Dr Nicholas Kanizaj

Dr Nicholas Kanizaj

Senior Lecturer
UNSW Canberra
School of Eng & Tech

Nicholas joined UNSW in 2022. Since 2016, he has discharged commercial research for domestic clients in the areas of rocket propellants, small arms propellants, explosives and pyrotechnics. Active research areas include rocket and ramjet propellant design as well as the additive manufacture of energetic and reactive materials. Advanced formulation technologies relevant to explosive ordnance manufacture are also under investigation.


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  • Journal articles | 2010
    Pearson EL; Kanizaj N; Willis AC; Paddon-Row MN; Sherburn MS, 2010, 'Experimental and Computational Studies into an ATPH-Promoted exo-Selective IMDA Reaction: A Short Total Synthesis of Delta(9)-THC', Chemistry A European Journal, 16, pp. 8280 - 8284

  • Upscaled energy storage systems: Commonwealth Government contract
  • Improvements to rate and delivery efficiency of energy storage systems: Commonwealth Government contract

Additive manufacture of reactive and energetic materials.

Rocket and ramjet fuel design.

Advanced energetic formulation technologies.

My Research Supervision


Next-generation energetic and reactive materials.

Additive manufacture of structures relevant to explosive ordnance design.


My Teaching


Explosive Ordnance Design and Systems (ZEIT 8510) in Semester 1 [Course convenor]

Rocket Motors, Propellants and Pyrotechnics (ZEIT 8513) in Semester 2 [Course convenor]

Explosive Ordnance Technologies (ZEIT 8233) in Semester 2 [Course convenor]

Lethality and Survivability (ZINT 8301) in Semester 2