Chris Ness

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow

Chris is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He gained his Undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2011 and his PhD in Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 2016. From 2016-2019 he held the Maudslay-Butler Research Fellowship at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

His expertise is in constructing minimal simulation models to describe the bulk properties of dry and wet particulate matter, with contributions spanning from the phase behaviour of granular packings through to engineering applications of dense suspensions. He works closely with experimentalists on rheology, aiming to understand fundamental aspects of flow using idealised systems. He also develops simulation models of more complex processes, with current focusses on extrusion and wet milling. His recent co-authors include colleagues from Johnson Matthey, Corning, Unilever and others. He is a member of the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Engineering and a committee member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Formulation Group where he champions their early career initiatives (including convening an annual conference).