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Expert in Adsorption Technology (PSA, TSA, VSA, and All Adsorption Processes)

Expert ID: 733678 Australia

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Expert runs a gas processing technology consultancy and is a Professor in an Australian university's Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department. His experience in energy and the environment spans over 20 years and includes R&D, management and subject matter expertise. He lends this expertise to a wide variety of clients in industry, academia and government.

Expert spent many years working on pressure and vacuum swing adsorption processes for air products and chemicals. He has run and operated a laboratory at The University of Melbourne on adsorption process technology. He has also designed and developed numerous PSA and TSA and VSA processes. He has published 250+ papers and has 10 patents on PSA and adsorption technology.

Expert's private consultancy lends expertise to industrial gas companies, CO2 capture agencies, and a variety of other outfits.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1990 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: MIT
Year: 1986 Degree: MSc Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: MIT
Year: 1985 Degree: MEng Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Natal, South Africa
Year: 1983 Degree: BEng Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Natal, South Africa

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Head of Department Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities: Expert is Head of the Department and is Research Director.
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities: Expert is the Director of a major carbon capture and storage facility.
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: CO2CRC Title: Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert managed a carbon capture program.
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities: Expert was a Professor and Director of the Clean Energy Laboratory.
Years: 1996 to 2011 Employer: Monash University Title: Professor/Reader Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities: Expert spent 15 years as Senior Lecturer, Reader, and Professor. During this time he was also Director of the Adsorption Laboratory.
Years: 1992 to 1996 Employer: Air Products and Chemicals Title: Senior Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Expert's responsibilities in Adsorption Engineering included the design, development, start-up, commissioning, and operation of PSA, TSA, VSA plants.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Institution of Chemical Engineers (Member)
International Adsorption Society (Board Member and Vice President)
Licenses / Certifications
Chartered Engineer (IChemE)
PRINCE2
Professional Appointments
Director, (Undisclosed) Carbon Capture and Storage center
Editor, (Undisclosed) textbook on technology for purification and separation
Guest Editor for a leading text on adsorption
Executive Editor, Chemical Engineering Research and Design
Board member, Australian Pulp and Paper Institute (2008-2011)
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published 160 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has an additional 60 publications in conference proceedings, book chapters and other professional avenues. He holds 10 patents and has an h-index of 40.
Expert's papers summarize research accomplishments and findings in adsorption engineering (materials development, process development), algae processing, supercritical water oxidation, carbon capture and storage, energy storage, clean energy technology, catalysis, co2 conversion, and drying technology.

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