Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
I joined Aston University as a Lecturer in the Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (CEAC) section in September 2012. After gaining my PhD, I held a number of academic positions involved with particle technology and processing before obtaining a lecturing position in the School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University. I have published numerous journal papers in the field of particle technology and chemical engineering since 2002.
Qualifications & Education
- BEng Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University 1993
- MSc Bulk Solids Handling, Glasgow Caledonian University, 1995
- PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2002
- PGCert HE, De Montfort University, 2010
- 2012- date: Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, CEAC, Aston University.
- 2007-2012: Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, Leicester.
- 2004-2007: Research Fellow, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham.
- 2002-2004: Research Fellow, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham.
- 1999-2002: Research Fellow, Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling, University of Greenwich.
Teaching activity for 2014/15
- CE4018 Advanced Particle Processing (MEng)
- CE3013 Particle Processing
- CH1105 States of Matter
- CE4005 MEng Research Project
- CE3003/CE4503 Advanced Process Design
- CE2106 Reaction Kinetics
Powder technology, especially powder flow and caking. Pharmaceutical engineering. Particle surface analysis using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Manipulation of particles using vibration. Novel particle separation processes. A member of the Advanced Materials Research Unit (AMRU).
Recent research funding
- Diamond Light Source - £35k - 1/10/2014 - 30/9/2017 - Particle manipulation for use in synchrotrons, PhD jointly funded with CEAC.
- EPSRC - £11k – 1/10/2011 - 30/11/2012 - Enhancing Powder Technology Research Cooperation Between De Montfort University and Scandinavian Institutions, in collaboration with POSTEC Research, Porsgrunn, Norway
- East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) - £15k – 1/3/2011 - 30/9/2011 – Innovation Fellowship
- EPSRC - £290K – 1/4/2009 - 31/5/2011- grant number EP/G016224/1 “Novel particle analysis methods”, supported by Unilever Research Port Sunlight
- East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) - £55k – 1/1/2009-31/3/2010 – “Leaving out the lumps – using AFM to analyse the caking of spray-dried materials”, in collaboration with Dr Andrew Stapley, Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University
Admissions tutor for MSc in Pharmaceutical Engineering, with a minimum requirement of 2.2 in Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related subject.
MPhil/PhD/MSc by research opportunities are also available for graduates obtaining at least a 2.1 in a relevant subject.
Membership of Professional Bodies
- Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE)
- Chartered Engineer (CEng)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- Committee member of Particle Technology Special Interest Group (PTSIG)