Academic Staff

Dr Annie Chimphango

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Senior Lecturer

  • Email:achimpha@sun.ac.za
  • Phone: +27 21 808 4094
  • Fax: +27 21 808 2059
  • Room: C208
  • Short Bio

    • Education
      • PhD (Chemical Engineering), Stellenbosch University, 2010
      • MSc (Agricultural Engineering- Postharvest), McGill University, 1997
      • BSc (Agriculture- Agric. Engineering) with Distinction, University of Malawi, 1992
    • Professional experience
      • Lecturer
        Department of Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University
        2009 to present
      • Project Manager
        Environmental Monitoring Group (EMG), Cape Town
        2001 to 2005
      • Lecturer
        Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Malawi
        1993 to 2000
      • Assistant Manager Technical Department.Agribusiness Section, Lever Brothers Malawi Limited
        Unilever, Malawi
        1992 to 1993
      • Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Consultant (part time),
        C Masters Development Services (CMDS) professional services, Cape Town
        2003 to 2005
      • African facilitator (part time)
        Sustainability Watch Network, Kampala, Uganda
        May to September 2005
      • Consultant facilitator
        Yonge Nawe Environmental Action Group, Mbabane, Swaziland
        10 to 12 February, 2005
      • Local Consultant
        Mid-Term Evaluation for USAID funded Girls in the Vanguard (GIV) Salesian Project Office inSouthern Africa, Cape Town
        15 to 19 March 2004
    • Honours and awards
      • Women in science Award, Department of Science and Technology, 2006
  • Research Interests

    • Bioenergy
    • Biomaterial
    • Food security
    • Environment and sustainable development
    • Lignocellulose processing
    • Bioprocess engineering
    • Postharvest technology
    • Solid waste
  • Recent Publications

    • Van Zyl, W.H., Chimphango, A.F.A., Den Haan, R., Görgens, J.F., Chirwa, P.W., 2011. Next-
      generation cellulosic ethanol technologies and their contribution to a sustainable Africa.
      Interface Focus, 1(2), 196-211.
    • Lynd, L.R., Aziz, R.A., Cruz, C.H.D., Chimphango, A.F.A., Cortez, L.A.B., Faaij, A., Greene, N.,
      Keller, M., Osseweijer, P., Richard, T.L., Sheehan, J., Chugh, A., Van der Wielen, L., Woods,
      J., Van Zyl, W.H., 2011. A Global Conversation About Energy from Biomass: The Continental
      Conventions of the Global Sustainable Bioenergy Project. Interface Focus 1(2), 271-279.
  • Teaching

    • Biology 324
    • Environmental Engineering 442 and 454
    • Heat Transfer A326

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