Joe da Costa is Professor of Chemical Engineering at tUQ. He has over 20 years working experience in industrial, consultancy and academic roles in Brazil, England and Australia. Currently, he leads several research projects in the area of inorganic membranes, membrane reactors and CO2 capture materials. His research is particularly directed towards CO2 capture and sequestration in coal power generation, H2 and the water gas shift reaction in coal gasification, O2 separation from air, biofuels separation and desalination. His work involves the application of the principles of functional nanotechnology to fabricate high quality membranes to provide engineering solutions to real industrial applications such as hydrostability, regenerability as strategies to combat membrane fouling, high fluxes and selectivities.