Dr Jerome Ramirez

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioprocess Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), BSc (Chemical Engineering) (University of the Philippines)

Dr Jerome Ramirez is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy. He has a PhD in Energy and Process Engineering from Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Philippines - Diliman. His current research focuses on modelling bioprocesses that implement biotechnology and synthetic biology. This research includes techno-economic and environmental impact assessment of new processing technologies. Dr Ramirez conducts industry research in these areas and in assessing the supply of biomass feedstock to production processes to make new products such as alternative proteins, sustainable aviation fuel, precision fermentation chemical products, and others.

His process modelling research enables the adoption of these technologies in view of increased material and energy efficiency, lower cost, and increased economic, environmental and social benefits.

Dr Ramirez' industrial experience includes process evaluation and design, process safety, safety and environmental compliance, and risk assessment. Dr Ramirez has had industry projects with food, fuel, agricultural product, and mineral processing companies.

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