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Professional Chemical Engineer (retired)


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Selected for Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2000 - 2009. See Marquis Who's Who web site at: www.marquiswhoswho.com


Over 40 years experience in industry and academia. Early career with: ICI Aust, Shell Refining, Mt Lyell Mining Co.; later consultant & academic with close liaison to chemical processing industry.

Consultant in process engineering and chemical technology. Experience in minerals processing, R&D management, laboratory management, process engineering, essential oils extraction, advanced-level teaching, OH&S-fire and explosion safety, chemicals industry, wine and food technology, high-pressure engineering, water and waste-water treatment, batch-scale bio-diesel plant design and commissioning.

Over 50 consultant reports and 70 scientific publications in: refereed journals, conference proceedings, monographs, book chapters, invited papers, encyclopaedia and scientific reports.

Good appreciation of competing economic, technical and safety constraints. Particular expertise in flow-sheeting, process modelling, heat-transfer equipment and design, computer techniques, high-pressure technology, small-scale plant commissioning.

International recognition in high-pressure extraction technology, multi-component phase equilibria, fire and explosion safety. Experience and sensitivity working in non-English speaking and non-western cultures.

  • PhD (Chemical Engineering), University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia.
  • BE (Chemical) Hon., University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Matriculation Certificate, Melbourne Boys High School, Forrest Hill, South Yarra, Victoria
Awards and Honours
  • Entry in: "Who's Who in Science and Engineering", Marquis, NJ,6th, - 7th ed, 2002-2009
  • Entry in: "Dictionary of International Biography", IBC, Camb., 26th - 30th ed., 1998-2009
  • Entry in: "Who's Who in Finance and Industry", Marquis, NJ, 15th - 20th ed., 1998-2009
  • Entry in "Who's Who in Australasia and the Pacific Nations", IBC, Camb, 3rd - 6th ed., 1997- 2009
  • Entry in: "Who's Who in the World", Marquis, NJ, 13th - 21st ed., p 1444, 1996-2009
  • Paul Harris Fellow and Sapphire. Community Service Award, Rotary International
  • Max Scrymgour Award. Club Service Award, Rotary Club of Burnside
  • Commonwealth Post-graduate Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarship
  • Senior Scholarship, Victoria
  • General Exhibition, Matriculation Examination, University of Melbourne
  • Physics Prize (dux), Melbourne High School
  • Webmaster (10 years) Rotary District 9520, selected by ICUFR judges in the Top 10 Rotary websites worldwide.
Professional Society Membership
  • Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute. (FRACI)
  • Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers. (FIChemE)
  • Chartered Professional Chemist (Aust) (CPChem)
  • Registered Chemical Engineer (Aust) (C.Eng)
  • National Professional Engineers Register (NPER), Australia, No. 2078741.
  • Chartered Engineer (UK) (C.Eng)
  • Member, Australian Water and Waste-water Association (AWWA)
  • Member, Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AIMM)
  • Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS)

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Updated: 18 November, 2016