A selection of recent publications from researchers at the Bioresource Processing Institute of Australia (BioPRIA).


Varanasi, S., Garusinghe, U., Simon, G. P., Garnier, G. and Batchelor, W., Novel In-situ Precipitation Process to Engineer Low Permeability Porous Composite. Scientific Reports 8, Article number: 10747, 2018.

Longe, L. F., Couvreur, J., Grandchamp, M. L., Garnier, G., Allais, F., Saito K., Importance of Mediators for Lignin Degradation by Fungal Laccase. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b01426.

Raghuwanshi, V.S., Garusinghe, U. M., Raj, P., Kirby, N., Hoell, A., Batchelor, W., Garnier, G., Cationic polyacrylamide induced nanoparticles assembly in a cellulose nanofiber network. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2018. 529 (1): p. 180-186.

Huang, Z., Gengenbach, T., Tian, J., Shen, W., Garnier, G., Effect of Bovine Serum Albumin Treatment on the Aging and Activity of Antibodies in Paper Diagnostics. Frontiers in Chemistry, 2018; 6: 161.

Amini, N., Haritos, V., Tanksale, A., Microwave assisted pretreatment of eucalyptus sawdust enhances enzymatic saccharification and maximizes fermentable sugar yield. Renewable Energy, 2018.

Shanmugam, K., Doosthosseini, H., Varanasi, S., Garnier, G., Batchelor, W., Flexible spray coating process for smooth nanocellulose film production. Cellulose Journal, 2018. 25(3): p. 1725-1741. 

Garusinghe, U., Raghuwanshi, V.S., Batchelor, W., Garnier, G., Water Resistant Cellulose – Titanium Dioxide Composites for Photocatalysis. Scientific Reports 8, Article number: 2306, 2018.

Garusinghe, U.M., Varanasi, S., Raghuwanshi, V.S., Garnier, G., Batchelor, W., Nanocellulose-montmorillonite composites of low water vapour permeability. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2018. 540: p. 233-241.

Onur, A., Ng, A., Garnier, G., Batchelor, B., Engineering Celullose Fibre Inorganic Composites for Depth Filtration and Adsorption. Separation and Purification Technology, 2018. 203: p. 209-216.

Mendoza, L., Gunawardhana, T., Batchelor, W., Garnier, G., Effects of fibre dimension and charge density on nanocellulose gels. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2018. 525: p. 119-125.

Raghuwanshi, V.C., Garusinghe, U.M., Ilavsky, J., Batchelor, W.J., Garnier, G., Effect of nanoparticles size and polyelectrolyte on nanoparticles aggregation in a cellulose fibrous matrix. Journal of Colloid Interface Science, 2018. 510: p. 190-198.


Garusinghe, U.M., V.S. Raghuwanshi, C.J. Garvey, S. Varanasi, C.R. Hutchinson, W. Batchelor, and G. Garnier, Assembly of nanoparticles-polyelectrolyte complexes in nanofiber cellulose structures. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2017. 513: p. 373-379.

Raghuwanshi, V.S., J. Su, C.J. Garvey, S.A. Holt, W. Raverty, R.F. Tabor, P.J. Holden, M. Gillon, W. Batchelor, and G. Garnier, Bio-deuterated cellulose thin films for enhanced contrast in neutron reflectrometry. Cellulose, 2017. 24: p. 11-20.

Raj, P., Blanco, A., de la Fuente, E., Batchelor, W., Negro, C. & Garnier, G., Microfibrilated cellulose as a model for soft colloid flocculation with polyelectrolytes. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2017. 516:p. 325-335.

Shanmugam, K., Varanasi, S., Garnier, G. & Batchelor, W., Rapid preparation of smooth nanocellulose films using spray coating. Cellulose, 2017. 24:p. 2669-2676.

Garusinghe, U. M., Varanasi, S., Garnier, G. & Batchelor, W., Strong cellulose nanofibre-nanosilica composites with controllable pore structure. Cellulose, 2017. 24:p. 2511-2521.

Parihar, A., Sripada, P., Bambery, K., Garnier, G. & Bhattacharya, S., Investigation of functional group changes in biomass during slow pyrolysis using synchrotron based infra-red microspectroscopy and thermogravimetry-infra-red spectroscopy. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2017. 127:p. 394-401.

Dai, J., Patti, A. F., Longe, L., Garnier, G. & Saito, K., Oxidized Lignin Depolymerization using Formate Ionic Liquid as Catalyst and Solvent. ChemCatChem, 2017. 9:p. 2684-2690.


He, Z., X. Zhang, and W. Batchelor, Cellulose nanofibre aerogel filter with tuneable pore structure for oil/water separation and recovery. RSC Advances, 2016. 6(26): p. 21435-21438.

Li, Q., P. Raj, F.A. Husain, S. Varanasi, T. Rainey, G. Garnier, and W. Batchelor, Engineering cellulose nanofibre suspensions to control filtration resistance and sheet permeability. Cellulose, 2016. 23(1): p. 391-402.

Raj, P., W. Batchelor, A. Blanco, E. de la Fuente, C. Negro, and G. Garnier, Effect of polyelectrolyte morphology and adsorption on the mechanism of nanocellulose flocculation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2016. 481: p. 158-167.

Raj, P., A. Mayahi, P. Lahtinen, S. Varanasi, G. Garnier, D. Martin, and W. Batchelor, Gel point as a measure of cellulose nanofibre quality and feedstock development with mechanical energy. Cellulose, 2016. 23(5): p. 3051-3064

Dai, S. Nanayakkara, T. C. Lamb, A. J, Clark, S. Guo. J. Zhang, A. F. Patti, K. Saito, Effect of the N-based ligands in copper complexes for depolymerisation of lignin. New Journal of Chemistry. 2016. 40: p. 3511-3519.

Dai, A. F. Patti, K. Saito, Recent developments in chemical degradation of lignin: catalytic oxidation and ionic liquids. Tetrahedron Letters. 2016. 57: p. 4945-4951.

Longe, L., Garnier, G. & Saito, K., Lignin biodegradation with fungi, bacteria and enzymes for producing chemicals and increasing process efficiency. Production of Biofuels and Chemicals from Lignin, 2016. Fang, Z. & Smith, R. L. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 147-179 (Biofuels and Biorefineries; vol 6).