B.Eng. (Hons) Chemical and Process Engineering
Ph.D. Chemical and Process Engineering
Certificate in Teaching and Learning
1995 - 1997 Lectuer, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bradford. Teaching Fluid Mechanics and conducting resaerch on solvent extraction in rotating equipment and electrically assisted coalescence in waer 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
Biofuel and chemical production from algae
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Rotating packed beds for carbon capture from
Hydrodynamics of co current and counter current mulit phase flows in rotating systems
Harvesting of marine micro algae using 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.
Consultant to Titanium Resources Group on biofuels projects around their Rutile extraction site in Sierra Leone.
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 teh issues they have to consider. For this reason I supervise design based case studies and projects in Stages 1, 2 and 3.
Currently I teach on the following modules