Professor Sally Gras

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  • 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. 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. Hendrikse S, Gras S, Ellis A. Opportunities and Challenges in DNA-Hybrid Nanomaterials.. ACS Nano. 2019, Vol. 13, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b06186
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. MacDougall PE, 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Chen G, Gras S, Kentish S. Separation Technologies for Salty Wastewater Reduction in the Dairy Industry. Separation & Purification Reviews. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2018. DOI: 10.1080/15422119.2018.1496452

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