc A. and Nguyen, Anh V. (2012). The nanobubble story. In P. Somasundaran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of surface and colloid science 2nd ed. (pp. x-x) New York, United States: Taylor and Francis. doi:10.1081/E-ESCS-120047404

  • Nguyen, Anh V. (2011). Particle-bubble interaction in flotation. In R. Miller and L. Liggieri (Ed.), Bubble and drop interfaces (pp. 351-383) Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.

  • Nguyen, A. (2007). Flotation. In I. D. Wilson, M. Cooke and C. Poole (Ed.), Encyclopedia of separation science (pp. 1-27) San Diego, CA, U.S.A.: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B0-12-226770-2/00071-5

  • Jameson, Graeme J., Nguyen, Anh V. and Ata, Seher (2007). The flotation of fine and coarse particles. In Maurice C. Fuerstenau, Graeme J. Jameson and Roe-Hoan Yoon (Ed.), Froth flotation : a century of innovation (pp. 339-372) Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration.

  • Nguyen, A.V., Drelich, J., Colic, M., Nalaskowski, J. and Miller, J.D. (2006). Bubbles: interaction with solid surfaces. In P. Somasundaran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science 2nd ed. (pp. 1-29) London United Kingdom: Taylor and Fancis. doi:10.1081/E-ESCS-120022194

  • Nguyen, Anh V., Pugh, R.J. and Jameson, G.J. (2006). Collection and attachment of particles by air bubbles in froth flotation. In Bernard P. Binks and Tommy S. Horozov (Ed.), Colloidal particles at liquid interfaces (pp. 328-382) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

  • Nguyen, Anh V., Tran, T.T. Tran and Miller, Jan D. (2006). Particle–particle interaction: Improvements in the prediction of DLVO forces. In Sunggyu Lee (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing (pp. 2017-2029) New York, U. S. A.: Taylor & Francis.

  • Nguyen, A. V., Evans, G. M. and Jameson, G. J. (2002). Approximate calculations of electrical double-layer interaction between spheres. In Arthur T. Hubbard (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (pp. 630-641) New York, United States: Marcel Dekker Incorporated.

  • Nguyen, A. V. and Stechemesser, H. (1998). Dynamics of the impact interaction between a fine solid sphere and a plane gas-liquid interface. In D. Mobius and Reinhard Miller (Ed.), Drops and bubbles in interfacial research (pp. 525-562) Amstedam, The Netherlands: Elseiver.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Thella, John, Farrokhpay, Saeed and Nguyen, Anh V. (2015). The influence of water quality on sulfide mineral flotation – a review. In: Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015: APCChE 2015, incorporating CHEMECA 2015. APCChE 2015 Congress incorporating Chemeca 2015, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (2405-2408). 27 September - 1 October 2015.

  • Shui, Lang, Cui, Zhixiang, Ma, Xiaodong, Rhamdhani, M. Akbar, Nguyen, Anh and Zhao, Baojun (2014). Flow dynamics study in bottom blown copper smelting furnace. In: M. Akbar Rhamdhani and Geoffrey A. Brooks, 6th Annual High Temperature Processing Symposium 2014: Book of Papers and Abstracts. HTP 2014: 6th Annual High Temperature Processing Symposium 2014, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, (82-89). 3-4 February, 2014.

  • Albijanic, B., Ozdemir, O., Hampton, M. A., Nguyen, P. T., Nguyen, A. V. and Bradshaw, D. (2014). Fundamental aspects of bubble-particle attachment mechanism in flotation separation. In: XXV International Mineral Processing Congress, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (187-195). 6-10 September 2010. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2014.06.008

  • Nguyen, Anh V., Plackowski, Chris and Bruckard, Warren J. (2014). Surface species, roughness and hydrophobicity of enargite under electrochemically-controlled oxidation. In: Juan Yianatos, Proceedings of the XXVII International Mineral Processing Congress: IMPC 2014. IMPC 2014: XXVII International Mineral Processing Congress, Santiago, Chile, (96-105). 20-24 October 2014.

