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Distinguished Researcher in South Australia

16 July 2012Networks

After receiving a Distinguished Researcher Award (DRA), Emile Cornelissen is invited by Professor Linda Zou for a stay at the University of South Australia (UniSA) in Adelaide. There he works intensively for five weeks at the university’s SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse with Zou’s research group.

Every year, UniSA grants its Distinguished Researcher Award to about ten international researchers upon the recommendation of a professor connected to the university. The objective of the DRA is to strengthen collaborations between UniSA and universities and institutions abroad with the ultimate aim of producing co-authored publications.

Professor Linda Zou’s research group at UniSA’s SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse

Professor Linda Zou’s research group at UniSA’s SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse

Presentation in Adelaide at SA Water, South Australia’s water company

Presentation in Adelaide at SA Water, South Australia’s water company

Inspiring

“I have given lectures and a seminar, supervised students, worked on research proposals, and visited the local water company, South Australian Water, and the prestigious Ian Wark Research Institute for materials research,” says Cornelissen. “It is tremendously inspiring to spend some time applying your own experience and expertise in a different research environment. At the very least it will result in a number of co-authored publications in the field of membranes and forward osmosis.”

In front of SA Water in the heart of Adelaide

In front of SA Water in the heart of Adelaide

Zou and Cornelissen learn about the use of TOFS-SIMS (Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry) for materials research at UniSA’s Ian Wark Research Institute

Zou and Cornelissen learn about the use of TOFS-SIMS (Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry) for materials research at UniSA’s Ian Wark Research Institute

Follow-up

The UniSA visit will be followed up by a two-year research project on forward osmosis of the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination (NCEDA). KWR is working on this together with UniSA, South Australian Water and Modern Water (a company which is active in marketing the FO process).

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