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Head of Institute

Julian Heyes Professor Julian Heyes

Professor of Postharvest Technology  - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

Professor Heyes' research interests are in connecting science to growth of the horticulture sector based on novel, high-value products.  He is increasingly working on programmes relating fruit and vegetable consumption to human health.


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Dr Emilia Nowak PhD

Lecturer

Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

Professional

Qualifications

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering - University of Birmingham (2013)
  • Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy - The Higher Education Academy (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Microfluidics and free surface flows: Investigation of fluid deformation, droplet rupture, coalescence and interface topology in complex multiphase systems using microfluidics and micromanipulation.

Complex microstructures formulation: Manufacturing of structured fluids, colloids, multiple emulsions, delivery systems, microgels. 

Multiphase flows: Experimental multiphase system and hydrodynamics in stirred tank reactor. Gas/liquid/solid dispersion and interactions. Heat transfer and characterisation of nano-fluids fluids.

Colloids and interfacial phenomena: Three-phase contact angle, wettability, capillarity, surface energies, particles to bubble attachment, fluid gels formation, emulsification.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Chemical Engineering (090400):
Chemical Science (030000):
Classical Physics (020300):
Colloid and Surface Chemistry (030603):
Engineering (090000):
Fluid Physics (020303):
Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural (030600):
Physical Sciences (020000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 8 2

Current Projects

Project Title: Encapsulation of an aqueous liquid in a drop of aqueous liquid

Date Range: 2018 - 2021

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Kovalchuk, NM., Roumpea, E., Nowak, E., Chinaud, M., Angeli, P., & Simmons, MJH. (2018). Effect of surfactant on emulsification in microchannels. Chemical Engineering Science. 176, 139-152
[Journal article]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Story, A., Jaworski, Z., Simmons, MJ., & Nowak, E. (2018). Comparative PIV and LDA studies of Newtonian and non-Newtonian flows in an agitated tank. Chemical Papers. 72(3), 593-602
[Journal article]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., Xie, Z., Kovalchuk, NM., Matar, OK., & Simmons, MJH. (2017). Bulk advection and interfacial flows in the binary coalescence of surfactant-laden and surfactant-free drops. Soft Matter. 13(26), 4616-4628
[Journal article]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Kovalchuk, NM., Nowak, E., & Simmons, MJH. (2017). Kinetics of liquid bridges and formation of satellite dropletsDifference between micellar and bi-layer forming solutions. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 521, 193-203
[Journal article]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Kovalchuk, NM., Nowak, E., & Simmons, MJH. (2016). Effect of Soluble Surfactants on the Kinetics of Thinning of Liquid Bridges during Drops Formation and on Size of Satellite Droplets. Langmuir. 32(20), 5069-5077
[Journal article]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., Kovalchuk, NM., Che, Z., & Simmons, MJH. (2016). Effect of surfactant concentration and viscosity of outer phase during the coalescence of a surfactant-laden drop with a surfactant-free drop. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 505, 124-131
[Journal article]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Haghighi, EB., Utomo, AT., Ghanbarpour, M., Zavareh, AIT., Nowak, E., Khodabandeh, R., . . . Palm, B. (2015). Combined effect of physical properties and convective heat transfer coefficient of nanofluids on their cooling efficiency. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. 68, 32-42
[Journal article]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., & Pacek, AW. (2015). Method for the prediction of the particle attachment to the bubble in oil at elevated temperatures. Powder Technology. 274, 105-111
[Journal article]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Story, A., Jaworski, Z., Simmons, MH., & Nowak, E. (2014). PIV measurements of the velocity field of a Newtonian fluid in a stirred tank equipped with the PMT type impeller. Technical Transactions. (Chemistry 2) Retrieved from https://cup.columbia.edu/
[Journal article]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., Combes, G., Stitt, EH., & Pacek, AW. (2013). A comparison of contact angle measurement techniques applied to highly porous catalyst supports. Powder Technology. 233, 52-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., Robbins, P., Combes, G., Stitt, EH., & Pacek, AW. (2013). Measurements of contact angle between fine, non-porous particles with varying hydrophobicity and water and non-polar liquids of different viscosities. Powder Technology. 250, 21-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Nowak, E.

