Dr Colin Scholes

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 3.11
  • Building: Chemical Engineering #1
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Separation Technology (Membrane)

Personal webpage

http://www.chemeng.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff.php?person_ID=5540

Biography

Dr Colin Scholes was among eight young scientists from the University of Melbourne have been awarded 2012 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for Victoria.  All winners are leaders in their field, breaking new ground with their innovation and discoveries.  The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards aim to recognise early career researchers who have achieved significant research outcomes and have demonstrated their passion to engage with the community in science.  Award winners will spend the next year engaging with teachers, school students, parents and the broader community around Victoria and across Australia as part of the Tall Poppy Campaign run by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.

Dr Scholes was a successful recipient of this award for his work in Climate Change Mitigation.  Dr Scholes is developing efficient filtering membranes to separate carbon from industry gases such as coal-fired power stations.  

Recent publications

  1. Scholes C, Dong G, Kim JS, Jo HJ, Lee J, Lee YM. Permeation and separation of SO2, H2S and CO2 through thermally rearranged (TR) polymeric membranes. SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 179.
  2. Scholes C, Ghosh UK. Review of membranes for helium separation and purification. Membranes. 2017, Vol. 7, Issue 1.
  3. Scholes C, Kentish S, Stevens G, Demontigny D. Asymmetric composite PDMS membrane contactors for desorption of CO2 from monoethanolamine. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Elsevier. 2016, Vol. 55.
  4. Scholes C, Ghosh U. Helium separation through polymeric membranes: selectivity targets. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE. Elsevier Science. 2016, Vol. 520.
  5. Scholes C, Jin J, Stevens G, Kentish S. Hydrocarbon solubility, permeability, and competitive sorption effects in polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIM-1) membranes. JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS. Wiley - John Wiley & Sons. 2016, Vol. 54, Issue 3.
  6. Scholes C, Stevens G, Kentish S. Impact of Heavy Hydrocarbons on Natural Gas Sweetening Using Perfluorinated Polymeric Membranes. 250th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS). American Chemical Society. 2016, Vol. 55, Issue 28.
  7. Liu Q, Galizia M, Gleason KL, Scholes C, Paul DR, Freeman BD. Influence of toluene on CO2 and CH4 gas transport properties in thermally rearranged (TR) polymers based on 3,3 '-dihydroxy-4,4 '-diamino-biphenyl (HAB) and 2,2 '-bis-(3,4-dicarboxyphenyl) hexafluoropropane dianhydride (6FDA). JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE. Elsevier Science. 2016, Vol. 514.
  8. Azher H, Scholes C, Kanehashi S, Stevens G, Kentish S. The effect of temperature on the permeation properties of Sulphonated Poly (Ether Ether) Ketone in wet flue gas streams. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE. Elsevier Science. 2016, Vol. 519.
  9. Lu H, Kanehashi S, Scholes C, Kentish S. The potential for use of cellulose triacetate membranes in post combustion capture. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Elsevier. 2016, Vol. 55.
  10. Scholes C. Thermally Rearranged Poly(benzoxazole) Copolymer Membranes for Improved Gas Separation: A Review. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY. CSIRO Publications. 2016, Vol. 69, Issue 6.
  11. Scholes C, Kentish S, Stevens G, Demontigny D. Comparison of thin film composite and microporous membrane contactors for CO2 absorption into monoethanolamine. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL. Elsevier. 2015, Vol. 42.
  12. Scholes C, Jin J, Stevens G, Kentish S. Competitive Permeation of Gas and Water Vapour in High Free Volume Polymeric Membranes. JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS. Wiley - John Wiley & Sons. 2015, Vol. 53, Issue 10.
  13. Scholes C, Chen G, Lu H, Kentish S. Crosslinked PEG and PEBAX membranes for concurrent permeation ofwater and carbon dioxide. Membranes. 2015, Vol. 6, Issue 1.
  14. Wang Y, Li H, Dong G, Scholes C, Chen V. Effect of Fabrication and Operation Conditions on CO2 Separation Performance of PEO-PA Block Copolymer Membranes. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH. American Chemical Society. 2015, Vol. 54, Issue 29.
  15. Kentish S, Kloester E, Stevens G, Scholes C, Dumee L. Electrodialysis in Aqueous-Organic Mixtures. SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION REVIEWS. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2015, Vol. 44, Issue 4.

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