Food, Nutrition and Microstructure Engineering

Foods should be safe, optimised for health benefits, and enjoyable to prepare and eat. Yet, a number of these criteria are conflicting. Our researchers at the University of Birmingham are underpinning support to the food industry – driving innovation forward into new areas demanded by both consumers and policy makers.

We have significant expertise in the development, formulation, and application of novel food and beverage technologies. Our interdisciplinary approach, both in terms of science and policy, enables organisations collaborating with the University to benefit from the latest technological developments.

For more information about our Food, Nutrition and Microstructure Engineering research, please contact:

Professor Peter Fryer
Director of the Centre for Formulation Engineering
Telephone:
+44 (0) 121 414 5451
Email: p.j.fryer@bham.ac.uk

Meet the team

Professor Ian Norton

Professor Ian Norton

Professor of Chemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Professor Ian Norton is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and leads the food Formulation Engineering Research Group at the University of Birmingham. By developing new formulation engineering methods and techniques, the team is creating cutting-edge and novel approaches to food processing and the development of healthier food and higher performance products.

 

 

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5296
Email
i.t.norton@bham.ac.uk

Professor Bettina Wolf

Professor Bettina Wolf

Professor in Microstructure Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Bettina Wolf is Professor of Microstructure Engineering in the School of Chemical Engineering. Fotis is a part of the Food Formulation Engineering Research group. By developing new formulation engineering methods and techniques, the team is creating cutting-edge and novel approaches to food processing and the development of healthier, higher performance products.

She has previously held a ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5308
Email
b.wolf@bham.ac.uk

Professor Eddie Pelan

Professor Eddie Pelan

Professor of Chemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

In February 2018 Eddie was appointed Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Eddie has more than 40 papers covering a wide range of areas and more than 25 patents. Eddie has an industrial research background, after having worked for more than 30 years for a large multinational FMCG company, Unilever Research, engaged in basic research for product and process innovation.

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Email
pelane@bham.ac.uk

Dr Estefania Lopez-Quiroga

Dr Estefania Lopez-Quiroga

Lecturer in Model-Driven Formulation Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Estefania Lopez-Quiroga is a Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Formulation Engineering.

Her research focuses on the development of digital manufacture processes and chains for formulated and/or structured products (e.g. foods, FMCG, pharma), by integrating novel modelling and computational tools with (bio)process engineering methods.

She ...

Email
e.lopez-quiroga@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tom Mills

Dr Tom Mills

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering

Dr Tom Mills is a lecturer in the area of Food Manufacture and Performance, Chemical Engineering. His primary research interests are firstly in the area of in-vitro methods to study the mouth, focusing on tribology as a method to look at thin film and lubrication behaviour.

Tom is also a prominent member of the Formulation Engineering Research group. By developing new formulation ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5363
Email
t.b.mills@bham.ac.uk

Dr Helen Onyeaka

Dr Helen Onyeaka

Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering

Dr Helen Onyeaka is an industrial microbiologist with over 25 years of experience. Her career in microbiology to date has been varied with experience gained in industry as well as academia (both teaching and research).

Dr Onyeaka lectures and leads modules on various postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Food Microbiology, Food Safety and Chemical Engineering. She supervises PhD and MSc ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5292
Email
onyeakah@bham.ac.uk

Dr Phillip Robbins

Dr Phillip Robbins

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering

Phil Robbins is a Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering.

He is heavily involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. In particular co-ordinating the 3rd year design project and a new MSc in Industrial Project Management.

His research interests are based around studying process systems to develop simplified models particularly in the area of food and pharmaceutical processing.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 7601
Email
p.t.robbins@bham.ac.uk

Dr Fotios Spyropoulos

Dr Fotios Spyropoulos

Reader in Formulation Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Fotis Spyropoulos is a Reader in Formulation Engineering at the School of Chemical Engineeringof the University of Birmingham. Fotis has published over 60 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of emulsions/emulsification, soft solids formulation and encapsulation and release. Fotis has an h-index of 23 and his work has been cited in more than ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5341
Email
f.spyropoulos@bham.ac.uk