Ms Angie Davina Tjandra

Ms Angie Davina Tjandra

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  • 2020 - current Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • 2022 - 2022 Ceritificate of Continuing Education - Healthcare Design (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)
  • 2021 - 2022 Ceritificate of Continuing Education - Digital Health (Harvard Business School, United States)
  • 2021 - 2022 Ceritificate of Continuing Education - Human interaction for user experience design (MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence, United States)
  • 2020 - 2021 Certificate of completion in various personal development courses (Centre of Continuing Education, University of Sydney, Australia)
    • Statistics for non-statisticians 
    • Statistics using SPSS
    • Adobe Illustrator Level 1, and Level 2
    • Adobe Indesign Level 1
    • Introduction to UX Design
    • Financial Modelling 
    • Microsoft Powerpoint Level 2
  • 2020 Australia Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at UNSW - The Authentic Communicator: Activating Presence (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • 2019 - 2020 Business Certificate BSB40215 - Business/Commerce (Navitas Professional, Australia)
  • 2014 - 2018 Bachelor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Hons I & University Medal (University of Sydney, Australia)
School of Chemical Engineering

Angie commenced her Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2019 at the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW under the supervision of A/Prof Chandrawati (Nanotechnology for Food and Medicine (NanoFAM) Laboratory). Angie is a Scientia PhD candidate and her work focuses on developing colorimetric sensors for early cancer detection from the breath. During her first two years of PhD, Angie has also completed various courses from MIT, Harvard and RMIT to support her research. In addition, she has completed 8 professional development courses from 2020 - 2021 at UNSW AGSM and The University of Sydney CCE.

Angie is actively involved in community engagement and has over 10 years of experience. She is currently the founding member & president of the Chemical Engineering Research Society (CERS) at the School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW. Angie is the postgraduate student ambassador in the NSW Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Joint Chemical Engineering Committee (JCEC), Industry Advisory Board UNSW, and delegate in the RACI Women in Chemistry division. Angie is also an experienced graphic designer and science illustrator, having completed over 15 projects in the last 5 years. 

Prior to coming to UNSW, Angie worked in various industry and start-ups as product development engineer, process engineer and wastewater engineer. She has acquired experience in diverse fields including 3D cell culture and bioprinting, yeast manufacturing & fermentation, membrane technology, wastewater treatment and others. During her work experience, she successfully developed an efficient end-to-end manufacturing process & QC methods for product commercialisation. She authored documentations such as safety data sheet (SDS), certificate of analysis (CoA) and specification sheets, in accordance to the Model Code of Practice and industry best practices. She led the new website project, which won 6 accumulated awards from CSS Design Awards and awwwards, including Honors, Innovation Design Award, Special Kudos Award, Mobile Excellence, User Interface Design Awards and User Experience Design Awards. She was the director and producer of product photoshoot and videography.

Angie Davina Tjandra graduated with a B.Eng (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering) from University of Sydney with Hons I & The University Medal, and was a recipient of "The NSW IChemE and Joint Chemical Engineering Committee of NSW Prize for the Best Undergraduate Thesis" by the Faculty of Engineering & IT. Angie was an academic tutor from 2015 - 2017 at the University of Sydney, and acquired UNSW Taste of Research Scholarship from UNSW in 2015 to work under the supervision of Scientia Professor Rose Amal. In 2017, Angie received the Sydney Industrial Placement Scholarship from The University of Sydney to undertake her Hons Thesis at AB Mauri STC, North Ryde, Sydney for 6 months (full-time). Throughout her undergraduate degree, she was actively involved in student society, school and state organisations including Engineers Australia, Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), SUCES, PPIA USYD.

