DR Anthony Stickland

DR Anthony Stickland


  • Solid-Liquid Separation
  • Suspension Rheology



  • Research Area: Environmental Engineering

    Water purification
    Water and waste water processing and recycling
    Sustainable Technologies 

    Research Area: Materials & Minerals Engineering

    Flow process modelling
    Solid-liquid separations
    Tailings management 

    Anthony’s primary research area is the flow and deformation (or rheology) of particulate suspensions. The suspension may be under a shear load such as in pipe flow and flow down a slope, or under a compressional load such as in filtration and centrifugation. Current areas of research involve solid-liquid separation processes in a wide range of industries including mineral processing, water treatment, waste-water treatment and bio-sludges. Work is continuing on the development and validation of experimental characterisation methods and modelling tools for sedimentation, thickening, filtration, centrifugation, drying and evaporation applications. An important strategic goal is to incorporate shear effects into characterisation methods and dewatering models, thereby enabling optimisation of complex dewatering processes that involve combined shear and compressional loads such as cross-flow filtration, raked thickening, decanting centrifugation and thin film drying.

    Academic Teaching
    • Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer
    • Particle Mechanics and Processing
    • Industry Project



Member of

  • Australasian Colloid and Interface Society. Member 2013 -
  • Australian Society of Rheology. Council Member 2009 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2012-2014: S. Gras, D.Tillett, G. Martin, A. Stickland and P. Scales, 'Bacteriophages for foam control in wastewater processing', ARC Linkage Project with Melbourne Water Corporation, SA Water Corporation, Water Corporation of WA, Australian Research Council

    2011-2013: H-E Teo, A. Stickland, R. Batterham and P. Scales, ‘Novel Coal Dewatering Techniques’, Brown Coal Innovation Australia Research Scholarship

    2011: A. Stickland, 'Solid-liquid separation in lamella thickeners and disc stack centrifuges', Faculty supported funding for Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Melbourne

    2011: A. Stickland and P. Scales, MERIT Visiting Scholars Fund, Melbourne School of Engineering

    2011: J. Monty, I. Marusic, J. Klewicki, A. Ooi, P. Scales & A. Stickland, ‘Enhancing evaporation at the turbulent air-water interface to improve waste water processing in mining applications’, Research Collaboration Grant, The University of Melbourne

    2010: A. Stickland, 'Combined compression and shear of particulate networks', Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Melbourne



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2005
  • BE(Hons), University of Melbourne 2000
  • BSc(Hons), University of Melbourne 2000

Awards and honors

  • Carlton Connect Initiative Research Impact Award, 2015
  • Grimwade Prize in Industrial Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Science, 2006


Available for supervision

  • Y