Dr Ali Hassanpour

Dr Ali Hassanpour


  • Programme Manager, MEng, BEng Chemical Engineering; MEng, BEng Chemical and Energy Engineering;
  • Leader of Complex Systems and Processes Research Group

Research interests

  • Distinct Element Method (DEM) and coupling with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation of the granular media in order to relate bulk behaviour to single particle properties
  • Mechanical characterisation of particles: Measurement of hardness, Young's modulus, yield stress, fracture toughness, size, density and porosity
  • Size reduction: Breakage and attrition of the particles (during milling, impact, bulk compression, shear deformation and fluidisation) and study of its relationship with single particle properties
  • Compression behaviour of the bulk particles (in terms of deformation, compaction, crushing) and its relationship with single particle properties
  • Flowability of powders: Measurement of flow factor by annular shear cell and unconfined yield stress and establishing its relationship with single particle properties
  • Size enlargement: Granulation of powders, including wet granulation in high shear mixers, modelling and scale-up of high shear mixer granulators
  • Dispersion of powders: For the application of dry system size analysis, and dry powder inhaler
  • Electrostatics effects on powders: Tribo-electrification of pharmaceutical powders, segregation of formulated bulk powders due to electrostatic effects
  • Deformation, break-up and coalescence behaviour of drops under electric field

Research groups and institutes

  • Complex Systems and Processes
  • Energy Leeds
  • Clean Combustion
  • Functional Materials
  • Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-waste
  • Sustainable Low Carbon Futures
<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/664-enhanced-oil-recovery-with-functionalised-particles">Enhanced Oil Recovery with Functionalised particles</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/750-experimental-studies-of-interfacial-properties-of-functional-granular-matters">Experimental studies of interfacial properties of functional granular matters</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/702-novel-friction-pairs-for-environmentally-friendly-automotive-brakes">Novel friction pairs for environmentally-friendly automotive brakes</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/749-numerical-simulation-of-contact-behaviours-of-granular-matters-with-heterogeneous-surfaces">Numerical simulation of contact behaviours of granular matters with heterogeneous surfaces</a></li>