prof alan jones

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  • Prof
  • Alan
  • George
  • Jones
  • Prof Alan Jones
  • Tel: 020 7679 3828
  • Ex: 37236
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  • 1980-09-01
  • 2132
  • Roberts 302
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Torrington Place
  • London
  • WC1E 7JE
Joined UCL
  • 1980-09-01

Research Summary

Professor Jones' main research interest is in Industrial Crystallization, which is a core technology widely used in the manufacture of bulk and fine chemicals and pharmaceutical compounds. Contemporary examples include fine chemicals, nano scale electronic materials and pharmaceuticals.

The crystallization group's work mainly concerns prediction and control of the physical form and structure of crystalline particles produced in bulk, which are important in determining both downstream processing performance and product quality in application. Their studies span fundamentals, applications and process systems. They employ both multiscale modelling and laboratory experimentation. Recent and completed projects cover five main interlinked themes as follows:

1. Crystallizer design and operation
2. Crystallization process systems
3. Crystal product engineering
4. Molecular crystal systems
5. Scale-up and scale-out.

Research Activities
  • 5901
  • Sonocrystallisation in Continuous Flow Microchannel Contactors
  • 2644
  • Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Chiral Separation by Crystallization
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Ref Type: Journal article
Publisher: Art. No. 054907

Ref Type: Conference
Publisher: Process Chemistry & Engineering 2006

Academic Background

  • Award Year
  • 1993
    Doctor of Science
    University of London
  • 1972
    Doctor of Philosophy
    University of London
  • 1969
    Master of Science
    Victoria University of Manchester
  • 1968
    Bachelor of Science
    Victoria University of Manchester


Before joining UCL, Professor Jones spent eight years within Unilever and ICI as a practicing chemical process engineer, working within Research & Development and Engineering Departments in the UK and in Australia.

Professor Jones is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Scientist. He is a member of the IChemE's Education and Accreditation Forum and an Editor of its journal Chemical Engineering Research and Design.

He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Victoria University of Manchester and his PhD and DSc(Eng) degrees from the University of London.

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