Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski

Dean, School of Engineering and Information Technology

About me

In essence, I am a chemical engineer and an environmental chemist, developing industrial processes that are safe to people and the environment. My main interest is in process safety, especially in fire and explosion safety engineering as applied to industrial processes. At a more basic level, my research focuses on fundamental chemical processes that operate in fires, especially in phenomena that lead to emission of toxic pollutants from fires and industrial processes. This also includes ways of preventing emission of pollutants, mitigation of unwanted fires, processing of waste to avoid pollutant emission and minimising discharge of CO2 to atmosphere. I am particularly interested in formation of brominated, chlorinated and mixed-halogenated dioxins (i.e., PCDD/F, PBDD/F, PXDD/F) and related molecules, emission of NOx from combustion and explosion processes, storage of CO2 by mineralisation and utilisation of CO2, flammability properties of specific chemicals, such as CS2, and nitrosation processes that operate in human body and in sensitisation of ammonium-nitrate emulsion explosives.

I am the Immediate Past Chairman of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), an international peak body for fire safety researchers (first Australian to lead the Association) and have been bestowed Harry C. Bigglestone Award for Excellence in Communication of Fire Protection Concepts from the National Fire Protection Association, R.K. Murphy Medal “In recognition of sustained and outstanding contributions to the profession and achievements in the field of industrial chemistry and for contribution to process safety and fire chemistry”, Eureka Prize for Environmental Research “For innovative research which enables ozone-depleting substances, especially CFCs, to be converted into environmentally benign compounds with an inherent economic value”, Esso Award of Excellence, “The Award recognises significant ongoing contributions to Engineering through innovations or a series of related publications over a number of years”, and IAFSS Philip Thomas Medal of Excellence, “The Award recognises the most significant contribution to research into fire protection and fire prevention”.

My grant success includes 11 Discovery Projects from the Australian Research Council, 8 Linkage Projects co-funded by the Australian Research Council and industry, and several industry-sponsored investigations.  I have published more than 300 research contributions, including several industry reports, have more than 400 citations per year (>2700 in total) and the H index of 25 (https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=_4tZAsEAAAAJ&hl=en). I am a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Engineers Australia, and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. I am a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Chartered Chemist.

… and I always look for new talented PhD students to join our research group.

Degrees
• DSc, Engineering, The University of Newcastle, Australia, 2008 (In area of fire safety science and engineering)
• PhD, Chemical Engineering, École Polytechnique (Université de Montréal), Canada, 1993 (In area of rheology, supervisors: Professors Miroslav Grmela and Pierre Carreau)
• MEng, Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Canada, 1989 (In area of processing hydrocarbons in thermal plasma, supervisors: Professors Richard Munz and Dimitrios Berk)
• BSc, Geophysics, The University of Calgary, Canada, 1990
• BSc with Distinction, Chemical Engineering, Gold Medal, The University of Calgary, Canada, 1987

Positions and Appointments
• Dean and Professor, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Perth, Oct 2013 – present
• Conjoint Professor, the University of Newcastle, 2013 – present
• Director, Priority Research Centre for Energy, The University of Newcastle, 2006-Oct 2013 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/energy/
• Chairman, International Association for Fire Safety Science; the Association has >500 members in >20 countries; http://www.iafss.org/ (2011-2014, prior, Vice-Chairman for Asia-Oceania and Honorary Secretary)
• Professor, The University of Newcastle, Australia, 2004-Oct 2013
• Assistant Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, 2003-2006
• Assistant Dean (Research Training), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, 2002
• Associate Professor, The University of Newcastle, Australia, 2000-2004
• Senior Lecturer, The University of Newcastle, Australia, 1997-1999
• Lecturer, The University of Newcastle, Australia, 1994-1996
• Research Associate, National Fire Laboratory, National Research Council Canada, 1993-1994

Fellowships and Memberships
• Fellow, Society of Fire Protection Engineers, USA (2010); FSFPE (as fourth Australian elected)
• Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (2006); FTSE (member of the WA Division Committee, 2014)
• Fellow, Engineers Australia (2002); FIEAust
• Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (2006); FRACI
• Chartered Professional Engineer (EA) and Chartered Chemist (RACI)
• Member of the International Association for Fire Safety Science, Society of Fire Safety and Combustion Institute

Teaching area

Presently, I share my time between administration and research, and have no teaching appointments, except for supervision of PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.