  • Firouzi, Mahshid and Nguyen, Anh V. (2013). Different Effects of Monovalent Anions and Cations on the Bubble Coalescence and Lifetime of Aqueous Films between Air Bubbles. In: Chemeca 2013 : challenging tomorrow. CHEMECA, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (). 29 September - 2 October 2013.

  • Bao, Li, Zhang, Ting-an, Nguyen, Anh V., Long, Weimin, Ma, Jia, Dou, Zhihe and Lv, Guozhi (2013). Fractal kinetic model for digesting alumina. In: Barry A. Sadler, Light Metals 2013. Light Metals 2013 - TMS 2013 142nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Antonio, United States, (65-70). 3-7 March 2013. doi:10.1002/9781118663189.ch11

  • Bao, Li, Zhang, Ting-an, Long, Weimin, Nguyen, Anh V., Lv, Guozhi, Ma, Jia and Liu, Yan (2013). Particle size distribution model for kinetics of digesting alumina. In: Light Metals 2013. Light Metals 2013 - TMS 2013 142nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Antonio, United States, (59-64). 3-7 March 2013.

  • Hampton, M. A., Plackowski, C., Bruckard, W. J. and Nguyen, A. V. (2012). In-situ investigation of sulphide mineral surface oxidation under controlled potential by combined atomic force microscopy and cyclic voltammetry. In: XXVI International Mineral Processing Congress - IMPC 2012: Conference Proceedings. XXVI International Mineral Processing Congress - IMPC 2012, New Delhi, India, (1882-1890). 24-29 September 2012.

  • Peng, Hong, Nguyen, Anh V. and Birkett, Greg R. (2011). An improved method for calculating surface tension by Monte Carlo simulation. In: Chemeca 2011 Proceedings. Chemeca 2011: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering, Sydney, Australia, (1-10). 18 - 21 September 2011.

  • 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.

  • Karakashev, Stoyan I., Ozdemir, Orhan, Hampton, Marc A. and Nguyen, Anh V. (2011). Formation and stability of foams stabilized by fine particles with similar size, contact angle and different shapes. In: Peter A. Kralchevsky and Nikolai Denkov, A collection of papers from the 8th EUFOAM Conference and the Meetings of COST Actions D43 and P21. 8th EUFOAM Conference/Meeting on COST Actions D43 and P21, Borovets, Bulgaria, (132-138). 13-16 July 2010. doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2010.09.023

  • Hampton, M. A., Plackowski, C. and Nguyen, A.V. (2011). Nucleation, growth and overlap of nanoscopic sulfur domains during galena oxidation. In: Chemeca 2011 Proceedings. Chemeca 2011: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering, Sydney, Australia, (1-10). 18-21 September 2011.

  • Danoucaras, Natasha, Vianna, Sergio M.S. and Nguyen, Anh V. (2010). A modelling approach using a back-calculated induction time to predict recoveries in flotation. In: XXV International Mineral Processing Congress - IMPC 2010 'Smarter processing for the future. International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (1827-1836). 6-10 September, 2010.

  • Hampton, Marc, Plackowski, Chris and Nguyen, Anh (2010). An AFM and cyclic voltammetry study of sulphide mineral oxidation. In: Chemeca: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engeering (2010). 40th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, (1-11). 26–29 September 2010.

  • Albijanic, B., Hampton, Marc, Nguyen, Phung, Ozdemir, Orhan, Bradshaw, Dee J. and Nguyen, A. (2010). An integrated study of bubble-particle attachment mechanisms. In: XXV International Mineral Processing Congress - IMPC 2010: Smarter processing for the future. 25th International Mineral Processing Congress 2010 (IMPC 2010), Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (1703-1709). 6-10 September, 2010.

  • Karakashev, Stoyan I., Ivanova, Dilyana S., Angarska, Zhana K., Manev, Emil D., Tsekov, Roumen, Radoev, Borjan, Slavchov, Radomir and Nguyen, Anh V. (2010). Comparative validation of the analytical models for the Marangoni effect on foam film drainage. In: Libero Liggieri, Reinhard Miller and Thodoris D. Karapantsios, 4th International Workshop Bubble and Drop Interfaces (B&D2009). 4th International Workshop Bubble and Drop Interfaces (B&D2009), Thessaloniki, Greece, (122-136). 23–25 September 2009. doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2010.01.054

  • Wang, Liguang, Qu, Xuan and Nguyen, Anh V. (2010). Correlation of air recovery with thin film and froth stability in flotation. In: XXV International Mineral Processing Congress - IMPC 2010 'Smarter processing for the future. International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (2495-2501). 6 -10 September 2010.

