Workshop KEYNOTE Speakers

modcad speaker - richard amlot

Richard Amlôt

Public Health England

Richard is Head of Behavioural Science in the Emergency Response Department at Public Health England (PHE). He has conducted rapid research during public health emergencies, gauged public and professional responses to the 2005 London bombings, polonium 210 incident, major flooding events in the UK, the 2009-10 influenza pandemic and most recently the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Worth Calfee

Worth is a microbiologist at the US EPA. His work involves developing and improving capabilities for decontamination, sampling and waste management after a biological contamination incident.

modcad speaker - connor collins

Conor Collins


Conor is Head of Validation / Product Lifecycle Management for Pharma Supply at GSK. He is responsible for Process and Cleaning validation standards definition and implementation in Global Pharma Supply – primary manufacturing, drug product formulation, biopharm, steriles and emerging market supply.

modcad speaker - peter fryer

Peter is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham. His main research interest is in the hygienic design of food processes, food structure development and food manufacture. The aim of his research is to apply the principles of chemical engineering to the problems of the food industry.

modcad speaker - dennis heldman

Dennis Heldman

Ohio State University

Dennis is the Dale A. Seiberling Dairy and Food Engineering Professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology, Ohio State University. He is involved in teaching and research with a focus on sustainability of the food system.

Alex Jenkins

Sellafield Ltd

Alex is Decontamination Centre of Expertise Lead at Sellafield Ltd.

modcad speaker - julien landel

Julien is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester. His research interests are in the area of fluid mechanics. He specialises in the mathematical modelling of cleaning and decontamination problems on surfaces.

Omar Matar

Omar is Professor of Fluid Mechanics and RAEng/Petronas Research Chair in Multiphase Fluid Dynamics at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London. His research interests are in interfacial fluid mechanics, multiphase flows, mathematical and numerical modelling, complex fluids and bio-fluid dynamics.

modcad speaker - luis melo

Luís is Emeritus Professor at the Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. His major research interests are in biofilm engineering, heat exchanger fouling and biological reactors for wastewater treatment.

modcad speaker - jim taylour

Jim Taylour

Chemical Consulting Solutions Ltd

Jim has worked in surface decontamination for over 35 years, much of this has been associated with cleaning in the food processing industry. Currently Jim is Director of Chemical Consulting Solutions Ltd and is working in a number of areas, including Low Environmental Impact Detergents. Previous Jim was for 17 years head of R&D at Holchem Laboratories Ltd. Jim is involved in a number of projects linked to food hygiene at Manchester Metropolitan University, and is a member of the Executive Board of the British Association of Chemical Specialities.

Allister Theobald

Allister is Senior Scientist at Warwick Chemicals, which is part of the Lubrizol Corporation. He does research in microbiology, and is particularly interested in antimicrobials, biofilm formation and bacteriology.

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