Associate Professor Kamali Kannangara

Associate Professor Kamali Kannangara

Associate Professor,
Dean's Unit School of Science

Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Global Engagement (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal),
Dean's Unit, School of Science

Biography

Associate Professor Kamali Kannangara is an Organic Chemist and at present, is the Associate Dean (Global Engagment) in the School of Science. 

She has over 60 refereed publications on synthesis of organic/metallorganic compounds and nanomaterials, including multi-step synthesis of cannabinoid metabolites and analogues and the use of spectroscopic techniques for the elucidation of molecular structure. These synthetic skills have been successfully applied to other fields such as nanotechnology, geochemistry, environmental and forensic sciences. She has worked on controlled synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), functionalisation of CNTs using microwave irradiation conditions, mainly to improve the dispersion of CNTs to form nanocomposites with improved material and mechanical properties. She has co-authored a book on "Nanotechnology" - UNSW and CRC Press, published in 2002. Together with Dr Adriyan Milev, she has been successful in receiving Australia-India Strategic Research funds (2013-16) to develop new cathode materials for Lithium ion battery.  After joining UWS in 2003, she has played a key role in organising and acquiring the state-of-art research facilities on materials characterisation and setting the research on an upward trajectory; publishing regularly in internationally recognized journals, deriving part of their research funding from the very competitive funding schemes. She has supervised and co-supervised a number of higher degree students. At present, she is a team member of the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Research and Education Collaboration (AMCREC) at the Western Sydney University and is keen to explore research in to synthesis of medicinal cannabinoids and analogues. 

 

https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=-GYAwGsAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Kannangara.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Hawaii

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit School of Science
  • Dean's Unit, School of Science

Contact

Email: K.Kannangara@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9952
Mobile: 0418961524
Location: EHA.1.14
Parramatta

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300876 Organic Chemistry, 2020
  • 300906 Advanced Organic Chemistry, 2020

Publications

Books

  • Wilson, M., Kannangara, K., Smith, G. and Simmons, M. (2002), 'Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies', : UNSW Press 0868404373.

Chapters in Books

  • Martin, D., Minchin, R., Belkina, M., Milev, A. and Kannangara, K. (2011), 'Toxicity and regulatory perspectives of carbon nanotubes', Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Composites: Preparation, Properties and Applications, Woodhead Publishing Limited 845697618.
  • Martin, D., Minchin, R., Belkina, M., Milev, A. and Kannangara, K. (2011), 'Toxicity and regulatory perspectives of carbon nanotubes', Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Composites: Preparation, Properties and Applications, Woodhead Publishing Limited 845697618.
  • Milev, A., Kannangara, K. and Wilson, M. (2005), 'Nanotechnology', Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, John Wiley & Sons Ltd 9780471484943.

