EPSRC – Multiscale Examination of Multiphase Physics in Flows (MEMPHIS) Programme Grant EP/K003976/1, £4,9M. Led by Prof Omar Matar (PI).
EPSRC - Catalytic Advances for Sustainable Techologies (CASTECH) EP/G011133/1 (Co-Investigator) Part of a £5M collaborative project with Queens University Belfast and Cambridge University.
BBSRC - Engineered Biofilm Catalysts: a scalable and sustainable process route for biocatalysis BB/I006834/1 (Principle Investigator). Part of £1M joint project with University of St Andrews.
Industry - Over £300k of current industry support for PhD and EngD projects.
Multiphase Flow and Fluid Mechanics
- MEMPHIS Programme Grant – rupture and coalescence of fluid filaments and drops
- In-vivo fluid mechanical models of drug delivery to the colon and in-vitro testing methods (with Dr Dave Smith, School of Mathematics, Dr Hannah Batchelor, School of Pharmacy, UoB)
- Break-up of fluid jets to form droplets and particles (with Dr Jamal Uddin, School of Mathematics, UoB)
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
- The use of novel non-petroleum based feedstocks to make useful organic intermediates is being investigated in collaboration with Queens University Belfast and the University of Cambridge (with Prof A Pacek, supported by EPSRC and Johnson Matthey)
- Novel biofilm biocatalysts and reactors are being developed in collaboration with the School of Chemistry, UEA to perform biotransformations (with Dr Tim Overton, supported by BBSRC)
Chemical Engineering and Industry
Through the EngD in Formulation Engineering (sponsored by the EPSRC), research is being carried out at the academic-industry interface in the general areas of multiphase flow and reaction engineering.
- Development of CFD models for single and multiphase processes used to create microstructured products (Unilever)
- Use of advanced flow diagnostics and other instrumentation to interrogate complex multiphase mixing and reaction processes (Johnson Matthey, Procter & Gamble))
- Development of general design rules for modelling of transients in catalyst behaviour during start-up (Johnson Matthey)
- Scale-up of production of complex microstructured catalysts (Johnson Matthey)
- Use of alternative energy-saving process technologies (Rolls-Royce)
- CFD modelling of polymer film production (Dupont Teijin Films)