Professor G.M. Walker
BEng, PhD, CEng, FIChemE
Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering
Tel: + 44 (0) 28 9097 4172
Fax: + 44 (0) 28 9097 4687
Professor Gavin Walker (FIChemE) holds the Bernal Chair in Pharmaceutical Powder Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He is a member of the Materials Surface Science Institute (MSSI) and the Solid State Pharmaceuticals Cluster (SSPC) at Limerick.
He is also a Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering at Queen's University Belfast.
Professor Walker's personal group includes 14 research students and 2 PDRA's. He has published >100 international journal papers in areas of pharmaceutical, environmental and bioengineering. Professor Walker is principal investigator on research projects funded by InvestNI, EU, SFI, Enterprise Ireland and several multinational companies.
Professor Walker has been appointed as The Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow.
Professor Walker's research is concerned with developing a fundamental understanding of chemical; and physical processes of industrial importance, including areas of:
Professor Walker is QUB Programme Director ME3 Erasmus Mundus Programme- European joint Masters of Science in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy. http://www.emn.fr/z-de/me3-site/
Professor Walker is a member of the scientific committee of 6th International Granulation Workshop, University of Sheffield, UK, June 2013
|Dr M. Konrad||Materials Chemistry (PDRA)|
|Janice Walker||Pharmaceutical Processes|
|Conor Donnelly||Pharmaceutical Engineering|
|Paul Ricketts||Pharmaceutical/Tissue Engineering|
|Liu Jiang Tao||Powder/Pharmaceutical Engineering|
|Yoann Glocheux||Adsorption Processes|
|William Robinson||Adsorption Processes|
|Eghe Oyedoh||Adsorption Processes|
|Charlie Campalani||Environmental Technology|
|Ahmad Albdareen||Environmental Technology|
|Musaad Al-Shahrani||Environmental Technology|
|Yu Chen Sang||Particle Engineering|
|Diandian Wang||Pharmaceutical Engineering|
|James Clements||Tissue Engineering (with Mechanical Eng.)|
Figure 1 Bone Tissue Engineering: processing algae into hydroxylapatite
Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow
Royal Academy of Engineering ExxonMobil Teaching Fellow
Member of EPSRC Peer Review College; EPSRC Engineering Panel Member
Visiting Professor in Ecole de Mines Nantes, France (Erasmus Mundus ME3 Programme)
4 Patents at various stages of review
Contributor to 5 International textbooks
Referee for Major International Journals in Chemical Engineering and associated areas:
Chem. Eng. Sci., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Powder Tech., Fuel, Chem. Eng. Res. Des., Water Res., Sep. Sci. Technol., Env. Technol., Powder Tech., Chem. Eng. J., Environ. Eng. Sci.,Fuel.
Figure 2 Image analysis of pharmaceutical granules, Chem Eng Journal (2010) 164, 2–3, 275-284
Figure 3 Superhydrophobic powder marble formation, Chem Eng Journal (2009) 147, 373–382