Brian Monaghan

Professor Brian Monaghan

  • Associate Professor Brian MonaghanDirector of the Engineering Materials Research Strength
  • Program Leader for the theme A Sustainable Steel Manufacturing Platform of the Steel Research Hub
  • PYROmetallurgical Group Leader

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Research Interests

Current Projects
  1.  Liquid Flow Through a coke Packed Bed ( 3 year ARC Linkage project, on-going)  
  2. The effect of changes in oxygen potential on the breakdown properties and reactivity of coke at temperatures in excess of 1500 Celsius. (Master project, on-going)  
  3. The Morphology of Steelmaking Inclusions During Processing (3 year project directly sponsored by BlueScope Steel, on going)
  4. Fume formation in Welding (PhD project, on-going)
  5. Refractory systems for the Hall Herout Al process. (3 year CSIRO Light Metals Flagship Project, on going)
  6.  New Indirect Carbothermal Al Reduction Process. (3 year CSIRO Light Metals Flagship Project, on going)
  7. Development of a Coke Analogue For Coke Reactivity studies. (BHP Directly funded and Graduate thesis)
  8. Reducibility of Iron Titanate Sands (NZS Directly funded project)
  9. Measuring the Oxygen Potential In Secondary Refining (BSMC directly funded project)
  10. Spinel Inclusion Synthesis (BSMC directly funded project)
Recent Completed Projects
  1. Refractory dissolution in steelmaking slags.
  2. The dissolution of micro-particles in liquid oxide systems.
  3. Electrical potential effects on refractory corrosion.
  4. In-situ coating of steelmaking converters using liquid oxides.
  5. Effect of char size on the carburizarion rate of partially reduced iron titanate ore.
  6. Thermodynamic modelling of metal-slag-refractory systems for metals processing.
  7. Thermodynamic assessment of slag-refractory corrosion in steel and copper refining using MTDATA.
  8. Insoluble oxide product formation and its effect on coke dissolution in liquid iron.
  9. The dissolution of MgO micro-particles in liquid oxide systems
  10. Interfacial Wetting of Iron on Calcium Aluminates.

Recent Publications

    Chapman, M. W., Monaghan, B. J., Nightingale, S. A., Mathieson, J. G. & Nightingale, R. (2008). Formation of a mineral layer during coke dissolution into liquid iron and its influence on the kinetics of coke dissolution rate. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science, 39B (3), 418-430.

    Nightingale, S. A., Brooks, G. A. & Monaghan, B. J. (2005). Degradation of MgO Refractory in CaO-SiO2-MgO-FeOx and CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-MgO-FeOx Slags under Forced Convection. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science, 36B (4), 453-461.

    Monaghan, B. J. & Chen, L. (2004). Dissolution behaviour of alumina micro-particles in CaO-SiO2, -Al2 -O3 liquid oxide. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 347 254-261.

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Education & Qualifications

  • BSc(hons) in Metallurgy conferred in 1989 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • PhD in Metallurgy conferred in 1996 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Awards

  • John A Brodie Medal for the best paper in the discipline of chemical engineering presented at the Chemeca 2011.
  • Sir William Hudson Memorial Award for best published research paper in the Australasian Welding Journal in 2010
  • Sir William Hudson Memorial Award for best published research paper in the Australasian Welding Journal in 2006
  • Netzsch Thermophysical Properties Award for Young Scientists, 2002, Conferered at the The Sixteenth European Conference on Thermophysical Properties

Research Students

  • Oluwatosin Aladejebi : Effects of Minerals on Coke Analogue Structure
  • Apsara Jayasekara : The Kinetics of coke analogue reactivity
  • Xiang Li : Synthesis of high purity silicon carbide for solar silicon Production
  • Hamed Abdeyazdan : Spinel reactivity in steelmaking
  • Zhe Wang : Ironsand assimilation under iron ore sintering conditions

Scholarship Opportunities

PhD Scholarship - Ironsand Processing

Contact Information

Email: monaghan@uow.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 4221 4580
 

Last reviewed: 21 March, 2016