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Department of Chemical Engineering
Gil Garnier

Gil Garnier

Director
Gil.Garnier@monash.edu
Phone:
+61 3 990 59180
Office:
Room G14, Building 59, Clayton Campus

PhD. Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA (1993)

M.Eng. Chemical Engineering, Sherbrooke University, Canada (1989)

B.Eng. Chemical Engineering, Sherbrooke University, Canada (1986)

Professional Appointments:

2005-Present: Director, Australian Pulp and Paper Institute (APPI).

2005- Present: Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University

2001-2005: Senior Research Scientist, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, WI, USA.

1993-2004: Paprican Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Canada.

1993-2001: Paprican Research Engineer, Canada

Professional Affiliations:

American Chemical Society

APPITA

Teaching Commitments:

  • CHE5298
  • CHE5882

Publications:

  • Selected Publications
  • Khan, M. S., Thouas, G., Shen, W., Whyte, G. and Garnier, G. (2010) Paper Diagnostics for Instantaneous Blood Typing, Analytical Chemistry 82(10), 4158-4164.
  • Khan, M. S., Haniffa, S., Slater, A. and Garnier, G. (2010) Effect of Polymers on the Thermal Stability of Bioactive Enzymatic Papers, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 79(1), 88-96.
  • Li, X., Tian, J., Garnier, G. and Shen, W. (2010), Fabrication of paper-based microfluidic sensors by printing, Colloids and Surface B: Biointerfaces 76(2), 564-570.
  • Khan, M. S., Fon, D., Li, X., Tian, J., Forsythe, J., Garnier, G., and Shen, W. (2010) Biosurface Engineering Through Ink Jet Printing, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 75(1), 441-447.
  • Khan, M. S., Li, X., Shen, W., and Garnier, G. (2010) "Thermal Stability of Enzymatic Papers", Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 75(1), 239-246.
  • Khan, M. S., Tian, J., Xu, L., Shen, W., and Garnier, G. (2009), Bioactive Enzymatic Papers. 14th Fundamental Research Symposium, Advances in Pulp and Paper Research Oxford 2009. St. Annes College, Oxford, pp. 1149-1166, vol 2, September 13-18.
  • Murray, G., Stack, K., McLean, D., Shen, W. and Garnier, G, (2009) Dynamics of pitch colloid adsorption at the solid-liquid interface by surface plasmon resonance, Colloids and Surfaces: A 341(1-3), 127-133.
  • Murray, G., Stack, K., McLean, D., Shen, W., and Garnier, G. (2009) Mechanism of Pitch Adsorption on Carboxy Methyl Dextran Surfaces Appita J., 62(1), 64-69.
  • Khan, M.S., Kannangara, D., Shen, W. and Garnier, G. (2008) Isothermal non-coalescence of liquid droplets at the air-liquid interface, Langmuir 24 (7), 3199-3204.
  • Cho, B.-U., Garnier, G., Paradis, J. and Perrier, M. (2001) Filler Retention with a CPAM/Bentonite RetentionSystem, Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal 16 (3), 188-194.
  • van de Ven, T.G.M., Vanerek, A. and Garnier, G. (2004) Filling wet paper with the use of a secondary headbox, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 43 (9), pp. 2280-2286.
  • Shirazi,M., Esmail, N., Garnier, G. and van de Ven, T.G.M. (2004) Starch Penetration into Paper in a Size Press, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology 25 (4), pp. 457-468.
  • Pigeon, C., Garnier, G . and T.G.M. van de Ven (2004) The Performance of a PEO-Cofactor-Bentonite Retention and Drainage Aid System on a Laboratory Twin-Wire Sheet Former, J. Pulp Paper Sci. 30(4), 112-116.
  • Shirazi, M., van de Ven, T.G.M. and Garnier, G. (2003) Adsorption of Modified Starches on Pulp Fibers, Langmuir 19(26), 10835-10842.
  • Shirazi, M., Garnier, G. and van de Ven, T.G.M. (2003) Adsorption of Modified Starches on Porous Glass, Langmuir 19(26), 10829-10834.
  • Modaressi, H. and Garnier, G. (2002) Mechanism of Wetting and Absorption of Water Droplets on Sized Paper: Effects of Chemical and Physical Heterogeneity. Langmuir 18(3), pp. 642-649.
  • Saint-Cyr, K., van de Ven, T.G.M. and G. Garnier (2002) Adsorption of Yellowing Inhibitors on Mechanical Pulp, J. Pulp Paper Sci. 28(3), 78-84.