Book

Spyropoulos, F., & Nowak, E. (2013). Hydrocolloid formulations engineered for properties in the GI tract. In Formulation Engineering of Foods. (pp. 233 - 252).
[Chapter]Authored by: Nowak, E.

Thesis

Nowak, E. (2013). Bubbles–catalysts–oil interactions at elevated temperature and pressure in Fischer Tropsch synthesis. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Nowak, E.

Conference

Nowak, E., Xie, Z., Pain, C., Matar, O., & Simmons, M. (2017, February). Convective motion upon coalescence of droplets having different composition. Presented at Fluids in New Zealand 2017
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., & Pacek, A. (2017). Measuring and predicting the attachment of particles to gas/liquid interface. Poster session presented at the meeting of Fluids in New Zealand 2017
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Simmons, M., Nowak, E., Xie, Z., Pain, C., & Matar, O. (2016, November). Surface flows and bulk mixing by coalescence of dissimilar drops: experiments and numerical simulations. Presented at 69th American Physics Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics. Portland, Oregon.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., Simmons, M., Kahouadji, L., Craster, R., Matar, O., Juric, D., . . . Sengwon, S. (2016, November). Experimental and numerical study of a complex cross‐junction microchannel. Presented at 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. Portland, Oregon.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., Kahouadji, L., Matar, OK., & Simmons, MJH. (2016, May). Jetting regime in co-flowing capillary jets in confined geometry. Presented at 9th International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF 2016). Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Kovalchuk, NM., Nowak, E., & Simmons, MJH. (2016, May). Break up of capillary bridges: effect of soluble surfactant. Presented at 9th International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF 2016). Firenze, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., & Simmons, MJH. (2015). Binary coalescence of surfactant-laden aqueous drops in oil when the surfactant concentration is non-uniform. Poster session presented at the meeting of Droplets 2015
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., Kovalchuk, NM., & Simmons, MJH. (2015). Effect of surfactant on kinetics of thinning of capillary bridges. Poster session presented at the meeting of 68th APS DFD
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., & Simmons, MJH. (2015, July). Coalescence of surfactant laden aqueous drops in oils, 6th International Workshop on Bubble and Drop Interfaces. Presented at Bubbles & Droplets 2015
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., Kovalchuk, NM., & Simmons, MJH. (2015, November). Coalescence of surfactant-laden drops in liquids. Presented at 68th American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Lu, Y., Nowak, E., Percival, J., Pain, C., & Simmons, MH. (2014, November). Influence of surface properties and miscibility upon displacement flow in microchannels. Presented at 67th APS DFD
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., & Simmons, MH. (2014, November). Exploiting droplet formation in microfluidic devices to create functional particles. Presented at APS DFD
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., & Simmons, MJH. (2013). Influence of the surfactant concentrations and the Capillary number on the non-Newtonian liquid droplet formation in different microfluidic geometries. Poster session presented at the meeting of Microfluidics 2014
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., Simmons, MH., Craster, R., & Matar, O. (2013, November). Influence of surfactant concentration on drop formation from the rupture of viscous liquid filaments. Presented at 66th APS DFD
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nowak, E.
Nowak, E., & Pacek, AW. (2011). Critical analysis of different methods for measurement of contact angle of catalyst support. Poster session presented at the meeting of CAMURE 8 & ISMR-7
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Nowak, E.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Polish
    Last used: Recently
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • German
    Last used: 2015
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work
  • Italian
    Last used: February 2016
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Needs work

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Teaching

124.171  Physical Principles for Engineering and Technology 1

124.172  Physical principles for Engineering and Technology 2

141.111   Food Technology 1: Global Perspectives

141.112   Food Technology 2: Creative Solutions

280.271  Heat and Mass - Conservation and Transfer

280.272  Fluid flow and particle technology 

280.371  Process Engineering Operations

280.372  Reaction technologies and Process Modelling



Courses Coordinated

  • 141.212 Food Technology 4: Manufacturing
  • 280.271 Heat and Mass – Conservation and Transfer
  • 280.272 Fluid Flow and Particle Technology
  • 280.372 Reaction Technologies and Process Modelling

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Hoang Du Le - Doctor of Philosophy
    Carbohydrate systems for delivering bioactives to the colon
  • Nicolas Tapia Zapata - Doctor of Philosophy
    Design of Corrugated Fibreboard Packaging

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