Journal Articles

  • Lee, C., Hanham, J., Kannangara, K. and Qi, J. (2021), 'Exploring user experience of digital pen and tablet technology for learning chemistry : applying an activity theory lens', Heliyon, vol 7, no 1 .
  • Khan, S., Raj, R., George, L., Kannangara, K., Milev, A., Varadaraju, U. and Selvam, P. (2020), 'Surfactant-mediated and morphology-controlled nanostructured LiFePO4/carbon composite as a promising cathode material for Li-ion batteries', ChemistryOpen, vol 9, no 1 , pp 23 - 31.
  • Milev, A., George, L., Khan, S., Selvam, P. and Kannangara, K. (2016), 'Li-ion kinetics in LiFePO4/carbon nanocomposite prepared by a two-step process : the role of phase composition', Electrochimica Acta, vol 209 , pp 565 - 573.
  • Newman, P., Milev, A., Kannangara, K. and Martin, P. (2015), 'Effect of solvent and silicon substrate surface on the size of iron nanoparticles', Journal of Nanoparticle Research, vol 17, no 4 .
  • Garciano, L., Tran, N., Kannangara, K., Milev, A., Wilson, M. and Volk, H. (2014), 'Developing saponite supported cobalt?molybdenum catalysts for upgrading squalene, a hydrocarbon from the microalgae Botryococcus braunii', Chemical Engineering Science, vol 107 , pp 302 - 310.
  • Sherwin, G., George, L., Kannangara, K., Tissue, D. and Ghannoum, O. (2013), 'Impact of industrial-age climate change on the relationship between water uptake and tissue nitrogen in eucalypt seedlings', Functional Plant Biology, vol 40, no 2 , pp 201 - 212.
  • Garciano, L., Tran, N., Kannangara, K., Milev, A., Wilson, M. and Volk, H. (2013), 'Development of Raney cobalt catalysts for the hydrogenation of squalene type compounds', Reaction Kinetics Mechanisms and Catalysis, vol 108, no 1 , pp 127 - 138.
  • Milev, A., Dissanayake, A., Kannangara, K. and Kumarasinghe, A. (2013), 'Defect induced electronic states and magnetism in ball-milled graphite', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol 15, no 38 , pp 16294 - 16302.
  • Tran, N. and Kannangara, K. (2013), 'Conversion of glycerol to hydrogen rich gas', Chemical Society Reviews, vol 42, no 24 , pp 9454 - 9479.
  • Milev, A., Wilson, M., Kannangara, K., Feng, H. and Newman, P. (2012), 'Isothermal evaporation of ethanol in a dynamic gas atmosphere', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol 116, no 1 , pp 150 - 157.
  • Drigo, B., Anderson, I., Kannangara, K., Cairney, J. and Johnson, D. (2012), 'Rapid incorporation of carbon from ectomycorrhizal mycelial necromass into soil fungal communities', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 49 , pp 4 - 10.
  • Garciano, L., Tran, N., Kannangara, K., Milev, A., Wilson, M., McKirdy, D. and Hall, A. (2012), 'Pyrolysis of a naturally dried botryococcus braunii residue', Energy and Fuels, vol 26, no 6 , pp 3874 - 3881.
  • Tran, N., Bartlett, J., Kannangara, K., Milev, A., Volk, H. and Wilson, M. (2010), 'Catalytic upgrading of biorefinery oil from micro-algae', Fuel, vol 89, no 2 , pp 265 - 274.
  • Smart, S., Fania, D., Milev, A., Kannangara, K., Lu, M. and Martin, D. (2010), 'The effect of carbon nanotube hydrophobicity on the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube-reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol 117, no 1 , pp 24 - 32.
  • Milev, A., Tran, N., Kannangara, K. and Wilson, M. (2010), 'Unoccupied electronic structure of ball-milled graphite', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol 12, no 25 , pp 6685 - 6691.
  • Tran, N., Wilson, M., Milev, A., Bartlett, J., Lamb, R., Martin, D. and Kannangara, K. (2009), 'Photoemission and absorption spectroscopy of carbon nanotube interfacial interactions', Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, vol 145 , pp 23 - 41.
  • Milev, A., Wilson, M., Kannangara, K. and Tran, N. (2008), 'X-ray diffraction line profile analysis of nanocrystalline graphite', Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol 111, no 40604 , pp 346 - 350.
  • Wilson, M., Tran, N., Milev, A., Kannangara, K., Volk, H. and Lu, M. (2008), 'Nanomaterials in soils', Geoderma, vol 146, no 40575 , pp 291 - 302.
  • Milev, A., Tran, N., Kannangara, K., Wilson, M. and Avramov, I. (2008), 'Polymorphic transformation of iron-phthalocyanine and the effect on carbon nanotube synthesis', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol 112, no 14 , pp 5339 - 5347.
  • Tran, N., Milev, A., Wilson, M., Bartlett, J. and Kannangara, K. (2008), 'Mechanism of carbon nanotube dispersion and precipitation during treatments with poly(acrylic acid)', Surface and Interface Analysis, vol 40 , pp 1294 - 1298.
  • Tran, N., Wilson, M., Milev, A., Dennis, G. and Kannangara, K. (2008), 'Formation mechanism and surface property of exfoliated silica nano-plates', Journal of Physics, vol 100, no 1 .
