Associate Professor Geoff Kent

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Deputy Director

Doctor of Philosophy (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)

Biography: Geoff Kent has over 35 years experience in raw sugar factory research, consulting and training, specialising in cane transport and milling. He is recognised internationally as a leading expert in milling technology.

Geoff is Deputy Director of the Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy at Queensland University of Technology and works within the Centre's Bioprocessing Program. The Bioprocessing Program covers the physical and chemical processing of biological materials.  He is responsible for much of QUT´s research, consulting and training activities in sugarcane supply, transport and milling.

He has recently conducted consulting and training projects in Australia, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Guatemala, Switzerland, Mexico, and Reunion Island.

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Professional Experience:  

  • 2020 to current Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy Queensland University of Technology
  • 2009 to 2019 Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2005 to 2009 Senior Research Fellow, Sugar Research & Innovation, Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2005 Principal Engineer, Sugar Research Institute, Mackay, Queensland
  • 1996 to 2005 Senior Engineer, Sugar Research Institute, Mackay, Queensland
  • 1986 to 1996 Engineer, Sugar Research Institute, Mackay, Queensland
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2020
Details
Invited Speaker, 2nd International Conference on Sustainability - Innovation & Diversification in Sugar and Allied Industry, Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, India, 31 January to 2 February 2020
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2019
Details
Emile Hugot Award for best paper, Factory Commission, International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, XXX Congress, Tucuman, Argentina 2-5 September 2019
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2019
Details
Invited speaker, IV Simpósio Internacional, Sociedade Dos Técnicos Açucareiros E Alcooleiros Do Brasil, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil, 26 to 27 February 2019
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2018
Details
Invited Speaker, Thai Sugar Expo, Amari Hua Hin, Thailand, 13 to 14 September 2018
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2017
Details
Invited Speaker, 14º SILA ¿ Seminário Internacional em Logística Agroindustrial, ESALQ-LOG, University of Sao Paulo, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil, 10 April 2017
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2017
Details
SN Gundurao Memorial Lecture, 75th Annual Convention and International Sugar Expo 2017, Sugar Technologists' Association of India, Kochi, Kerala, India, 3 to 5 August 2017
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2014
Details
President, Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, 36th Conference, Gold Coast 28 to 31 April 2014
Title
Eliminating Roll Arcing (4399)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
2019/007
Start year
2020
Keywords
Title
Strategies to Minimise Impacts of Processing Existing Soft Cane Varieties, and Industry Cost/Benefit Analysis (4397)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
2019/005
Start year
2019
Keywords
Fibre Quality Tests; Shredder Gridbar Setting; Shredder Speed; Soft Cane Variety; Throughput
Title
Reviewing and Extending Knowledge of Fibre Quality Assessment and Effects of Cane Varieties (4304)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
2017/001
Start year
2017
Keywords
Factory; Fibre; Quality; Soft; Sugarcane
Title
Assessment of New Soft Cane Varieties(4258)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
2015/081
Start year
2016
Keywords
Factory; Fibre; Quality; Soft; Sugarcane
Title
Condition-based Maintenance Optimisation for Australian Sugar Industry
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP150100545
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Value Chain Program Main Record 'Enhancing the sugar industry value chain' (RnD4Profit 15-02-020)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
15-02-020
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Value Chain Program Sub-Project 'Commercial scale economic evaluation of post-harvest cane cleaning to maximise the returns to the supply chain (RnD4Profit 15-02-020) (4273)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
2016/953
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Increasing Capacity to Undertake Cane Preparation Research Through Modelling and Experimentation (4218)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
2015/018-GK006
Start year
2015
Keywords
Grid; Hammer; Hammer Mill; Shredder; Windage
Title
Real Time Harvest and Transport System (4147)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
2014/037-GK001
Start year
2014
Keywords
Decision; Railway; Real-time; Scheduling; Sugarcane
Title
A retrofit to a mill to reduce its operational and maintenance costs (4075)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
QUT059
Start year
2013
Keywords
Delivery; Energy; Mill; Reabsorption; Sugar