Particle and Multiphase Process

Sales of formulated liquid products by UK companies amount to £180bn per annum to the UK economy. These products are often multiphase, containing particles, drops or bubbles which critically affect how the products appear and perform.

The School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham has world-leading expertise in the formulation, scale-up and manufacture of these materials, employing state-of-the-art techniques for microstructural and process analysis.

Meet the team

Professor Mark Simmons

Professor Mark Simmons

Professor in Fluid Mechanics

School of Chemical Engineering

Professor Mark Simmons is Professor in Fluid Mechanics.

Career History

At the University of Birmingham:

  • 2012 – date Professor of Fluid Mechanics, School of Chemical Engineering
  • 2014 – 2021 Head of the School of Chemical Engineering
  • 2007 – 2012 Reader in Fluid Mechanics
  • 2005 – 2007 Senior Lecturer
  • 2000 - 2005 Lecturer

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5371
Email
m.j.simmons@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mostafa Barigou

Professor Mostafa Barigou

Professor of Chemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Mostafa Barigou (m.barigou[at]bham.ac.uk) is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of Postgraduate Studies (Research) in The School of Chemical Engineering.

He has over 150 publications in scientific journals, books and conference proceedings on experimental and modelling problems in the general field of Fluid Dynamics, Rheology and Transport Processes with a special interest in Complex ...

Professor Jonathan Seville

Professor Jonathan Seville

Professor of Formulation Engineering
Academic Director of the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

School of Chemical Engineering

Jonathan Seville is Professor of Formulation Engineering at the University of Birmingham. He is also Academic Director of the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory and part of the Birmingham Plastics Network, an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 academics working together to shape the fate and sustainable future of plastics.

Formulation Engineeringconcerns the design, manufacture and use ...

Email
j.p.k.seville@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

Dr Alessio Alexiadis

Dr Alessio Alexiadis

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering

Dr Alexiadis is Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. He has published over 70 research papers in international journals, the majority of which as first or only author. His career has a strong international dimension. He has worked in 11 institutions, 8 countries and 4 continents and still collaborates with many of his previous colleagues and institutions.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5305
Email
a.alexiadis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kit Windows-Yule

Dr Kit Windows-Yule

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Kit Windows-Yule is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, working jointly with the School of Physics and Astronomy’s Positron Imaging Centre.

Kit’s research interests concern the dynamics of particulate systems, in particular their segregative and convective behaviours, and the development of novel experimental and numerical methodologies through which these systems can be explored.

Us ...

Email
c.r.windows-yule@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

Professor Gary Leeke

Professor Gary Leeke

Head of School
Professor of Chemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Gary has over 20 years expertise in resource efficiency and the development of processes to recover, upgrade and remanufacture materials and chemicals.

Gary works at the interface of chemical engineering/chemistry/materials and has expertise in high pressure engineering and thermo-chemical processing, specifically in reaction engineering, separation technology, polymer/composite processing and ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4977
Email
g.a.leeke@bham.ac.uk

Emeritus staff

Professor Alvin W Nienow

Professor Alvin W Nienow

Emeritus Professor of Biochemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Professor Nienow was the first Professor of Biochemical Engineering (now Emeritus) in­ the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham and Director of Biochemical Engineering from 1989 to 1999. He is also a Visiting Professor at both Loughborough and Aston Universities. He has honorary doctorates from Loughborough and the West Pomeranian University, a DSc from University ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3947
Email
a.w.nienow@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andrzej Pacek

Professor Andrzej Pacek

Emeritus Professor in Multiphase Systems

School of Chemical Engineering

Andrzej Pacek is Professor of Multiphase Systems in the School of Chemical Engineering.

Andrzej has published over 100 research papers in a wide range of scientific journals, as well as reviews and a book chapter, in the fields of liquid-liquid and fluid-solid two phase systems. In the area of liquid-liquid two phase systems his works on organic/aqueous two phase systems are referred to as ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5308
Email
a.w.pacek@bham.ac.uk

Professor Neil Rowson

Professor Neil Rowson

Emeritus Professor in Minerals Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Neil Rowson is the Professor of Minerals Engineering in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. The courses Neil teaches include, Minerals Engineering, Sustainable Development, Process Formulation, Marketing and Project Management. Over the course of his 25 years within the field. Neil's research has focused on the primary and secondary recovery of metals and he has ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5298
Email
n.a.rowson@bham.ac.uk