Academic Staff

Prof  Cara Schwarz

Cara Schwarz, Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University

Professor

  • Email: cschwarz@sun.ac.za
  • Phone: +27 21 808 4487
  • Fax: +27 21 808 2059
  • Room: C307
  • Short Bio

    • Education
      • PhD (Chemical Engineering), Stellenbosch University, 2005
      • MScEng (Chemical Engineering), Cum Laude Stellenbosch University, 2001
      • BEng (Chemical Engineering), Stellenbosch University, 1999
    • Professional experience
      • Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Separations Technology
        Department of Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University
        2006 to 2010
      • Senior Researcher
        Department of Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University
        2006 to 2010
    • Professional societies
      • Registered Professional Engineer (Engineering Council of South Africa)
    • Honours and awards
      • Dean’s Medal for upcoming researcher of the year, 2011
      • Y1 National Research Foundation Rating, 2010
      • L’Oreal Fellowship for Women in Science – Material Sciences Award: National award for best doctoral research in the area of material science for graduates, 2006
      • Best Ph.D in Department of Process Engineering, 2005
      • Best Masters Thesis in Department of Chemical Engineering, 2001
      • Best final year student for Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, 1999
  • Research Interests

    • Thermal separations technology
    • Supercritical fluid extraction
    • Phase equilibria measurements
    • Thermodynamics
  • Recent Publications

    • M. Zamudio, C.E. Schwarz, J.H. Knoetze, Experimental Measurement and Modeling with ASPEN Plus® of the Phase Behaviour of Supercritical CO2 + (n dodecane + 1 decanol + 3,7 dimethyl 1 octanol), J. Supercrit. Fluids (2013), in press
    • A.J. de Villiers, C.E. Schwarz, A.J. Burger, G.M. Kontogeorgis, Evaluation of the PC-SAFT, SAFT and CPA equations of state in predicting derivative properties of selected non-polar and hydrogen-bonding compounds, Fluid Phase Equilibria 338 (2013) 1–15.
    • C. Pienaar, C.E. Schwarz, A.J. Burger, J.H. Knoetze, Vapor-Liquid-Liquid Equilibria Measurements for the Dehydration of Ethanol, Isopropanol and n-Propanol via Azeotropic Distillation, J. Chem. Eng. Data 58 (2013) 537-550.
    • C.E. Schwarz, C. Schlechter, J.H. Knoetze, High pressure phase equilibria of ethyl esters in supercritical ethane and propane, Journal of Supercritical Fluids 79 (2013) 19-26.
    • C.E. Schwarz, J.H. Knoetze, Phase equilibrium measurements of long chain acids in supercritical carbon dioxide, J. Supercrit. Fluids 66 (2012) 36-48. DOI:10.1016/j.supflu.2011.12.011
  • Teaching

    • Chemical Engineering 317 (Chemical Thermodynamics)

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