In the past, I taught almost all subjects in Chemical Engineering, including: Thermodynamics; Mass Transfer; Safety and Risk Management; Chemical and Manufacturing Processes; Chemical Engineering Laboratories (years 2 and 3), Biochemical Engineering, Food and Mineral Processing; Introduction to Chemical Engineering (year 1), Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (year 4), Design Project (year 4) and others.

Research areas

Process Safety, Fire and Explosion Safety
• Fire and explosion mitigation; fire fighting foams, flammability, water mist, gaseous suppression agents, inerting, etc
• Spontaneous combustion; coal, linseed oil, zinc powder, etc, also peroxide chemistry
• Fire chemistry and fire toxicity; formation of toxic organic and inorganic pollutants in fires
• Ammonium nitrate emulsion explosives, especially their sensitisation and mitigation of NOx formed during sensitisation and blasting, nitrosation reactions
• Flammability properties of CS2, Shell UK

Mitigation of CO2 Emissions
• Large scale storage of CO2, especially by mineral carbonation
• Biofeedstocks for chemical industry and their reactions, especially glycerol
• Mitigation of emission of ventilation air methane in coal mining

Environment Protection
• Degradation of pesticides in the environment, especially pathways leading to formation of dioxins (PCDD/F) and other pollutants from chemical fires
• Halogen chemistry, especially conversion of HFC, CFC and halons to useful products, and processing of halogenated hydrocarbons in non-equilibrium plasmas

Together with Dr Mohammednoor Altarawneh, and our Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Juita, I manage the Fire Safety and Combustion Kinetics Laboratory at Murdoch University. The laboratory comprises specialised facilities to support research into process safety and environment protection, with emphasis on conversion of biomass, reaction kinetics, mitigation of toxic species forming in industrial processes and fire safety. The laboratory, established by Murdoch in 2014 with the investment of $3m, supports the work of 15 researchers. The laboratory contains space dedicated to trace analysis, thermal analyses, UV/Raman spectroscopy, cone calorimetry and general experimental areas, each supported by dedicated libraries, gas delivery systems, safety systems, fume hoods and exhaust systems, vacuum and compressed-air lines, and reversed-osmosis water. The laboratory houses sophisticated, state-of-art instrumentation, including triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (Shimadzu GCMS-TQ8040), gas chromatograph (Agilent 7890B Series GC with flame ionisation and electron capture detectors) coupled to a thermal desorption unit (Markes 2 Unity) and to Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (Agilent 670 FTIR with dual MIR/NIR source and MCT detector) via a GC-FTIR transfer assembly, micro gas chromatograph (490 Micro GC with three GC channels), PerkinElmer thermogravimetric-differential scanning calorimetry with dedicated Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (STA 8000 TG/DSC-FTIR), UV-Vis Spectrometer (Agilent Cary 5000), Bruker electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer (EMX Plus with a dedicated high temperature cavity), stopped flow with a fast UV-VIS spectrophotometer (BioLogic SFM300/QS with MOS200/M spectrophotometer), and a range of supplementary instruments, such as ASE-150 accelerated solvent extractor, soxhlet extractor or rotary evaporator. Alongside experiments, the researchers associated with the laboratory have access to PC-installed Cosilab, Material Studio 8.0, Chemkin-Pro and Pawsey/NCI supercomputer-installed Gaussian09, VASP, DMol3 and ADF software packages for quantum-chemical and reaction-kinetics calculations.

Current projects

• Fires of halogenated industrial chemicals and their impact on the Australian environment
• Initiation of spontaneous fires
• Mitigation of nitrogen oxides (NOx) formed in blasting of ammonium nitrate explosives
• Advanced stopped flow – electron paramagnetic resonance apparatus for measurement of short-lived free radicals in engineering, science and medicine
• Development of kinetic data for oxidation of carbon disulfide (CS2)
• Production of lithium carbonate directly from pegmatite ores by reactions with CO2

Awards and grants

Awards

IAFSS Philip Thomas Medal of Excellence, 1997; Citation: The Award recognises the most significant contribution to the research into fire protection and fire prevention. (with Mawhinney)

Esso Award of Excellence, 1998; Citation: The Award recognises significant ongoing contributions to Engineering through innovations or a series of related publications over a number of years.

