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Dr Jo-Anne Blinco
Manager, Biorefining Research Facility
Academic Division,
Research Portfolio,
Office of the PVC, Research Infrastructure
Discipline *
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
+61 7 3365 4001
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PhD (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Jo Blinco is the Biorefinergy Research Facility (BRF) Manager at QUT. BRF is an arm of QUT’s Research Infrastructure (RI). BRF conducts projects with researchers & industry with the aim to develop innovative products and processes to build a sustainable and profitable biorefining industry in Australia. BRF has two primary locations:

This information has been contributed by Dr Jo-Anne Blinco.


Jo began her career as a researcher which gave her a good basis in the application of analytics to solve complex problems. Having studied Industrial and Applied Chemistry/Engineering subjects, Jo’s projects have generally been focused on how research may be applied within an industrial context. After starting my MBA Jo took up positions within industry which gave her the opportunity to focus on how to apply research and innovation from within business. This also gave Jo to opportunity to further develop skills in: business strategy; design and maintenance of quality & environmental systems; R&D management etc.

This information has been contributed by Dr Jo-Anne Blinco.