Dr S Joseph Antony


Dr Antony is an Associate Professor at the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds.  His primary research interest is in the area of Particulate Mechanics and Physics, especially on the bulk behaviour of powders and grain under industrial process conditions as a function of particle-scale properties.  He performs a number of inter-disciplinary research projects including in the area of biomechanics.  He uses wide range of computational tools such as DEM, FEM, theoretical and experimental procedures in his research.  He has obtained the prestigious MIT Young Researcher Fellowship Award for Exemplary Research in Computational Mechanics.  He has made several publications in reputed international journals and conference proceedings.  He serves as a member of editorial boards for many international journals in his filed including Journal of Nanotechnology and Research Letters in Nano Technology.  Also, he serves as a regular referee for several international journals, including Physical Review Letters and Physical Review E.  He has served as a guest editor for the Jl. Granular Matter and the lead editor of the book ‘Granular Materials: Fundamentals and Applications’, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, London in 2004.  He is a member of many professional bodies worldwide.  His research sponsors include EPSRC, Royal Society, DTI, ICI, BNFL, P&G, Pfizer, Borax Hosakawa Micron, Bridon International Ltd, Merck Sharp & Dohme, DuPont and Kayser-Threde.  His biography is included in the Edition of Marquis Who's Who in the World and the Directory of International Biography Centre, Cambridge.


  • Head Tutor of Year2 Programmes in Chemical Engineering
  • School Representative of Internationalisation Committee

Research interests

Multiscale Modelling and Experiments

Nano Mechanics, Micro Mechanics, Granular Materials and Powder Technology

Mechanics of Space Materials and Design of Space Exploration Devices

Sensing Stresses in Human Eye 

Building Structures from Wastes

Diversity in Engineering and Inter-disciplinary Research 

Research Skills:

  • Multi-scale Modelling: DEM, FEM, MD Simulations and Theoretical Approaches in Particle Technology
  • Multi-scale Experiments: Tomography Methods in Particle Technology including Photo Stress Analysis Tomography (PSAT),  IR Tomography, PIV Tomography, AFM, Shear Cells, Inter-disciplinary Research and Diversity Issues in Engineering.


  • PhD
  • MSc(Engg)
  • BE

Professional memberships

  • European Society of Computational Methods in Science and Engineering (MESCMSE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (MASME)
  • American Nano Society
  • International Association of Engineers (MIAE)
  • ASME AMD-MD (Applied Mechanics Division- Materials Division) Joint Committee on Constitutive Equations
  • EPSRC College, UK
  • Qatar Foundation
  • Smart Materials, Surfaces and Structures Network, UK
  • UK Chemistry Innovation Network

Student education

I teach the following subjects/areas:

Engineering Science 1 (Year 1)

Multi-scale Modelling (Year 4)

Design Projects (Year 2 and Final Year)

Research Projects (M.Eng and MSc levels)

Research groups and institutes

  • Complex Systems and Processes
  • Nuclear Leeds
  • Applied Photon Science
  • Functional Materials, Products and Devices
  • Waste Management and Resource Recovery