Julian Morris is Emeritus Professor of Process Control at Newcastle University, Visiting Professor in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, Technical Director of the Centre for Process Analytics and Control Technology (CPACT) (www.cpact.com). He is a past CEO and Non-Executive Director Bioinnovel Ltd. He is a member of the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) Advisory Committee and has been since CPI’s inception, a member of the CPI High Temperature Innovation Centre Technology Technical and Innovation Advisory Group, and a member of the NEPIC Innovation and Thrust Team.
He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Institute of Measurement and Control and a past Fellow of the IEE. He was head of the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering from 1990 to 1995 and the first head of the new School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials. He has spent some time as Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada. His research interests include process diagnostics and condition monitoring, process performance monitoring, Process Analytical Technologies, neural networks, and advanced process control and optimisation. His contributions to process control have been recognised by the co-receipt of a number of Paper prizes and awards. He has authored/co-authored over 200 articles in scientific journals, conferences and books, given over 100 invited lectures, and 60 Plenary and Keynote presentations. In 2003 he was elected to Fellow of Britain's Royal Academy of Engineering for his contributions to Process Systems Engineering.
In May 2015 readers of the Medicine Maker voted Julian Morris one of the most influential people in the world working in pharmaceutical development or manufacturing. He is one of only 13 UK entries.
UK Research Council (EPSRC) Awards
A paradigm shift in low-field NMR spectroscopy for industrial process monitoring, control and optimisation, Simon Duckett, Meghan Halse, Alison Nordon and Julian Morris.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
1. National Nuclear Laboratory / Sellafield Sites - Finished
Predictive modelling and Process Performance Monitoring Technologies
2. The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) - Finished
Implementation of PAT and innovative modelling technologies for faster product and process scale-up and rapid prototyping in sustainable processing
3. National Nuclear Laboratory Limited
Developing and embedding hybrid modelling approaches using advanced data-fusion methodologies to process analysis, including scale-up techniques for translation of laboratory experiment based models to manufacturing processes.
European Research Projects and Innovative Training Networks
1. ECOCARB - Reduction of emissions and energy utilisation of coke oven underfiring heating systems through advanced diagnostics and control - FinshedTata Steel UK; ArcelorMittal Maizières Research France; VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH Germany; School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials Newcastle University UK
2. MULTIMOD - Innovative Training Network Multiscale Modeling of Chemical and Biochemical Processes - FinishedCentre for Research and Technology Hellas Greece; University of Strathclyde UK; Technical University of Denmark Denmark; RTWH Germany; University Gent Belgium; Imperial College UK; Politecnico Di Milano Italy; University Claude Bernard Lyon France; Unilever UK; Bayer Technology Services Germany; Alfa Laval Denmark; Borealis; BP International UK
3. OPTICO - Model based Optimisation and Control for Process Intensification in Chemical and Biochemical Systems - Finished
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas Greece; University of Strathclyde UK; Imperial College UK; RWTH Aachen Germany; ETH Zurich Switzerland; Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; Technical University of Delft Netherlands; University of Gent Belgium; BASF Germany; ARKEMA France; DSM Netherlands; Fibre Photonics UK
4. MUSE - MUltiSEensor technology for management of food processes
IRTA Spain, Campden BRI UK, VTT Finland,ICFO Spain, University of Strathclyde UK,VÚPS, Czech Republic, EFFoST The Netherlands, Gasera Oy Finland, Peacock Technology Ltd. UK, Nilma S.p.a. Italy, Pacovské strojírny a.s. Czech Republic, Siro Aquilar S.L. Spain.
5. ModLife - Advancing Modelling for Process-Product Innovation, Optimization, Monitoring Control in Life Science Industries
A Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Innovative Training Network: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet DK; Bayer Technology Service GMBH DE; Université Claude Bernard Lyon FR; University of Strathclyde UK; Imperial College London UK; Alfa Laval Copenhagen A/S DK; Unilever UK Central Resources Limited UK; RWTH Aachen University DE. Partner Organisations: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV B; S-PACT DE; Art Photonics DE.