  • Gupta, Vishal, Miller, Jan D. and Nguyen, Anh V. (2010). Further analysis of the rheological behavior of kaolinite suspensions. In: Marek Pawlik, Proceedings of 49th Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2010). 49th Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2010), Vancouver, BC, Canada, (1-10). 3-6 October 2010.

  • Ozdemir, O., Nguyen, A., Miller, J., Du, H. and Celik, M. (2010). Significance of ion interactions in flotation in saline and brine solutions. In: XXV International Mineral Processing Congress - IMPC 2010 - Smarter Processing for the Future. XXV International Mineral Processing Congress - IMPC 2010, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (2977-2987). 6-10 September, 2010.

  • Qu, Xuan, Wang, Liguang and Nguyen, Anh V. (2010). Surface forces in thin foam films stabilised by non-ionic surfactants. In: Chemeca: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engeering (2010). 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (1-12). 26 - 29 September 2010.

  • 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.

  • Hampton, Marc, Nguyen, Anh and Ozdemir, Orhan (2009). Can nanobubbles repel hydrophobic surfaces?. In: Chemica 2009: 37th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Perth, Australia, (). 27 - 30 September 2009.

  • Donose, Bogdan C., Taran, Elena, Hampton, Marc A., Karakashev, Stoyan I. and Nguyen, Anh V. (2009). Carbon nanotube air-bubble interactions studied by atomic force microscopy. In: George V. Franks, Chemeca 2008. Chemeca 2008, Newcastle, Australia, (257-261). 28 September–1 October 2008. doi:10.1016/j.apt.2009.02.003

  • Assemi, Shoeleh, Donose, Bogdan C., Miller, Jan D., Nguyen, Anh and Tadjiki, Soheyl (2009). Characterization of water-soluble C60(OH)24 fullerol nanoparticles using asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation and atomic force microscopy. In: 14th International Symposium on Field - and Flow - based Separations (FFF 2009), Rio, Patras, Greece, (). 5-8 July 2009.

  • Kurniawan, A. U., Ozdemir, O., Nguyen, P. T. and Nguyen, A. V. (2009). Effect of water chemistry on froth stability and coal flotation. In: Thys Heyns, Chemeca 2009: Engineering our future. Chemeca 2009, Perth, Australia, (1-10). 27-30 September 2009.

  • Assemi, S., Tadjiki, S., Donose, B. C., Nguyen, A. V. and Miller, J. D. (2009). Investigation of stability of nanoparticles using asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation and atomic force microscopy. In: 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A., (). 22–26 March 2009.

  • Baláž, P., Nguyen, A. V., Fabián, M., Cholujová, D., Pastorek, M. and Sedlák, J. (2009). Mechanical activation and anticancer effect of realgar As4S4 nanoparticles. In: Proceedings of 12th European Symposium on Comminution and Classification (ESCC2009). 12th European Symposium on Comminution and Classification, Espoo, Finland, (). 15 - 18 September 2009.

  • Tran, H., Evans, G. M., Yan, Y. and Nguyen, A. V. (2009). Photocatalytic removal of Geosmin and MIB for drinking water treatment. In: M. Sievers, S.-U. Geissen, S. Schäfer, B. Kragert and M. Niedermeiser, CUTEC-Serial Publication: 5th International Conference/ 10th IOA-EA3G Berlin Conference on Oxidation Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment Executive Summaries. 5th International Conference on Oxidation Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment (AOP5) / 10th IOA-EA3G Berlin Conference, Berlin, Germany, (62-62). 30 March – 2 April 2009.

  • Hines, M., Donose, B. C., Nguyen, A. V. and Cooper-White, J. (2009). Protein coating technique affects surface topography and hematopoietic stem cell attachment. In: 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008. 8th World Biomaterials Congress: Crossing frontiers in biomaterials and regenerative medicine, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (). 28 May-1 June 2008.

