Professor Annegret Stark

Ann Stark
 
Prof Stark and her interdisciplinary team are investigating opportunities to convert local biomass (sugarcane) to chemicals and materials, and implementing the biorefinery concept in industry. She holds a Dipl. Ing. (FH) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and a PhD in Chemistry from The Queen’s University in Belfast. 

Having over 15 years of experience in applied areas of chemistry and chemical engineering, her group’s research takes a holistic approach, covering fundamental investigations of biomass composition and properties, resource and market analysis, chemical and catalytic conversion and separation, as well as process development. 
     
 Quote:   "Get up with a purpose, work with an aim, play with ideas, and go to bed with a dream."
     
Position:   Professor and SMRI/NRF SARChI Research Chair in Sugarcane Biorefining
Qualifications:

  PhD (Queen’s University Belfast)
Dipl-Ing (FH) (NTA, Isny)
   
Discipline:   Chemical Engineering
Campus:   Howard College
Telephone    031 260 3383
Email:   starka@ukzn.ac.za
     
Research Areas:

 
  Sugarcane and other biomass conversion and separation, solvent design, process optimisation, catalysis, life-cycle assessment, techno-economic assessment
     
Website:    www.annegretstark.de

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