Professor David Shallcross is Director of the Engineering Learning Unit in the Melbourne School of Engineering.
Professor Shallcross is an expert in chemical engineering education. He is currently the External Examiner for the Chemical Engineering programs at Universiti Tecknologi Mara in Kuala Lumper, Malaysia and for Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. He is a corresponding member of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering Working Party on Education.
The research interests of Prof David Shallcross are in two broad areas: chemical engineering education and ion exchange. Ion exchange is an important separation process with applications ranging from water treatment in power station to the preparation of high-value dairy products.
Professor Shallcross is editor-in-chief of Education for Chemical Engineers published by Elsevier. This peer-reviewed journal is the official journal of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering. His education research interests focus on the use of concept maps to assess student learning.
Current Research Interests
- Chemical Engineering Education
- Environmental Engineering
- Water Purification
Council Medal the highest award in recognition of a major contribution to the IChemE in some endeavour or project., Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia (IChemE),
2010 CHEMECA Award at Chemeca Annual Conference for Outstanding achievement in the field of chemical engineering in Australia and NZ, Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia (IChemE),
Frank Morton Medal, Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia (IChemE),
Carrick Institute Citation for Excellence, Innovation and Leadership in Chemical Engineering Education in Australia and Internationally, Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education,
Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers,