Personal details

Name
Dr Kameron Dunn
Position(s)
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Mech., Medical & Process Engineering
Discipline *
Chemical Engineering, Agricultural Biotechnology, Crop and Pasture Production
Phone
+61 7 3138 1355
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (James Cook Uni. of North Qld), Batchelor of Science (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)

Professional memberships
and associations

Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland (RPEQ, Chemical category).

Chartered Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers (CEng MIChemE)

 

Keywords

Bioproducts, Biochemicals, Biofuels, Biocrude, Phenolics, Sugar, Chemical, Supercritical

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

Biography

Dr Kameron Dunn is employed in the Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy (CAB) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).  He has worked within an R&D and consulting environment for over twenty years and was an inaugural Advanced Queensland Research Fellow.

Dr Dunn is exploring the ability of the thermochemical technologies called hydrothermal liquefaction and pyrolysis to minimise, transform and recover value adding products from agricultural waste (bagasse, lignin, vinasse), petrochemical waste (asphalt residue, end-of-life plastics, tyres) and sewage feedstocks.

Dr Dunn’s main areas of involvement as a consultant are technical audits of sugar factories, energy efficiency optimisation, design of process equipment and process modelling.

This information has been contributed by Dr Kameron Dunn.

Experience

Professional Experience: 

2017 – present Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy, QUT.

2016 – 2020 Advanced Queensland Research Fellow, QUT.

2005 – 2016 Chemical Engineer, Sugar Research and Innovation, QUT.

2000 – 2005 Process Engineer, Sugar Research Institute.

1997–1998 Process Engineer (vocational), Normandy Mt Leyshon Gold Mine.

1996–1997 Process Engineer (vocational), McArthur Mining (subsidiary of MIM).

1995–1996 Chemist (vocational), Environmental Research Institute of Supervising Scientist (ERISS).

Key Experience

  • Process design and optimization
  • Pilot plant design, construction and commissioning
  • Sugar cane processing
  • Energy audits and studies
  • Cogeneration plant design and factory integration
  • Training industry staff
  • Technology evaluation
  • Product recovery and loss reduction

Major Areas of Experience
Research and consultation in Australia and overseas in the following areas:

  • Heating, multiple effect evaporation and energy utilisation.
  • Process modelling (HYSYS, visual basic applications, excel).
  • Process design of ethanol distilleries and renewable energy plants.
  • Crystallisation.
  • Sugar recovery and loss reduction.
  • Hydrothermal liquefaction processing
  • Renewable liquid fuel production (gasification and liquefaction).
  • Cogeneration plant design (conventional and gasification).
  • Plant design:– process piping (valving, pipe and pump sizing), flash tanks, S&T heaters, DC heaters, condensers, evaporators, re–heaters, stirrers, crystallisers and plant design using computation fluid dynamics (CFX).
  • Factory energy audits.
  • Supercritical processes.
  • Pilot operation– flotation clarification, membranes, evaporators, belt press filters and wet scrubbers, hydrothermal liquefaction, supercritical CO2 fractionation and extraction.
This information has been contributed by Dr Kameron Dunn.

Publications


Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2017
Details
Advance Queensland Early Career Fellowship
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Journal referee for the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT)
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Journal referee for the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Awarded a 2014 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award (Executive Dean's Commendation Award)
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2015
Details
Journal referee for the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT)
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2013
Details
Journal referee for the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT)
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2012
Details
Journal referee for the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT)
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2010
Details
Journal referee for the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
SRDC scholarship
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2009
Details
Journal referee for the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT)

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Improving the Performance and Specification of Evaporator Stations (3948/3949 - QUT050)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
QUT050
Start year
2011
Keywords
Heat Transfer Coefficients;Juice Evaporation;Robert Evaporators
Title
The Production of Biofuels and Value added Co-products from the Thermochemical Processing of Sugarcane Bagasse (3836)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
QUT036
Start year
2009
Keywords
Thermochemical Processing;Sugarcane Bagasse;Biofuels;Platform Chemicals

Supervision

Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)