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I joined the School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2001 as a lecturer in Chemical Engineering. In 2004 I became the Postgraduate Programme Director, managing the MSc programmes in Chemical Process Technology and Polymer Engineering and Science between 2004 and 2011. My current research interest is in Biomass and Bioenergy with specialisation in Reaction Engineering and Catalysis.
Qualifications & Education
- Institute of Leadership & Management; Excellence, Capability & Leadership Certificate (2010)
- PhD (1988) Petrochemicals & Chemical Technology UMIST, Manchester
- MSc (1985) Petrochemicals & Chemical Technology, UMIST, Manchester
- BSc Chemistry (Hons) (1983) University of Ibadan, Nigeria
- Research Fellow (1999-2001) CMMP, UCL and Imperial College, London.
- Lecturer (1994-1999) School of Science & Engineering, University of Abertay Dundee.
- Research Officer (1993-1994) Department of Chemical Engineering, Bath University.
- Research Officer (1988-1993) Department of Chemistry, Bath University.
Research and Scholarship Summary of research interests:
- Reaction Kinetics and Equilibrium Thermodynamics
- Chemical Reaction Engineering II
- Advanced Reaction Engineering
- Advanced Process Design
Catalysis in Thermal Biomass Conversion
Investigating the effect of catalyst on Fast, Slow and Intermediate Pyrolysis of Biomass, including catalyst synthesis, characterisation, and reaction kinetics. Reactor Design for Catalytic Pyrolysis of Biomass
Studies on Reactor Configurations and Process Optimisation for Biomass Reactions including development of Fluidised bed and Integrated fixed bed secondary reactors. Synthesis and Characterisation of Zeolite Membranes
Computer Simulation and Modelling, Permeation Studies and Separation of Hydrocarbon mixtures with membranes. Characterisation of Biomass and Pyrolysis Products
Pre-treatment of Biomass samples and its effect on Bio-oil properties, yield and quality including upgrading of Biofuel products from pyrolysis.
Research Funding (Past & Current)
My research funding comes from a variety of sources including:
External Grants Awarded:
- Brunei government Studentship (2010-2013)
- Royal Thai government Studentship (2005-2011)
- Air Products, Consultancy project (2006-2012)
- Bio-systems Europe, Consultancy Innovation Voucher scheme (2009-2010)
- KOOL-U Ltd, Consultancy project (2004-2005)
- EPSRC CASE Award (2002-2006)
External Grant (Co-Investigator):
- EPSRC BIOENERGY SUPERGEN (2003-2009)
Privately Sponsored Studentship:
- Private Sponsor, PhD (2007-2011)
- Private Sponsor, MPhil (2011-2012)
Research Student Supervision & Successful Completion
- 1 current PhD supervision (Lead supervisor)
- 4 completed PhD supervision (Lead supervisor)
- 3 current PhD associate supervisor
- 3 completed PhD associate supervisor
- 4 completed MSc supervision
Opportunities for research supervision welcome.
Professional Activities Including Conference presentations, posters, and prestige lectures
- International Conference on Catalysis, Seoul (2008) (Posters)
- 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Canada (2009) (Presentation)
- University of Ilorin, Nigeria (2011) (2nd Annual Departmental Lecture)
- European Bioenergy Conference & Exhibition, Germany (2011) (Poster)
- 2nd International Biomass Conference, Denver, Colorado (2012)
- International Conference on Catalysis, Munich, Germany (2012)
- Refereeing of articles for peer-reviewed journals
- Refereeing of grant applications by research-council (EPSRC)
- International collaborations with Universities in South and West Africa
- External Examiner for PhD candidates in UK
Membership of Professional Bodies
- Chartered Engineer (CEng)
- Fellow of Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE)
- Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
- Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
2013 Thermochemical Characterisation of Agricultural Wastes from West Africa James O. Titiloye, Muhammad S. Abu Bakar, Temitope E. Odetoye Ind. Crops Prod. (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2013.03.011
A Comparative Study of Straw, Perennial Grasses and Hardwoods in terms of Fast Pyrolysis Products C. E. Greenhalf, D. J. Nowakowski, A. B. Harms, J. O. Titiloye and A.V. Bridgwater, Fuel, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2013.01.075 In press.
