Katie ChongEBRI/Aston University Project lead scientific content and video
Katie Chong is a lecturer in chemical engineering at Aston University. She has a particular interest in the thermochemical conversion of biomass and wastes, biorefinery process synthesis and techno-economic evaluation. In particular Katie likes to make techno-economic and environmental assessment data more accessible for the non-expert.
Katie has significant industrial experience, having worked in the paper industry and as a bioenergy consultant. Since returning to academia, Katie has successfully won and completed a number of BBSRC and EPSCRC projects in bioenergy. Katie is involved in a number of research consortia and is currently working on a GCRF project relating to the use of rice straw in India and Vietnam, and is also working with Stellenbosch University developing a techno-economic model for the evaluation of a paper mill based biorefinery.
Katie is currently a Regional Chair for the biomass and wastes special interest group of the Fuel and Energy Research Forum and is a committee member of the IChemE Clean Energy Special Interest Group.
Katie is Topic Group Representative for Pre-treatment and Conversion, and Vectors.