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Shane McIntosh


Research Fellow

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Research Engagement Manager

Office of the Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor

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S3.29, Lismore
Shane McIntosh


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I am a biochemist with a research portfolio spanning more than 20 years in areas of biorefining and bioprocessing. My current research interests include systems for the development of bioenergy and biochemicals; nutrient recovery and recycling into value added products. I work closely with industry partners principally focused on solutions based research activities.


My research interests include biorefining, bioenergy, biochemicals, nutrient recovery, recycling and developing value added products. My research focuses on mechanisms to capture and exploit the rich source of chemicals, energy and nutrients present in organic waste generated from domestic and industrial sources. I have extensive expertise in the chemothermal processing of organic feedstocks for the recovery of essential nutrients for application in plant production systems. 

Community engagement

I work closely with a diverse range of industry partners to find value added solutions and alternatives to waste management. The overarching objective is to improve their sustainability underpinned by circular economy principals.


I currently supervise masters and PhD by research students in the areas of waste processing to value added commodities and carbon capture systems through enhanced weathering.

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