Wanda Stolz

    Laboratory Technician

    Bachelor of Science (James Cook University)

    Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education)


    Wanda joined the Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities in 2006 as the Laboratory Coordinator for the Sugar Research and Innovations (now Bioprocessing) group.

    In this role Wanda set up the laboratory after the group moved from Mackay to Brisbane, re-established analytical methods and has maintained the day-to-day operations of the laboratory. Wanda also:

    • undertakes chemical and physical analyses of sugar industry samples/products and various biomass samples for both consultancy and research projects
    • trains Bioprocessing laboratory personnel in the methodology and instrumentation required for their research activities
    • prepares and updates Work Instructions (WI) and Risk Assessments (RA) and provide advice/assistance to other CTCB personnel in writing WI’s and RA’s
    • is involved in ensuring compliance with health and safety statutory and University policies and procedures.

    Wanda has extensive experience working with research groups in analytical chemical laboratories. Wanda has previously worked in the wastewater industry and was a key member of a team developing intellectual property in new materials.


    2006 – present      Laboratory Co-ordinator, Sugar Research & Innovations, Centre for Tropical Crops & Biocommodities, Queensland University of Technology

    2000 – 2006             Laboratory Manager, NanoChem Pty Ltd

    1999 – 2000             Laboratory Technician, Advanced Ceramics Development, UniQuest Pty Ltd, University of Queensland

    1999 – 2000             Laboratory Assistant, Environmental Laboratory, Ipswich City Council

    1999                           Analyst, Mine Remediation Services Pty Ltd

    1998                           Laboratory Technician, Advanced Ceramics Development, UniQuest Pty Ltd, University of Queensland

    1990 – 1993             Laboratory Assistant, Pulmonary Pharmacology Group, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Queensland