Dr Mariam Darestani

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Personal details


Materials for sustainable Engineering, Polymers, Membranes, Desalination, Water treatment


Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering

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


  • PhD (University of Sydney)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Research interests: Materials and methods for sustainable Engineering

  1. Membranes
  2. Water treatment and Desalination
  3. Polymers
  4. Electrochemistry
  5. Lipid Bilayer (cell) membranes

  • Membership of academic societies:

  1. North American Membrane Society (NAMS)
  2. Australian Water Association (AWA)
  3. International Desalination Association (IDA)
  4. The Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA)
  5. The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
  6. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Foundation, USYD


  • Teaching experience

    • 2015               Guest lecturing, Unit Operation (CVB 221), QUT
    •                           Guest lecturing, Membrane Science, (CHNG5601), USYD
    • 2014                Guest lecturing, Membrane Science (CHNG5601), USYD
    •                            Tutoring, Cellular Biophysics (CHNG5604), USYD
    • 2012-2013     Guest lecturing, Membrane Science (CHNG5601), USYD
    • 2009-2011     Tutoring, Membrane Science (CHNG5601), USYD
    •                             Tutoring, Membrane Science Laboratory (CHNG5604), USYD
    •                              Tutoring, Cellular Biophysics (CHNG5604), USYD
    • 2003 -2007    Lecturing, Introduction to Polymers, IPPI
    • 2004- 2007    Lecturing, Rubber formulation and processing, IPPI


  •   Professional courses

    • Foundations of Learning and Teaching Academic Development Program (AD), (2015 , QUT)
    • Principles and Practice of University Teaching and learning (2014, University of Sydney)
    • Successful Innovation (2010, ATP Innovations Australia)
    • Research Methodology (2008, University of Sydney)


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

To find publications by Mariam, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.