Jonathan Seville

Jonathan Seville

  • Position Committee Member

Jonathan has been a Member of the Learned Society Committee since 2022, for which he leads the Responsible Production activity. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow and Past-President of IChemE (2016-17).

He has degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Universities of Cambridge and Surrey.

Before returning in 2017 to his current post as Professor at the University of Birmingham, Jonathan was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey (2011-2016), Dean of Engineering at the University of Warwick (2008-11), and Head of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham (1998-2008), where he established the UK’s first research centre in Formulation Engineering (2001) and co-founded the Positron Imaging Centre, which has pioneered the use of positron-emitting radioactive tracers in engineering studies.

Throughout his career, Jonathan has championed the application of chemical engineering to the design and manufacture of products for the pharmaceutical, home care and fast-moving consumer goods industries. He is also active in energy- and environment-related projects, including development and design of processes for chemical recycling of plastics.

Jonathan formerly represented IChemE on the Board of the Engineering Council, for which he also chaired the Engineering Council Registration Standards Committee (2016-19) and he is past chair of the RAEng Education and Skills Committee (2017-2020).

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