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 Processing Engineering. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 29. DOI: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2019.100785
  3. Jannat A, Haque F, Xu K, Zhou C, Zhang BY, Syed N, Mohiuddin M, Messalea KA, Li X, Gras S, Wen X, Fei Z, Haque E, Walia S, Daeneke T, Zavabeti A, Ou JZ. Exciton-Driven Chemical Sensors Based on Excitation-Dependent Photoluminescent Two-Dimensional SnS. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. American Chemical Society. 2019, Vol. 11, Issue 45. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b12843
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Hendrikse S, Gras S, Ellis A. Opportunities and Challenges in DNA-Hybrid Nanomaterials. ACS Nano. American Chemical Society. 2019, Vol. 13, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b06186
  7. Richards L, Lutz A, Chalmers DK, Jarrold A, Bowser T, Stevens G, Gras S. Production of metabolites of the anti-cancer drug noscapine using a P450BM3 mutant library.. Biotechnol Rep (Amst). 2019, Vol. 24. DOI: 10.1016/j.btre.2019.e00372
  8. Chen G, Gras S, Kentish S. Separation Technologies for Salty Wastewater Reduction in the Dairy Industry. Separation & Purification Reviews. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2019, Vol. 48, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1080/15422119.2018.1496452
  9. Karimi Alavijeh M, Meyer AS, Gras S, Kentish S. Simulation and economic assessment of large-scale enzymatic N-acetyllactosamine manufacture. Biochemical Engineering Journal. Elsevier Science. 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.bej.2019.107459
  10. 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
  11. Ong L, D’incecco P, Pellegrino L, Nguyen HTH, Kentish S, Gras S. The Effect of Salt on the Structure of Individual Fat Globules and the Microstructure of Dry Salted Cheddar Cheese. Food Biophysics. 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s11483-019-09606-x
  12. MacDougall P, Ong L, Palmer M, Gras S. The microstructure and textural properties of Australian cream cheese with differing composition. INTERNATIONAL DAIRY JOURNAL. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 99. DOI: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2019.104548
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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

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