In May 2015 Julian Morris was selected for The Medicine Maker Power List 2015 which ranks the top 100 most influential people in drug development and manufacture. (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/legacy/2015/may/top100entryforprofessorjulianmorris.html) and (http://www.thejournal.co.uk/top-professor-appears-beatles-sgt-9470669)
Morris, A.J., Invited Plenary Presentation “Recent developments and future directions in process data analytics and systems engineering”,Process Data Analytics and Systems Engineering Forum, Qingdao China October 30-November 1, 2016.
Morris, A.J., Invited Presentation, “Challenges in Process analytics for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing”, 5th Annual Cell Culture & Bioprocessing Congress, London, 3-4th November 2016.
Morris, A.J., Invited Presentation ““Delivering Smart Predictive Data Analytics through Effective and Holistic Informatics”, Pharma IQ 15th Annual Laboratory Informatics, Brussels, 21st-22nd September 2016.
Morris, A. J. Invited Plenary Presentation " Integrated approaches to on-line process monitoring and control of Upstream and Downstream operations", ISPE Nordic Biotechnology COP Network meeting on Continuous manufacturing, NovoNordisk A/S, Copenhagen 16th June 2016.
Morris, A. J. Invited Presentation " Integrated approaches to on-line process monitoring and control of Upstream and Downstream operations", Bioprocess International European Summit, Vienna, April 2016
Morris, A. J. Invited Workshop "Dirty Data - Cleaning up your act", Bioprocess International European Summit, Vienna, April 2016.
Morris, A. J. Invited presentation "Delivering Efficiency, Controolability and robustness through Smarrt Data Analytics", gbx 9th Annual Bioinnovation Summit, Berlin, February 2016.
Morris, A.J. Invited presentation "How do you collect data efficiently and effectively", SMi 6th annual conference on Biosimilars & Biobetters, London, September, 2015.
Morris, A.J., Invited presentation "Delivering Efficiency, Controllability and Robustness through Smart Data Analytics", Pharma IQ Laboratory Informatics Summit 2015, Brussels, September 2015.
Morris, A.J., Invited Workshop on "Dirty Data - Cleaning up your act", Pharma IQ Laboratory Informatics Summit 2015, Brussels, September 2015.
Morris, A.J., Invited presentation and Expert Panel leader (From Theory to Lab), 11th Annual Bioprocess International European Summit, "Improving the efficiency, controllability and robustness of pharmaceutical manufacturing through smart PAT", Dusseldorf Germany, April 2015.
Morris, A.J., Invited Workshop on "Process Analytical Technology", 11th Annual Bioprocess International European Summit, Dusseldorf Germany, April 2015.
Morris, A.J., Invited Presentation "Increasing Manufacturing Value through Smart Process Performance Monitoring", IChemE ChemEngDay, Sheffield, April 2015.
Morris, A.J., Invited Workshop on "PAT, Multivariate Data Processing and Process Control: Part 1: Multivariate Data Pre-Processing and Calibration Maintenance and Transfer. Part 2: An introduction to Process Control for Analytical Chemists and Scientists, Pharma IQ PAT and QbD Conference, London March 2015.
Morris, A.J., Invited presentation 5th Annual Pharmaceutical Innovation & Manufacturing Strategies Leaders Summit, "Smart Process Analytical Technologies to Improve the Efficiency, Controllability and Robustness in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing", London February 2015.
Morris, A.J., Invited Master Class, 5th Annual Pharmaceutical Innovation & Manufacturing Strategies Leaders Summit, "Data Pre-Screening and Building Robust Models, Calibrations and Calibration Transfer", London February 2015.
