Prof. Kenneth J.D. MacKenzie

MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Victoria

University of Wellington, New Zealand



1998-2000 RSNZ James Cook Research Fellowship, Oxford University, UK

1976 DSc, Victoria University of Wellington

1967 PhD, High temperature materials chemistry, Victoria University

Publications (Selected)

  1. M. Falah, K. J.D. MacKenzie. Photocatalytic nanocomposite materials based on inorganic polymers (geopolymers): a review. Catalysts, 10 (2020) 1158. DOI: 10.3390/catal10101158.
  2. N. Lotfian, A. A. Nourbakhsh, S. N. Mirsattari, A. Saberi, K. J. D. Mackenzie. A comparison of the effect of nanostructured MgCr2O4 and FeCr2O4 additions on the microstructure and mechanical properties of direct-bonded magnesia-chrome refractories. Ceramics International 46 (2020) 747-54. DOI:10.1016/j.ceramint.2019.09.028.
  3. S. Abbaspour, A. A. Nourbakhsh, R. Ebrahimi, H. Ghayour, A. Nourbakhsh, K.J.D. Mackenzie. The effect of nanoparticle and mesoporous TiO2 additions on the electronic characteristics of reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites with zinc oxide under UV irradiation. Materials Science and Engineering B  246 (2019) 89-95. DOI:10.1016/j.mseb.2019.06.003.
  4. M. I.M. Alzeer, K. J. D. MacKenzie. Fly ash-based geopolymers as sustainable heterogeneous catalysts and their reactivity in Friedel-Crafts acylation reactions. Catalysts 9 (2019) 372. DOI:10.3390/catal9040372.
  5. D. Danaei, A. A. Nourbakhsh, P. Asgarian, A. Nourbakhsh, K.J.D. MacKenzie. Synthesis of nanosized SiC by low-temperature magnesiothermal reduction of nanocomposites of functionalized carbon nanotubes with MCM-48. Ceramics International 45 (2019) 5525-5530. DOI:10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.12.010.
  6. P. Calloch, W.J. Trompetter, I.W.M. Brown, K.J.D. MacKenzie. Oxidation resistance of β-Sialon/TiN composites: an ion beam analysis (IBA) study. Journal of Materials Science 53 (2018) 15348-15361. DOI:10.1007/s10853-018-2711-8.
  7. M. Falah, K. R. Pouya, A. Tolooiyan, K.J.D. Mackenzie. Structural behaviour of an Australian silty clay (Coode Island Silt) stabilised by treatment with slag lime. Applied Clay Science 157 (2018) 198-203. DOI:10.1016/j.clay.2018.02.045.
  8. M.I.M. Alzeer, K.J.D. Mackenzie. Synthesis and catalytic properties of new sustainable aluminosilicate heterogeneous catalysts derived from fly ash. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 6 (2018) 5273-82. DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b04923.
  9. J.J. Rogers, K. J.D. MacKenzie, W. J. Trompetter. New phosphors synthesised by ion exchange of a metakaolin-based geopolymer. Applied Clay Science 157 (2018) 1-7. DOI:10.1016/j.clay.2018.02.025.
  10. J. J. Rogers, K. J.D. MacKenzie, G. Rees, J. V. Hanna. New phosphors based on the reduction of Eu(III) to Eu(II) in ion-exchanged aluminosilicate and gallium silicate inorganic polymers. Ceramics International 44 (2018) 1110-19. DOI:10.1016/j.ceramint.2017.10.066.
  11. R. K. Lenji, A. A. Nourbakhsh, N. Nourbakhsh, K.J.D. Mackenzie. Phase formation, microstructure and setting time of MCM-48 mesoporous silica nanocomposites with hydroxyapatite for dental applications: Effect of the Ca/P ratio. Ceramics International 43 (2017) 12857-62. DOI:10.1016/j.ceramint.2017.06.177.
  12. J. J. Rogers, K. J.D. MacKenzie, W. J. Trompetter. Aluminosilicate inorganic polymers (geopolymers) activated with rare earth ions: a new class of photoluminescent materials. Journal of Materials Science 52 (2017) 11370-82. DOI: 10.1007/s10853-017-1316-y.
  13. N. Waijarean, Kenneth J.D. MacKenzie, S. Asavapisit, R. Piyaphanuwat, Guy N.L. Jameson. Synthesis and properties of geopolymers based on water treatment residue and their immobilization of some heavy metals. Journal of Materials Science 52 (2017) 7345-7359.  DOI: 10.1007/s10853-017-0970-4.
  14. J. Temuujin, A. Minjigmaa, U. Bayarzul, D.S.  Kim, S-H. Lee, H.J. Lee, C. Ruescher, K.J.D. MacKenzie. Properties of geopolymer binders prepared from milled pond ash. Materiales de Construccion 67 (2017) e134. DOI: 10.3989/mc.2017.07716.
  15. J. J. Rogers, K. J.D. MacKenzie, W. J. Trompetter, G. Rees, J. V. Hanna. Novel Sm3+ and Eu3+ activated photoluminescent materials derived from gallium silicate inorganic polymers. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 460 (2017) 98-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2017.01.002.
  16. M. I.M. Alzeer, K. J.D. MacKenzie, R. A. Keyzers, Facile synthesis of new hierarchical aluminosilicate inorganic polymer solid acids and their heterogeneous catalytic applications. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 241 (2017) 316-25.  DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2016.12.018.