Eureka Prize for Environmental Research, 2002; Citation: For innovative research which enables ozone-depleting substances, especially CFCs, to be converted into environmentally benign compounds with an inherent economic value. (with Kennedy)

R.K. Murphy Medal, 2005; Citation: In recognition of sustained and outstanding contributions to the profession and achievements in the field of industrial Chemistry and for contribution to process safety and fire chemistry. (with Kennedy)

2008 Harry C. Bigglestone Award for Excellence in Communication of Fire Protection Concepts, awarded by National Fire Protection Association (with Schaefer and Kennedy)

• Several undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and distinctions including:
o Gold Medal, University of Calgary (Canada) 1987
o Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Scholarship, 1987-91
o Bourse d’excellence de l’École Polytechnique, 1989-92

Grants

• (2013-2015) DP130104558, Dlugogorski and Radny, Fires of halogenated industrial chemicals and their impact on the Australian environment ($310,000)

• (2014-2016) DP1404492, Dlugogorski and Altarawneh, Initiation of spontaneous fires ($570,000)

• (2011-2015) LP110201152, Dlugogorski and Kennedy, Mitigation of nitrogen oxides (NOx) formed in blasting of ammonium nitrate explosives (ARC: $500,000, Dyno Nobel: $390,00)

• (2013) LE130100222, Dlugogorski, McCluskey, Aitken, Dastoor and Donne, Advanced stopped flow: electron paramagnetic resonance apparatus for measurement of short-lived free radicals in engineering, science and medicine (ARC Contribution $180,000, Murdoch Contribution $175,000)

Events and speaking engagements

Plenaries

21. Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski B Z “Mechanisms of pollutant formation in fires”, 7th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards (ISFEH), Providence, MA, USA, May, 2013

24. Dlugogorski B Z and Altarawneh M “Formation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) and related molecules in combustion processes”, XXII International Symposium on Combustion Processes, 23-26 September 2015, Poland (http://www.itc.polsl.pl/symposium2015/speakers.html)

25. Dlugogorski B Z and Altarawneh M “Recent Progress and Future Challenges in Formulating Reaction Mechanisms for Formation of Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants “, PIC 2015 – 14th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and Their Health Effects, 14-17 June, Umeå, Sweden (http://www.pic2015.se/)

Professional and community service

Associate Editor
Fire Safety Journal, Elsevier (ranked A in ERA 2010); http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/405896/description

Editorial Boards
• Fire Science Reviews, Springer
• Fire Technology, Springer
• International Journal for Fire Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
• The Open Thermodynamics Journal, Bentham
• Bezpieczeństwo i Technika Pożarnicza (Safety & Fire Technique), CNBOP-PIB, Poland
• European Journal of Environmental and Safety Sciences (EJESS)

Technical Committees
• Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, ISFEH 8, 2016
• Member, International Scientific Committee, Fifth International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Material Engineering (ACEME 2015), Columbia University, USA, 21-24 June 2015
• Member, Advisory Board, 10 Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Chair of the Track on Fire/Explosion Physics and Chemistry (track 1), Japan, 5-7 October 2015
• Member, Program Committee, 2nd European Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Cyprus, 16-18 June 2015
• Member, Scientific Committee, Modern Trends of Fire Protection in Rolling Stock, Warsaw, Poland, June 24-26 2014.
• Colloquium Co-Chair, Fire Research, 35th International Symposium on Combustion, San Francisco, USA, August 2014, also Session Co-Chair.
• Member, International Programme Committee, Fifth International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, 25 – 27 June 2014 Cardiff, Wales, UK
• Member, Program Committee, 11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Christchurch, New Zealand, February 2014

Doctoral and masters supervisions

Anam Saeed: The aim of Anam’s project is to investigate oxidation and pyrolysis of selected brominated flame retardants (BFRs), to unravel their combustion chemistry and to gain insights into the environmental consequences pertinent to disposal of materials laden with BFRs, either by recycling or by thermal treatment. (Co-supervised with Dr Mohammednoor Altarawneh)

Arif Abdullah: Arif’s research combines the sequestration of carbon dioxide with production of useful chemicals, using the mineral carbonation technique. For example, he is attempting to produce lithium carbonate directly from lithium pegmatite ores by reacting them with CO2. (Co-supervised with Dr Mohammednoor Altarawneh and Associate Professor Gamini Senanayake)