Morris, A.J., Invited presentation 5th Annual Pharmaceutical Innovation & Manufacturing Strategies Leaders Summit, "Realising the Power of Data Fusion – Predictive Models Based on the Integration of Process and Spectroscopic Data", London 2015.
Morris, A.J, Invited Conference Chair and invited presentation, IQPC PAT & Quality by Design, "Efficient Use of Process Analytical Technology to Support PAT and QbD", Pharma IQ Quality by Design, London, March 2014.
Morris, A.J., Invited Conference Chair, Expert Discussion Panel leader and Presentation "Transforming Data into Knowledge to Support PAT and QbD, SMi QbD Conference London February 2014.
Morris, A.J., Invited Conference & Panel Chair and Expert Discussion Panel leader “Overcoming the Challenges of Using Quality by Design in Biologics”, Pharma IQ - 10th Anniversary PAT and Quality by Design, London, 19th - 20th March 2013.
Morris, A.J., Invited Keynote presentation, “Transforming data into knowledge to support PAT and QbD”, and Discussion Panel Chair: Achieving cost reduction and efficiency gains through novel process and plant design, "Pharma Manufacturing Leaders Forum", Bratislava, Slovakia, February 19th - 21st, 2013.
Morris, A.J., Invited Keynote presentation, "PAT – Strengths and pitfalls in product and process development and production”, The Annual Pharmaceutical Innovation & Manufacturing Strategies Leaders Summit 2013, London, 12th -13th February 2013.
Morris, A.J., Invited participant to a BP science and engineering workshop on Data Analytics for the Energy Industry. The workshop engaged a small group of internationally recognised academic experts in Data Analytics for the Energy Industry together with around 35 members of BP's R&T community. The aim of the workshop was to identify underpinning science and engineering topics that will be essential to support long term technology strength across BP's activities. London 19th to 22nd March 2012.
Morris, A.J., Invited presentation, "Using PAT Tools from Development to Production, Econique Pharma Manufacturing Excellence Dialogue , London, March 19-20 01.
Morris, A.J., Invited Chair and presentation, “Smart Process Analytical Technologies for Rapid Scale‐up and Control”, IQPC 9th Annual PAT and Quality by Design, London, February 2012.
Morris, A.J., Invited presentation, "Smart process analytics for faster process scale-up and control", informa life sciences Process Validation Conference, Berlin, November 2011.
Morris, A. J. Invited Meeting Chair and presentation “Small Scale Bio-production – Beyond the Flask”, Welwyn Garden City, November 2011.
Morris, A. J. and D. Littlejohn Invited presentation “Process Measurements at CPACT”, NEPIC Innovation Day - Showcasing UK Excellence & Opportunity, November 15th, 2011
Morris A. J. and D. Lovett, “PAT and Quality by Design – A Process Systems View”, Advances in process control – APC9, York, September 2011
Morris, A.J., Invited presentation “Rapid Prototyping and Scale-Up in Industrial Process Innovation”, Scientific Update Conference on Scale-up of Chemical Processes, Boston, USA, 11th – 13th July 2011
Morris A.J., Invited Presentation “Challenges in the implementation of PAT and QbD – smart spectroscopic processing and modelling”, 2nd Biannual Conference on Delivering a Potent and High Potent API Manufacturing & Handling Strategies, Munich Germany, May 2011. (Only academic on the Prestigious Speaker Panel)
Morris A.J., Invited presentation “Process Performance (Condition) Monitoring – from Data to Understanding and Know-how”, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), South Yorkshire Network Presentation 23rd February 2011
Morris, A.J., Invited presentation “Developments in Process Analysis”, NEPIC Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Sector Opportunities & Developments in the NE, February 2011.
Morris, A.J., Invited presentation, “Smart Process Analytics & Process Systems Engineering Contributions to Quality by Design”, IFPAC Baltimore February 2010.
Morris, A.J., Invited Short Course, “Process Control and Automation – Without Equations”, IFPAC Baltimore February 2010.
