Professor Ray Dagastine leads a research group in interfacial phenomena focused on the interactions between drops, bubbles and particles that control soft matter in the Dept of Chemical Engineering in the Melbourne School of Engineering.
During his appointment of the University of Melbourne Professor Dagastine has been an ARC Future Fellow (2010 - 2014) and a Senior Technology Fellow at the Melbourne Centre of Nanofabrication (2012 - 2015).
Dagastine is also the initiative chair of the Materials Research Hallmark Initiative at the University of Melbourne and is the academic leader of a the Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform .
His research interests are in the area of particulate and droplet interfacial phenomena, emulsion stability and deformable surfaces. He is a leading researcher in developing experimental methods and theoretical analytical tools to study interaction forces between deformable liquid-liquid interfaces using both optical techniques and atomic force microscopy.
He also has research interests in structure in complex fluids, non-equilibrium surface forces, and protein interactions and nanomechanical properties of capsules and micro-particles.
More information about his group can be found at chemical.eng.unimelb.edu.au/dagastine/.
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Effect of Orientation and Wetting Properties on the Behavior of Janus Particles at the Air-Water Interface.
Ellen M Knapp, Raymond R Dagastine, Raymond S Tu, Ilona Kretzschmar
Journal article | 2020 | ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
The adhesion force and contact angle of gold-capped silica Janus particles and plain silica particles at an air-water interface ar..
Determining how polymer-bubble interactions impact algal separation using the novel "Posi"-dissolved air flotation process
Narasinga Rao Hanumanth Rao, Anthony M Granville, Christine I Browne, Raymond R Dagastine, Russell Yap, Bruce Jefferson, Rita K Henderson
Journal article | 2018 | Separation and Purification Technology
Ultrasonically synthesized organic liquid-filled chitosan microcapsules: part 2: characterization using AFM (atomic force microscopy) and combined AFM-confocal laser scanning fluorescence microscopy
Srinivas Mettu, Qianyu Ye, Meifang Zhou, Raymond Dagastine, Muthupandian Ashokkumar
Journal article | 2018 | Soft Matter
Ion tuned water can greatly enhance alteration of carbonate surface to water-wet
H Ding, S Mettu, RR Dagastine, SH Rahman
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | Proceedings of the 6th Unconventional Resources Technology Conference
Copyright 2018, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC). In this paper, we aim to investigate the wettability alter..
Insights into Free Volume Variations across Ion-Exchange Membranes upon Mixed Solvents Uptake by Small and Ultrasmall Angle Neutron Scattering
Francois-Marie Allioux, Christopher J Garvey, Christine Rehm, Blaise L Tardy, Raymond Riley Dagastine, Peter D Hodgson, Lingxue Kong, Ludovic Francis Dumee
Journal article | 2017 | ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Micromechanical characterization of shales through nanoindentation and energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry
Yuriy B Veytskin, Vamsi K Tammina, Christopher P Bobko, Patrick G Hartley, Michael B Clennell, David N Dewhurst, Raymond R Dagastine
Journal article | 2017 | Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment
Modular assembly of superstructures from polyphenol-functionalized building blocks
Junling Guo, Blaise L Tardy, Andrew J Christofferson, Yunlu Dai, Joseph J Richardson, Wei Zhu, Ming Hu, Yi Ju, Jiwei Cui, Raymond R Dagastine, Irene Yarovsky, Frank Caruso
Journal article | 2016 | Nature Nanotechnology
Ultrasonic synthesis of stable oil filled microcapsules using thiolated chitosan and their characterization by AFM and numerical simulations
Sinuo Tan, Srinivas Mettu, Matthew Dominic Biviano, Meifang Zhou, Bandar Babgi, Jonathan White, Raymond R Dagastine, Muthupandian Ashokkumar
Journal article | 2016 | Soft Matter
Direct AFM force measurements between air bubbles in aqueous polydisperse sodium poly(styrene sulfonate) solutions: Effect of collision speed, polyelectrolyte concentration and molar mass
Christine Browne, Rico F Tabor, Franz Grieser, Raymond R Dagastine
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Microstructure and Composition of Full Fat Cheddar Cheese Made with Ultrafiltered Milk Retentate.
Lydia Ong, Raymond R Dagastine, Sandra E Kentish, Sally L Gras
Journal article | 2013 | Foods
Milk protein is often standardised prior to cheese-making using low concentration factor ultrafiltration retentate (LCUFR) but the..
Combined AFM-confocal microscopy of oil droplet interactions and novel characterization methods of the oil-water interface
RR Dagastine, R Tabor, MH Uddin, H Lockie, SY Tan, R Manica, DYC Chan, F Grieser
Conference Proceedings | 2011 | Engineering Sciences and Fundamentals - Core Programming Topic at the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting
Silica nano-particle super-hydrophobic surfaces: the effects of surface morphology and trapped air pockets on hydrodynamic drainage forces
Derek YC Chan, Md Hemayet Uddin, Kwun L Cho, Irving I Liaw, Robert N Lamb, Geoffrey W Stevens, Franz Grieser, Raymond R Dagastine
Journal article | 2009 | Faraday Discussions
Divalent cations stabilize the aggregation of sulfated glycoproteins in the adhesive nanofibers of the biofouling diatom Toxarium undulatum
Anthony Chiovitti, Philip Heraud, Tony M Dugdale, Oliver M Hodson, Roger CA Curtain, Raymond R Dagastine, Bayden R Wood, Richard Wetherbee
Journal article | 2008 | Soft Matter
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Certificate of Excellence for Most Engaged Research Group
ARC Future Fellowship 2010-2013
Australian Fresh Scientist
International Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2002-04)
Shell Graduate Fellow (1997-2002)
Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
American Chemical Society, Colloids Division
Board Of Directors (2015-2017) And Member
Australasian Colloid and Interface Society
Institution of Chemical Engineers
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Doctor of Philososphy in Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Distinction
University of Delaware