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Associate Professor Warren Batchelor

Senior Lecturer
BSc (Hons) (Physics), PhD (Physics)

Email:        warren.batchelor@monash.edu
Phone:       +61 3 990 53452
Office:        Room 105, Building 59, Clayton Campus

Professional Appointments:
2002 - Present: Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University
1996 - 2002: Lecturer,Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University
2007 - Present: Docent (Adjunct Professor), Laboratory of Fibre and Cellulose Technology, Abo Akademi University
1994 - 1996: Post-doctoral Fellow, Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada working at the Pulp and Paper Centre, University of British Columbia
1992 - 1993: Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, Monash University


Professional Affiliations:
Member, TAPPI Member, Appita

Teaching Commitments:
  • CHE3175
  • CHE4164

Publications:
  • Selected Publications 2007- :
  1. Zhang, L., et al., Effect of cellulose nanofiber dimensions on sheet forming through filtration. Cellulose, 2012. 19(2): p. 561-574.
  2. Varanasi, S., H.-H. Chiam, and W.J. Batchelor, Application and interpretation of zero and short-span testing on nanofibre sheet materials. Nord. Pulp Pap. Res. J., 2012. Accepted.
  3. Su, J., et al., Paper strength development and recyclability with polyamideamine-epichlorohydrin (PAE). Bioresources, 2012. 7(1): p. 913-924.
  4. Perkins, E.L. and W.J. Batchelor, Water interaction in paper cellulose fibres as investigated by NMR Pulsed Field Gradient. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2012. 87: p. 361-367.
  5. O'Connor, M., W. Batchelor, and G. Garnier, The trade-off between water and energy in water recycling of pulp and paper industry effluent, in Appita Conference2012, Appita: Melbourne. p. 128-135.
  6. Naranyan, S., W. Batchelor, and P.A. Webley, Microporous-Mesoporous-Macroporous Zeolite Laminate Adsorbents prepared using a papermaking technique, in International Paper Physics Conference2012: Stockholm. p. Accepted full paper.
  7. Lestiani, R., W. Batchelor, and P. Banham, Development of a lint camera system and investigation of its performance on identify lint using image analysis, in 66th Appita Annual Conference2012, Appita: Melbourne. p. 207-213.
  8. O'Connor, M., W.J. Batchelor, and G. Garnier, Environmental impact improvement through dynamic modeling of treated urban industrial effluent coupled to urban irrigation, in Chemeca 20112011.
  9. Naranyan, S., W.J. Batchelor, and P.A. Webley, Advances of zeolites in papermaking to create value added products - a review, in 2011 Appita conference2011, Appita: Rotorua. p. 319-326.
  10. Joshi, K.V., W.J. Batchelor, and K. Rasd, Investigation of the effect of drying and refining on the fiber-fiber shear bond strength measured using tensile fracture line analysis of sheets weakened by acid gas exposure. Cellulose, 2011. 18: p. 1407-1421.
  11. Batchelor, W., et al., Improved Characterization of Changes in Fibre Cross Section during Sheet Forming and Drying using Optical Fibre Analyzer Data and a Serial Sectioning Technique, in Fine Structure of Papermaking Fibres- The Final Report of COST Action E-54, P. Ander, et al., Editors. 2011, COST Office: Brussels. p. 191-196.
  12. Perkins, E.L. and W. Batchelor, Water Diffusion Behaviour in Paper Cellulose Structure at Different Moisture Contents Studied by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), in Chemeca 2010, M. Biggs, Editor 2010, Institute of Engineers Australia: Adelaide. p. Paper 376- 10 pp.
  13. Hilder, M. and W. Batchelor, Surface-sensitive method to determine calcium carbonate filler contents in cellulose matrices. Cellulose, 2010. 17(2): p. 407-415.
  14. Batchelor, W.J., Applications of an analytical method to calculate the load distribution along a fibre in a loaded network. Appita Journal, 2010. 63(4): p. 287-293.
  15. Batchelor, W. and A. Sudarno, Characterisation of Lint Particle Removal in Offset Printing with Weibull Statistics. Journal of Adhesion Science & Technology, 2010. 24: p. 619-633.
