Prof. A.F. Routh

Professor, BPI and Chemical Engineering


  • 1991-1995 BA, Chem. Eng., Cambridge University
  • 1995-2000 PhD, Princeton, USA
  • 2000-2001 Postdoctoral researcher, Chemistry, Bristol University
  • 2002-2005 Lecturer, Chemical Engineering, Sheffield University
  • 2006-present Lecturer, BPI and Chem. Eng., Cambridge University


  • Drying of thin films
    • Cracking during drying of colloidal dispersions
    • Distribution of surfactants and particles during the drying process
    • Flow instabilities during drying
  • Encapsulation
    • Methods of encapsulation
    • Self assembled colloidosomes
  • Microgels
    • Flow and thermodynamics of responsive polymer systems
  • Ski design
    • Lubrication and making skis go faster