Dr Philip Hobson
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographyBiography: Phil Hobson has over 20 years experience in engineering project management, research and consulting in the commercial, academic and public sectors. This has been primarily in the areas of energy and fluid flow analysis relating to the optimization of factory operations and factory integration of thermal co–processes such as advanced cycle biomass (BIG/CC and direct combustion) electrical power generation and biofuels. Core skills include: process modelling of practical thermal systems and CFD modelling of complex multiphase (fluidized bed) thermochemical reaction processes. Other analytical skills include environmental modelling related to the atmospheric dispersion of smokes and aerosols, supply/ value chain modelling and financial analysis.
Agricultural Biotechnology, Crop and Pasture Production, Manufacturing Engineering
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (Cranfield Institute of Technology)
- 2005 to Present Principal Research Fellow, Sugar Research and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology.
- 2002 to 2005 Principal Engineer, Sugar Research Institute, Mackay, Queensland.
- 1993 to 2002 Senior Engineer, Sugar Research Institute, Mackay, Queensland
- 1991 to 1993 Senior Research Fellow (Director of Research), Energy Laboratory, The University of Queensland
- 1988 to 1991 Higher Scientific Officer, Silsoe Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food, Bedfordshire, UK.
- 1985 to 1988 Research Associate, Applied Energy Group, Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK.
- 1980 to 1983 Teacher (physics/ mathematics), Greensteds School, Nakuru, Kenya.
Recent focus: Gasifier process and reactor modelling; pyrolysis for furfural production from bagasse; modelling of bagasse stockpile and spontaneous combustion; sugar industry supply chain analysis; bagasse torrefaction as a pre-process for gasification; comparative diversification studies for the sugar industry; pneumatic separation technology for recovery of cane harvest residues.