  • Hampton, Marc, Ozdemir, Orhan and Nguyen, Anh (2009). The repulsive nanobubble bridging capillary force. In: T. Heyns, Chemeca 2009: Engineering our future. CHEMECA, Perth, Western Australia, (1-10). 27-30 September, 2009.

  • Nguyen, P.T., Tran, H. N. and Nguyen, A.V. (2008). A unified analysis of particle capture by air bubble. In: Wang Dian Duo, Sun Chuan Yao, W. F. Liang, Z. L. Cheng and H.Long, Proceedings of the 24th International Mineral Processing Congress. XXIV International Mineral Processing Congress, Beijiing, China, (971-978). 24-28 September 2008.

  • Assemi, S., Nguyen, A. V. and Miller, J. (2008). Direct measurement of particle-bubble interaction forces using atomic force microscopy. In: Proceedings of the SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit 2008 : New horizons--new challenges. 2008 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, (). 24-27 February, 2008.

  • Karakashev, Stoyan, I., Manev, Emil D. and Nguyen, Anh V. (2008). Effect of double-layer repulsion on foam film drainage. In: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects: Colloids and Interfaces for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Selected papers from the 20th European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS) Conference jointly organized with 18th European Chemistry at Interfaces Conference (ECIC) held on 17-22 September, 2006 in Budapest, Hungary. 20th European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS) Conference jointly organized with 18th European Chemistry at Interfaces Conference (ECIC), Budapest, Hungary, (34-42). 17-22 September, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2007.07.021

  • Ozdemir, O., Karaguzel, C., Nguyen, A., Celik, M.S. and Miller, J.D. (2008). Fundamental aspects of carbonate and bicarbonate salt flotation. In: Jameson, G., Chemeca 2008. Chemeca 2008, Newcastle, Australia, (108-118). 28 September - 1 October 2008.

  • Doroodchi, E., Evans, G. M., Schwarz, M. P., Lane, G. L., Shah, N. and Nguyen, A. (2008). Influence of turbulence intensity on particle drag coefficients. In: Process Intensification and Innovation: Cleaner, Sustainable, Efficient Technologies for the Future. ECI Process Intensification S.I. Proceedings. Process Intensification and Innovation Process (PI)2 Conference II, Christchurch, NZ, (129-134). 24-29 September, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2007.03.026

  • Donose, Bogdan C., Taran, E., Hampton, M. A., Karakashev, S. I. and Nguyen, A. V. (2008). Interaction between a carbon nanotube and air bubble. In: G. Jameson, Chemeca 2008: Abstracts. Chemeca 2008, Newcastle, Australia, (). 28 September -1 October 2008.

  • Hampton, M. A., Donose, B. C. and Nguyen, A. V. (2008). Nanobubble effect on nanoscale interaction between hydrophobic surfaces. In: Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Annual Meeting. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, (). 24 - 27 February 2008.

  • Tran, H., Evans, G.M., Yan, Y. and Nguyen, A. (2008). Photocatalytic degradation of geosmin and mib in an immobilised TI02 photorecator. In: Jameson, G., Chemeca 2008. Chemeca 2008, Newcastle, Australia, (1-12). 28 September - 1 October 2008.

  • Hampton, Marc A . and Nguyen, Anh V. (2008). Preferential accumulation of dissolved gases at water-hydrophobic solid surfaces. In: Paul Massarotto, 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium Book of Abstracts. 2008 Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (). 22-24 September 2008.

  • Stefanescu, Eduard A., Negulescu, Ioan I., Daly, William H., Donose, Bogdan C. and Nguyen, Anh V. (2008). Surface characterization of Laponite-Poly(ethylene oxide) nanocomposite films. In: Bulletin of the American Physical Society: 2008 APS March Meeting. 2008 American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, U. S. A., (). 10–14 March 2008.

