Professor Gil Garnier is the Director of BioPRIA within the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University. His current research interests are focused on the application of colloids and polymers to surfaces, adhesion, composites, and the process of papermaking.
At BioPRIA, Gil is head of a multidisciplinary team which uses nanotechnology for surface engineering, bioprinting and the development of novel specialty papers. Gil is also Director of the three-year ARC-funded Industry Research Hub – the Bioprocessing Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (BAMI).
Cellulose nanofibre-polyelectrolyte materials
Research to understand and control the development of a 3D polyelectrolyte-cellulose nanofibre networks in suspension in order to control the fluid flow through the network.
Cellulose nanofibre membranes
Research to develop cellulose nanofibre materials to produce membranes that are recyclable, cheap and environmentally friendly to manufacture. Applications include bioprocess industry effluent treatment.
Life-cycle analysis of the environmental trade-offs in the treatment of bio-processing industry effluent
Research to examine the trade-off between impacts of bioprocess industry effluent treatment and the benefits of the treatment, in terms of water recovered and mitigation of contaminant impacts on local waterways.