DR Colin Scholes

DR Colin Scholes


  • Separation Technology (Membrane)



  • 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.     


Member of

  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Member 2007 -
  • Scientifiques Sans Frontieres Australia. Member 2007 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2010 - C. Scholes, 'Optimizing facilitated transport membranes for carbon capture from flue gas', Early Career Reseracher Grant, University of Melbourne, $39,164


Education and training

  • PHD, University of Melbourne 2007
  • BE, University of Melbourne 2001
  • BSC, University of Melbourne 2001

Awards and honors

  • Australian Institute of Policy and Science, 2012 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for Victoria, 2012
  • Funding travel to the International Test Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture in Canada to access the latest advances in membrane contactor technology., Business Victoria - Science Technology & Innovation - Victoria Fellowship 2012, 2012
  • Australian-American Fulbright Commission, Fulbright Scholarship, 2009



Available for supervision

  • Y