Announcement - Special Issue: 'Advances in Bioprocess Intensification' for Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification
Submissions opening on 1st October 2020; final submission deadline of 31st January 2021

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  Prof Adam Harvey
MEng (University of Cambridge)
PhD (University of Edinburgh)

Professor of Process Intensification

Research Interests

Oscillatory Baffled Reactors

1. Mesoscale OBRs for process development (imine synthesis, biodiesel, terpene epoxidation)

2. OBRs for biological processes

3. OBRs for Crystallization


Biofuels & Biorefining

1. Biodiesel

2. Bioethanol

3. Biobutanol

4. Vegetable Oil Cracking

5. Algal biofuels


Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)  

1. Oscillatory flows

2. Combustion flames



1. PhD research: reactions of sulphurous gases on automobile catalytic converters

2. Solid catalysts for the biodiesel reaction

3. Cracking catalysts, to convert vegetable oils directly to methyl esters (biodiesel)


Thermal Management

1. Gaining Value from Low-grade Waste Heat: development of an Expert System





1. IChemE 2002 Junior Moulton Medal for "A Mixing-Based Design Methodology for Oscillatory Flow Reactors"

2. IChemE 2008 Broughton Medal for book, "Process Intensification. Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainabilty and Flexibility"


1. Books

Harvey AP, Reay DA, Ramshaw C, Process Intensification: Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainability and Flexibility. Elsevier 978-0-7506-8941-0"

Boodhoo KVK, Harvey AP, Process Intensification for Green Chemistry. Wiley 978-0-470-97267-0


2. Journals:

A full list of publications can be found here.


Contact details


Tel: +44 191 208 7268

Fax: +44 191 208 5292




 Last modified: 10-Sep-2020