Dr Christopher Phillips
Telephone: (01792) 295533
Room: Open Plan Office - A124
First Floor
Engineering East
Bay Campus


  1. & Effect of photonic flash annealing with subsequent compression rolling on the topography, microstructure and electrical performance of carbon-based inks. Journal of Materials Science 54(11), 8163-8176.
  2. & Printed-Sensor-on-Chip Devices – Aerosol Jet Deposition of Thin Film Relative Humidity Sensors onto Packaged Integrated Circuits. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical
  3. & The effect of graphite and carbon black ratios on conductive ink performance. Journal of Materials Science 52(16), 9520-9530.
  4. & Large-area printed supercapacitor technology for low-cost domestic green energy storage. Energy 118, 1313-1321.
  5. & Flexographic printing of ultra-thin semiconductor polymer layers. Translational Materials Research 3(1), 015001

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  • EG-206 Instrumentation Measurement and Control

    This module covers the fundamental operating principles behind the various types of measuring instruments, pumps and valves in common use in the processing industries, and the criteria for correctly selecting and specifying them. Concepts of process control in terms of architecture and control modes are covered from a mainly qualitative point of view as well as analogue and digital signal types.

  • EG-230 Process and Pilot Plant Operations B

    This module supports and amplifies lectures by providing practical experience of process equipment, its operation and performance. The Unit Operations Laboratory (UOL) experiments are carried out in pairs. The module involves a range of activities to enhance team work, report writing and time management skills, as well as developing further the understanding of subjects covered in taught modules.

  • 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. 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 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.

  • 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 working in a team environment on a major project.


  • Improving the manufacturing processes of polymer microneedles (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Natalie De Mello
  • Advanced manufacture by screen printing (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Timothy Claypole
  • Key to the realisation of smart packaging is the development of appropriate sensors, coatings and integration with electronics. This project will research appropriate sensors for food spoilage, complimentary active coatings and then their integration with chipless RFID. This project will also address the scale up to volume production. Gravure printing is seen as the most likely candidate process for this technology, although the offset and flexo printing will be included in the assessment process. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Timothy Claypole
  • Advanced packaging solutions for shelf life management within fresh food (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Davide Deganello
  • Novel thin film solid-state energy storage technologies with rapid processing (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Davide Deganello