Dr Darryn Rackemann

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Faculty of Engineering,
School of Mech., Medical & Process Engineering

Personal details


Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Mech., Medical & Process Engineering


Chemical Engineering, Agricultural Biotechnology, Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)

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


  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Master of Engineering Science (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)

Professional memberships and associations

Darryn is recognized as one of Australia’s Sugars™ Consultants. Sugars™ is the world's most widely-used sugar process simulator. It is used to build and analyse models that simulate the behavior of sugar factories and refineries.


  • Member of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists
  • Member of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists
  • Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers


  • 2006 - Best Manufacturing Poster Merit Award (ASSCT)
  • 2009 - EPA Sustainable Industries Award: Energy Saving Innovation in the Industrial/Commercial Sector
  • 2015 – President’s Medal for Best Research Paper (ASSCT)
  • 2015 – QUT Vice-Chancellor's Performance Individual Award
  • 2016 – Emile Hugot Award for Best Paper – Factory Commission (ISSCT)
  • 2016 – Maurice Paturau Award for Best Paper – Co-Products Commission (ISSCT)
  • 2017 – President’s Medal for Best Industry Paper (ASSCT)


  • BVB328 - Applications in Biotechnology

  • Sugar Industry Pan Boilers and Fugal Operators course
  • Sugar Industry Chemical Process Supervision course


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Research projects


Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)