Assoc. Prof. Gary R. Dennis

Associate Professor Gary R. DennisDeputy Dean, School of Science, Western Sydney University
Keywordspolymer, chromatography, diffusion, chemical analysis, surface chemistry
Collaborators (internal)
  • Assoc. Prof. A. Shalliker (SoSc, Western Sydney University)
  • Prof. W.S. Price (SoSc, Western Sydney University)
  • Assoc. Prof. C. Leo (SEng, Western Sydney University)
  • Dr A. Rahman (SEng, Western Sydney University)
Contact DetailsAssociate Professor Gary R. Dennis
Nanoscale Organisation and Dynamics Group | School of Science
Parramatta Campus - Building EHA.1.22
Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW, 2751
Phone: [+61 2] 9685 9939

Research Candidates

Current PhD Candidates:


Associate Professor Dennis is Co-Supervisor to these students.

Past Group Members:

Mr David Shock #2008 - 2018"Destroying soil contamination with high power ultrasound"
Ms Danijela Kokic #2010 - 2017"Advanced analytical methods for biological analysis"
Ms Kristina Eriksson-Scott2009 - 2016"Aqueous silane systems for corrosion protection"
Dr James Stranger #2012 - 2016"NMR studies of molecular dynamics in liquid electrolytes"
Dr Marlene van der Sterren2010 - 2013"Assessment of the impact of rainwater tanks on urban run-off quantity and quality characteristics"
Dr Michelle Camenzuli #2010 - 2013"Advances in HPLC column technology"
Dr Gregory Czaban #2009 - 2013"Synthetic studies towards the human telomerase inhibitors the Rubromycins"
Dr Arienne Soliven #2009 - 2013"Exploring the retention characteristics of stationary phases"
Dr Scott Willis #2009 - 2013"Development of brownian ratchets for solution phase chemical separation"
Dr Colleen Milroy #2008 - 2011"Targeted isolations in preparative scale 2DHPLC"
Dr Paul Stevenson #2008 - 2011"In-situ modification of monolithic columns towards improved selectivity & faster separations"
Dr Andrew Norris # "Endocrine disruption assessment using quantitative biomarkers: a case study of Gambusia holbrooki"

Associate Professor Dennis Co-Supervised these students.

Research Interests

My interests are polymer chemistry, surface chemistry and chromatography and I/we are currently working on projects in the following areas;

  • Silane passivation of metals for control of corrosion
  • Brownian ratchets for separation of molecules
  • Synthesis and characterization of new chromatographic surfaces
  • Polymer chromatography
  • Polymers for stabilization of tear films
  • Mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites
  • UV and EB cured polymer coatings
  • Surface properties of polymer Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films
  • Effect of molecular shape on polymer diffusion
  • Analysis of endocrine disruptors in waste waters
  • Surface chemistry of red mud after high power ultrasound
  • Use of high power ultrasound for remediation of dioxins
  • The effects of rainwater detention on water quality in the Hawkesbury catchment
  • Production and optimisation of Bioconcrete