Thermochemical Characterisation of Parinari polyandra Benth fruit shell T.E Odetoye, K.R. Onifade, M.S. AbuBakar, J.O. Titiloye Industrial Crops and Products (2013), 44, 62-66
J.O. Titiloye, Catalysis in Biomass Transformation in ‘Transformation of Biomass – Theory to Practice’ (Book Chapter) Edited by Andreas Hornung, Wiley-Blackwell Publication, (2012, In Press) Thermochemical Characterisation of Straws and High Yielding Perennial Grasses C.E. Greenhalf, D.J. Nowakowski, A.V. Bridgwater, J Titiloye, N. Yates, A Richie, I. Shield. Industrial Crops and Products (2012), 36, 449-459
Sequential Pyrolysis of Willow SRC at low and high heating rates – Implications for selective Pyrolysis C. E. Greenhalf, D. J. Nowakowski, A. B. Harms, J. O. Titiloye and A.V. Bridgwater, Fuel (2012), 93, 692-702
Fast pyrolysis of Jatropha and Moringa press cakes in a Fluidised bed reactor for Bio-oil Production. Kalgo, A.S and Titiloye, J.O. J. Anal. Appl. Pyrol. (Submitted 2012).
Catalytic Pyrolysis of Rice Husk for bio-oil production Mohammed S. AbuBakar, James O. Titiloye; J. Anal. Appl. Pyrol. (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2012.09.005
2011 Bio-oil Production from Fast Pyrolysis of Jatropha curcas and Moringa olifiera Press Cakes, Kalgo, A.S and Titiloye, J.O. 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. Berlin, Germany, 2011. P 35, (ISBN 978-88-89407-55-7)
2010 Fast Pyrolysis of Jatropha curcas and Moringa olifiera seed cakes: Part I. Characterisation, oil content determination and thermal degradation study, A. S. Kalgo, J.O Titiloye, Proceeding of Bioten Conference on Biomass, Bioenergy and Biofuels, CPL Press, UK, 2010. Pgs 563-571. ISBN 978-1-872691-54-1
Thermochemical Characterisation of Willow SRC and Bio-oil derived from Fast Pyrolysis Charles Greenhalf, Daniel J. Nowakowski, James Titiloye and Anthony V. Bridgwater, Nicola Yates, Andrew Riche and Ian Shield Proceeding of Bioten Conference on Biomass, Bioenergy and Biofuels, CPL Press, UK, 2010. Pgs 492-502. ISBN 978-1-872691-54-1
Evaluation of Catalytic Pyrolysis of Cassava Rhizome by Principal Component Analysis A. Pattiya, J.O Titiloye, A.V. Bridgwater Fuel (2010) 89, 244-253
2008 Synthesis and Characterization of Silicalite-1 Composite Membranes J.O. Titiloye and I. Hussain Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, (2008) 318, 50-58
Fast pyrolysis of cassava rhizome in the presence of catalysts A. Pattiya, J.O Titiloye, A.V. Bridgwater Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, (2008) 81, 72-79
2006 Catalytic Pyrolysis of Cassava Rhizome A. Pattiya, J.O. Titiloye, A.V. Bridgwater, in ‘ 2nd Joint International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment Technology and Policy innovations, Bangkok, Thailand, (2006) B020, ISBN 974-456-653-1 Fast Pyrolysis of Agricultural Residues from Cassava Plantation for Bio-Oil Production A. Pattiya, J.O. Titiloye, A.V. Bridgwater, in ‘ 2nd Joint International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment Technology and Policy innovations, Bangkok, Thailand, (2006) C020, ISBN 974-456-653-1 The Structure and Dynamics of 2-Dimensional Fluids in Swelling Clays N.T. Skipper, P.A. Lock, J.O.Titiloye, J. Swenson, Z.A. Mirza, W.S. Howells, F.Fernandez-Alonzo, Chemical Geology (2006) 230, 182-196
2005 Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Adsorption and Diffusion behaviour of Pure and Mixed -Alkanes in Silicalite I. Hussain I. and J.O. Titiloye Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (2005) 85, 143-156
Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations of methane in potassium montmorillonite clay hydrate at elevated pressures and temperatures J. O. Titiloye and N. T. Skipper Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2005) 282, 422-427
2001 Atomistic simulation of zeolite surfaces B. Slater, J.O. Titiloye, F.M. Higgins, S.C. Parker Current opinion in solid state and materials science 5, 417-424(2001)
Molecular dynamics simulation of methane in sodium montmorillonite clay hydrates at elevated pressures and temperatures J.O. Titiloye and N. T. Skipper Molecular Physics, (2001) 99, 899-906
2000 Computer Simulation of the Structure and Dynamics of Methane in Hydrated Na- Smectite Clay J.O. Titiloye and N.T.Skipper Chemical Physics Letters (2000) 329, 23-28
