Dr Kylee Goode EngD, BSc

School of Chemical Engineering
Teaching and Research Fellow

Contact details

School or Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Kylee Goode is a joint Research and Teaching Fellow in Chemical Engineering. She is enthusiastic and knowledgeable in various areas of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) process engineering and design; fouling, cleaning and adding value to by-products;  yeast, fermentation, adhesion and biofilm. She has worked at the academic-industrial interface for many years in several areas including drink: brewing and cider production; food: cereal and bread manufacture; automotive: paint and transfer technologies; and oral care: toothpaste and mouthwash. She has published technical book chapters and peer reviewed papers, one of which won best paper at Fouling and Cleaning in Food Processing 2010 (Jesus College, Cambridge University). Her work has been featured in Food Manufacture, the Heineken magazine, and Birmingham University Alumni pages.

Kylee enjoys merging academic capabilities with business need, and has worked on various projects which have been funded by TSB grants, for example ZEAL (Zero Emissions by Advanced cLeaning) in 2006, EXCIL in 2010, and RIP (Reducing waste In bread roll Plants - by application of novel process technologies) in 2015. She has proved useful in many areas of teaching, research, and most recently in the EngD manager role, where she is responsible for developing new projects and partnerships whilst recruiting students to the scheme. Kylee has developed several close working relationships enabling successful collaborative work to continue. Her strong background in science, process engineering and formulation enables a multifaceted approach to solving problems, developing new research ideas and projects, and finding funding.


  • Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Chemical Engineering (Formulation Engineering) – (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Hons in Biochemistry - (2006)


Kylee qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Birmingham University in 2006. She went on to study for an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Formulation Engineering in the School of Chemical Engineering in 2006: characterising the fouling and cleaning behaviour of yeast. This EngD work was funded by the EPSRC and the TSB as part of a multi-partner project: ZEAL (Zero Emission by Advanced cLeaning) worth £3.8m, involving multiple Universities (Imperial College London, Newcastle University), Suppliers (Alfa Laval, GEA, Ecolab and Bruker Optics) and FMCG industries (Heineken, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Unilever, Cadbury), working towards a common goal to minimise the environmental impact of cleaning operations.

During her EngD Kylee was able to develop the 1st version of a cleaning KPI (Key Performance Indicator) tool which was commercialised by Ecolab at the end of the project. She also lectured on the Brewing process, CIP (Cleaning In Place) and SIP (sterilisation In Place) operations, Fouling and Cleaning mechanisms, adhesion and biofilms. Her EngD work and following-on Post Doc lead to 4 peer reviewed papers. Since her EngD Kylee has worked in multiple process engineering roles including: Sustainability Project Manager for by-products at Heineken (portfolio worth ~ £100k), Paint Engineer at Toyota for new models, Process Engineer at Lorien Engineering solutions, responsible for the design, cost and implementation of a site wide CIP optimisation project at Kellogg’s (worth ~ £700k).


Kylee is an associate of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Current Teaching Programmes
    •    Module Coordinator for: Biopharmaceutical Plant Design, part of the Advanced Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering MSc and the EngD.
    •    Teaching and coordination on Design Projects, part of the BEng and MEng programmes in Chemical Engineering.
    •    Supervisor for MEng and MSc projects.

Previous Teaching programmes
    •    Supervisor for MEng (6) and MSc (4) projects.
    •    Module Coordinator for: Biopharmaceutical Plant Design, part of the Advanced Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering MSc and the EngD.
    •    Teaching and Module Coordinator for: Industrial Gas Discharge Control (IDGC), part of the Air Pollution Management and Control MSc/Diploma in Geography.
    •    Teaching on Process engineering fundamentals module, part of both the Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc and Biochemical Engineering MSc and the EngD.
    •    Teaching on Food Manufacture and Technology, part of Food Safety, Hygiene and Management MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate.
    •    Sustainable Development module, part of the BEng and MEng programmes in Chemical and Energy Engineering.

Postgraduate supervision

Kylee has been the industrial supervisor for 2 EngD and 2 PhD students and is now the Co-supervisor of 2 EngD students and 1 PhD student. She also has supervisory responsibility for current EngD students (~50).


Current research areas:
    •    Novel technologies for dough processing.
    •    Low adhesion technologies and minimising fouling.
    •    Adhesion and cleaning of microbes.
    •    Optimising Cleaning In Place (CIP), measurement and spray cleaning.
    •    Improving material transfer in Spray technology applications.
    •    Heat transfer and Energy reduction in the FMCG process plant.

Other activities

  • IChemE Associate Member, working towards Chartership
  • Practitioner (P1) of Krav Maga


K.R. Goode, J. Bowen, N. Akhtar, P.T. Robbins, P.J. Fryer, 2013, The effect of temperature on adhesion forces between surfaces and model foods containing whey protein and sugar Original Research Article, Journal of Food Engineering, 118: 371-379. Impact Factor: 2.276

K.R. Goode, K. Asteriadou, P.T. Robbins, P.J. Fryer, 2013, Fouling and Cleaning Studies in the Food and Beverage Industry Classified by Cleaning Type, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 12: 121-143

P.J. Fryer, P.T. Robbins, P.M. Cole, K.R. Goode, Z. Zhang, K. Asteriadou, 2011, Populating the cleaning map: can data for cleaning be relevant across different lengthscales? Procedia Food Science, 1: 1761-1767

K.R. Goode, K. Asteriadou, P.J. Fryer, M. Picksley, P.T. Robbins, 2010, Characterising the cleaning mechanisms of yeast and the implications for Cleaning In Place (CIP) Food and Bioproducts Processing, 88: 365-374

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