  • Manev, E. D., Sazdanova, S. V., Tsekov, R., Karakashev, S. I. and Nguyen, A. V. (2007). Adsorption of ionic surfactants. In: Colloids and Interfaces for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Selected papers from the 20th European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS) Conference jointly organized with 18th European Chemistry at Interfaces Conference (ECIC). 20th European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS) Conference jointly organized with 18th European Chemistry at Interfaces Conference (ECIC), Budapest, Hungary, (29-33). 17-22 September 2006. doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2007.08.022

  • Phan, C.M., Evans, G.M., Doroodchi, E., Nguyen, A. and Goodridge, R. (2007). Breakup of a rectangular laminar jet in immiscible liquid-liquid systems. In: Rhodes, M., Proceedings of Chemeca 2007. Chemeca 2007, Melbourne, Victoria, (1666-1672). 23-26 September 2007.

  • Tadjiki, Soheyl, Assemi, Shoeleh, Donose, Bogdan C., Nguyen, Anh and Miller, Jan D. (2007). Characterization of water-soluble fullerene C60 nanoparticles using asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation and atomic force microscopy. In: 13th International Symposium on Field- and Flow- based Separations (FFF 2007). 13th International Symposium on Field- and Flow- based Separations (FFF 2007), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, (). 27-30 June 2007.

  • Donose, B., Nguyen, A., Evans, G.M. and Yan, Y.D. (2007). Colloid forces between silica surfaces in alum solutions. In: Rhodes, M., Proceedings of Chemeca 2007. Chemeca 2007, Melbourne, Victoria, (389-394). 23-26 September 2007.

  • Karakashev, S.I., Nguyen, A. and Evans, G.M. (2007). Effect of surfactant adsorption and surface properties on emulsion film drainage. In: Rhodes, M., Proceedings of Chemeca 2007. Chemeca 2007, Melbourne, Victoria, (2005-2012). 23-26 September 2007.

  • Donose, B. C., Franzidis, J. P., Hampton, M. A., Holuszko, M. E., Manlapig, E. V. and Nguyen, A. V. (2007). Hydrophobic-hydrophilic effects on sphalerite. In: Symposium on Flotation Fundamentals: Physics and Chemistry, Cape Town, South Africa, (). 6-7 November 2007.

  • Everingham, R.F., Haberecht, P. and Nguyen, A. (2007). Investigations into the corrosion of galvanized wire in immersed conditions. In: Corrosion Control 007. Corrosion Control 007, Sydney, Australia, (1-10). 25-28 November 2007.

  • Phan, Chi, Nguyen, A. V. and Evans, G. M. (2007). Measurement and modelling of the dynamic adsorption of flotation collectors and frothers at the gas-liquid interface. In: Engineers Australia Staff, 32nd Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference (CHEMECA 2004). CHEMECA 2004: Sustainable processes, Sydney, Australia, (). 26-29 Sepember 2004.

  • George, P., Nguyen, A. V. and Jameson, G. J. (2007). Modelling and validation of nanoparticle flotation. In: 32nd Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference (Chemeca 2004). CHEMECA 2004: Sustainable processes, Sydney, Australia, (x-x). 27 - 29 Sep 2004.

  • Hampton, M., Donose, B. and Nguyen, A. (2007). Nanoscale friction forces between hydrophobic surfaces. In: Rhodes, M., Proceedings of Chemeca 2007. Chemeca 2007, Melbourne, Victoria, (1999-2004). 23-26 September 2007.

  • Nguyen, A. V., Fa, K., McCann, G., Miller, J. D. and Evans, G. M. (2007). Thermal vibration of atomic force microscope cantilevers. In: 32nd Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference (Chemeca 2004). CHEMECA 2004: Sustainable processes, Sydney, Australia, (x-x). 27 - 29 Sep 2004.

  • Mitchell, Timothy Kevin, Nguyen, Anh Van, Evans, Geoffrey Michael, Petrovic, E. and Mejak, J. (2007). Using electrophoretic light scattering to determine heterocoagulation relevant to flotation selectivity. In: 32nd Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference (Chemeca 2004). CHEMECA 2004: Sustainable processes, Sydney, Australia, (x-x). 27 - 29 Sep 2004.

  • Mitchell, Timothy Kevin, Nguyen, Anh V., Evans, Geoffrey Michael, Tremain, Benjamin John, Thomsen, Lars and Dastoor, Paul Christopher (2006). Adsorption of mercaptan and thionocarbamate surfactants onto chalcopyrite minerals studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. In: 34th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference, CHEMECA 2006. 34th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference, CHEMECA 2006, Auckland, NZ, (). 17-20 September, 2006.

