Researcher biography

Jannie is a chemical engineer who has, over a  20+ year period, gained broad experience in project evaluation, development, process design, implementation, commissioning and operation of chemical plants / projects in South Africa, the US and Australia. Specific industry experience in the oil shale, coal-to-liquids, cement, alumina, vinyl chloride monomer and ethylene production industries included roles at senior and executive management levels, primarily focused on project development and the management of operations.

Jannie joined the UQ Energy & Poverty Research Group in March 2014 and has a specific interest in energy transitions in developing countries and the role of alternative liquid (i.e. non crude oil derived) fuels in reducing energy poverty.
Supervisors: Professor Chris Greig, Professor Paul Lant and Dr Simon Smart