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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


I have gradually evolved from having a research focus to having principally an education focus. As well as teaching, I contribute to strategic education initiatives at University level. I have been a leading researcher in two areas: NMR characterisation of solids and the behaviour of molecules in porous solids. I continue to be an active researcher in data analysis methods to extract physically meaningful parameters from experimental data on process kinetics. 


FRSC, CChem, FIChemE, CEng, FHEA 

BA, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 1987 

MA, University of Cambridge, 1991 

PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Cambridge, 1991 

Research Fellow, University College London, 1991-95 

Academic (various grades), University of Cambridge, 1995-present 


Key publications: 


1. P. Bawuah, M. Evans, A. Lura, D.J. Farrell, P.J. Barrie, P. Kleinebudde, D. Markl and J.A. Zeitler, "At-line porosity sensing for non-destructive disintegration testing in immediate release tablets", International Journal of Pharmaceutics: X. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpx.2023.100186 

2. A.J. Exposito, P.J. Barrie and L. Torrente-Murciano, "Fast synthesis of CeO2 nanoparticles in a continuous microreactor using deep eutectic reline as solvent", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c06949 

3. P.J. Barrie, "The mathematical origins of the kinetic compensation effect: 1. the effect of random experimental errors", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. DOI: 10.1039/c1cp22666e 

4. P.J. Barrie, "The mathematical origins of the kinetic compensation effect: 2. the effect of systematic errors", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. DOI: 10.1039/c1cp22667c 

5. P.J. Barrie, "Analysis of temperature programmed desorption (TPD) data for the characterization of catalysts containing a distribution of adsorption sites", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. DOI: 10.1039/b717430F 

Deputy Head of School (Education), School of Technology
Professor of Chemical Engineering Education

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