Ehsan Mohammadpour: Ehsan is investigating the thermal stability of hard coatings through experimental and computational studies. In order to gain superhardness and good thermal stability, it is necessary to control structure, grain size and phase composition of hard coatings. The successful completion of this project will help us to develop extremely hard coatings with superior thermal stability and oxidation resistance. (Co-supervised with Dr Mohammednoor Altarawneh and with Dr Zhong-Tao Jiang)

Ibukun Oluwoye: Ibukun’s project focuses on mitigating the formation of NOx during detonation of AN based explosives and in other combustion processes. The heart of the research lies in finding ways to prevent the formation of post-blast fumes, making blasting safe for the people and environment. (Co-supervised with Dr Mohammednoor Altarawneh)

Kamal Siddique: The mechanism of reaction kinetics ensuing at the interface of water-oil and the combination of different parameters to enhance chemical gassing rate in the presence of emulsifier in high internal phase emulsion explosives (HIPEE) is the backbone of the research. (Co-supervised with Dr Mohammednoor Altarawneh)

Nassim Zainali: In this research, Nassim investigates the formation of singlet oxygen by photosensitisation, and its reactions with selected organic materials, such as biofuels, in both the gas and liquid phases. The aim is to understand the initiation reactions that set off the self-heating and lead to auto-ignition of economically-important materials. (Co-supervised with Dr Mohammednoor Altarawneh and Dr Linda Li)

Niveen Assaf: The primary aim is two-fold, firstly, to understand, on a precise atomic-basis, why B₂O₃ displays no catalytic activity, and, secondly, to test previous experimental claims that oxides of some transitional metals can convert the ground state oxygen molecule into the first low-lying singlet excited oxygen. (Co-supervised with Dr Mohammednoor Altarawneh and Associate Professor Marian Radny, The University of Newcastle, Australia)

Zhe Zeng: Zhe’s research focuses on the less known sulfur species – carbon disulfide (CS2), a non-polar solvent and a by-product in oil industry. The project studies the oxidation mechanism of CS2 and its fire safety properties, such as burning velocity and ignition limit, as CS2 is an extremely flammable liquid. (Co-supervised with Dr Mohammednoor Altarawneh)

Publications

Journal papers, updated 6 April 2015

2013

143. Stec AA, Readman J, Blomqvist P, Gylestam D, Karlsson D, Wojtalewicz D, Dlugogorski BZ “Analysis of toxic effluents released from PVC carpet under different fire conditions”, Chemosphere 90, 65-71 (2013) [A in ERA 2010]

144. Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, Mackie JC “Rate constants for reactions of ethylbenzene with hydroperoxyl radical”, Combustion and Flame 160(1), 9-16 (2013) [A* in ERA 2010]

145. Balucan R, Dlugogorski BZ “Thermal activation of antigorite for mineralisation of CO2” Environmental Science and Technology 47, 182-190 (2013) [A* in ERA 2010]

146. Oskierski HC, Bailey JG, Kennedy EM, Jacobsen G, Ashley PM, Dlugogorski BZ, “Formation of weathering-derived magnesite deposits in the New England Orogen, New South Wales, Australia: Implications from mineralogy, geochemistry and genesis of the Attunga Magnesite Deposit”, Mineralium Deposita, 48(4), 525-541 (2013) [A in ERA 2010]

147. Summoogum SL, Wojtalewicz D, Altarawneh M, Mackie JC, Kennedy EM, Dlugogorski BZ “Formation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) by precursor pathways in oxidation of pesticide alpha-cypermethrin”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 34, 3499-3507 (2013) [A in ERA 2010]

148. Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, Mackie JC “Theoretical investigation into the low-temperature oxidation of ethylbenzene”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 34, 315-323 (2013) [A in ERA 2010]

149. Gaikwad V, Kennedy EM, Mackie JC, Holdsworth C, Molloy S, Kundu S, Dlugogorski BZ “Non-oxidative conversion of 1,2-dichloroethane in a non-thermal plasma and characterisation of the polymer formed”, Plasma Processes and Polymers 10(2), 141-149 (2013) [A in ERA 2010]

150. Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ “A mechanistic and kinetic study on the formation of PBDD/Fs from PBDEs”, Environmental Science and Technology 47, 5118-5127 (2013) [A* in ERA 2010]

