Chemical Engineering


Professor Victor Starov BSc MSc PhD DSc FRSC

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Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering


Educated at Moscow State University, PhD from USSR Academy of Sciences, DSc from Petersburg (former Leningrad) University. Joined Loughborough University as a Professor in 1999. Previously Visiting Professor: University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA; Sofia University, Bulgaria; Instituto Pluridisciplinar, Madrid, Spain; Toulouse University, France; and University of Wales, Swansea, UK.

Honorary Professor, Moscow State University of Food Production, Russia (2007 to present).

Outline of mian research interests:

  • Kinetics of wetting and spreading: influence of surface forces, spreading over hydrophobic and porous substrates
  • Influence of surface forces on membrane separation: nano-filtration, ultra- and microfiltration (fouling and/or gel layers formation)
  • Influence of surface forces on rheology of concentrated suspensions

Professional affiliations:

  • Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of Council of International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists

External activities:

Member of the Editorial Board of 7 Scientific Journal, including

  • Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
  • Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science (co-chairman of a section)
  • Desalination
  • Colloid Journal (Russian Academy of Sciences)

Invited and keynote lectures:

  • Around 20 all over the world

Participated in numerous organising / scientific committee of international conferences including:

  • European Conference of Colloid and Interface Society
  • Interfaces Against Pollution
  • Surface Forces
  • European Chemistry at Interfaces Conference
  • International Electrokinetics
  • Non-Equilibrium Processes in Colloid Chemistry
  • Colloid and Bioparticle Systems
  • Kinetics of Electrode Processes
  • Bubble & Drop Dynamics