  16. Lundin, T., W. Batchelor, and P. Fardim, Fiber trapping in low-consistency refining: new parameters to describe the refining process. TAPPI Journal, 2009. 8(10): p. 13-19.
  17. Gujjari, C., et al., The relationship between tack and linting in the offset printing of newsprint grades. TAPPI J., 2009. 8(8): p. 4-9.
  18. Batchelor, W.J., et al., Fundamental studies of linting in the offset printing of newsprint, in Transactions 14th Fundamental Research Symposium, S.J. I'Anson, Editor 2009, Fundamental Research Society: Oxford. p. 1325-1350.
  19. Batchelor, W.J., Applications of an analytical method to calculate the load distribution along a fibre in a loaded network, in 2009 Appita Conference2009, Appita. p. 295-302.
  20. Batchelor, W., et al., Cellulose Nanofibre Nonwovens, in Chemeca 2009, X. Lou and M. Ang, Editors. 2009, Institute of Engineers Australia: Perth. p. Paper 206- 11 pp.
  21. Lundin, T., W.J. Batchelor, and P. Fardim, Fibre trapping in low consistency refining: new parameters to describe the refining process. Tappi, 2008. 5(8): p. 31-36.
  22. Lundin, T., W. Batchelor, and P. Fardim, Effect of bar edge conditions on fibre trapping in low consistency refining, in 62nd Appita Annual Conference2008, Appita: Rotorua, New Zealand. p. 199-206.
  23. Batchelor, W.J., Modelling paper tensile strength from the stress distribution along fibres in a loaded network, in 2008 Progress in Paper Physics Seminar2008. p. 97-99.
  24. Batchelor, W.J., An analytical solution for the load distribution along a fibre in a nonwoven network. Mechanics of Materials, 2008. 40(12): p. 975-981.
  25. Batchelor, W., R.P. Kibblewhite, and J. He, A new method for measuring RBA applied to the Page equation for the tensile strength of paper. Appita Journal, 2008. 61(4): p. 302-306.
  26. Voltaire, J., et al., Acoustic emission and tack of heat-set inks during setting on MWC-papers and fountain solution emulsification. Nordic J. Pulp Paper Res., 2007. 22(4): p. 432-440.
  27. Voltaire, J., et al., New technique for monitoring ink-water balance on an offset press. Appita Journal, 2007. 60(2): p. 120-128.
  28. Sudarno, A., et al., Investigation of the effect of press and paper variables on linting during the offset printing of newsprint. TAPPI Journal, 2007. 6(9): p. 25-31.
  29. Lundin, T., W. Batchelor, and P. Fardim, Estimation of fibre trapping from refiner loadability measurements, in International Pulp Refining Seminar 2007, O. Aho, K. Koskenhely, and H. Paulapuro, Editors. 2007: Otaniemi, Finland. p. 31-36.
  30. Joshi, K.V., et al., A new method for Shear Bond Strength Measurement, in Proc. International Paper Physics Conference, W.J. Batchelor, Editor 2007, Appita: Gold Coast. p. 7-13.
  31. Ho, J., et al., Development of a tissue creping test rig, in Chemeca 20072007, IChemEA: Melbourne. p. 1334-1340.
  32. He, J., W.J. Batchelor, and R.E. Johnston, An analytical model for number of fibre-fibre contacts in paper and expressions for relative bonded area (RBA). Journal of Materials Science, 2007. 42(2): p. 522-528.
  33. He, J., W.J. Batchelor, and R.E. Johnston, An analytical model for number of fibre-fibre contacts in paper and expressions for relative bonded area (RBA). Journal of Materials Science, 2007. 42(2): p. 522-528.
  34. He, J., W.J. Batchelor, and R.E. Johnston, An Analytical Model for Number of Fibre-Fibre Contacts in Paper and Expressions for Relative Bonded Area (RBA). J. Mat. Sci., 2007. 42: p. 522-528.
  35. Batchelor, W.J., R.P. Kibblewhite, and J. He, A new method for measuring RBA applied to the Page equation for the tensile strength of paper, in International Paper Physics conference, W.J. Batchelor, Editor 2007, Appita: Gold Coast. p. 107-113.
  36. Batchelor, W.J., ed. 2007 International Paper Physics Conference Papers. 61st Appita Annual Conference. Vol. 2. 2007, Appita: Carlton.

Professional Association:
Chairman, Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (Tappi) Paper Physics Committee,

Research Interests:
  • Cellulose nanofibres
  • Low consistency refining
  • Paper strength and toughness
  • Linting in offset printing of newsprint
  • Paper drying
  • Fibril angle measurement
  • Single fibre mechanical properties