Emeritus Professor Julian Morris
Technical Director Centre for Process Analytics and Control Technology (CPACT)

  • Email: julian.morris@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7342
  • Address: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
    Merz Court
    Newcastle University
    NE1 7RU

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 50 Plenary and Keynote presentations. In 2003 he was elected to Fellow of Britains Royal Academy of Engineering for his contributions to Process Systems Engineering.

 

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

1. National Nuclear Laboratory / Sellafield Sites    

Predictive modelling and Process Performance Monitoring Technologies   

2. The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)

Implementation of PAT and innovative modelling technologies for faster product and process scale-up and rapid prototyping in sustainable processing             

3. Johnson Matthey                

Development and implementation of a Process Analytical Technology platform for measurements of key product and process attributes; sophisticated multivariate analysis, and modeling of inorganic material production

 

European Research Projects

1.  ECOCARB - Reduction of emissions and energy utilisation of coke oven underfiring heating systems through advanced diagnostics and control

Tata Steel UK; ArcelorMittal Maizières Research France; VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH  Germany; School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials Newcastle University UK 

2. MULTIMOD - Multiscale Modeling of Chemical and Biochemical Processes 

Centre 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

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 Germant; ARKEMA France; DSM Netherlands; Fibre Photonics UK

 

Esteem Indicators - Invited Presentations

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, QMi QbD Conference London February 2014.

Morris, A.J., Invited Conference & Panel Chair 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 Opportuities & 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,

 


 

Research Interests

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

Projects

Professional Development Course Teaching

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