CDT Management Board
Professor Elaine Martin is the Head of the School of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds. As an industrial statistician and engineer, she works at the interface of disciplines where research challenges typically materialise. Elaine is the Director of the CDT in Molecules to Product.
Professor John Blacker holds a Chair of Process Chemistry and is the Technical Director of the Institute of Process Research and Development appointed to both the Schools of Chemistry and of Chemical and Process Engineering. His research is focused on developing more sustainable, competitive and value-adding processes for chemical production. John is the Deputy Director (Technical) and is responsible for industry and stakeholder related activity.
Dr David Harbottle is an Associate Professor of Colloids and Surface Science in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering. His activities bridge the micro- and macro- length scales to address challenging engineering problems. David is the Deputy Director (Academic) of the CDT in Molecules to Product, managing student-centric activities, from recruitment and admissions through to graduation.
Dr Nicole Hondow is an Associate Professor in Materials Characterisation based in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering. She is interested in developing and applying electron microscopy techniques to examine and quantify complex systems. Nicole is the Training Director of the CDT in Molecules to Product, and is responsible for the day-to-day training activities.
Professor Anwesha Sarkar holds a chair of Colloids and Surfaces in the School of Food Science and Nutrition. Her research lies at the crossroads of experimental colloid science and human health. Anwesha is the Product Functionalisation and Performance Theme Lead.
Dr Andy Brown is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering. His research focuses on technique development for the accurate and representative characterisation of nanoparticle and soft matter related systems, primarily using analytical electron microscopy. Andy is the Product Characterisation Theme Lead.
Dr Robert Hammond is a Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering. During his academic career he has developed computation tools facilitating the determination of the atomic-scale structure for materials in powder form. Robert is the Process Modelling between Scales Theme Lead.
PhD Project Supervisors
We have 35 supervisors from across the Schools of Chemical and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Food Science and Nutrition, Mathematics, and The Centre for Decision Research.