Trinidad and Tobago

Emeritus Winston A Mellowes

Emeritus Winston A Mellowes

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Winston A Mellowes is a Professor Emeritus in Chemical Engineering of the University of the West Indies (UWI) who has served as Head of Department, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate and as Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Students and Research for eight years. His major teaching courses have been in Transport Phenomena, Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Food Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer of the IChemE and currently serves in the capacity of UWI & Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago (BOETT) Representative for IChemE Trinidad and Tobago Members Group.

Professor Mellowes is currently Chairman of BOETT and a Member of the Board of the Accreditation Council of Trinidad & Tobago. He also serves on the Trinidad & Tobago Group of Professional Organisations (TTGPA). He is a Fellow of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago and is a recipient of their Career of Excellence Award. He is also a Fellow of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS) and is currently Foreign Secretary and Immediate Past President of CAS and Focal Point for Science for the CAS. He has been instrumental in organizing the many workshops and seminars for this body for primary and secondary school teachers in the “Hands on Teaching of Science Methodologies” part of the Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) programme. He has been honoured as a Caribbean Icon in Engineering by the National Institute for Higher Learning Education and Technology (NIHERST). He is also the immediate Past Chairman of NIHERST.

Professor Mellowes has a joint USA patent in Xanthan gum production from sugarcane juices. This is addition to many regional and international publications in the area of Sugar Technology, and related environmental matters, biomass utilization and transport phenomena

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