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Dr Dia Milani

Senior Research Scientist


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Dr Milani was awarded his PhD in Chemical Engineering from The University of Sydney in 2012. Earlier, he held a Master degree in Environmental Engineering Management from UTS and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (Power division) from the University of Aleppo. Dia received several awards during his studies, including being a member of the Dean's List at UTS in 2006 for his outstanding academic achievements, the Alexander Hugh Thurburn Scholarship in 2008, and the innovation and enterprise award from the School of Economic and Business at the University of Sydney in 2011. He has been involved in several research and pilot scale projects and energy auditing panels. His research focuses on the water-energy-emission nexus with primary emphasis on novel technologies in renewable energy, energy storage, carbon capture, CO2 utilization, waste management, and solar-assisted power cycles. Dia has joined CSIRO in 2017 as a postdoctoral research fellow within the Sustainable Carbon Technologies group. Dia has initiated a new area of R&D for the Energy Technologies Research Program by transforming the concept of solar-assisted carbon capture (SA-CC) technology to the new concept of ‘solar-powered’ carbon capture (SP-CC). Dia’s goal is to autonomise carbon capture processes away from fossil fuels and grid connection to be fully sustainable and independent technologies. Dr Milani has recently been awarded the prestigious CSIRO’s Julius Career Award in recognition of his exceptional work in pushing cutting-edge technologies.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2022-2026

    Julius Career Award

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    PhD (Chemical Engineering)
    The University of Sydney

  • 2011

    Graduate certificate in Innovation and Enterprise (Economic and Business)
    The University of Sydney

  • 2006

    Master of Environmental Engineering Management
    The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

  • 2002

    Diploma of Detail Drafting
    South Western Sydney Institute

  • 2001

    Graduate Certificate of Engineering
    Sydney Institute of Technology

  • 1995

    Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Power)
    Aleppo University

Other highlights

  • Apr 2021-Feb 2024

    CO2-Utilisation Team Leader


  • Jan 2019-Sep 2021

    Coal Innovation New South Wales (RDE493-30)

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • Jan 2019-Dec 2021

    Special Issue Editor - WATER (Switzerland)

  • Jun 2022-now

    Associate Editor - Frontiers In Fuel

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