Project Summary

Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth and is regularly subject to the prolonged rainfall deficiency, increased surface water salinity and water bodies contamination. Decontamination, desalination and separation technologies have captured great interest as the alternative ways to augment the available water resources. We are developing new strategies to prepare low cost and high performance nanomaterials / nanodevices for water pollutants (heavy metal ions and organic toxins) removal and saline water desalination.

Nanomaterials for organic toxins removal.
Nanomaterials for organic toxins removal.

Research Group

Yu Group


Nanomaterials, Health, Manufacturing, Sustainability, Water Treatment, Nanoparticles, Absorbents

Student Projects

Synthesizing metal oxide based adsorbent for arsenic sequestration


Project members

Lead Investigators

Professor Chengzhong (Michael) Yu

Senior Group Leader
Yu Group
AIBN Deputy Director (Postgraduate Studies)

Dr Xiaodan Huang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Yu Group

Researchers Involved

Swasmi Purwajanti

PhD Student
Yu Group

Min Zhang

PHD student
Yu Group