  • Milev, A., Kannangara, K., Tran, N. and Wilson, M. (2007), 'Molecular structure reorganisation of Fe-, Co- and Ni-phthalocyanines upon milling', International Journal of Nanotechnology, vol 4, no 5 , pp 516 - 522.
  • Tran, N., Wilson, M., Milev, A., Dennis, G. and Kannangara, K. (2007), 'Mechanism of silica plate formation from lucentite', Surface Review and Letters, vol 14, no 2 , pp 235 - 239.
  • Tran, N., Wilson, M., Milev, A., Dennis, G., Mccutcheon, A. and Kannangara, K. (2006), 'Structural-Chemical Evolution within Exfoliated Clays', Langmuir, vol 22, no 15 , pp 6696 - 6700.
  • Tran, N., Dennis, G., Milev, A., Kannangara, K., Williams, P. and Wilson, M. (2006), 'Dispersion of organically modified clays within n-alcohols', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol 297, no 2 , pp 541 - 545.
  • Milev, A., Tran, N., Kannangara, K. and Wilson, M. (2006), 'Influence of bond defects on coiling of graphite', Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, vol 7, no 8 , pp 834 - 838.
  • Tran, N., Wilson, M., Milev, A., Dennis, G., Kannangara, K. and Lamb, R. (2006), 'Dispersion of silicate nano-plates within poly(acrylic acid) and their interfacial interactions', Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, vol 7, no 8 , pp 786 - 791.
  • Marshall, C., Kannangara, K., Alvarez, R. and Wilson, M. (2005), 'Characterisation of insoluble charcoal in Weipa bauxite', Carbon, vol 43, no 6 , pp 1279 - 1285.
  • Mccutcheon, A., Hu, J., Kannangara, K., Wilson, M. and Reddy, N. (2005), 'Si Labelled nanoaluminosilicate imogolite', Non-Crystalline Solids, vol 351 , pp 1967 - 1972.
  • Kannangara, K., Wilson, M., Bandara, T., Boreham, C. and Fisher, K. (2005), 'The Study of Australian Coal Maturity: Relationship between Solid-State NMR Aromaticities and Organic Free-Radical Court', Energy and Fuels 2005, vol 19 , pp 954 - 959.
  • Milev, A., Mccutcheon, A., Kannangara, K., Wilson, M. and Bandara, T. (2005), 'Precursor Decomposition and Nucleation Kinetics during Platelike Apatite Synthesis', Journal Physical Chemistry B, vol 109, no 36 , pp 17304 - 17310.
  • Smeulders, D., Milev, A., Kannangara, K. and Wilson, M. (2005), 'Rod milling and thermal annealing of graphite: Passing the equilibrium barrier', Journal of Materials Science, vol 40, no 3 , pp 655 - 662.
  • Tran, N., Dennis, G., Milev, A., Kannangara, K., Wilson, M. and Lamb, R. (2005), 'Interactions of sodium montmorillonite with poly (acrylic acid)', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol 290 , pp 392 - 396.
  • Milev, A., Kannangara, K. and Wilson, M. (2004), 'Template-Directed Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite from a Lamellar Phosponate Precursor', Langmuir, vol 20 , pp 1888 - 1894.
  • Milev, A., Kannangara, K., Ben-Nissan, B. and Wilson, M. (2004), 'Temperature Effects on a Hydroxyapatite Precursor Solution', Journal of Physics and Chemistry, vol 108 , pp 5516 - 5521.
  • Mccutcheon, A., Kannangara, K., Wilson, M. and Ben-Nissan, B. (2004), 'Preliminary analysis of pore distributions using NMR in natural coral and hydrothermally prepared hydroxyapatite', Materials Science, vol 39 , pp 5711 - 5717.
  • Milev, A., Kannangara, K. and Wilson, M. (2004), 'Strain and microcrystallite size in synthetic lamellar apatite', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol 108, no 34 , pp 13015 - 13021.
  • Hu, J., Kannangara, K., Wilson, M. and Reddy, N. (2004), 'The fused silicate route to protoimogolite and imogolite', Journal of Non-Crystalline Solides, vol 347 , pp 224 - 230.
  • Wheelan, T., Ellis, A., Kannangara, K., Marshall, C., Smeulders, D. and Wilson, M. (2003), 'Macromolecules in the Bayer Process', Reviews in Chemical Engineering, vol 19, no 5 , pp 431 - 471.
  • Ellis, A., Kannangara, K. and Wilson, M. (2003), 'Chemistry of Sodium Lactate Formation under Simulated Alumina Refinery Conditions', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol 42 , pp 3185 - 3189.
  • Whelan, T., Kannangara, K. and Wilson, M. (2003), 'Increased Resolution in High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph Spectra of Hight-Molecular-Weight Organic Components of Bayer Liquids', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Resrarch, vol 42 , pp 6673 - 6681.
  • Ellis, A., Wilson, M. and Kannangara, K. (2002), 'Bayer Poisons: Degradation of Angiosperm and Gymnosperm Water-Soluble Extracts in Sodium Hydroxide at 145 deg. C', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol 41, no 12 , pp 2842 - 2852.
  • Smeulders, D., Wilson, M. and Kannangara, K. (2001), 'Host-Guest Interactions in humic materials', Organic Geochemistry, vol 32, no 11 , pp 1357 - 1371.

