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.
Jannie graduated with his PhD in 2018. His Supervisors were Professor Chris Greig, Professor Paul Lant and Dr Simon Smart.