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Dr

Gabriel da Silva

Senior Lecturer
Kinetics; Aromatics; Ethanol
DFT; Ab Initio; Kinetics; Thermodynamics
Air Quality; Climate; Kinetics; Pollution
science & technology
physical sciences
chemistry
chemistry, physical
physics
physics, atomic, molecular & chemical
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Dr

Gabriel da Silva

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Atmospheric Science
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Dr

Gabriel da Silva

 

Dr Gabriel da Silva is a Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

Research Activities
- Environmental engineering
- Combustion and atmospheric chemistry
- Biofuels research
- Nitrosation reactions
- Materials and minerals engineering
- Bioleaching (biohydrometallurgy)

Dr da Silva’s research interests are broadly in the area of energy and the environment, using computational chemistry techniques and reaction rate theory to model complex reaction networks relevant to combustion and atmospheric chemistry, as well as environmentally important organic reaction mechanisms. The current research focus is directed toward understanding and modeling reaction processes related to the use of biofuels (ethanol, biodiesel, and biomass), allowing us to optimize their combustion and thereby support the uptake of these green, renewable energy-sources.

Studies are also underway to model the formation and atmospheric reactions of pollutants like soot, persistent free radicals, and ozone depleting substances. A further area of interest is bioleaching, where naturally occurring bacteria are used to leach base and precious metals from sulphide minerals.

Professional Experience
Lecturer, The University of Melbourne, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2007 – present
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Chemistry and environmental Science, 2005 – 2007
Engineering Research Assistant, BHP Billiton, Biohydrometallurgy Research Group, 2000 – 2002


Projects

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12

Projects

Project Types


7

Research Grant


3

Internal Research Grant


2

Research Contracts


Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Senior Lecturer

Chemical Engineering

Affiliated Member

American Chemical Society

Education


PhD (Chemical Engineering)

The University of Newcastle

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (CHEMICAL)

The University of Newcastle