  • Yu, L. and G. Garnier (2002) The role of vapors during internal sizing: a comparative study between AKD and ASA, J. Pulp Paper Sci. 28(10), 327-331.
  • Cho, B.-U., Garnier, G., Paradis, J. and Perrier, J. (2001) The Process Dynamics of Filler Retention in Paper using a CPAM/bentonite retention aid system, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 79(6), 923-930.
  • van de Ven, T.G.M., Sauve, C.P. and Garnier, G. (2001) Deinking of Recycled Fibers in a Flotation Flow Loop, Colloids and Surfaces, A, 192(1-3), 53-60.
  • Asselman, T. and Garnier G. (2001) Polymer transfer during fines detachment: mechanism and implications, J. Pulp Paper Sci. 27(2), 60-65.
  • Asselman, T. and Garnier, G. (2001) The flocculation mechanism of micro-particulate retention systems, J. Pulp Paper Sci. 27(8), 273-278.
  • Cho, B.-U., Garnier, G., Paradis, J. and Perrier, M. (2001) Filler Retention with a CPAM/Bentonite RetentionSystem, Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 16(3), 188-194.
  • Asselman, T., Alince, B., Garnier, G. and T.G.M. van de Ven. (2000) Mechanism of Polyacrylamide-Bentonite Microparticulate Retention Aids, Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 15(5), 515-519.
  • Garnier, G., Duskova-Smrckova, M., R.Vyhnalkova, T.G.M. van de Ven and J.-F. Revol (2000) Association in Solution and Adsorption at an Air-Water Interface of Alternating Copolymers of Maleic anhydride and Styrene, Langmuir, 16(8), 3757-3763.
  • Asselman, T., and G. Garnier (2000) The mechanism of polyelectrolyte transfer during co-flocculation, Langmuir 16(11), 4871-4876.
  • Asselman, T., and G. Garnier (2000) Adsorption of Model Wood Polymers and Colloids on Bentonites, Colloids and Surfaces, A, 168, 175-182.
  • Asselman, T., and G. Garnier (2000) Dynamics of polymer-induced co-flocculation of wood fibres and fines, Colloids and Surfaces: A 174(3), 297-306.
  • Asselman, T., and G. Garnier (2000) The role of anionic micro-particles in a poly(acrylamide)-montmorillonite flocculation aid system, Colloids and Surfaces: A 170(1), 79-90.
  • Garnier G. and L. Godbout (2000) Wetting behavior of alkyl ketene dimer on cellulose and model surfaces, J. Pulp Paper Sci. 26(5), 194-199.
  • Cho, B.-U., and G. Garnier.(2000) Effect of the Paper Composition and Structure on the Surface Sizing Pick-up, Tappi Journal 83(12), 60-.
  • Hammock, C., and G. Garnier (2000) The laboratory Twin-Former, Part 1: Design and Performance Tappi Journal 83(10), 61-.
  • Garnier, G., and L. Yu (1999) Wetting Mechanism of a Starch Stabilized Alkyl Ketene Dimer Emulsion: A Study by Atomic Force Microscopy, J. Pulp Paper Sci. 25(7) 35-250.
  • Garnier, G., M. Bertin, and M. Smrkova (1999) Wetting Dynamics of Alkyl Ketene Dimers on Model Surfaces, Langmuir 15(22), 7863-7869.
  • Smrckova, M., Vyhnalkova, R. and Garnier, G (1999) Association of Alternating poly(styrene-maleic acid) in aqueous solution and adsorption at an air-liquid interface, Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering 80, 337-338.
  • Carignan, A., G. Garnier and T.G.M. van de Ven (1998) The Flocculation of Fines by PEO/Cofactor Retention Aid Systems, J. Pulp Paper Sci. 26(3), 94-99.
  • Garnier, G., J. Wright, L. Godbout and L. Yu (1998) Wetting Mechanisms of Alkyl Ketene Dimers (AKD) on Cellulose Films, Colloids and Surfaces: A 145, 153-165.
  • Fernandes, C., and G. Garnier (1997) Retention of Fatty Acid Soaps during Recycling, Part I. A Study using Packed Beds of Pulp Fibers, J. Pulp Paper Sci. 23(4), J144-152.
  • Yu, L., and G. Garnier. (1997) Mechanism of Internal Sizing with Alkyl Ketene Dimers: The Role of Vapour Deposition Fundamentals of Papermaking Materials, Transactions of the 11th Fundamental Research Symposium in the Oxford and Cambridge Series, Vol. 2, pp 1021-1046.
  • G. Garnier and W. G. Glasser (1996) Measuring the Surface Energy of Spherical Cellulose Beads by Inverse Gas Chromotography, Polymer Eng. & Sci. 36(6), 885-894.
