Personal details

Name
Dr Sarina Sarina
Position(s)
Research Fellow (DECRA)
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Chemistry & Physics
Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Chemistry & Physics
Discipline *
Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural), Other Chemical Sciences
Phone
+61 7 3138 2151
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Undergraduate Major in Chemistry

Professional memberships
and associations

MRACI

Member of Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Keywords

Surface plasmon resonance effect, metal nanoparticle, catalyst and photocatalyst, selective synthesis, nanosorbent materials

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Sarina is an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher (DECRA) Fellow and Lecturer in School of Chemistry and Physics, QUT since 2019 and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (2014). Sarina was awarded her PhD in November 2013 from QUT, with winning “QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis”. She has extensive research experience in the plasmonic photocatalysts and their application in selective organic synthesis, she also established excellent international and national collaborations with highly recognised experts in related fields (ANSTO and SCK-CEN Belgium). Her current research is focusing especially on the impact of irradiation wavelength on the molecule selectivity in the organic synthesis, which is involving a cross-disciplinary research knowledge of optical physics, surface chemistry and organic synthesis chemistry. Sarina has published 38 journal articles in a career covering photocatalysis, chemical physics, physical chemistry and materials science, with total citation over 2900, including 3 Highly Cited Paper on Web of Science, and an h-index of 25.

Major research interests are in the fields of plasmonic catalysts and nanostructured materials including:

  • Visible light plasmonic catalysts of noble metal nanoparticles supported on inactive support for high value chemical synthesis.
  • Wavelength controllable reaction pathway change in organic synthesis.
  • Plasmonic Optical Force investigation in catalytic process and its application in chemical synthesis selectivity control
  • Intelligent adsorbents for removal of radioactive ions from water system.

Media release about Sarina’s research:

https://www.qut.edu.au/science-engineering/about/news?id=78896

https://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=37395.php

Research Funding

ARC Grants ($392,556)

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE190101450, 2019-2022), project title: Enhanced non-plasmonic alloy photocatalyst by morphology and irradiation tuneable reaction pathway

Industrial Research Fund ($257,209)

 2016 – Huaiyong Zhu, Sarina Sarina, Eric Waclawik “Further Study on Titanate Nanostructure Sorbents for the Extraction of Lithium from Brine Solution” Inneovation Pty Ltd, AU$186,089.

 2017 – Huaiyong Zhu, Sarina Sarina, Eric Waclawik “Further Study on Titanate Nanostructure Sorbents for the Extraction of Lithium from Brine Solution-Supplementary Tests” Inneovation Pty Ltd, AU$14,475.

 2017/2018 – Huaiyong Zhu, Sarina Sarina, Eric Waclawik “Sodium Titanate Adsorbents Synthesis and Characterisation” Inneovation Pty Ltd, AU$56,645.

 

Employment

02/2019 –                      Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology

02/2019 – 02/2022    Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council

12/2015 – 01/2019      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology

09/2014 – 11/2015      Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Colloid and Interface, Germany

11/2013 – 08/2018     Senior research assistant, Queensland University of Technology

 

This information has been contributed by Dr Sarina Sarina.

Teaching

General Chemistry CVB101

Analytical Chemistry CVB202

This information has been contributed by Dr Sarina Sarina.

Experience

Research Experience

Lecturer, DECRA, Queensland University of Technology    02/2019 –

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology   12/2015 – 01/2019

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Colloid and Interface, Germany   09/2014 – 11/2015

Senior research assistant, Queensland University of Technology    11/2013 – 08/2018

Research collaboration at SCK-CEN (Belgium Nuclear Centre)     02/2012 – 04/2012

Research collaboration at Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organization    12/2010 – 02/2011

Visiting student at Queensland University of Technology    11/2008 – 10/2009

 

Conference Talks

  1. Invited talk
  • IUMRS-ICA -IUMRS International Conference in Asia, Perth, Australia, 22-26 Sep. 2019
  • TOCAT8-The 8th Tokyo Conference on Advanced Catalytic Science and Technology, Yokohama, Japan,5-10 Aug.2018,
  • MS&T 2016–Material Science & Technology, Technical Meeting and Exhibition, Salt Lake City, United States, Oct. 23~27, 2016.
  • ICONN 2018 -International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 29 Jan ~ 2 Feb 2018.
  1. Oral presentation
  • Pre-conference of TOCAT8 and the 5th International Symposium of Institute for Catalysis (ICAT), Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 3-4 Augest, 2018.
  • PSRC-8, 8th Pacific Symposium on Radical Chemistry, Brisbane, Australia, 18 ~ 22 July 2017.
  • ISGC2015 -3rd International Symposium on Green Chemistry –La Rochelle/France, May 03~07, 2015.
  • GOLD2012 –the 6thInternational Conference -Tokyo/Japan, Sep. 05~08, 2012.
  • ICC 2012 -15thInternational Congress on Catalysis 2012, Munich/Germany, Jul.01~06, 2012.

 

This information has been contributed by Dr Sarina Sarina.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Recipient of an Australia Council Grant or Australia Council Fellowship
Reference year
2019
Details
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Nominated by Alexander von Humboldt Fundation to participate 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2014
Details
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award 2013

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Tuning Non-plasmonic Metals to High Performance Photocatalysts
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE190101450
Start year
2019
Keywords

Supervision

Current supervisions