Working with industry

We work closely with a range of partners, including major international companies involved with food, fuels, medicines, plastics, energy and high-technology industries, to ensure that our research and teaching meet the needs of industry.

DiPP steering group

Industrial Advisory Board

We have a dedicated Industrial Advisory Board which meets annually and discusses issues relating to the curriculum, employment and research collaborations. The industrial members are extremely supportive of the department and its students. They are enthusiastic about the high quality of graduates that we produce, and particularly interested in the industrial projects carried out by students on our courses.

External members

Name Company
Yee Yee Low Shell UK
David Naylor-James CEng MIChemE Veolia UK
Claire Baker  


Diamond Pilot Plant (DiPP) Industry Steering Group

External members

Name Company
John Mack Applied Materials
Dr Will Davies NiTech Solutions Ltd
Hugh Verrier Pfizer
Bart Stynen GEA
James Holman GEA
Internal members
Name Job title
Professor Joan Cordiner Head of Department
Monika Kus PA to Head of Department
Dr Chalak Omar Diamond Pilot Plant Manager
Professor Agba Salman Professor of Particle Technology
Professor Mohammad Zandi Professor of Chemical Engineering Education

Centres of excellence

The University's cross-faculty research centres harness our interdisciplinary expertise to solve the world's most pressing challenges.