Prof. Jim Litster


Jim holds a joint appointment as Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University, USA where he was recruited to be part of the NSF funded Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Composite Systems (CSOPS). Prior to his appointment in 2007, he spent 20 years at The University of Queensland, most recently as Head of the School of Engineering (2005-2007) and Director of the Particle and Systems Design Centre (2001-2007).

Jim is an internationally recognised leader in particle science and technology. He has a PhD from The University of Queensland and spent several years working for BHP at their Newcastle Research Laboratories. From 1987 till 2007 he held a faculty appointment at The University of Queensland in Chemical Engineering, which included five years as Chair of the Department. He also has held a regular appointment as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Delaware, USA (2001-2005)