151. Ahmad K, Mowla O, Kennedy E, Dlugogorski B and Mackie J, Stockenhuber M “A melamine-modified β-zeolite with enhanced CO2 capture properties”, Energy Technology 1, 345-349 2013 (2013) [new Wiley journal not in ERA 2010]

152. Venpin WKPF, Kennedy EM, Mackie, Dlugogorski BZ, “Comparative study of the physicochemical properties of ortho-substituted aromatic nitroso compounds”, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 58(4) 1005-1010 (2013) [A* in ERA 2010]

153. Balucan RD, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, Belova IV, Murch E, “Energy cost of heat activating serpentinites for CO2 storage by mineralisation”, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 17, 225-239 (2013) [B in ERA 2010, Journal Impact Factor 5.1]

154. Venpin WKPF, Kennedy EM, Mackie JC, Dlugogorski BZ, “Trapping of nitric oxide, generated during sensitisation of ammonium nitrate emulsion explosive, by aromatic nitroso sulfonates”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 52(31), 10561-10568 (2013) [A in ERA 2010]

155. Juita, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM and Mackie JC, “Roles of peroxides and unsaturation in spontaneous heating of linseed oil”, Fire Safety Journal 61, 108-115 (2013) [A in ERA 2010]

156. Oskierski HC, Dlugogorski BZ and Jacobsen G, “Sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in a weathering-derived, serpentinite-hosted magnesite deposit: 14C tracing of carbon sources and age constraints for a refined genetic model”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 122, 226-246 (2013) [A* in ERA 2010]

157. Mosallanejad S, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM and Stockenhuber M, HCl Adsorption on Copper Modified ZSM-5, FTIR and DFT Study, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117(38), 19365-19372 (2013) [A* in ERA 2010]

158. Dar T, Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ, “Quantum chemical study on formation of PCDT/TA from 2-chlorothiophenol precursor”, Environmental Science and Technology, 47(19), 11040-11047 (2013 [A* in ERA 2010]

159. Oskierski HC, Dlugogorski BZ, Jacobsen G, “Sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates”, Chemical Geology, 358, 156-169 (2013) [A* in ERA 2010]

2014

160. Dlugogorski BZ, Balucan R “Dehydroxylation of Serpentine Minerals: Implications for Mineral Carbonation”, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 31C, 353-367 (2014) [no ERA 2010 ranking, Journal Impact Factor = 5.63]

161. Ghoorah M, Dlugogorski BZ, Balucan R, Kennedy E “Selection of acid for weak acid processing of wollastonite for mineralisation of CO2”, Fuel 122, 277-286 (2014) [A* in ERA 2010]

162. Sanchez G, Friggieri J, Keast C, Drewery M, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy E and Stockenhuber M “The effect of catalyst modification on the conversion of glycerol to allyl alcohol”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 152-153, 117-128 (2014) [A in ERA 2010]

163. Kundu S, Kennedy E, Mackie J, Holdsworth C, Molloy T, Gaikwad V, Dlugogorski B “Non-equilibrium plasma polymerization and a proposed mechanism for polymer formation”, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 42(10), 3095-3100 (2014) [C in ERA 2010]

164. Suleiman IA, Radny MW, Gladys MJ, Smith PV, Mackie JC, Stockenhuber M, Kennedy EM and Dlugogorski BZ “Water formation via HCl oxidation on Cu(100)”, Applied Surface Science 299, 156-161 (2014) [B in ERA 2010]

165. Ghoorah M, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM “Study of Thermally Conditioned and Weak Acid-Treated Serpentinites for Mineralisation of Carbon Dioxide Minerals Engineering”, Minerals Engineering 59 17-30, (2014) [A* in ERA 2010]

166. Setiawan A, Friggieri J, Kennedy E, Dlugogorski B, Stockenhuber M “Catalytic combustion of ventilation air methane (VAM) – long term catalyst stability in the presence of water vapour and mine dust”, Catalysis Science & Technology 4, 1793-1802 (2014) [New journal, not in ERA 2010]

167. Setiawan A, Kennedy EM, Dlugogorski BZ, Adesina AA, Tkachenko O, Stockenhuber M., “Evidence of the formation of surface palladium carbide during the catalytic combustion of lean methane/air mixtures”, Energy Technology 2(3), 243-249 (2014). [New journal, not in ERA 2010]

168. Altarawneh M and Dlugogorski BZ “Mechanisms of Transformation of Polychlorinated Diphenyl Ethers into Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans”, Chemosphere 114 129-135 (2014) [A in ERA 2010]

169. Khan NA, Kennedy EM,, Dlugogorski BZ, Adesina AA and Stockenhuber M “Partial oxidation of methane with nitrous oxide forms synthesis gas over cobalt exchanged ZSM-5”, Catalysis Communications 53, 42-46 (2014) [B in ERA 2010]

170. Oliver T, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, “Biologically enhanced degassing and precipitation of magnesium carbonates derived from bicarbonate solutions”, Minerals Engineering, 61 113–120 (2014) [A* in ERA 2010].

