A/PROF Kathryn Mumford

A/PROF Kathryn Mumford




  • Dr Kathryn Mumford is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

    Kathryn's research interests are in the areas of separations processes specifically ion exchange, solvent absorption and solvent extraction technologies. These interests range from the manufacture of novel materials, to the development of novel thermodynamic models to predict performance, and onto large scale implementation in the mining, energy, environmental and waste water processing fields.

    Kathryn currently teaches into the Masters of Engineering (Chemical) program, namely Chemical Engineering Management and Heat and Mass Transport Processes subjects.   


Member of

  • International Committee for Ion Exchange. Member 2014 -
  • International Steering Committee, Contaminants in Freezing Ground. Convenor Contaminants in Freezing Ground 9 conference 2012 -
  • Australian Antarctic Division Planning Committee. Member 2010 -
  • Institute of Chemical Engineers. Institute of Chemical Engineers 2009 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • GCUT, University of Melbourne 2012
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2009
  • BComm, University of Melbourne 2004
  • BEng (Hons), University of Melbourne 2004

Awards and honors

  • The Warner Prize is presented every two years to an individual who has shown exceptional promise in the field of sustainable chemical technologies, IChemE Warner Prize for 2016, 2017
  • Best Capture Poster Presentation - CO2CRC Symposium, Hobart, Australia, CO2CRC, 2013
  • Australia-China Emerging Future Leaders in Low Emissions Coal Technology Fellowship, 2012
  • Best Poster Presentation -First International Workshop on Frontiers and Interfaces of Ion Exchange, IFG - Antalya Turkey, 2006


Available for supervision

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