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Dr Zongli Xie

Team Leader - Catalysis & Materials Discovery

https://people.csiro.au/X/Z/Zongli-Xie

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Biography

Dr Zongli Xie is a Research Team Leader and Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Manufacturing and working in Materials for Energy and the Environment group. Zongli's expertise includes environmental catalysts for industrial emission control and wastewater treatment, membrane materials and process for desalination and industrial wastewater treatment, e.g. the development of nanocomposite membranes for solvent dehydration and recovery, membrane distillation and forward osmosis for desalination and industrial wastewater treatment, membrane process for industrial steam separation and recovery. Zongli is well recognized for her scientific research both nationally and internationally. She has author/co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, 4 patents, 4 invited book chapters and over 30 confidential commercial technical reports to industries. She has been invited to give over 30 oral seminar, workshop and conference presentations and has been in the organising committee of number of international conferences. Zongli has worked on more than 30 research and development projects with Australian and international companies in various aspects of advanced materials development, commercial scale production of materials, catalysis and industrial emission control. The highlight of the achievement includes the commercially scale up of the production of ceramic material for solid oxide fuel cell, and development of the catalytic deodorisation technology and N2O abatement catalysts. Her achievement has led to the CMSE chief’s innovation award (2009), Victoria University Vice-Chancellor’s citation award for excellence in research (2013), CSIRO Julius Career Award (2019), VESKI SidebySide Program participant (2020) and MSA collaboration award (2021). She is currently an elected director of Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA), a board member of Monash Centre for Membrane Innovation. She is also an associate editor of Separation Science and Technology Journal, and an invited editorial board member of Membranes Journal.

Current Roles

  • Principal Research Scientist
    Environmental catalysis and membrane technologies

  • Research Team Leader
    Catalysis & Materials Discovery

  • Project leader
    Industrial emission control and wastewater treatment

  • CSIRO Champion to CAS
    Champion to CAS for the Energy and Nanotechnology theme for the CAS/CSIRO relationship

Professional Experiences

  • 2001-present

    Research
    CSIRO

Achievements and Awards

  • 2019-2022

    CSIRO Julius Award
    CSIRO

  • 2018-2018

    Performance cash award
    CSIRO

  • 2017-2017

    CSIRO Manufacturing Monthly Award
    CSIRO

  • 2017-2017

    AIM17 Award
    CSIRO

  • 2015-2015

    CSIRO merit promotion
    CSIRO

  • 2015-2015

    CSIRO-CAS exchange scheme travel grant
    CSIRO

  • 2013-2013

    Victoria University Vice-Chancellor’s citation award for excellence in research
    Victoria University

  • 2012-2012

    ANN Asia Nanotech Camp travel grant;
    The Australian Nanotechnology Network

  • 2010-2010

    EU NanoMemCourse travel grant and the best presentation award
    European Commission

  • 2009-2009

    CMSE chief’s innovation award
    CSIRO

Other highlights

  • Jul., 2018

    Conference organising committee member for AMS11 conference

  • May, 2017

    Invited plenary speaker at the 2017 ISRC conference

  • Apr., 2017

    Conference organising committee member for the cutting edge science symposium: the Catalysed Energy Storage in Chemicals

  • Feb., 2017

    Conference organising and steering committee member for AIM17 conference

  • Jul., 2016

    Conference session chair, AMS10 conference

Grants

  • 2017

    Pervaporation study of wastewater containing dimethoxmethane and formaldehyde

  • 2016

    Development of DeNOx catalysts for coal-fired boilers

  • 2015

    Evaluation of N2O abatement catalysts

Publications

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