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Wennie Subramonian

01642 738523
Job title:
Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
School of Science, Engineering & Design
Science, Engineering and Design research

About Wennie Subramonian

Wennie Subramonian

Wennie Subramonian
Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, School of Science, Engineering & Design
T: 01642 738523
Research: Science, Engineering and Design research

Wennie completed her PhD and Bachelor (BEng with First Class Honours) degrees in Chemical Engineering under full scholarships at Monash University Malaysia. During her time at the university, she contributed in teaching subjects such as process design, material and energy balances, process systems analysis and final year research projects.

Wennie's PhD research focused on the integrated use of coagulation and heterogeneous photocatalysis in treatment of industrial wastewater. She was a consecutive two-time recipient of the Higher Degree Research Publication Award from the university for her published research. She has also presented her research work at WCCE9: 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering in Seoul and 19th Regional Symposium of Chemical Engineering in Bali.

She is now an associate member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), a member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and has joined the Chemical Engineering department at Teesside University.

Research interests

  • Heterogeneous photocatalysis for environmental remediation

  • Catalyst synthesis and characterisation

  • Reaction kinetics

  • Coagulation process

  • Optimisation study using response surface methodology

  • Wastewater and water treatment 


Subramonian, W., Wu, T.Y. and Chai, S.-P. (2017). ‘Photocatalytic degradation of industrial pulp and paper mill effluent using synthesized magnetic Fe2O3-TiO2: Treatment efficiency and characterizations of reused photocatalyst’. Journal of Environmental Management, 187, 298-310. 

Subramonian, W., Wu, T.Y. and Chai, S.-P. (2017). ‘Using one-step facile and solvent-free mechanochemical process to synthesize photoactive Fe2O3-TiO2 for treating industrial wastewater’. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 695, 496-507. 

Subramonian, W., Wu, T.Y. and Chai, S.-P. (2015). ‘An application of response surface methodology for optimizing coagulation process of raw industrial effluent using Cassia obtusifolia seed gum together with alum’. Industrial Crops and Products, 70, 107-115.

Subramonian, W., Wu, T.Y. and Chai, S.-P. (2014). ‘A comprehensive study on coagulant performance and floc characterization of natural Cassia obtusifolia seed gum in treatment of raw pulp and paper mill effluent’. Industrial Crops and Products, 61, 317-324. 

Subramonian, W. and Wu, T.Y. (2014). ‘Effect of enhancers and inhibitors on photocatalytic sunlight treatment of methylene blue’. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 225, 1-15.