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Professor Brian Brooks BSc PhD DSc CEng FIChemE

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Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering

Background:

Educated University of Leeds. Research Fellow Carleton University, Ottawa, 1964. Research Scientist, Shell Chemical Co., 1964-66. Joined Loughborough University as a lecturer in 1966, Senior Lecturer, 1973-84, Reader, 1985-89, Professor 1989-, Head of Department 1986 - 1992.

Outline of main research interests:

  • Emulsification by phase Inversion
  • emulsion polymerisation
  • viscosity effects in polymerisation reactors
  • semi-batch reactors
  • suspension polymerisation reactors
  • inverse emulsion polymerisation
  • aqueous polymer colloids.

Professional affiliations:

  • Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Member of Society of Chemical Industry
  • Chartered Engineer, The Engineering Council

External activities:

  • Member, European Federation of Chemical Engineering working party on polymer reaction engineering, 1993-2012
  • Member, Scientific Committee, international workshop on polymer reaction engineering, Berlin, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2004
  • External Examiner Aston University, 1989-92
  • External Examiner University of Strathclyde, 1991-95
  • External Examiner University of Edinburgh, 1993-97
  • Member, Editorial Board, Scientia Iranica, 1992-
  • Chairman, UK Polymer Colloids Forum, 1998-2003