171. Ahubelem N, Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ, “Dehydrohalogenation of Ethyl Halides”, Tetrahedron Letters 35, 4860-4868 (2014) [A in ERA 2010]

172. Gaikwad V, Kennedy E, Mackie J, Holdsworth C, Molloy S, Kundu S, Stockenhuber M and Dlugogorski B, “Reaction of carbon tetrachloride with methane in a non-equilibrium plasma at atmospheric pressure, and characterisation of the polymer thus formed”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 280, 38-45 (2014) [A in ERA 2010]

173. Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ, “Mechanisms of transformation of polychlorinated diphenyl ethers into polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans”, Chemosphere 114, 129-135 (2014) [A in ERA 2010]

174. Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ, “Thermal decomposition of 1,2-bis-(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)ethane (BTBPE), a novel brominated flame retardant”, Environmental Science and Technology 48(24), 14335-14343 (2014) [A* in ERA 2010]

175. Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ, “Mechanism of thermal decomposition of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBA)”, Journal of Physical Chemistry A 118(40), 9338-9346 (2014) [A in ERA 2010]

176. Altarawneh M, Jiang Z, Dlugogorski BZ, “The structures and thermodynamic stability of copper(ii) chloride surfaces”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16(44), 24209-15 (2014) [A* in ERA 2010]

177. Sanchez, G, Friggieri J, Adesina AA, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, Stockenhuber M, “Catalytic conversion of glycerol to allyl alcohol; Effect of a sacrificial reductant on the product yield”, Catalysis Science & Technology 4, 3090-3098 (2014) [New journal, not in ERA 2010]

2015

178. Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ, “Mechanisms of formation of dibenzofuran, dibenozo-p-dioxin and their hydroxylated derivatives from catechol”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 1822-1830 (2015) [A* in ERA 2010]

179. Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ, “Formation of polybrominated dibenzofurans from polybrominated biphenyls”, Chemosphere 119(1), 1048-53 (2015) [A in ERA 2010].

180. Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ, “Formation and Chlorination of Carbazole, Phenoxazine and Phenazine”, Environmental Science and Technology 49(4), 2215-2221 (2015) [A* in ERA 2010]

181. Suleiman IA, Radny MW, Gladys MJ, Smith PV, Mackie JC, Kennedy E and Dlugogorski BZ, “Thermodynamic stability and structure of cuprous chloride surfaces: A density functional theory investigation” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17(10), 7038-7045 (2015) [A* in ERA 2010]

182. Ahubelem N, Shah K, Moghtaderi B, Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ, Page AJ, “Formation of Chlorobenzenes by Oxidative Thermal Decomposition of 1,3-Dichloropropene”, Combustion and Flame, Accepted on 8 Feb 2015 [A* in ERA 2010]

183. Altarawneh M, Marashdeh A, Dlugogorski BZ, “Structures, electronic properties and stability phase diagrams for copper (I/II) bromides surfaces”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Accepted 12 Feb 2015. [A* in ERA 2010]

184. Altarawneh M, Dlugogorski BZ, “Reactions of HO2 with n-propylbenzene and its phenylpropyl radicals”, Combustion and Flame 162(4), 1406-1416 (2015) [A* in ERA 2010].

185. Dorado JB, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, Mackie JC, Gore J, Altarawneh M “Decomposition of S-nitroso Species”, RSC Advances 5, 29914-29923 (2015). [New journal, not in ERA 2010, JIF=3.71]

186. Harvey L, Kennedy E, Dlugogorski B and Stockenhuber M “Influence of impurities on the epoxidation of allyl alcohol to glycidol with hydrogen peroxide over titanium silicate TS-1”, Applied Catalysis A: General 489, 241-246 (2015) [B in ERA 2010]