PROF Geoff Stevens

PROF Geoff Stevens


  • CO2 Separation
  • Chemical Engineering, separation processes, interfacial phenomena, solvent extraction (Solvent extraction, tissue engineering, environmental remediation)
  • Emulsion Stability
  • Hydrodynamics of Dispersions
  • Ion Exchange
  • Mass Transfer and Diffusion Processes
  • Soft Tissue Engineering & Biocompatible Materials



  • Prof Geoff Stevens is a Laureate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

    Prof Stevens leads an internationally recognised separations group, is a Project Leader in the CRC for greenhouse gas remediation (CO2CRC). He was Secretary General of the International Solvent Extraction Committee (1996-2016) and is on the editorial boards for 'Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange' (1999-2016), 'Hydrometallurgy' (1994-2016), 'Chinese journal of Chemical Engineering' and the 'Chem Eng Journal'.

    Research interests are in the areas of separation processes, particularly solvent extraction, interfacial phenomena and emulsion stability. The research is primarily in the hydrometallurgical field but also covers aspects of food, pharmaceutical processing and environmental or waste water processing.

    Prof Stevens has been named in Engineers Australias list of the 100 Most Influential Engineers 3 years in a row. Sponsored by Engineers Australia, the list aims to acknowledge engineers who have a positive influence on society.

    Professor Stevens has been bestowed with the honour of Melbourne Laureate Professor in September 2011 in recognition of an outstanding career and contribution to the discipline and the University.

    Professor Stevens researching separation processes with particular focus on solvent extraction received the Patricia Grimshaw Award for Mentor Excellence in 2014. This award recognizes his outstanding contribution as a mentor providing exceptional support and respect for colleague development. He was also nominated for the Australian Awards for University Teaching in the Category: High Impact Intervention for progression retention and attainment.   


Member of

  • AIMM. Chartered Professional 1998 -
  • CEng. Chartered Engineer 1998 -
  • CPMET. Chartered Practicing Metallurgist 1998 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1981
  • BE (Chem), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1976

Awards and honors

  • This award recognizes outstanding contribution as a mentor, providing exceptional support and respect for colleague development., Patricia Grimshaw Award for Mentor Excellence (UoM), 2014
  • For the exceptional distinction of academic achievements, Melbourne Laureate Professor (UOM), 2011
  • Engineers Australia list of the 100 Most Influential Engineers for 2010, Engineers Australia, 2010
  • Engineers Australia list of the 100 Most Influential Engineers for 2007, Engineers Australia, 2007
  • ExxonMobil Award of Excellence in Chemical Engineering, IChemE, IEAust and RACI, 2005
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 2003
  • Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, 1997
  • Nuclear Energy Research Visiting Fellow to Japan, National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, 1997
  • For Distinguished and Continuing Contribution to the Chemical Engineering profession, IChemE, IEAust and RACI, 1996
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 1994



Available for supervision

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