Conference Papers

  • Fania, D., Kannangara, K., Milev, A. and Dennis, G. (2013), 'The importance of carbonisation atmosphere on char properties derived from poly(divinylbenzene)', International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, Gold Coast, Qld..
  • Murthy, P., Dissanayake, A., Milev, A., Kannangara, K. and Selvam, P. (2012), 'Glycerol oxidation over nano-gold supported nano-graphite catalysts', Chemeca 2012, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Belkina, M., Milev, A. and Kannangara, K. (2011), 'Direct low temperature synthesis of metal-catalyst-free CNTs on Si/SiO2 substrates', Chemeca, Sydney.
  • Belkina, M., Milev, A. and Kannangara, K. (2011), 'Low temperature synthesis of carbon nanotubes using modified chemical vapour deposition system', International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes 2011 (NT11), UK.
  • Tran, N., Wilson, M., Milev, A., Kannangara, K. and Dennis, G. (2008), 'Formation mechanism and surface property of exfoliated silica nano-plates', International conference on Nanoscience and Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Milev, A., Wilson, M., Tran, N. and Kannangara, K. (2008), 'Carbon nanotube formation from milled iron-phthalocyanine', Proceedings of the IVC-17/ICSS-13 and ICN+T 2007 Congress (2?6 July 2007, Stockholm, Sweden), Sweden.
  • Tran, N., Wilson, M., Milev, A., Dennis, G., Kannangara, K. and Lamb, R. (2007), 'Mechanism of exfoliation of clays', Ninth International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation, Korea.
  • Milev, A., Tran, N., Kannangara, K. and Wilson, M. (2007), 'Microstructural Changes upon Milling of Graphite in Water and Subsequent MWCNT Formation During High Temperature Annealing', Ninth International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation, Daegu, Korea.
  • Milev, A., Tran, N., Kannangara, K. and Wilson, M. (2006), 'Micro-structural evolution in processed graphite', International 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Tran, N., Wilson, M., Milev, A., Dennis, G., Kannangara, K. and Lamb, R. (2006), 'Silica plates as precursor for nano-structured materials', 2006 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Wilson, M., Kannangara, K. and Ellis, A. (2004), 'Carbohydrate rearrangements in humic solutions', AOGC-IHSS Conference Program and Abstracts, Blue Mountains, Australia.
  • Wilson, M., Marshall, C., Moy, A. and Kannangara, K. (2001), 'Stereochemistry of carbon nanotubes for electronic applications', Proceedings of SPIE- The International Society for Optical Engineering, .