Morris, A.J., Invited presentation, “Multivariate Statistical Process Control - Moving Towards Model-Based Approaches”, Pharma IQ - 7th Annual PAT and Quality by Design, London January 2010.
Morris, A.J., Invited Opening Keynote presentation, “A Process Systems Engineering View of PAT, QbD and Real-Time-Release (in Chemicals and Materials Manufacturing)”, Workshop on Measurements and Separation Technologies, Kristiansand Norway, February 2010.
Morris, A.J., Invited presentation, “Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) and Quality by Design - the Impact for Process Systems Engineering”, Symposium on New Frontiers in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Thessaloniki, 26-28 Nov 2009
Morris, A.J. and Z-P Chen, Invited Opening presentation “PAT and Smart Chemometrics for Assured Pharma Development and Production”, Protein Scale-Up & Manufacturing - Harnessing Complexity, PEGS Summit Conference, Boston USA, 6th – 10th April 2009.
Morris, A.J. and Z-P Chen, Invited presentation “From Data to Knowledge through Smart Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) and Process Systems Engineering”, Process Analytical Technology in Organic Process R&D Conference, Brussels, March 2009.
Morris, A.J. Invited Conference Chair, 6th Annual PAT and Quality by Design (IQPC), London, February 24th 2009.
Morris, A.J. and Z-P Chen, Invited Keynote presentation, “Challenges for PAT and Chemometrics in Product and Process Development and Production”, 6th Annual PAT and Quality by Design (IQPC), London, February 24th 2009.
Morris, A.J. and S. Coleman, Invited Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop “Increasing Process Effectiveness and Efficiency through the Collaboration of PAT, Lean Six Sigma and Data Analysis”, Pharma IQ 6th Annual PAT and Quality by Design, London, February 23rd 2009.
Morris, A.J. and Z-P Chen, Invited presentation “Bioprocess Understanding through Advanced Chemometrics and PAT Data Fusion”, Applikon Biotechnology Symposium, Liverpool 28th October 2008.
Morris, A.J. and Z-P Chen, Invited Keynote presentation, “PAT and its Implications for Robust Process Monitoring and Closed loop Control”, EuPAT, Scientific Progress Underpinning Innovative Manufacturing Control and Quality by Design, Göteborg Sweden, 28-29 October 2008.
Morris, A.J. and Z-P Chen, Invited Keynote presentation, “Process Analytical Technologies and Quality by Design – a Process Systems Engineering View”, ISPE Conference: PAT Data Management, September, Manchester, 2008.
Morris, A.J. and Z-P Chen, Invited Keynote presentation, “Process Analytical Technologies and Quality by Design – a Process Systems Engineering View”, 7th European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering (ESBES 7), Faro Portugal, September 2008.
Morris, A.J. and Z-P Chen, Invited Keynote presentation, “Process Analytical Technologies and Quality by Design – a Process Systems Engineering View”, Royal Statistical Society Conference, Nottingham, September 2008.
Morris, A.J. and Z-P Chen, Invited Keynote presentation, “Chemometrics and its Relation to PAT”, IBC Euroforum Meeting on PAT- Process Analytical Technology, 1-2 April 2008, Copenhagen,
Process Diagnostics and Process Chemometrics
Process Performance Monitoring and Multivariate Statistical Process Control
Data Fusion - integration of spectral data with process data for enhanced product and process understanding, monitoring and control. EU Project to development of a novel probe with four spectroscopic heads and data fusion.
Robust statistical models and calibrations from small data sets- small numbers of batches / lots for faster product and process scale-up / scale-down and rapid prototyping.
Multivariate modelling - statistical, neural networks and hybrid modelling
Applications of these methodologies and technologies in pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, speciality chemicals, steel, coking and materials processing
Multivariate Data Analysis, Modeling and Multivariate Statistical Process Control
Lean Six Sigma in a Multivariate Data Environment
Process Control for Chemists, Pharmacists and Formulation Scientists