Mike Hounslow

University of Sheffield

VP & Head of Faculty of Engineering

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Mike Hounslow is an enthusiastic champion of engineering as a profession and discipline and believes that the history and achievements of Sheffield – the University and the City – make it an ideal place to show why.

A chemical engineer with BE and PhD degrees from the University of Adelaide in South Australia, Hounslow is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Having previously served as Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering from 2000-2008, his research is in the general area of particle technology and he has published extensively on industrial crystallisation, granulation (particularly as it applies to the pharmaceutical industry) and on various forms of computer modelling.

The engineering of particles lies at the heart of most industrial chemical processes and nearly all pharmaceutical processes, yet is very much less well understood than the processing of fluids. In seeking to address that gap in knowledge, Mike has published well over 100 papers and supervised more than 30 PhD students.