Chemical Engineering: Adsorption enhanced hydrogen production; structured reactor and adsorber systems, e.g. for high-temperature CO2 capture and domiciliary/personal-use O2 enrichment; novel thermal-swing applications (e.g. microwave desorption, thermal swing reaction).
Engineering Education: transferable skills development and evaluation; peer-based learning; formative assessment; gamification and virtual reality (augmented and immersion). See also: Interdisciplinary Centre for Engineering Education Practice and Development (ICEePAD).
University of Surrey:
Imperial College London:
Director of Learning and Teaching; Programme Leader of the UG Programmes in Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate (University of Surrey, 1988)
• T.K. Ross Prize: highest overall examination performance
• BOC / Dr. Schuftan Memorial Prize: best final year design project
• IChemE. Book Prize: best industrial year performance (Wellcome Foundation Ltd.)
Postgraduate (University of Cambridge, 1992)
• Danckwerts-Pergamon Prize 1992; see Chem. Eng. Sci, 1993, 48(iii)
Academic and Professional
• Imperial College Award in Teaching Excellence, June 2000:
Awarded for the teaching quality of the Reaction Engineering courses, and the introduction of a novel training programme for Graduate Teaching Assistants.
• Times Higher Award for Outstanding Support of Early-Career Researchers, 2006: Awarded for the development and implementation of the residential course on Research Skills Development.
• Best Paper winner:
"Cross-departmental initiatives for a global dimension in engineering education", E. Alpay, A.L. Ahearn, A.M.J. Bull, 3rd International Symposium for Engineering Education, University College Cork, 2010.
• Best Paper shortlist:
(i) “Changing the marks based culture of learning through peer assisted tutorials”, Alpay et al., American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, 2009.
(ii) “Student-led podcasting for engineering education”, E. Alpay and S. Gulati, European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) Annual Conference, Rotterdam, 2009.
• Higher Education Academy (HEA) Teaching Award 2011:
Awarded for the teaching of Engineering Ethics; see: http://www.engsc.ac.uk/teaching-awards/2011.
• University of Surrey Learning and Teaching Award, 2016.
• Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (University of Surrey), 2016
Find me on campus Room: 02 BC 02
normal office hours
Poly(vinyl ether) gels SLURPS (Superior Liquid Uptake Resin for Polymer-supported synthesis) with low cross-linking levels have been synthesized for the first time in beaded form using a non-aqueous inverse suspension polymerisation approach. The synthetic protocol was optimized with regards to several parameters including reactions conditions, type and concentration of suspension stabilizer and controlled low temperature addition of co-initiator. Particle size measurements confirm the production of beads with average diameters of 700e950 mm. Optimization of the monomer composition of the poly (vinyl ether) gels resulted in a novel beaded polymer support with considerably improved as well as unique swelling characteristics in solvents ranging from hexane to water. The synthetic utility of the new gel was confirmed by carrying out a set of transformations with complete conversion leading to a useful amino and hydroxy terminated solid-phase precursor resin. Reaction progress could be monitored easily by 1 H and 13C gel-phase NMR
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