Previous Projects

Title: Australian Centre for Functional Nanomaterials [via University of Queensland]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Australian Centre for Functional Nanomaterials
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara and Mick Wilson
Years: 2003-01-01 - 2010-12-31
ID: P0014042
Title: Elastomeric Nanocomposite for High Quality Gravure Printing
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2003-10-01 - 2006-12-31
ID: P0014122
Title: Polymer-Clay nanocomposites for Gravure Printing
Funder:
  • Kirk Group
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara, Adriyan Milev and Robert Creelman
Years: 2003-10-28 - 2004-04-27
ID: P0014278
Title: Nanocomposite Materials for High-power Lithium Battery Cathodes
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Adriyan Milev and Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2012-06-08 - 2016-04-15
ID: P00020539
Title: NMR Facility for Natural Products Research [via Southern Cross University]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2004-01-01 - 2004-12-31
ID: P0013604
Title: Investigation of decomposition kinetics of acetate-phosphonate hybrids for bone-like apatitie synthesis
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara and Adriyan Milev
Years: 2005-02-02 - 2006-02-01
ID: P0014478
Title: Development of a cost-effective organic-inorganic nanocomposite for high quality gravure printing
Funder:
  • Kirk Group
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara, Adriyan Milev, Robert Creelman, Mick Wilson and Gary Dennis
Years: 2004-06-25 - 2006-06-30
ID: P0012672
Title: The study of the mechanism and characterization of the intermediates responsible for the formation of nanocrystalline, monophasic carbonated hydroxyapatite with bone-like morphology
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara and Adriyan Milev
Years: 2004-02-16 - 2005-02-15
ID: P0011622
Title: The use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for the forensic investigation of reactions conducted in clandestine laboratories
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2003-01-25 - 2004-01-24
ID: P0011670
Title: Isolation and Characterisation of individual components of complex organic mixtures using Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara, Andrew Shalliker and Janice Aldrich-Wright
Years: 2005-10-05 - 2006-10-04
ID: P0014808
Title: Responses and Adaptability of Eucalyptus Seedlings to Drought Conditions: Effects of Supplemental Calcium on Plant Sustainability
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Caliope Fertilizers
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2007-11-07 - 2008-11-26
ID: P0015724
Title: Ultra-High Resolution images with Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara, Peter Williams and Bill Price
Years: 2006-09-01 - 2007-08-31
ID: P0015241
Title: Advanced characterisation facilities for functional nanostructured materials [via UNSW] No funding to UWS
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara, Adriyan Milev and Nguyen Tran
Years: 2007-03-20 - 2008-03-19
ID: P0015327
Title: Low-cost, scalable approach for conversion of glycerol to 1,3-propanediol
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • AusBiodiesel Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara and Gary Dennis
Years: 2015-01-16 - 2018-03-06
ID: P00022212
Title: Coating of fertiliser granules with fine sulphur and other nutrients and coating materials using a novel sulphur grinding process
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Summit Quinphos
Western Researchers: Mick Wilson, Kamali Kannangara and Ji Hu
Years: 2003-04-30 - 2004-04-29
ID: P0010798
Title: A comparison of mulches for roadside Revegetation by the RTA
Funder:
  • Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)
Western Researchers: Charles Morris and Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2004-09-14 - 2006-07-31
ID: P0014396
Title: Characterisation and commercialisation of Bioactives in medical mushrooms
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: John Cairney, Mick Wilson, Kai Yip Cho, Kamali Kannangara, Gary Dennis and Janice Aldrich-Wright
Years: 2005-01-01 - 2007-12-31
ID: P0014445
Title: Quality assurance and bioavailability of a Chinese herbal proprietary formula
Funder:
  • AusIndustry - Dept Industry Science & Resources
Western Researchers: Alan Bensoussan, Cheang Khoo, Janice Aldrich-Wright, Andrew Shalliker, Kamali Kannangara, Dennis Chang and Mick Wilson
Years: 2002-12-16 - 2004-03-31
ID: P0010628
Title: Characterisation and commercialisation of bioactives in medical mushrooms
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Mick Wilson, Kai Yip Cho, Kamali Kannangara, Gary Dennis and Janice Aldrich-Wright
Years: 2004-06-21 - 2007-06-20
ID: P0011412
Title: Carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposite
Funder:
  • Australian Synchrotron Research Program Incorporated
Western Researchers: Nguyen Tran, Adriyan Milev and Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2007-07-15 - 2007-07-20
ID: P0015638
Title: Carbon nanotube dispersion in water
Funder:
  • Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Org
Western Researchers: Nguyen Tran, Adriyan Milev and Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2009-04-12 - 2009-04-15
ID: P00016633
Title: Multi-purpose x-ray diffractometer
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Peter Williams, Adriyan Milev, Peter Leverett, Kamali Kannangara and Gary Dennis
Years: 2008-09-24 - 2009-09-23
ID: P00016345
Title: Functionalized Nanocarbons for Energy Storage Applications
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Adriyan Milev, Nguyen Tran and Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2008-12-18 - 2009-12-17
ID: P00016512
Title: Improved Oil Production From Algae
Funder:
  • Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (ACRG)
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Nguyen Tran, Adriyan Milev, Kamali Kannangara and John Bartlett
Years: 2009-02-02 - 2011-01-31
ID: P00016356
Title: Links between carbon and nitrogen cycling processes in forest soils: An innovative approach with both NMR and stable isotope techniques - [Via Griffith Uni] - LP0347376
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Mick Wilson and Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2003-06-03 - 2007-05-29
ID: P0012722
Title: Time-of-flight mass spectrometer for analysis of complex mixtures in oils, ancient rocks, recent sediments, natural products and atmospheric aerosols [via Macquarie Uni - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2010-01-01 - 2010-12-31
ID: P00017187
Title: Carbon Nanotubes for Mobile Energy Storage
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Adriyan Milev and Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2009-10-28 - 2010-02-27
ID: P00017605
Title: Toward a Hybrid Technology for Producing Biodiesel Fuel from Microalgae
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Nguyen Tran and Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2009-12-04 - 2010-12-03
ID: P00017753
Title: Simultaneous Measurements of Reaction Kinetics and Particle Distributions for Cutting-Edge Research into CO2 Storage, Catalysis and Novel Materials [via Uni of Newcastle - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara, John Bartlett, Adriyan Milev and Nguyen Tran
Years: 2012-03-29 - 2013-03-28
ID: P00020387
Title: Preliminary 1D 1H NMR study to determine the molecular interactions of Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium salt with gelatin in solution
Funder:
  • Proteobioactives Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara, Roland Gamsjaeger and Liza Cubeddu
Years: 2019-07-22 - 2019-08-31
ID: P00026007
Title: New nanocomposite cathode materials for lithium-batteries
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Adriyan Milev and Kamali Kannangara
Years: 2012-03-02 - 2013-03-01
ID: P00020563
Title: Biodiesel from microalgae: ultrasound effects on algal crude oils
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • AusBiodiesel Pty Ltd
  • Office for Science & Medical Research
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara, Nguyen Tran and Adriyan Milev
Years: 2011-01-24 - 2012-01-23
ID: P00019431
Title: New Nanocarbons: Structure,properties and potential applications
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara and Adriyan Milev
Years: 2010-11-17 - 2013-11-16
ID: P00019327
Title: Facilities for investigating nano-scale catalysts and catalytic production of non conventional fuels
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara, Nguyen Tran, Adriyan Milev and Mick Wilson
Years: 2010-11-17 - 2012-06-16
ID: P00019352

