Victoria (AU)

Committee

Kathryn McDonald

Kathryn McDonald

Chair

Kathryn has over 20 years of experience as an engineer and manager in the petrochemical industry. In that time she has held roles in operations, management, strategic planning and project management with further involvement in commercial, systems improvements and safety arenas.

Dr Joanne Tanner, AIMChemE

Dr Joanne Tanner, AIMChemE

Secretary and Monash University Academic Representative

Dr Joanne Tanner is a qualified Chemist and Chemical Engineer. She has experience in control systems design and configuration and has managed and implemented client-driven chemical engineering research and design projects at laboratory and pilot scale.

Andrea Hosey, CEng FIChemE

Andrea Hosey, CEng FIChemE

Victoria IChemE Representative

Andrea has over 30 years’ experience in process design, project management and engineering leadership roles within a number of global contracting companies. She has developed and led teams in the UK, Thailand and Australia.

Akshat Tanksale, CEng MIChemE

Akshat Tanksale, CEng MIChemE

EA Rep and Immediate Past Chair

Associate Professor Akshat Tanksale completed his PhD at The University of Queensland in 2008, followed by a postdoctoral position at UQ. He has been an academic staff member at Monash University since 2011.

Gavin Nieuwenhuiys

Gavin Nieuwenhuiys

Events Coordinator

Gavin has more than five years experience in the petrochemical industry in particular coal gasification with the focus on equipment sizing and project management.

Dr Gregory Griffin

Dr Gregory Griffin

RMIT Academic Representative

Bio to follow.

Nicholas Chuan Jen Soon

Nicholas Chuan Jen Soon

Student Representative and Event Coordinator.

Nick has joined the joined the Victorian JCEC as the University of Melbourne and Events Coordinator.

Nithiya Pathmasiri

Nithiya Pathmasiri

Student Representative

Nithiya Pathmasiri is currently in her third year of studies at Monash University studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) specialising in Chemical Engineering.

Dr Gang (Kevin) Li

Dr Gang (Kevin) Li

Melbourne University Academic Representative

Dr Gang (Kevin) Li is a senior lecturer academic at the Department of Chemical Engineering, the University of Melbourne, and a theme leader at ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for LNG Futures.

Associate Professor Kalpit Shah

Associate Professor Kalpit Shah

RMIT Representative

Associate Professor Kalpit Shah carries 19 years of combined industry and academic experience. After completion of Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering, he worked in petrochemical and chemical industries for nearly eight years as a Process Engineer.

Garv Bhardwaj

Garv Bhardwaj

Student representative - Monash University

Garv Bhardwaj is currently studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) specialising in Chemical Engineering at Monash University.

Alasdair Beveridge

Alasdair Beveridge

Deputy Chair

Alasdair is an experienced engineering leader with over 13 years experience across oil refining, waste-to-energy and waste management.