A/Prof Tom Rainey

Tom Rainey


Associate Professor


School of Mech., Medical & Process Engineering

Areas of research & interest:

  • Circular economy
  • Emissions reduction
  • Energy & fuels
  • Hydrogen
  • Sustainability


  • Emissions reduction & sequestration
  • Energy & infrastructure
  • Hydrogen & fuels
  • Industry & business solutions
  • Technology solutions

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Associate Professor Thomas Rainey conducts experimental and financial modelling research relating to the process engineering of biomass, energy production and filtration problems. He is Course Coordinator for Engineering (u/grad) and a recipient of The Caltex Award for excellence in chemical engineering education. His key research areas include cellulose nanofiber materials, advanced filtration problems, pyrolysis and HTL biocrudes, pulp and paper, thermochemical biofuels and their diesel engine performance, technoeconomic evaluation, and process modelling.