1998 Atomistic Simulation of the Differences between Calcite and Dolomite Surfaces J.O.Titiloye, N.H. De Leeuw and S.C. Parker Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta (1998) 62, 2637-2641
1997 Atomistic Simulation of Mineral Surfaces: Studies of Surface Stability and Growth S.C. Parker, P.M. Oliver, N.H. De Leeuw, J.O. Titiloye and G.W. Watson Phase Transitions (1997) 61, 83-107
1996 Catalytic Combustion of Methane in a Monolith reactor: Heat and Mass Transfer under laminar flow and pseudo-steady state reaction conditions S.T. Kolaczkowski, W.J. Thomas , J.O. Titiloye and D.J. Worth Combustion Science and Technology, (1996) 118, 79
Transient Experiments and Modelling of the Catalytic Combustion of Methane in Monolith reactor R.E. Hayes, S.T. Kolaczkowski, W.J. Thomas and J.O. Titiloye Ind Eng Chem Research (1996) 35 No 2, 406-414
1995 Intraphase Diffusion and Interphase Mass Transfer Effects during Catalytic Oxidation of CO in a tube wall reactor R.E Hayes, S.T. Kolaczkowski, W.J. Thomas and J.O. Titiloye Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A (1995) 448, 321-33
"Development of Aluminosilicate Zeolite Materials for Environmental Pollution Control- A Computational Approach" J.O. Titiloye in ( 2nd International Conference on Material Chemistry, University of Kent at Canterbury July 1995)
"Computer Modelling of the Effect of Magnesium Additives on the Structure and Stability of Calcite Surfaces" J.O. Titiloye in ( 2nd International Conference on Material Chemistry, University of Kent at Canterbury July 1995)
1994 Molecular modelling of carbonate minerals: studies of growth and morphology In 'Quantifying Sedimentary Geochemical Processes' (eds Coleman M., Curtis C. and Turner G.) Parker S.C., Titiloye J.O. and Watson G.W Oxford Univ. Press, 37-48 (1994).
Atomistic simulation studies of mineral surfaces and the role of impurities on their structure and stability Parker S.C., Baram P.S., Titiloye J.O. and Watson G.W. Miner. Mag. 58A 688-689 (1994)
1993 Molecular Modelling of Carbonate Minerals: Studies of growth and morphology S.C. Parker, J.O. Titiloye and G.W. Watson, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A (1993) 344, 37-48
Atomistic Simulation of Calcite Surfaces and the Influence of Growth Additives on their Morphology J.O. Titiloye, S.C. Parker, S. Mann, J. Cryst. Growth, 131,(1993) 533-545.
Computer Modelling of Inorganic solids and surfaces S.C. Parker, E.T. S.C.Parker, E.T. Kelsey, P.M. Oliver and J.O. Titiloye, Faraday Discussion 95, (1993) 75-84
Catalytic Combustion Under Mass Transfer Controlled Conditions in a Monolith Reactor S.T. Kolaczkowski, S.P. Perera, W.J. Thomas and J.O. Titiloye in 'The 1993 ICHEME Research Event', ICHEME Publication, vol. 2 (1993) 393
1992 Computer Simulations of Surface Segregation P.R. Kenway, P.M. Oliver, S.C. Parker, D.C. Sayle, T.H.T. Sayle and J.O. Titiloye Molecular Simulations, 9,(1992) 83-98
J.O. Titiloye, P. Tschaufeser and S.C. Parker, in Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of Supramolecular Systems, J.E.D. Davies (Ed), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, (1992) pgs 137-185.
Modelling the Similarities and Differences between the Sodalite Cages in the Generic Materials: Sodalite, Zeolites of Type A and Zeolites with Faujasite Frameworks B. Beagley and J.O. Titiloye Structural Chemistry, 3 (1992) 429-448
1991 Predicting the Influence of Growth Additives on the Morphology of Ionic Crystals J.O. Titiloye, S.C. Parker, D.J. Osguthorpe, S. Mann J. Chem. Soc. Chemical Communications, 1494 (1991)
Simulation Studies of Sorbed Molecules in High-Silica Zeolites J.O. Titiloye, S.C. Parker, F.S. Stone & C.R.A. Catlow J. Phys. Chem., 95, 1991, 4038-4044
1989 On the T Symmetry of the Molecule Tetrakis(trimethylsilyl)methane in the Gas Phase B. Beagley, R.G Pritchard and J.O. Titiloye J. Mol Struct. 212 (1989) 323-324
J.O. Titiloye, S.C. Parker, D.C. Sayle, F.S. Stone and C.R.A Catlow, in Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis :Recent Advances in Zeolite Science', J.) Klinowski and P. J. Barrie (Eds), Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, Vol 52, (1989) 271-282
1988 The Molecular Structure of Tetrakis(TrimethylSilyl)Methane studied by Gas-Phase electron diffraction and Molecular Mechanics B. Beagley, R.G. Pritchard and J.O. Titiloye J. Mol. Struct. 176 (1988) 81-87