Prof Kathryn Mumford

Dr Kathryn Mumford is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Melbourne, and currently leads the Advanced Separations Technologies Group (

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.