Katherine Smart appointed to academic position at The University of Cambridge

30 August 2018

The University of Cambridge and The Surrey Copper Distillery Limited are delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Katherine Smart to the role of University Lecturer in Brewing and Distilling Sciences in the School of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge effective 1 September 2018.  Her research interests include yeast cell biology, fermentation sciences, brewing and distilling sciences, raw material supply chains, lignocellulosic conversion to biofuels and biorefining.

University of Cambridge

Katherine, who holds a PhD in Fermentation and Brewing Science, a DSc in Brewing and Distilling Sciences and an LLD, is a Fellow of three learned societies.  She is also an honorary Professor of the University of Nottingham and the current President of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

It is an honour to be returning to the University of Cambridge in an academic role

During her 20 years in academia she was the Head of the School of Biosciences and the SABMiller Professor of Brewing Sciences at the University of Nottingham until 2012.   She then joined SABMiller PLC as Global Chief Brewer and subsequently held senior executive and Vice President roles in supply chain in SABMiller and ABInBev respectively.

In 2017, Katherine co-founded The Surrey Copper Distillery Limited, where she will continue to hold the role of Distiller and Botanist.

Katherine said “It is an honour to be returning to the University of Cambridge in an academic role. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and to re-establishing my research interests”.

Contact:  enquiries@thesurreycopperdistillery.com