Associate Professor, College of Engineering
Portfolio Director for Chemical and Environmental Engineering.
Specialist Subjects: Chemical Engineering, water and wastewater treatment processes, ozone systems, photocatalysis, catalytic oxidation, UV, Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs), micropollutants, Emerging Contaminants , Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs), chemical free water treatment, hybrid ozone/membrane systems, and plasma water treatment.
Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE), Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and Member of the International Ozone Association (IOA).
Research interests in the area of water and wastewater treatment processes including:
To increase both international research profile and contacts with British industry, undertook a secondment to Yorkshire Water Services (YWS) funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and a research leave at the National Institute of Scientific and Technical Research in Tunisia
Member of the accreditation panel of the Institution of Chemical Engineering (IChemE) (2013-present).
Secondment to YWS gave an excellent experience with large scale ozonation systems and a real insight of the UK water sector needs and challenges
Published Journal Papers
Non-thermal plasma for chemical-free water treatment (EPSRC, £244,350)
Effective measurement of ozone within food MAP and CAP applications (Technology Strategy Board in collaboration with Onnic Int. Ltd., £95,749).
Development of analytical method and monitoring of Ptaquiloside in the environment (Royal Society, £5,752).
Novel ozonation system for the removal of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs): pilot plant studies (Yorkshire Water Services, £120,302).