Emer Professor Sue Harrison

Over the period of more than 30 years at the University of Cape Town (UCT), I have built up a strong research team in Bioprocess Engineering, being recognised as the leading academic team in South Africa. My research is focused on microbial systems, studying microbial physiology, the biological response to stress incurred in process systems, process kinetics, productivity and product induction. I have a strong interest in bioprocess design and integrated process systems and in the use of an integrated understanding of biological and engineering interactions within these systems in their design with particular focus on energy efficiency and maximising resource productivity . Further to this, I focus on sustainable processes, specifically the role of bioprocesses in enhancing sustainability of the process industry.
Departments
APG:School of Architec,Planning&Geomatic
CHE: Centre for Bioprocess Engineering
CHE: Dept. of Chemical Engineering