Professor Kevin Roberts FREng
Brotherton Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Leeds
Developments in the engineering science of solution phase crystallisation owe much to the internationally leading-edge and pioneering work of Kevin Roberts. His high quality research work, sustained over four decades, has had huge impact particularly on industries manufacturing organic solids, such as pharmaceuticals.
His combined experimental and modelling approach across the length scales from molecules to large scale production has led to predictive capability for structural and solid-state properties of new medicinal drugs, speeding considerably new drug developments that are now widely used in pharmaceutical industry.