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Prof. Gavin Walker



Prof Walker holds the Bernal Chair in Pharmaceutical Powder Engineering at UL and is a Visiting Research Professor at QUB. His interersts are in pharmaceutical engineering, process engineering and mathematical aspects for materials processing.

Prof Walker is Co-Director of SSPC the SFI research centre for pharmaceuticals
Prof Walker is Academic Lead of EI funded Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC)
Prof Walker is Academic Lead of EI funded Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC)
Prof Walker is Project Lead of SFI Funded Centre for Smart Manufacturing (CONFIRM)
Prof Walker is Director of H2020 MSCA Co-Fund PROCESS

He has been awarded >35,000,000 Euro as Principal Investigator on >35 research projects on process engineering and advanced manufacturing from EU H2020, UK government, EPSRC, Irish Government, UK Charities and Industrial sources.His research team currently consists of 22 Post-docs and 12 research students focusing on engineering aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Teaching Interests

Module Coordinator for Sustainable Energy Processes CG4007

Chemical Engineering Design Project CG3097/CG4098

Chemical Engineering Research Project

Professional Activities


  • 2009 - Royal Academy of Engineering Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow
  • 2001 - Royal Academy of Engineering ExxonMobil Fellow


  • Chartered Engineer CEng, Engineering Council
  • Fellow, IChemE


Peer Reviewed Journal


ANN-Kriging hybrid model for predicting carbon and inorganic phosphorus recovery in hydrothermal carbonization
Ismail H.;Shirazian S.;Skoretska I.;Mynko O.;Ghanim B.;Leahy J.;Walker G.;Kwapinski W.
Waste Management (New York, N.Y.) DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2018.12.044


Batch and Continuous Systems for Zn, Cu, and Pb Metal Ions Adsorption on Spent Mushroom Compost Biochar
Abdallah M.;Ahmad M.;Walker G.;Leahy J.;Kwapinski W.
Industrial &Amp; Engineering Chemistry Research DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00749


Statistical analysis of industrial-scale roller compactor ‘Freund TF-MINI model'
Sajjia, M., Albadarin, A.B., Walker, G.
International journal of pharmaceutics