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Professor Ian O'Hara

Professor
Faculty of Engineering
Office of the Deputy Dean
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Ian O'Hara is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at QUT. Ian is widely recognised as a leading expert in policies, technologies and systems for developing the bioeconomy and producing bio-based products including biofuels, bioenergy and biomaterials. In addition to his academic role, Ian also represents the Queensland Government as the Biofutures Industry Envoy and acts as an ambassador for Queensland’s Biofutures industry and industrial biotechnology sector. As the Envoy, Ian provides strategic advice to government and assists in securing domestic and international investment to grow the Biofutures sector. Ian is on the International Advisory Committee of the Global Bioeconomy Summit and is a Senior Editor of EFB Bioeconomy Journal.

Ian led the development of the Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant (MRBPP) - a unique publicly accessible pilot scale research facility in Australia for the development and demonstration of processing technologies for the manufacture of biofuels and bioproducts. Ian is a Chemical Engineer with extensive experience in research, consulting, policy development, operations management, process design and engineering. Ian works closely with industry and undertakes consulting projects globally in areas including bioeconomy development, technology optimisation, techno-economics, business strategy and process improvement. Recent research has focussed on the technical and economic development of biofuel and bioproduct production systems including feedstock supply, bioprocessing technologies, techno-economics and systems analysis.

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Publications

Author publications, as listed on QUT ePrints http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/O=27Hara,_Ian.html

Research areas

Bioproducts
Biomass utilisation
Bioeconomy
Industrial biotechnology
Sugarcane
Techno-economics
Chemical engineering
Bioenergy
Biorefining
Pilot plant
Sugar
Biofuels
Lignocellulose

Connections

Has association with
Components of a citrus fruit  (Research data set)

Contacts

Name: Professor Ian O'Hara
Phone: +61 7 3138 1551

Other

Date record created:
2013-12-05
Date record modified:
2022-03-31T12:44:35
Record status:
Published - Open Access