Dr Ali Hassanpour

Dr Ali Hassanpour

Research interests

Particulate Solid Characterisation:

  • Particle characterisation: mechanical properties and morphology by optical and X-ray methods
  • Particle Surface Properties: surface adhesion and roughness
  • Electrostatics effects on powders: Tribo-electrification of powders, segregation of formulated bulk powders due to electrostatic effect
  • Compression behaviour of the bulk particles (in terms of deformation, compaction, crushing) and its relationship with single particle properties
  • Powder Flow

Particulate Solid Processing and Manufacturing:

  • Size reduction: breakage and attrition of the particles (during milling, impact, bulk compression, shear deformation and fluidisation)  
  • Size enlargement: Granulation of powders, including wet granulation in high shear mixers, modelling and scale-up of high shear mixer granulators
  • Formulated powder mixing and segregation
  • Dispersion of powders: For the application of dry system size analysis, and dry powder inhaler
  • Deformation, break-up and coalescence behaviour of drops under electric field

Energy and Environment:

  • Water purification using novel functionalised particles
  • Water desalination by Forward Osmosis 
  • Biofuel manufacturing from waste using novel catalysis



  • Distinct Element Method (DEM) and coupled with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
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Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Associate Member of IChemE

Research groups and institutes

  • Complex Systems and Processes
  • Energy Leeds
  • Functional Materials
  • Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-waste
  • Sustainable Low Carbon Futures

Current postgraduate researchers

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