Dr Kathryn Mumford

Senior Lecturer, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering – The University of Melbourne

Dr. Kathryn Mumford received her Bachelor degrees in Engineering (Chemical) (Hons.) and Commerce from the University of Melbourne in 2004. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the same institution in 2009.

She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Melbourne where she has published more than 51 journal articles in the field of separations processes specifically; ion exchange, solvent absorption and solvent extraction technologies. Her areas of expertise range from the manufacture of novel materials, to the development of novel thermodynamic models to predict performance, and onto large scale implementation in the mining, energy, environmental and waste water processing fields.

She has received several awards, most notably the IChemE Warner Prize (2016) which is an international award presented every two years by the Institute of Chemical Engineers to an individual who has shown exceptional promise in the field of sustainable chemical technologies. She is also a member of several International Committees including the International Committee for Ion Exchange and has been the Station Director at the prestigious Chemical Engineering Practice School whilst a Visiting Research Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).