Robran Cock

Robran Cock

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Robran is a part time PhD candidate in the School of Chemical Engineering researching various means of treating the water phase products produced from the process of converting organic materials to fuels. His research topic titled 'Environmental Implications of Aqueous Product from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Municipal Wastewater Sludge' crosses the intersection of Robran's professional interests of clean energy and wastewater treatment.

Prior to returning to part time study in 2019 for well over a decade Robran had held a number of senior roles in the Australian water industry. He has worked in a multitude of technical, commercial and managerial roles in a private water utility with a particular focus in water and wastewater operations and engineering. He is involved broadly in the water industry including being chair of the Water Industry Alliance; chair of the SA Advisory Committee of the Water Industry Operators Association; secretary of the SA Committee for WaterAid and the water sector's representative on the SA Government's Construction, Mining & Energy Industry Skills Council. To complement studying part time Robran manages his own boutique engineering consultancy company.


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