  • Garnier, G., and W.G. Glasser (1994) Measurement of the Surface Energy of Amorphous Cellulose by Alkane Adsorption: A Critical Evaluation of Inverse Gas Chromatography (IGC), J. of Adhesion 46, 169-180.
  • Vidal, P.F., G. Garnier, J. Bouchard, R.P. Overend and E. Chornet (1992) The Behavior of Ethylene Glycol during the Thermal Solvolysis of Cellulose, Can. J. Chem. Engin. 70, 301-305.
  • Garnier, G., J. Bouchard, R.P. Overend, E. Chornet and P.F. Vidal (1990) High Yield Production of Microcrystalline Cellulose by a Thermo-Mechano-Solvolytic Treatment, Can. J. Chem. Engin. 68, 113-118.
  • Bouchard, J., G. Garnier, P. Vidal, E. Chornet and R.P. Overend (1990) Characterization of Depolymerized Cellulosic Residues. Part 2. Residues Derived from Ethylene Glycol Solvolysis of Cellulose, Wood Sci. & Techn. 24, 159-169.
  • Publications Submitted
  • Khan, M.S. and Garnier, G., Kinetics of enzyme paper, Submitted to Langmuir (2009).
  • Khan, M. S., Kannangara, D., Shen, W., and Garnier, G. "Wetting and Wicking Kinetics of a Sessile Droplets Impinging on a Groove." Submitted to Colloids and Surface: A (2009).
  • Journal Cover
  • Yu, L and Garnier G., Atomic Force Micrograph of an AKD Emulsion, J. Pulp Paper Sci., July 1999.
  • Patents
  • PCT/AU2009/000889, Methods for Fabrication Microfluidic Systems, Shen, W., Tian, J., Li, X., Khan, M. S. and Garnier, G., 10 July, 2009.
  • PCT/AU2009/001009, Switches for microfluidic systems, Shen, W., Li, X., Tian, J., Nguyen, T. and Garnier, G., 10 August, 2009.
  • US 6,824,650 and WO 2003052206 A1. Fibrous Materials Treated with Polyvinylamine Polymer, Lindsay, J., Shannon, T.G., Goulet, M., Runge, T., Branham, K., Flugge, L., Foster, J., Lang, F., Sun, T. and Garnier, G., filed Dec 18 2001, November 30, 2004.
  • US 6,861,380 B, Tissue product having reduced lint and slough, Garnier, G., and Hu, S.H., March 1, 2005.
  • US 6,887,350, Tissue Products Having Enhanced Strength, Garnier, G., Tirimacco, M., Behm, R. and Hu, S.H., May 3 2005.
  • US 2004/0118533 A1 and WO 2004061232A1. Process for bonding chemical additives on to substrates containing cellulosic materials and products thereof, Shannon, T.G., Garnier, G.B.D., Negri, A., Goulet, filed December 23 2003, published June 24 2004.
  • US 2004/0118540 A1 and WO 2004061235A1. Bicomponent strengthening system for paper. Garnier, G., Lindsay, J.D., Shannon, T.G., Lostocco, M., Hansen, L., Branham, K., Siderius, D., filed December 20 2002, published June 24 2004.
  • US 2005/137542 A1. Live graphics on absorbent articles using electrochromic display, Underhill, R., Dan, J., Chen, F.L., Garnier, G. (2005).
  • US 2006144536 A1. Soft and durable tissues made from thermoplastic polymers complexes, Nickel, D.,J., Runge, T. M., Garnier G.B.D., and Dyer, T.J. (2006).
  • US 2006137842 A1. Soft and durable tissue products containing a softening agent, wipes and other absorbent articles and manufacturing of softened products., Garnier, G.B.D., Lostocco, M.R., Runge, T.M., Schultz, T., (2006).
  • Provisional Patent Applications
  • Shen, W.; Tian, J.; Li, X.; Garnier, G. Patterned paper for micro-fluidic system, Australian Provisional Patent, No. 2008903553, 11 July, (2008).
  • Wei Shen, Xu Li, Junfei Tian, Thanh Nguyen and Gil Garnier. Switches for micro-fluidic system, Australian Provisional Patent, 2008904179, August 14 (2008).
  • Wei Shen, Junfei Tian, Xu Li, Mohidus Khan and Gil Garnier. Method of fabricating paper-based microfluidic systems by printing, Australian Provisional Patent, 2008905776, November 7(2008).
  • Shen, W.; Tian, J.; Li, X.; Garnier, G., Quantitative and self-calibrating chemical analysis using paper-based microfluidic systems, Australian Provisional Patent (June 30th 2009).
  • Khan, M., Thouas, G. Li, X., Shen, W. and Garnier, G., Testing Device for identifying antigens and antibodies in biofluids, Australian Provisional Patent, filed September 24 (2009).

Research Interests:

  • Application of colloids and polymers to surfaces
  • Papermaking
  • Adhesion
  • Biopolymers and Composites