In 2014, I obtained my bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from North-West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa). Thereafter, I enrolled as a Master’s student to study the fractionation of an acidic hydrolysate from steam treated wood using pervaporation membranes.
After completing my Master’s thesis in 2016, I started working as a Chemical Process Engineer in Training (2017-2018) and later as a Process Engineer in the Pulp and Paper Industry. During this time, I provided process and technical support to the Production Department and worked closely with the Research and Development team. I was also involved in the conceptualization, design, automation and commissioning phases of various projects.
I moved to the Netherlands in July 2022 and started working as a PhD candidate within the Membrane Surface Science Group (MSuS) and the MnF group (part of the department of Molecules and Materials) at the University of Twente.
Sustainable and highly stable ion exchange membranes for industrial applications