Dr Hima Haridevan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Dr Hima Haridevan is a translational materials scientist, who specializes in making bio-based materials more accessible and cost-effective for sustainable living using scalable and economical approaches. Her expertise lies in the valorization of engineering biomass and biomass resources such as cellulose and lignin, including agricultural waste, to produce green chemicals and bio-based polymer composites. These materials find applications in various fields including building materials, packaging, rheological modifiers, polymer processing, and agricultural products. Currently, her research focuses on bio-gel fertilizers and biomass-based mulch films.

Hima earned undergraduate and postgraduate engineering degrees in Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Engineering from the SRM Institute of Science and Technology (India) and the University of Sheffield (UK), respectively. Before joining UQ, she participated in the Erasmus Mundus program as a visiting postgraduate student at Universite de Montpellier 2, Universite de Paul Sabatier in France, and the University of Chemical Technology in the Czech Republic.

Additionally, Hima serves as an associate lecturer for the Engineering Innovation and Leadership course (ENGG7902) and contributes as a content developer for Engineering the Circular Economy (ENVE4610).


  • Doctor of Philosophy of Polymer Science and Engineering, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science and Materials Engineering, SRM University


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  • Haridevan, Hima, Septevani, Athanasia A., Evans, David A. C., Martin, Darren J. and Annamalai, Pratheep K. (2024). Polyurethane foam: the foaming process and the effect of process parameters on properties. Handbook of thermosetting foams, aerogels, and hydrogels: from fundamentals to advanced applications. (pp. 93-118) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-323-99452-1.00021-8

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