prof alan jones
- Roberts 302
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- Torrington Place
- WC1E 7JE
- Ramsay Memorial Professor of Chemical Engineering
- Dept of Chemical Engineering
- Faculty of Engineering Science
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.
- Sonocrystallisation in Continuous Flow Microchannel Contactors
- Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Chiral Separation by Crystallization
High-speed observation of the effects of ultrasound on liquid mixing and agglomerated crystal breakage processes.
Separability of diastereomer salt pairs of 1-phenylethylamine with enantiomeric 2-substituted phenylacetic acids by fractional crystallization, and its relation to physical and phase properties
Interpretation of the ultrasonic effect on induction time during BaSO4 homogeneous nucleation by a cluster coagulation model
A hybrid CFD compartmentalization modelling framework for the scale up of batch cooling crystallization processes
Process modelling tools for continuous and batch organic crystallization processes including application to scale-up
1993DSCDoctor of ScienceUniversity of London
1972PhDDoctor of PhilosophyUniversity of London
1969MScMaster of ScienceVictoria University of Manchester
1968BScBachelor of ScienceVictoria 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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