Swasmi Purwajanti specialises in synthesizing metal oxide based adsorbent for arsenic sequestration

Swasmi Purwajanti's research focuses on developing metal oxide-based nanomaterial for water remediation application.

She was a researcher at the Indonesian Agency for the application and assessment of technology, starting in 2009. She is pursuing her PhD degree at the University of Queensland since 2013, funded by Australian Award Scholarship.

Swasmi Purwajanti is current doing her PhD under the supervision of Professor Chengzhong (Michael) Yu.


Swasmi Purwajanti has collaborated with the Laboratory of Green Chemistry Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.

Key Publications

Swasmi Purwajanti, Liang Zhou, Yusilawati Ahmad Nor, Jun Zhang, Hongwei Zhang, Xiaodan Huang, Chengzhong Yu, Synthesis of Magnesium Oxide Hierarchical Microspheres: A Dual-Functional Material for Water Remediation, ACS Applied Material and Interfaces, 2015, 7, 21278-21286. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b05553

Swasmi Purwajanti, Hongwei Zhang, Xiaodan Huang, Hao Song, Yannan Yang, Jun Zhang, Yuting Niu, Anand Kumar Meka, Owen Noonan, Chengzhong Yu, Mesoporous Magnesium Oxide Hollow Spheres as Superior Arsenite Adsorbent: Synthesis and Adsorption Behavior, ACS Applied Material and Interfaces, 2016, 7, 25306-25312. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b08322 Chapter Book

Swasmi Purwajanti, Jie Yang, Xiaodan Huang, Chengzhong Yu, Rational design of functional nanoporous materials to confine water pollutant in controlled nano-space in Rational Design of Next-generation Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Water Applications. Editor: Peng Wang, IWA Publishing, 15 Aug. 2016

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