Date of release: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Professor Mike BradleyThe prevalence of powders in everyday life is the topic of a free public lecture at the University of Greenwich on Wednesday 22 January.

Mike Bradley, Professor in Particle & Bulk Technology, and Director of the university’s Wolfson Centre, will discuss why we use so many powders and why they are important to us.

“Powders are in everything we make and use, from the soil we grow our crops in and the sugar in our tea, to the ingredients for all our most used materials, such as plastics, glass, metals and ceramics,” he says.

Make it from Powder: The Role of Bulk Solids in Our Lives, and Manufacturing from Powders, the latest in the Faculty of Engineering & Science public lecture series, takes place in the university’s Pembroke Building, Medway Campus, from 6.30pm. Admission is by registration only, with places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Professor Bradley provides technical leadership in all aspects of bulk solids handling.

His particular areas of interest lie in pneumatic conveying, design of hoppers and silos, dust control, plant integration and maintenance of product quality.

To register, or for further information about other lectures in the series, email science-public-lectures@gre.ac.uk or call 020 8331 9800.

The Faculty of Engineering & Science public lectures continue on Wednesday 19 February with The Love Songs of Mosquitoes: the Beauty in the Mini-beast, presented by Dr Gabriella Gibson of the Natural Resources Institute.

On Wednesday 19 March, Dr Nazanin Zand from the School of Science examines healthy eating in Averting the Recipe for Disaster: Early Feeding and Health.

For more about studying Science or Engineering at Greenwich, see www.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/science, or www.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/engineering; email courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk; or call 020 8331 9000.

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Picture:Professor Mike Bradley.