Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Chemical Engineering

Valerie Pinfield

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Dr Valerie J Pinfield MA PhD CPhys FInstP

Senior Lecturer

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Valerie Pinfield studied Natural Sciences (theoretical physics) at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 1990 (MA, 1994). She worked for two years at The Welding Institute on electron beam welding, before joining the University of Leeds Food Science Department where she completed her PhD in 1996. Her research programme related to computational modelling of emulsion instability and ultrasonic propagation in scattering systems.

Having worked for nearly three years in research and development in the confectionery industry, Valerie returned to academia as a post-doctoral researcher, on a part-time basis, at Leeds University (Food Science Department) and subsequently at the University of Nottingham (Electrical Systems and Optics Division, Faculty of Engineering). She took up her post as Lecturer at Loughborough University in September 2012 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2015.  

In June 2017, Valerie became a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. She currently leads an EPSRC-funded research project on ultrasonic characterisation of aggregated particle suspensions in collaboration with the Universities of Leeds and Manchester. The project encompasses theoretical, computational, and experimental investigations of ultrasound propagation.

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Department of Chemical Engineering
Loughborough University
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