DR Shane Usher

DR Shane Usher

Positions

  • Dewatering of particulate suspensions
  • Rheology of particulate suspension
  • Space Analogues

Overview

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  • One area of research involves 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 and centrifugation applications. A strategic goal is to incorporate shear effects into characterisation methods and dewatering models, thereby enabling optimisation of dewatering processes. A new area of research involves analogue space missions and associated technologies.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian Society of Rheology. Member - Australian Society of Rheology 1998 - 2020
  • Mars Society Australia. Member - Mars Society Australia 2018 - 2019
  • Space Association of Australia. Member - Space Association of Australia 2018 - 2019
  • Australian Society of Rheology. Committee Member - Australian Society of Rheology 2003 - 2009

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • AMIRA P266: Improving Thickener Technology www.p266project.com

    Smart Water Fund: Wastewater Dry Stacking Outlet Configuration Trials

    ARC Linkage Project: Reducing Land and Infrastructure Requirements for Water Evaporation from Biosludge through Dry Stacking   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 1998
  • BEng, University of Melbourne 1998

Awards and honors

  • The University of Melbourne - City of Melbourne Competition: Issues for Melbourne 2020, University of Melbourne - City of Melbourne, 2007

Linkages

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • 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 and centrifugation applications. A strategic goal is to incorporate shear and drying effects into characterisation methods and dewatering models, thereby enabling optimisation of dewatering processes. Are you interested in a joint melbourne-Birmingham PhD? Checkout this link: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/modelling-and-simulation-of-the-agglomeration-of-settling-particles-under-shear-in-dewatering-processes/?p107601