  • Nguyen, A. V. (2006). Brownian fluctuation spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. In: International Conference on Engineering Physics 2006, Hanoi, Vietnam, (). 9 – 13 October 2006.

  • Nguyen, Anh V. and Donose, B. C. (2006). Capillarity of nanoscale water bridges: Theoretical and experimental study by atomic force microscopy. In: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference. CHEMECA 2006: The 34th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, (). 17–20 September 2006.

  • Nguyen, Anh V. and Evans, Geoffrey M. (2006). Computational fluid dynamics modelling of gas jets impinging onto liquid pools. In: Peter Witt and Phil Schwarz, Applied Mathematical Modelling. Third International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries - 3rd International Conference on CFD, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (1472-1484). 10-12 December, 2003. doi:10.1016/j.apm.2006.03.015

  • George, Peter F., Nguyen, Anh V. and Jameson, Graeme J. (2006). Computational modelling and validation of ultrafine particle flotation. In: P.J. Witt and M.P. Schwarz, Fifth Inter Conf CFD in Process Industries, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (1-6). 13-15 December, 2006.

  • Nguyen, C.M. and Nguyen, A. V. (2006). Computational validation and extension of the generalized Sutherland equation for bubble-particle encounter efficiency in flotation. In: Fifth International Conference on CFD in the Process Industries, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (). 13-15 December, 2006.

  • Karakashev, S. I. and Nguyen, A. V. (2006). Effect of hydrodynamics, interface capillarity and molecular kinetics on the wetting and de-wetting on wire surfaces. In: Faculty of Engineering, CHEMCA 2006 Knowledge and Innovation. CHEMECA 2006; The 34th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, (). 17-20 September 2006.

  • Nguyen, V, Karakashev, S.I. and Jameson, G.J. (2006). Effect of interfacial properties on water drainage and recovery in a froth column. In: G. Unal, N. Arcarkan, M. S. Celik, F. Arslan, G. Atesok, G. Guney, A. A. Sirkeci, A. E. Yuce and K. T. Perek, Proceedings of the XXIII International Mineral Processing Congress : 3-8 September 2006, Istanbul, Turkey. XXIII International Mineral Processing Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, (756-761). 3-8 September, 2006.

  • Ozdemir, O., Nguyen, A. V., Nickolov, Zh. S., Celik, M. S. and Miller, J. D. (2006). Flotation Chemistry Considerations in the Development of Flotation Technology for the Trona Industry. In: XXIII International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC 2006). XXIII International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC 2006), Istanbul, Turkey, (911-916). 3 - 8 September, 2004.

  • Hampton, M. and Nguyen, A. V. (2006). Nanobubbles of soluble gases accumulated at hydrophobic surfaces in aqueous solutions studied by atomic force microscopy. In: 34th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference, CHEMECA 2006. 34th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference, CHEMECA 2006, Auckland, New Zealand, (). 17-20 September 2006.

  • Evans, G. M., Nguyen, A. V. and Nitsche, L. (2006). Novel wavelet-accelerated particle-based approach to describe droplet dynamics. In: Fluid Mixing VIII, London, U.K., (). 10-12 April 2006.

  • Fabien, R., Robertson, M. and Nguyen, A. V. (2006). Study on parameters influencing the corrosion of metallic coatings on wire exposed to marine environments. In: WIREexpo 2006 : Where global wire and cable solutions unfold in a regional setting: Conference Proceedings. Wire & Cable Technical Symposium 2006, Boston, U.S., (). 20-24 May 2006.

  • Wang, X., Nguyen, A. V. and Miller, J. D. (2005). Attachment and spreading of insoluble hydroxamic acid/alcohol collectors at quartz and apatite surfaces. In: SME Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA,, (). 28 February - 2 March, 2005.

  • Nguyen, A. V., Phan, C. M. and Evans, G. M. (2005). Bubble size effect on the dynamic adsorption of frothers and collectors in flotation. In: Graeme J. Jameson, Conference Proceedings: Centenary of Flotation Symposium. Centenary of Flotation Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (). 6-9 June 2005.

