Food and Drink

Committee

Dr Laura Mahli

Dr Laura Mahli

Chair Person

Laura has a Chemical Engineering master’s degree and Formulation Engineering PhD from the University of Birmingham.

Hannah van Niekerk

Hannah van Niekerk

Secretary

Kalita Patel

Kalita Patel

Treasurer

Kalita graduated in 2014 with a degree in Chemical Engineering (MEng) from the University of Birmingham.

Chara Ngando

Chara Ngando

Committee Member

Chara is an enthusiastic recent graduate, that studied MSc Chemical Engineering and Process Management, that works as a Quality Control Technician in a distillery in London.

Tom Bullock

Tom Bullock

Webmaster

Tom graduated with an MEng in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham in 2011.

Andy Stapley

Andy Stapley

Committee Member

Conor McCarthy

Conor McCarthy

Committee Member

Professor Bettina Wolf

Professor Bettina Wolf

Committee Member

Bettina has a degree in chemical engineering (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and completed a doctorate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

David Platts

David Platts

Committee Member

Joe Eades

Joe Eades

Committee Member

Joseph is the Managing Director of Ispahan Engineering and the Managing Partner of Advancing World Partners.

Emma King

Emma King

Committee Member

Professor Serafim Bakalis

Professor Serafim Bakalis

Committee Member

Serafim graduated in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1994 and has a PhD in Food Science from Rutgers University (1999).

Andrew Muir

Andrew Muir

Committee Member

Dr Fotis Spyropoulos

Dr Fotis Spyropoulos

Committee Member

Fotis graduated in Chemical Engineering in 2001 from the University of Patras (Greece) and subsequently obtained his Msc in ‘Food Biotechnology’ from the University of Ulster (NI).

Ross Dunmall

Ross Dunmall

Committee Member

Seamus Higgins

Seamus Higgins

Committee Member

Seamus has worked/consulted at various management positions with several leading international food companies including Nestle and Premier Foods.

Professor Philip Richardson

Professor Philip Richardson

Committee Member

Graduated 1983 from Queens University Belfast. Was formerly Head Food Manufacturing Technologies and Regulatory Affairs at Campden BRI and currently Product Development Specialist at KJ3D Manufacturing.

Emma Mcnulty

Emma Mcnulty

Committee Member

Saleh Sambwa

Saleh Sambwa

Committee Member

Saleh Sambwa graduated with a MEng in chemical engineering from University College of London (UCL) in 2014.

Dr Hii Ching Lik

Dr Hii Ching Lik

Committee Member

Dr Hii is currently Associate professor in the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus.

Anna Osborne

Anna Osborne

Ellie Cooke

Ellie Cooke

Committee Member and IChemE 100 support

Ellie graduated with an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath in 2020.