Katie studied for her BEng in Chemical Engineering at Aston University and graduated in 2002. Her final year project was on the fast pyrolysis of biomass. After graduating, Katie worked as Process Development Engineer at Smurfit Kappa SSK, who manufacture recycled paper.
Katie joined BERG in June 2007 as a Research Assistant. She will primarily be working on the BIOSYNERGY project (more information on the BIOSYNERGY project is available on the Projects page). This project is sponsored by the European Commission and aims to make bio-based products more cost competitive by developing innovative biorefinery concepts. The focus of Katie's work will be biorefinery process chain synthesis, analysis and optimisation. Katie will also be commencing a PhD based on her work for this project.
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