Dr Timothy Hunter

Dr Timothy Hunter



  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, The University of Newcastle, Australia. Title: ‘Influence of Nanoparticle & Surfactant Interactions on Foam Stability’ (awarded 2009).
  • BSc(Chemistry)/BE(Chemical Engineering) Hon. Class 1, The University of Newcastle, Australia (awarded 2005)

Employment history

  • 2014 - Present, School of Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Leeds, UK. Lecturer.

  • 2008 - 2014, School of Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Leeds, UK. Research Fellow.

Research interests

My general research interest is in multiphase suspension and slurry processing, froth flotation, process intensification of particle processes, ion-exchange for heavy metal and dye removal for water and effluent treatments, structure-property relationships of multiphase products, as well as  interfacial colloidal and soft matter systems.

I have current projects on acoustic and other novel in situ/online characterisation techniques; production of responsive latex particles and emulsion template colloidasomes; structure-property relationships of complex liquid based chemical products; sediment erosion, dispersion and settling; bubble network formation in cohesive sediments; process intensificaiton of ion-exchange systems for removal of heavy metals and dyes from liquid effluents.

Professional memberships

  • IChemE
  • Royal Society of Chemistry

Student education

Lectures modules on chemical thermodynamics, water treatment, nuclear engineering, high value chemical manufacture and scale-up.

Research groups and institutes

  • Complex Systems and Processes
  • Energy Leeds
  • Institute of Process Research and Development
  • Nuclear Leeds
  • Functional Materials
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