Dr Darren Oatley-Radcliffe

Dr Darren Oatley-Radcliffe
Associate Professor
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 606668
Room: Office
Second
Energy Safety Research Institute
Bay Campus

Specialist Subjects: All aspects of Therapeutics Manufacture, Membrane Separation Processes (in particular Nanofiltration), Colloid Science, Reactor Design, Separation Processes and Algal Technology

Improved extraction, purification and elucidation of fungal bioactive compounds

Characterisation and prediction of membrane separation performance – non steric separation mechanisms

Direct production of organic Nanoparticles

Publications

  1. & Can a hybrid RO-Freeze process lead to sustainable water supplies?. Desalination
  2. Filtration of drinking water. In Philip Brown and Christopher Cox (Ed.), Fibrous Filter Media. (pp. 245-274). Elsevier.
  3. & Superhydrophilic Functionalization of Microfiltration Ceramic Membranes Enables Separation of Hydrocarbons from Frac and Produced Water. Scientific Reports 7(1)
  4. & Nanofiltration membranes and processes: A review of research trends over the past decade. Journal of Water Process Engineering 19, 164-171.
  5. & A hybrid super hydrophilic ceramic membrane and carbon nanotube adsorption process for clean water production and heavy metal removal and recovery in remote locations. Journal of Water Process Engineering 19, 220-230.

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Teaching

  • EG-3062 Process Equipment Design, Selection & Control

    Newly employed graduate process engineers need to be able to perform a wide range of fundamental process engineering calculations. The module will focus on aspects of process engineering design for the majority of equipment but will provide examples of detailed design and mechanical design in some cases. In all cases, industrial standards, best practice and safety will be at the heart of the design process to ensure the finalised designs will be reliable and robust, economically viable, safe and sustainable. The module will include topics such as pump selection, pressure relief calculations, line sizing, utilities, equipment specification including PFRs and stirred tanks in both batch and continuous operation (aseptic/sterile equipment design for regulation and control of chemical and biological reactions). Heterogeneous systems, in particular, the inter-phase mass transfer of nearly insoluble gases. Heat transfer through jackets, coils, electrical heaters and direct steam injection. Sterilisation of liquids and gases..The module also builds upon topics covered in EG-206 (Instrumentation, Measurement and Control) to further develop students understanding of process automation with specific emphasis on the quantitative aspects of control.

  • EGA319 Environmental Engineering Design Project

    This module aims to give Environmental Engineering students experience in handling a complex and integrated process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the whole undergraduate course. The module provides training and working in a team environment on a major project and incorporates business skills and sustainability.

  • EGA326 Chemical Engineering Design Project

    This module aims to give students experience in handling a complex and integrated engineering process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the undergraduate course and an additional amount of material from directed private study. The module provides transferable skills related to for working in a team environment on a major project.

Supervision

  • 'The manufacture and modification of membranes for applications in water reclamation and pollution control' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams
  • Extraction and purification of natural products using membranes (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams
  • 'Characterisation of ion exchange viscose materials and their use in protein recovery from food and waste materials' (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams
  • Disposal of washed up seaweeds in an ecologically and commercially optimum way (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Kevin Flynn
  • 'Development of models and strategies for macromolecule recovery using membranes.' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams
  • Separation processes as a means of treating waste waters. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Owen Guy
  • Modelling and Optimisation of the Nickel-Carbonyl Process (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams
  • Renewable Energy from Solar, Biomass and Biofuels Resources (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr James Titiloye
  • Solvent recovery, clean-up and reuse for continuous chromatographic separations using NF membrane processes (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams
  • Oil-water separation using ceramic membranes (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Nidal Hilal

Academic History

Date Qualification Location
2004 PhD University of Wales, Swansea
2000 Chemical and Biological Process Engineering University of Wales, Swansea

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2010 Present Lecturer Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre, Swansea University
2010 Present Principal Process Engineer Innovative Manufacturing Initiative (IMI)
2004 Present Senior Process Engineer GlaxoSmithKline R&D Ltd
2004 Present Research Assistant University of Wales, Swansea

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Deputy Director - CWATER

    2016 - Present