Dr Jannie Grove

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Jannie is a chemical engineer who has, over a 25+ year period, gained broad experience in project evaluation, development, process design, implementation, commissioning and operation of chemical plants / projects in South Africa, the USA and Australia. Specific industry experience in the oil shale, coal-to-liquids, cement, alumina, vinyl chloride monomer and ethylene production industries included roles at senior and executive management levels, primarily focussed on project development and the management of operations. His formal qualifications include a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and a PhD from the University of Queensland (Australia). He also holds an MBA from Northwest University (South Africa), in which he graduated top of the class and received the Old Mutual Gold Medal for outstanding academic achievement. In addition to a part-time role as senior lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering, Jannie currently assists with the management of the Printed Energy CRC project and is also the technical director of a resource company in the private sector.


  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Pretoria
  • Master of Engineering, University of Pretoria
  • Master of Business Administration, Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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