Science and Engineering Building (E8) Level 4
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Tjandra AD; Chang JYH; Ladame S; Chandrawati R, 2020, 'Chapter 1.2 - Optical sensors', in Ladame S; Chang JYH (ed.), Bioengineering Innovative Solutions for Cancer, Academic Press, pp. 23 - 45,
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Mazur F; Tjandra AD; Zhou Y; Gao Y; Chandrawati R, 2023, 'Paper-based sensors for bacteria detection.', Nat Rev Bioeng, 1, pp. 180 - 192,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Tjandra AD; Heywood T; Chandrawati R, 2023, 'Trigit: A free web application for rapid colorimetric analysis of images', Biosensors and Bioelectronics: X,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Weston M; Pham A-H; Tubman J; Gao Y; Tjandra AD; Chandrawati R, 2022, 'Polydiacetylene-based Sensors for Food Applications', Materials Advances,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Belfiore L; Aghaei B; Law AMK; Dobrowolski JC; Raftery LJ; Tjandra AD; Yee C; Piloni A; Volkerling A; Ferris CJ; Engel M, 2021, 'Generation and analysis of 3D cell culture models for drug discovery', European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 163,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tjandra AD; Weston M; Tang J; Kuchel RP; Chandrawati R, 2021, 'Solvent injection for polydiacetylene particle synthesis – effects of varying solvent, injection rate, monomers and needle size on polydiacetylene properties', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, pp. 126497 - 126497,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Weston M; Tjandra AD; Chandrawati R, 2020, 'Tuning chromatic response, sensitivity, and specificity of polydiacetylene-based sensors', Polym. Chem., pp. - - -,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tjandra AD; Huang J, 2018, 'Photocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction by photocatalyst innovation', Chinese Chemical Letters, 29, pp. 734 - 746,
    Journal articles |
    Tjandra AD; Pham A-H; Chandrawati R, 'Polydiacetylene-Based Sensors To Detect Volatile Organic Compounds', Chemistry of Materials, pp. null - null,

2022 UNSW Founders Program New Wave Pitch (1st place), UNSW Founders Program

2022 Annual Postgraduate Champsionship (1st place), NSW JCEC IChemE

2022 The IChemE Global Awards (Finalist, winner TBA), Institution of Chemical Engineers (associated with President position at CERS UNSW)

2022 StudyNSW International Student of the Year (Top 3 Finalist, winner TBA), NSW Government (StudyNSW)

2022 MWAC Prize for the Best Oral Presentation by PhD student at the 12th International Nanomedicine ConferenceAustralian Centre of Nanomedicine

2022 CSL Florey Next Generation Award (Faculty of Engineering Finalist)University of New South Wales

2021 UNSW Postgraduate Council Higher Degree Research Student Award 2021, University of New South Wales

2019 Scientia Scholarship for Higher Degree Research, University of New South Wales

2019 The New South Wales IChemE and Joint Chemical Engineering Committee of NSW Prize for The Best Undergraduate Thesis, University of Sydney

2018 University Medal, University of Sydney

2018 University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize, University of Sydney

2015 - 2018 Outstanding Overall Results in Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney

2018 Sydney Industrial Placement Scholarship, University of Sydney

2015 - 2018 Dean’s Excellency Award, University of Sydney

2015 - 2016 Particle & Catalysis Group Taste of Research (TOR) Scholarship, University of New South Wales

2015 Top 10% in CHEM1101, University of Sydney

2015 Best Engineering Design Prototype ENGG1803, University of Sydney

2014 Sue Harlen Merit Scholarship, Taylors College

2013 University of Sydney Foundation Scholarship, Taylors College

  • Chemical Engineering Research Society (CERS) (University of New South Wales, Australia)
    • 2021 - Current President
    • 2020 - 2021 Founding Committee & Inaugural Treasurer 
  • IChemE New South Wales, Australia
    • 2018 - 2020 Treasurer & Affiliate Member
    • 2016 - 2019 University of Sydney Inaugural Student Ambassador
  • University of Sydney (Australia)
    • 2017 - 2018 School representative 
    • 2017 End of Course Lead Event Organiser 
    • 2016 - 2017 Treasurer of Sydney University Chemical Engineering Society (SUCES) 
    • 2016 - 2017 Open day volunteer 
    • 2015 - 2017 Academic Tutor 
      • ENGG1800 - Introduction to Engineering
      • CHNG2804 - Chemical & Biological Systems Behaviour
      • CHNG2806 - Materials Purification & Recovery
    • 2014 - 2015 Media & Documentation Executive of PPIA 
  • Others 
    • 2018 Guest speaker (Prime One School, Indonesia)
    • 2015 - 2017 Research Scholar & Assistant at Particle & Catalysis Group (University of New South Wales, Australia)