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Dr Emilia Nowak

Senior Lecturer

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Food and Advanced Technology
  • PostDoc @ University of Birmingham, 2013-16

Imperial College London (ICL) is developing next generation of modelling tools that can handle fast & small-scale phenomena which with UCL we experimentally challenged them with, as well as large-scale & slow ones done by Nottingham.

Outcomes, vision and ambition of the research on transient, multiphase systems can be found here:  
MEMPHIS Multiphase (www.memphis-multiphase.org)

  • PostDoc @ University of Birmingham, 2012 - 2013

I was a part of a world’s largest collaborative project for the research and development of nanofluid coolants. This EU project comprised of 12 leading European companies (e.g. Siemens) and research centres (e.g. KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm) to develop cooling system for a range of industrial applications: NANOHEX (www.nanohex.org)

  • Research Fellow in School of Chemical Engineering @ University of Birmingham, 2012

Hydrocolloid Formulations Engineered for Properties in the GI Tract

  • PhD in School of Chemical Engineering @ University of Birmingham, 2013

Thesis title: "Bubbles – catalysts – oil interactions at elevated temperature and pressure in Fischer Tropsch synthesis" funded by Johnson & Matthey 

Link to thesis: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295882091_Bubbles_-_catalysts_-_oil_interactions_at_elevated_temperature_and_pressure_in_Fischer_Tropsch_synthesis

  • MEng in Chemical and Process Engineering, ZUT, Szczecin, Poland, 2008

Chancellor’s award for exceptional achievements; First Class degree with continuous merit; Best Student in the graduating class;

Master thesis on titanium ore digestion to redesign the batch reactor into the continuous operation. 

  • 2.5 years of the MEng in Automatic Control and Robotics, Electrical Department, ZUT, Szczecin, Poland

Accredited Coach 

Research Field: Dynamic Interactions in Multiphase Systems; Interfacial Phenomena; Colloids, Wettability

Investigator in The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

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Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Experimental interface physics, where dynamic hydrodynamics meets surface chemistry & reactions (aided by theory & computation).

Current research projects include:

  • Encapsulation of aqueous phase inside aqueous phase using Marangoni flow & polymerisation [Marsden funded]
  • Innovative multidimensional manufacturing and intelligent fluid management: chemotaxis & phototaxis [SfTI funded]
  • Interfacial phenomena in the gastrointestinal track [HVN]
  • & all other amazing things that nature does [curiosity driven]

Research Opportunities

  • PostDoc, Research Assistant  (01/10/2020) Fluid dynamics with surface chemistry and polymerization reaction

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

Completed Projects

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

Date Range: 2018 - 2022

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

124.171  Physical Principles for Engineering and Technology 1

124.172  Physical principles for Engineering and Technology 2

141.212 Food Technology 4: Manufacturing

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

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Nicolas Tapia Zapata - Doctor of Philosophy
    Mathematical modelling of airflow during forced draft precooling operations

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2020 - Hoang Du Le - Doctor of Philosophy
    Carbohydrate-based oil-in-water emulsions for delivery of short-chain fatty acids

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