Academic Staff Engineering MEng/BEng

Dr Solomon Brown


Lecturer in MEng Engineering,
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

T: (+44) (0)114 222 7597
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Location: Room G16a, Sir Robert Hadfield Building 

I am a lecturer for MEng Engineering based in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. I graduated from King's College London in 2007 with an MSci (hons) in Mathematics and then went on to complete a PhD at University College London in 2011 on the modelling of fluid flow and ductile fractures, in the course of which I was a co-recipient of the IChemE Frank Lees Medal for my collaborative work with the HSE on CO2 pipelines safety. I then took up a research associate post followed by a Teaching Fellowship at the same institution, during which I participated in a number of projects sponsored by the EC, EPSRC, UKCCSRC and Industry. In December 2015 I joined the University of Sheffield


My academic background and experience of interdisciplinary research has fed back into my teaching and given me a strong focus on fundamentals, aiming to provide theoretical tools for flexible engineers. With these, students are well placed to adapt to the wide variety of problems that a modern day engineer has to deal with. For the MEng Engineering programme I teach on the first year Thermofluids and second year Thermal & Fluid Engineering modules, as well as supervising Masters projects within Chemical and Biological Engineering.


My interests are based on the development and application of numerical and mathematical techniques to problems in process and systems engineering. This has led to work ranging from the mathematical modelling of transient multiphase flows, to uncertainty quantification and optimisation to the development of fast, robust and accurate numerical techniques for process modelling. Current work includes the study of the thermal behaviour of Lithium-ion batteries, modelling of various separation and bio-separation processes and the optimisation of conventional power plants in developing energy systems.