Professor Sally Gras

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 3.08
  • Building: Chemical Engineering #1
  • Campus: Parkville

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Associate Professor Sally Gras is a Reader in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Melbourne and Director of The ARC Dairy Innovation Hub.

Current Research Activities
- Nano and Biomolecular Engineering
- Nanostructured Materials
- Tailored Biomaterials and Emulsions
- Nano-diagnostics, nano-toxicology, nano-therapeutics
- Fermentation processes and scale-up 

Recent publications

  1. Chen G, Artemi A, Lee J, Gras S, Kentish S. A pilot scale study on the concentration of milk and whey by forward osmosis.. Separation and Purification Technology. Elsevier. 2019, Vol. 215. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2019.01.050
  2. Krysiak-Baltyn K, Cavalida R, Thwaites B, Reeve PJ, Scales P, Van Den Akker B, Ong L, Martin G, Stickland A, Gras S. Comparison of physical characteristics and dewatering behaviour between granular and floccular sludges generated from the same sewage source. Journal of Water Process Engineering. 2019, Vol. 29. DOI: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2019.100785
  3. Sayanjali S, Sanguansri L, Ying D, Buckow R, Gras S, Augustin MA. Extrusion of a Curcuminoid-Enriched Oat Fiber-Corn-Based Snack Product. JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE. Institute of Food Technologists. 2019, Vol. 84, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1111/1750-3841.14432
  4. Aldalur A, Ong L, Bustamante MÁ, Gras S, Barron LJR. Impact of processing conditions on microstructure, texture and chemical properties of model cheese from sheep milk. Food and Bioproducts Processing. 2019, Vol. 116. DOI: 10.1016/j.fbp.2019.05.003
  5. Pax A, Ong L, Vongsvivut J, Tobin MJ, Kentish S, Gras S. The characterisation of Mozzarella cheese microstructure using high resolution synchrotron transmission and ATR-FTIR microspectroscopy. FOOD CHEMISTRY. Elsevier. 2019, Vol. 291. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.04.016
  6. D'Incecco P, Ong L, Gras S, Pellegrino L. A fluorescence in situ staining method for investigating spores and vegetative cells of Clostridia by confocal laser scanning microscopy and structured illuminated microscopy. MICRON. Pergamon. 2018, Vol. 110. DOI: 10.1016/j.micron.2018.04.005
  7. Chen G, Talebi S, Gras S, Weeks M, Kentish S. A review of salty waste stream management in the Australian dairy industry. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. Academic Press - Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 224. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.07.056
  8. Krysiak-Baltyn K, Martin G, Gras S. Computational modeling of bacteriophage production for process optimization. Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press. 2018, Vol. 1693. Editors: Azeredo J, Sillankorva S. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7395-8_16
  9. Krysiak-Baltyn K, Martin G, Gras S. Computational Modelling of Large Scale Phage Production Using a Two-Stage Batch Process. PHARMACEUTICALS. MDPI AG. 2018, Vol. 11, Issue 2. DOI: 10.3390/ph11020031
  10. D'Incecco P, Ong L, Pellegrino L, Faoro F, Barbiroli A, Gras S. Effect of temperature on the microstructure of fat globules and the immunoglobulin-mediated interactions between fat and bacteria in natural raw milk creaming. JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE. American Dairy Science Association. 2018, Vol. 101, Issue 4. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2017-13580
  11. Vongsvivut J, Truong VK, Hameed N, Beattie DA, Krasowska M, Gras S, Watson GS, Watson JA, Perez-Guaita D, Heraud P, Wood BR, Morikawa J, Juodkazis S, Ivanova EP, Tobin MJ. Recent advances in macro ATR-FTIR microspectroscopic technique for high resolution surface characterisation at Australian Synchrotron IR Beamline. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2018, Vol. Part F87-MICS 2018. DOI: 10.1364/MICS.2018.MT3C.5
  12. Yu L, Zheng Y, Xu J, Qu F, Lin Y, Zou Y, Yang Y, Gras S, Wang C. Site-specific determination of TTR-related functional peptides by using scanning tunneling microscopy. NANO RESEARCH. Tsinghau University Press. 2018, Vol. 11, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1007/s12274-017-1825-7
  13. Ong L, Kentish S, Gras S. Small scale production of cream cheese: A comparison of batch centrifugation and cloth bag methods. INTERNATIONAL DAIRY JOURNAL. Elsevier BV. 2018, Vol. 81. DOI: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2018.01.008
  14. Freidman B, Gras S, Snape I, Stevens G, Mumford K. A bio-reactive barrier sequence for petroleum hydrocarbon capture and degradation in low nutrient environments. INTERNATIONAL BIODETERIORATION & BIODEGRADATION. Elsevier. 2017, Vol. 116. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2016.09.025
  15. Nguyen H, Ong L, Hoque A, Kentish S, Williamson N, Ang C, Gras S. A proteomic characterization shows differences in the milk fat globule membrane of buffalo and bovine milk. FOOD BIOSCIENCE. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 19. DOI: 10.1016/j.fbio.2017.05.004

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