  • Alexandrova, L., Nguyen, A. V, Grigorov, L. and Jameson, G. J. (2005). Dewetting kinetics on silica substrates: three phase contact expansion measurements for aqueous dodecylamonium chloride films. In: Conference Proceedings: Centenary of Flotation 2005 Symposium. Centenary of Flotation 2005 Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (CD ROM). 6 - 9 June, 2005.

  • Nguyen, Anh V., Phan, Chi M., Evans, Geoffrey M. and Jameson, Graeme J. (2005). Dynamic adsorption of surfactants at the gas-liquid interface. In: C. A. Young, J. J. Kellar, M. L. Free, J. Drelich and R. P. King, Innovations in natural resource processing: Proceedings of the Jan. D. Miller Symposium. 2005 SME Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, U.S., (87-98). 28 February - 2 March 2005.

  • Shah, N. H., Evans, G. M., Nguyen, A. V. and Machniewski, P. M. (2005). Gas dispersion and mixing in confined jet systems. In: Chemical Engineering Science. Proceedings of: 5th International Symposium on Mixing in Industrial Processes (ISMIP5). ISMIP 5: 5th International Symposium on Mixing in Industrial Processes: Global Communication, Education and Networking in Industrial Mixing, Seville, Spain, (). 1-4 June 2004.

  • Keqing Fa, K., Nguyen, A. V., Nalaskowski, J. and Miller, J. D. (2005). Interaction forces of calcium dioleate collector colloids with calcite and fluorite surfaces. In: SME Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah USA, (). 28 February - 2 March, 2005.

  • Fa, K., Nguyen, A. V. and Miller, J. D. (2005). Interaction of calcium dioleate collector colloids with calcite and fluorite surfaces as revealed by AFM force measurements and molecular dynamics simulation. In: Graeme J. Jameson, Conference Proceedings: Centenary of Flotation Symposium. Centenary of Flotation Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (). 6-9 June 2005.

  • Nguyen, A. V. and Evans, G. M. (2005). Liquid and gas jets impinging on a moving wetted surface. In: Proceedings of the 4th International conference on Computational fluid dynamics in the oil and gas, metallurgical & process industries. CFD2005: 4th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Oil and Gas, Metallurgical & Process Industries, Trondheim, Norway, (). 6–8 June 2005.

  • Nguyen, A. V. (2005). Seeing structures and measuring forces at nanoscales with atomic force microscopy. In: 12th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2005), Hanoi, Vietnam, (). 30 November - 2 December 2005.

  • Evans, G. M., Nguyen, A. V. and Machniewski, P. M. (2004). Applying drift-flux to predict the transition from bubbly to churn-turbulent flow in a plunging liquid jet bubble column. In: Zdeněk Bubník, Milan Houška and Pavel Kadlec, CHISA 2004: 16th international congress of chemical and process engineering. CHISA 2004: 16th International Congress Of Chemical And Process Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, (). 22-26 August 2004.

  • Nguyen, Anh V., Nalaskowski, Jakub and Miller, Jan D. (2004). Bubble-particle interaction measured by atomic force microscopy. In: Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan: 9th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress. 9th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress, Christchurch, New Zealand, (231-237). 29 Sep - 3 Oct 2002. doi:10.1252/jcej.37.231

  • Khan, M., He, Q., Evans, G. M. and Nguyen, A. V. (2004). Dispersion of particles injected through an impinging vertical jet. In: CTAC 2004: 12th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (). 27 September - 1 October, 2004.

  • Khan, M., He, Q., Evans, G.M. and Nguyen, A.V. (2004). Entrainment behaviour of particles induced by a submerged rotary dum. In: CTAC 2004: 12th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (). 27 September - 1 October, 2004.

  • Choo, T., Evans, G. M., Nguyen, A. V., Moghtaderi, B., Dennis, P. and Oliver, N. (2004). High rate drying beds for municipal wastewater sludge dewatering. In: P. Howlett, Enviro 04. Enviro 04, Sydney, Australia, (). 28 - 30 Mar 2004.

