Honorary Professor Vicki Chen

Honorary Professor

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Professor Chen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. She has over twenty five years research experience in the areas of membrane separation, gas separation, biocatalytic systems, nanomaterials, and water treatment. She was professor of chemical engineering at the University of New South Wales from 2008 - 2018, the Director of the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology from 2006 - 2014 and head of school of chemical engineering fron 2014 - 2018. She is currently on the editorial board for the Journal of Membrane Science and was formerly on the editorial board for Desalination Journal.

She currently holds ARC Discovery grants ("Putting MOFs to Work on Interfaces") and has recently held funding from diverse sources such as CO2CRC, Coal Innovation NSW, ARC Linkage program, and CRC-P (Printed Energy).


  • Doctor of Philosophy of Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Zulkifli, Muhammad Yazid Bin, Chen, Ruiqi, Yao, Yuqi, Lin, Rijia, Chai, Milton, Appadoo, Dominique, Wang, Wupeng, Zhu, Zhonghua, Liang, Kang, Chen, Vicki and Hou, Jingwei (2024). Regulating thermal dynamics and gas transport of metal‐oraganic framework glass through silver composites. AIChE Journal, 70 (2) e18287, 1-16. doi: 10.1002/aic.18287

  • Li, Xuemei, Huang, Wengang, Krajnc, Andraž, Yang, Yuwei, Shukla, Atul, Lee, Jaeho, Ghasemi, Mehri, Martens, Isaac, Chan, Bun, Appadoo, Dominique, Chen, Peng, Wen, Xiaoming, Steele, Julian A., Hackbarth, Haira G., Sun, Qiang, Mali, Gregor, Lin, Rijia, Bedford, Nicholas M., Chen, Vicki, Cheetham, Anthony K., Tizei, Luiz H. G., Collins, Sean M., Wang, Lianzhou and Hou, Jingwei (2023). Interfacial alloying between lead halide perovskite crystals and hybrid glasses. Nature Communications, 14 (1) 7612, 1-12. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-43247-6

  • Huang, Wengang, Chai, Milton, Lin, Rijia, Chen, Vicki and Hou, Jingwei (2023). Mechanism comprehension and design of MOF catalysts for photocatalytic ammonia production. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 62 (36), 14130-14143. doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.3c02177

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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Chen, Vicki, Mansouri, Jaleh and Charlton, Tim (2010). Biofouling in Membrane Systems. Membrane Technology. (pp. 25-51) Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH. doi: 10.1002/9783527631407.ch2

  • Li, Hongyu and Chen, Vicki (2010). Membrane Fouling and Cleaning in Food and Bioprocessing. Membrane Technology: A Practical Guide to Membrane Technology and Applications in Food and Bioprocessing. (pp. 213-254) edited by Cui, Z. F. and Muralidhara, H. S.. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier . doi: 10.1016/B978-1-85617-632-3.00010-0

  • Marselina, Yulita, Le-Clech, Pierre, Stuetz, Richard M. and Chen, Vicki (2009). Towards Fouling Monitoring and Visualization in Membrane Bioreactors. Monitoring and Visualizing Membrane-Based Processes. (pp. 305-328) Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag . doi: 10.1002/9783527622726.ch14

  • Reid, Beth, Stephenson, Tom, Fawenhimni, Folasade, Fletcher, Harriet, Jefferson, Bruce, Germain, Eve, McAdam, Ewan, Le-Clech, Pierre, Chen, Vicky and Fane, Tony (2006). Fundamentals. The MBR Book. (pp. 21-121) Elsevier Ltd. doi: 10.1016/B978-185617481-7/50004-0

  • Chan, R. and Chen, V. (1999). Protein transport, aggregation, and deposition in membrane pores. Supramolecular Structure in Confined Geometries. (pp. 231-246) Washington, DC United States: American Chemical Society. doi: 10.1021/bk-1999-0736.ch016

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Dong, Guangxi, Tng, Keng Han, Li, Hongyu, Ho, Minh, Willey, Dianne and Chen, Vicki (2019). Coal Innovation NSW: UNSW Membrane Project: Final Report. Sydney, Australia: UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology, The University of New South Wales.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision