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/Associate Professor.

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


  • Head of Nuclear Engineering Group
  • Faculty Pathways Coordinator

Research interests

I am head of the Nuclear Engineering Group at Leeds (https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-sustainable-systems-processes/doc/nuclear-engineering). 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.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Professional memberships

  • IChemE
  • Royal Society of Chemistry

Student education

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

Research groups and institutes

  • Energy Leeds
  • Institute of Process Research and Development
  • Nuclear Leeds
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Colloid, Polymer and Crystallisation

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1976-modular-intensified-ion-exchange-utilising-agitated-tubular-reactors">Modular intensified ion exchange utilising agitated tubular reactors</a></li>