  • Nalaskowski, J., Nguyen, A. V. and Miller, J. D. (2004). Hydrodynamic interaction between a gas-liquid interface and an AFM solid particle probe. In: SME Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA, (). 24 - 26 February 2004.

  • Choo, T., Nguyen, A. V., Moghtaderi, B. and Evans, G.M. (2004). The influence of cationic polymer conditioning on wastewater sludge dewatering. In: Biosolids Specialty II Conference. Biosolids Specialty II Conference, Sydney, Australia, (). 2-3 Jun 2004.

  • McCann, G., Nguyen, A., Wanless, E. and Evans, G. (2003). Atomic force microscopy study of particle-surface interaction in surfactant solutions. In: Proceedings of the 31st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference: Chemeca 2003 Proceedings. 31st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference: Chemeca 2003, Adelaide, (). 28 September – 1 October, 2003..

  • Nguyen, A. V., Harvey, P. A., Evans, G. M. and Jameson, G. J. (2003). Coal flotation in electrolyte solutions. In: L. Lorenzen, D. Bradshaw, C. Aldrich, J. Eksteen, M. Wright and E. Thom, Proceedings of the XXII International Mineral Processing Congress. XXII International Mineral Processing Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, (594-605). 28 September - 3 October 2003.

  • Harvey, P. A., Nguyen, A. V., Jameson, G. J. and Evans, G. M. (2003). Influence of surfactants on foam stability. In: D. Nguyen, P. Ashman, K. Quast and N. Swain, Proceedings of the 31st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference: Chemeca 2003 Proceedings. Chemeca 2003, Adelaide, Australia, (11-11). 28 Sep - 1 Oct, 2003.

  • Phan, M. C., Nguyen, A. V. and Evans, G. M. (2003). Motion of Contact Line between a Small Air Bubble and a Solid Surface in Surfactant Solutions. In: D. Nguyen, P. Ashman, K. Quast and N. Swain, Proceedings of the 31st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference: Chemeca 2003 Proceedings. Chemeca 2003, Adelaide, Australia, (11-11). 28 Sep - 1 Oct, 2003.

  • Harvey, P. A., Nguyen, A. V. and Jameson, G. J. (2002). Influence of surfactants on liquid drainage in flotation froth and foam. In: 9th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE 2002) and 30th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference (Chemeca 2002), Christchurch, New Zealand, (). 29 September - 3 October, 2002.

  • Nguyen, A. V., Nalaskowski, J. and Miller, J. D. (2002). Measurements of bubble-particle interaction forces by atomic force microscopy. In: 9th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE 2002) and 30th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference (Chemeca 2002), Christchurch, New Zealand, (). 29 September - 3 October, 2002.

  • NguyenVan, A, Kmet, S and Schulze, HJ (1995). Collection events in flotation: The quantitative analysis of the particle-bubble collision and the attachment of particle onto bubble surface. In: Proceedings of the Xix International Mineral Processing Congress, Vol 3. XIX International Mineral Processing Congress on Leading Mineral Processing into the 21st-Century Through Advanced Technology, San Francisco Ca, (81-85). 1995.

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

  • Huang, L., Nguyen, A. V., Rudolph, V. and Xu, G. (2012). Foliar fertiliser. WO/2012/116417.

  • Nguyen, Anh V., Drelich, Jaroslav, Colic, Miroslav, Nalaskowski, Jakub and Miller, Jan D. (2006) Bubbles: Interaction with solid surfaces in Ponisseril Somasundaran and Arthur Hubbard (eds.) Encyclopedia of surface and colloid science. 2nd Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis

  • Nguyen, Anh V., Evans, Geoffrey M. and Jameson, Graeme J. (2006) Electrical double-layer interaction between spherical particles: Approximate expressions in P. Somasundaran (eds.) Encyclopedia of surface and colloid science. 2nd Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • 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.

  • Projects in the areas of atomic force microscopy, molecular modelling, colloid and surface chemistry, foam and liquid films, flotation, coal and mineral processing, foliar fertilisers, saline water, and drinking water treatment for Master and PhD studies are available to highly skilled and motivated students from Australia and overseas (Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Minerals Engineering). Please contact Prof Anh Nguyen at anh.nguyen@eng.uq.edu.au for more details.