Supervision

Associate Professor Kannangara is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Applications of Solid-State 15N NMR Spectroscopy to the Study of Nitrogen Cycling in Sub-Tropical Forest Plantations
Field of Research: Natural And Physical Sciences
Thesis Title: Synthesis, Thermal Decomposition and Characterisation of Acetyl 2-Hydroxyethyl Phosphonate: Key Precursor Intermediate in Hydroxypatite Synthesis
Field of Research: Natural And Physical Sciences
Thesis Title: Controlled Synthesis of Nanographites and Characterization of Their Electronic and Magnetic Properties
Field of Research: Natural And Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: A Novel Co-Precipitation Method for Carbon-Free LiFePO4 and Investigation into Potential LiFePO4-C Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Field of Research: Chemical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified; Chemical Sciences; Chemical Engineering; Other Natural And Physical Sciences
Thesis Title: Novel Lithium Manganese Phosphate Nanocomposite Material for High-Power Lithium Battery Cathodes
Field of Research: Other Natural And Physical Sciences
Thesis Title: Supersaturation Control in Nanocarbon Synthesis from Ethanol via Temperature Modulation
Field of Research: Natural And Physical Sciences
Thesis Title: Growth of Carbon Nanotubes on Controlled Sized Metal Nanoparticles by Manipulation of Supersaturation
Field of Research: Organic Chemistry; Natural And Physical Sciences

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