Dr Rob Berry
Robert Berry researched his PhD at The Wolfson Centre, evaluating then-current silo design methods for reliable flow of cohesive powders. Since completing his PhD in 2000, Robert has worked at The Wolfson Centre as a Research Fellow and consultant engineer.
Consultancy / Research Interests
Post-doctoral research on the Quality in Particulate Materials project (2000-2004) led to a better understanding of powder degradation, segregation and agglomeration, delivering practical instruments for their measurement.
Robert’s most recent post-doctoral project – undertaken in conjunction with Brookfield Viscometers, Cadbury, GlaxoSmithKline, Kerry Ingredients & UB – led to the development of the Brookfield Powder flow tester, launched commercially in Jan 2010.
Robert has also worked on a number of consultancy projects; mostly involving the design / redesign of silos and silo feeders to ensure reliable flow. He has also supervised several PhDs in research areas as diverse as coal/biomass handling and the modelling of dosators used in the pharmaceutical industry.