Professor Mojtaba Ghadiri FREng
Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Leeds
Professor Ghadiri has had an immense influence on developing the underlying engineering science of particulate processes and products by advancing modelling and measurement techniques to analyse and predict their behaviour in industrial systems. This has benefited industry processes such as grinding, agglomeration, electrostatics, spray drying, fluidisation and cohesive powder flow, across bulk chemicals and formulated products for pharmaceuticals and consumers. One example is his test methods to assess attrition, segregation, caking, flowability and triboelectrics (charging powers using very small material quantities) in asthma inhalers and tablets.