Dr Marijke Fagan-Endres
Dr Marijke Fagan-Endres holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering (BSc, first class honours) from the University of Cape Town and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University. Her research interests lie in bioprocess engineering, initiated during her time as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER) in 2009 when she investigated algal carbon uptake mechanisms. Her work has since focussed on biohydrometallurgical processes and the development of novel techniques for their study including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray μCT and isothermal microcalorimetry (IMC). This has spanned her PhD, a post-doctoral research fellowship at CeBER and her current lectureship. Highlights of her career include being invited to present her research at the UK Houses of Parliament as part of SET for Britain, receiving the Best Poster Prize at the MRPM10 international conference and her Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Studentship.
In her position as senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Marijke is also deeply involved in the teaching of the undergraduate curriculum at UCT. She currently lectures in both of the 3rd year Reactor Design courses (CHE3044F and CHE3054S), the first of which she convenes, is a member of the final year design project supervisory team (CHE4036Z) and supervises 4th year thesis projects. She is additionally engaged in the design of the new UCT chemical engineering curriculum through the Curriculum Committee.