Product Microstructure Engineering

Research in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham focuses on the assembly of innovative microstructures, the design of novel processes for their manufacture and the development of cutting-edge techniques for their characterisation.

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Meet the team

Professor Zhibing Zhang

Professor Zhibing Zhang

Professor of Chemical Engineering
Co-Director of the China Institute, University of Birmingham

School of Chemical Engineering

Professor Zhang has built an international reputation for developing original work on micromanipulation of single micro-/nanoparticles and encapsulation/bioencapsulation with applications in chemical, food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, household care and human/oral care industries.

Professor Zhang is a member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Microencapsulation and Artificial Cells, Blood ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5334
Email
z.zhang@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mike Adams

Professor Mike Adams

Professor in Product Engineering and Manufacturing

School of Chemical Engineering

Mike Adams is Professor of Product Engineering and Manufacturing.

He has published over 200 scientific papers, book reviews, and book chapters, and co-edited four books on Tribology in Particulate Technology, Theoretical and Computational Methods in Tribology, Solid-Solid Interactions and Dynamics of Complex Fluids. He has co-ordinated major grants from the TSB and the EU including a current FP7 ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5297
Email
m.j.adams@bham.ac.uk

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 Mark Simmons

Professor Mark Simmons

Professor in Fluid Mechanics

School of Chemical Engineering

Professor Mark Simmons is Professor in Fluid Mechanics and Head of the School of Chemical Engineering. 

Career History

At the University of Birmingham:

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

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5371
Email
m.j.simmons@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 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 Alex Robinson

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering

Alex Robinson is a Senior Research Fellow of the Science City Research Alliance between the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick, based in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.

His research focus is on the development of new materials and techniques for nanofabrication using electron beam lithography and next generation techniques such as extreme ultraviolet ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4641
Email
a.p.g.robinson@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

Emeritus staff

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