Group Leader

Bradley Ladewig

brad ladewig


Bradley is the group leader. He is a Chemical Engineer with a passion for developing new membrane materials and technologies for real-world applications, especially in the area of water, en

ergy and the environment. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London.

Brief Biography


PhD in Chemical Engineering

The University of Queensland, Australia (2006)
Thesis title “Nafion nanocomposite membranes for the direct methanol fuel cell
Principal Supervisor:  Professor Max Lu

Associate Supervisors: Professor Joe da Costa, Professor Darren Martin

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), with First Class Honours
The University of Queensland, Australia (2002)
Grade Point Average: 6.6 (out of 7)

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
Monash University, Australia (2010)


Senior Lecturer 
Department of Chemical Engineering
Imperial College London, UK

Associate Professor (Jun 2012 - May 2015)
Senior Lecturer (Jan 2011 - Jun 2012)
Lecturer (Jan 2009 - Dec 2010)

Department of Chemical Engineering
Monash University, Australia

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Sep 2007 - Dec 2008)

Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
The University of Queensland, Australia

Postdoctoral Research Engineer (Jun 2006 - Aug 2007)

CNRS-ENSIC, Nancy, France


Awards and Prizes

2013 VESKI Victoria Fellowship - Victorian State Government


2013 Shortlisted for the 2013 Global IChemE Awards - Sustainable Technology Award 
2013 Special Commendation Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence - Monash University
2013 Deans Award for Excellence in Teaching - Monash University
2012 Finalist in the SACS Leadership Awards (State Government Non-Executive Category) 
2008/09 Australian Academy of Science International Science Linkage Grant for Scientific Visits to Europe
2008 AINSE – ANSTO Neutron School on Materials Poster Prize
2008 Australian Institute of Energy – Energy Council of Australia Travel Scholarship
2004 Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Young Science Ambassador Award
2004 ARC Centre for Functional Nanomaterials Annual Conference Top Student Presentation Prize
2004 Engineering Conferences International: Separations Technology VI Top Student Presentation Prize
2003 British Chevening Scholarship, funded nine months as a visiting researcher at Imperial College, London
2002 Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Symposium Fellowship
2002 University of Queensland Postgraduate Research Scholarship
2002 University of Queensland Chemical Engineering Super Scholarship

Various other awards and prizes prior to commencing my PhD in 2002

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE)

Chartered Engineer with Engineering Council UK (CEng)
Former Co-chair and Board Member of the Membrane Society of Australasia

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