ABOUT OUR GROUP

We are a specialised research group within the Institute of Particle Science and Engineering (IPSE) at the University of Leeds, focusing on the fundamentals of Particle Technology, in particular on the development of relationships between microscopic and macroscopic properties and phenomena in the following areas:

  • Mechanical breakdown of particulate solids, encompassing attrition and comminution
  • Electrical effects in bulk particulate systems, spraying and emulsion breakage
  • Mechanics of particle motion, powder flowability and breakdown in fluidised beds
  • Spray coating and new powder production technolologies by the use of supercritical CO2
  • Pharmaceutical powder processing
  • Aggregation and dispersion
  • Distinct Element Method (DEM) Simulations

The group has a number of state-of-the-art facilities and skills. Our activities are supported by the group members in a collaborative way so that we can support each other in addressing research programmes that require multi-skill contributions. This helps us to keep up-to-date with each other’s activities, share the benefit of individual progress and address complex problems.

This site introduces you to our group activities, facilities and publications. Our current and recently completed projects, along with assorted media, can be found here.

NEWS

  • Congratulations to Selasi Dogbe for winning the Young Researcher of the Year Award at the UK Particle Technology Forum of the Institution of Chemical Engineering, June 2016

  • Congratulations to Tina Bonakdar for winning the Young Researcher Award at the UK Particle Technology Forum of the Institution of Chemical Engineering, July 2015
  • Congratulations to Mehrdad Pasha for winning the EDEM Visualisation Contest held by DEM Solutions, UK. His entry can be found from here.
  • Congratulations to Mehrdad Pasha for winning the Brian Scarlet Award at the AGM of the International Fine Particles Research Institue, July 2014
  • Congratulations to Mehrdad Pasha and Umair Zafar winning the best poster awards for the themes “Modelling and Simulation and “Advanced Powder Technology” in WCPT7 conference in Beijing, China.
  • Tina Bonakdar s account of WCPT7 experience entry in Particle Technology Subject Interest Group of the Institution of Chemical Engineers newsletter regarding her experience at WCPT7 conference in Beijing, China. Her entry can be found here.
  • Congratulations to Dr Colin Hare for winning the 3rd place prize in “PARTEC 2013 Best Poster Award”.