ARC Nanotechnology Network
A/Prof Linda Zou

A/Prof Linda Zou

Deputy Director, Centre for Water Management and Reuse
Mawson Lakes Campus
Building H, H3-31
School of Natural and Built Environment
University of South Australia
Adelaide, SA 5095
mailing address
Research Group: University of South Australia-Nanotechnology and Desalination Research Group
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Phone: 08 8302 5489
Fax: 08 8302 3386

Current Research Activities

Associated Prof Linda Zou’s main research contributions are in the fields of novel nanomaterials synthesis, including ordered mesoporous carbons, visible light sensitive TiO2/prorous adsorbent nano-composites, and in their application to solve “real world” problems, in water purification and desalination. In desalination research, Dr Zou has focused on low energy alternative desalination methods. Her contributions in developing novel carbons electrode materials in capacitive deionisation process, has achieved greatly improved electrode efficiency and is received recognition internationally. Her recent research work focuses on developing novel membranes in forwarded osmosis process desalination. Associate Professor Linda Zou has an outstanding track record in successfully receiving national competitive ARC grants. She currently is the lead researchers of two Discovery grants, and three Linkage grants. Her research outcomes have been well published on peer reviewed international journals and she is a regular presenter at prestige International Water Association Leading Edge Technology Conferences. She is the main inventor of one international patent and two provisional patents, and has attracted substantial industry investment for commercialisation.  

Existing Linkages

South Australia Water Corporation