Complex systems and processes


Smart and formulated products are complex systems pervasive across virtually all industrial sectors, including chemicals, healthcare, homecare, mining, food, hygiene, agricultural, automotive and energy industries. They represent a global economic market worth trillions of dollars.

To improve existing technologies and develop new products it is vital to overcome the challenges associated with designing complex processes and systems across the entire innovation chain, from discovery of new materials via processing and manufacturing to the delivery of products.

The manufacturing challenges include cost reduction, improved quality control, targeting novel function, higher productivity, waste reduction and lower energy utilisation. Addressing them requires control of products and processes across all relevant length and time scales, from the molecular dynamics of nanostructures to shelf lives of assembled products, from atoms to applications.

Our group brings together a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers to provide an integrated multi-scale approach to experimental product and process characterisation, process and systems modelling with a view to providing innovative manufacturing solutions.

Contact us

If you are interested in collaborating with us or joining our research team, please contact Dr Ali Hassanpour.

We have opportunities for prospective PhD students including a number of studentships. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Ali Hassanpour.

View all members of the Complex Systems and Processes research team.