B.Eng. (Hons) Chemical and Process Engineering
Ph.D. Chemical and Process Engineering
Certificate in Teaching and Learning
1995 - 1997 Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bradford. Teaching Fluid Mechanics and conducting research on solvent extraction in rotating equipment and electrically assisted coalescence in water in crude oil dispersions.
1993 - 1995 Research Associate, Process intensification Group, University of Newcastle. Working on Solvent Extraction in Rotating Packed Bed Contactors.
Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers
Process Intensification - Rotating Packed Beds
Biofuel and chemical production from algae
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Intensification of solvent based post combustion carbon capture using rotating packed beds
Hydrodynamics of co current and counter current multiphase flows in rotating systems
Harvesting of marine micro algae using a foam column
Selective removal of ciliates from algal culture using a foam column
particle production in a foam column
Catalytic pyrolysis of micro algae.
Catalytic cracking of vegetable oil.
Invited Presentations to the Netherlands Process Intensification Network
Reviewer for Chemical Engineering Science.
Reviewer for Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research.
Solvent extraction, in particular rotating liquid-liquid contactors for the extraction of product from fermentation broths. We have a rotating solvent extraction unit that can be used for small scale trials.
Fluid flow/ multiphase flow: Expert in the use of FLUENT software to simulate complex fluid flow problems, in particular solid particle + gas flows.
Biofuels: Biodiesel and the use of algae to provide oil for conversion into biodiesel.
I teach thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and process design. I believe that group design projects play a vital role in linking student knowledge from single subjects to give an overview of what professional chemical engineers do, the problems they have to solve and the issues they have to consider.
Currently I am involved in delivering the following modules