Dr Jonathan Sierke

  • Room: Level: 01 Room: 17
  • Building: Chemical Engineering #2
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Nanocellulose
  • Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (POSS)
  • Polymers
  • Polysiloxanes
  • Polyurethanes
  • Water filtration


Dr Jonathan Sierke completed a Bachelor of Science degree in 2009, followed by completion of a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in 2010, where he received 1st class, both degrees from Flinders University. Following this he then received his PhD in 2018 from Flinders University, during which he received an Australian Postgraduate Award.

Recent publications

  1. Sierke J, Ellis A. Cross-linking of dehydrofluorinated PVDF membranes with thiol modified polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) and pure water flux analysis. Journal of Membrane Science. Elsevier Science. 2019, Vol. 581. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.03.063
  2. Sierke J, Ellis A. High purity synthesis of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane modified with an antibacterial. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS. Elsevier BV. 2015, Vol. 60. DOI: 10.1016/j.inoche.2015.07.007
  3. Dixon M, Leterme S, Sierke J, Ellis A. MF, UF, and SWRO Membranes in the Desalination Process. Urban Water Reuse Handbook. CRC Press. 2015. Editors: Eslamian S.