I am a chemist by trade with a specialty in physical chemistry, particularly in examining chemical reactions/processes. My main expertise includes the following: physical chemistry; anti-fouling expertise; Bayer process; crystal growth, kinetics and thermodynamics of chemical reactions; high power ultrasonics; zeolites; thin film deposition by gas phase and sol gel processes; and carbon nanotubes and nanowires of other materials. I have managed or been actively involved in many research projects, and have attracted more than $2,000,000 in research funding from competitive research grants and external contracts. In all, I have more than 22 years experience in research, and am quite familiar with a range of research environments.

  • CH1001: Chemistry: A Central Science (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • CH1002: Chemistry: Principles and Applications (Level 1; TSV)
  • CH2043: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis (Level 2; TSV)
  • CH3310: Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (Level 3; TSV)
  • CH5002: Advanced Chemistry Research Project (Level 5; TSV)
  • MD1010: Introduction to Integrated Medical Studies Part 1 of 2 (Level 1; TSV)
  • PC1101: Introduction to Pharmacy (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • PC1103: Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • PC2203: Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2 (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • TV1103: Fundamentals of Veterinary Science (Level 1; TSV)
  • Thin film deposition using the theory of charged nanoparticles
  • Kinetics and thermodynamics of various chemical processes
  • Bayer Process
  • Anti-fouling strategies
  • Crystal growth
  • Application of high power ultrasonics to a range of processes
  • Carbon nanotubes, graphene and nanowires
  • 2006 to 2009 - Research Fellow, Applied Centre for Structural and Synchrotron Studies (ACeSSS) (University of South Australia)
  • 2005 to 2006 - Brain Pool Fellow, Center for Microstructure Science of Materials (Seoul National University)
  • 2001 to 2004 - Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ian Wark Research Institute (University of South Australia)
  • 1999 to 2001 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Microstructure Science of Materials (Seoul National University)
  • 1996 to 1999 - PhD. Student, Ian Wark Research Institute (University of South Australia)
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  • 2005 to 2006 - Brain Pool Fellow
  • 2001 to 2004 - Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2004 - Australian Nanotechnology Network (2004- present)

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 19+ research outputs authored by Dr Mark Barnes from 1999 onwards.

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Atlas Soils Pty Ltd - Contract Research

Treatment of high conductivity dredge spoil material using Groundswell? continuous fermentation process

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The Groundswell? process is a process for making HumiSoil? a humus-rich soil. The research project proposes to utilise the Groundswell? continuous fermentation process to treat 50 tonnes of high conductivity dredge spoil material. The proposal aims to convert this contaminated material into a saleable product. The project team proposes to combine 50 tonnes of dredge spoil with 250 tonnes of urban waste including green waste and agricultural waste.
Mark Barnes, Sarah Sletten and Jason Lange (College of Science & Engineering and Atlas Soils Pty Ltd)
Soils; Groundswell process; Humus

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  • Sustainable production of commodity chemicals from renewable materials (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Development and optimisation of fatty acid ester synthesis by enzymatic catalysis and TiO2-photocatalysis (2023, PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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