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CBE Industry Advisory Committee

Linking research, education and industry
The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Industry Advisory Committee is a collaborative initiative dedicated to equipping graduates with the skills and expertise required to meet today’s most pressing industry challenges in chemical engineering.

Committee Members

Professor Ali Abbas
Head of School at School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Dr Qayyum Adil
DARC Technical Manager at Pharmacare

Mr Pramil Agrawal
Group Engineering Manager at Visy Industries

Dr Nanda Altavilla
Principal Policy Officer at NSW Department of Planning

Dr John Ashton
Strategic Research Manager at Sanitarium

Ms Maggie (Magdalena) Ball
Senior Manager - Research and Innovation at Orica

Mr Bruce Biltoft
Sales Director APAC at Evoqua Water Technologies

Ms Subhechha Bista
Manager, Management Consulting at KPMG

Mr John Blik
Director at Renaissance Energy Australia

Professor Celine Boehm
Head, School of Physics

Mr James Bolton
Senior Process Engineer at Hitachi Zosen Inova Australia

Ms Heather Bone
Director at Bioenergy Australia

Mr Ashley Brinson
Executive Director at The Warren Centre

Mr Rhett Butler
Chairman at SkyJuice Foundation Inc.

Mr Jacob Chretien
GM Technical - Paper & Recycling at Orora Limited

Mr Steven Contos
Director at Atom Consulting

Dr Annalisa Contos
Director at Atom Consulting

Professor PJ Cullen
Director of Research at School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Professor Fariba Dehghani
Director at Centre for Advanced Food Enginomics 

Dr Alex Dronoff
Director, Clean and Renewable Energy at H2NOW

Mr Andrew Francis
Director of Infrastructure at Parkes Shire Council

Ms Karen Job
Head of Industry Engagement at Food Frontier

Ms Amanda Kane
Organics Manager at NSW Environment Protection Authority

Associate Professor John Kavanagh
Deputy Head of School at School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Ms Sara Ladd
Manager, Cell Culture and Purification at CSL

Dr Alejandro Montoya
Director of Teaching and Learning at School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Dr Nicola Nelson
Manager, Science, Research & Innovation at Sydney Water Corporation

Mr Kevin Peakman
Director, Hydrogen at Energy Estate

Dr Martin Poole
Executive Director at Epuron

Mr Hubert Regtop
Research Director at Synbiotica and Agricure Pty Ltd

Ms Tania Rhodes-Taylor
Vice-Principal, External Relations at University of Sydney

Ms Gabby Sycamore
General Manager - Strategy & Commercial Gas Distribution at Jemena

Professor Ken Tye
Associate Dean (External Engagement), Faculty Of Engineering

Dr Ron Wainberg
Technical Director at MRA Consulting

Dr Trevor Walker
General Manager at ICD Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

Dr David Wang
Early Career Researcher at School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Dr Gordon Weiss
Design Leader at School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Ms Diyana Zamri
Regional Process Engineer at GSK


Mr Ashley Brinson

Executive Officer