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Professor Sandra Kentish

Professor Sandra Kentish is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at The University of Melbourne.

She is currently a Project Leader within the ARC Hub for Digital Bioprocess Development, the Dairy Innovation Research Hub and within the Future Fuels CRC. She was Head of the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering 2017-2022, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering 2012-17 and Discipline Leader in the CRC for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) for Membrane Technology from 2003-2015.

Professor Kentish was selected as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Engineers Australia in 2017 and as a Woman of Influence by the Australian Financial Review in 2018.

She was elected to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) in 2019.

She has been awarded the University of Melbourne Excellence Award in Graduate Researcher Supervision, the Membrane Society of Australasia Anita Hill Leadership Award, the Grimwade Prize in Industrial Chemistry and the Caltex Teaching Award of Excellence for Training of Chemical Engineers in Australasia.

Before commencing an academic career, Professor Kentish spent nine years in industry, with positions in Altona Petrochemical Company, Kodak Australasia and Kimberly Clark Australia.

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