Welcome to our new industry education focused academics

The School of Chemical Engineering would like to welcome two new education focused academic staff members.

Dr Sarah Grundy and Joseph Zingarelli who have joined the School from Industry to continue strengthening our Chemical Process Engineering program.

Dr Sarah Grundy

I completed my Bachelor and PhD in Chemical Engineering at UNSW (2004). Since completing my studies, I have worked in industry research and product development (R&D), manufacturing, and engineering over 14 years; predominantly at James Hardie Building Products, Rosehill. I started as a graduate process engineer and progressed to a senior management position in the R&D division. As a Senior Technical Leader, my primary responsibilities have been producing capital expenditure documents for sign-off at the senior executive level, putting a team in place for project execution, concept and feasibility, design phase, construction, installation through to commissioning. My key achievement was the implementation of a strategic raw material platform technology which was delivered across the business globally.

Over the last two years, I have been involved at UNSW (CEIC) teaching on a casual basis; part of the Sustainable Product Engineering and Design, Experimental Practice, Design Project and Advanced Particle Systems Engineering classes. My focus will continue to be on the fundamental elements of the courses but with a link to industry purposes and best practices.

This will enable the student’s learning experience to be industry relevant. I am also the Industrial Training and Taste of Research Co-ordinator.

Joseph Zingarelli 

Joseph (Joe) Zingarelli has joined the School of Chemical Engineering after 44 years in the oil, gas, energy and consulting engineering industries. A graduate of the UNSW (B.E.Chem (Hons), 1974), he has worked for major international companies (Shell, BHP, Union Carbide), engineering contractors, alternative fuel developers and as a self-employed consultant. His most recent role was managing a portfolio of R&D projects for the improvement of LNG production facilities with Shell Global Solutions in The Hague.

His particular interests include alternative fuels, process safety and mentoring young graduates - he is looking forward to extending that to undergraduates.

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