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Samuel Kingman

Associate Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Head, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Sam Kingman is a member of the Microwave Process Engineering research group.

Expertise Summary

Professor Sam Kingman was awarded a personal chair at Nottingham in 2006, which at the time made him one of the youngest Professors in the UK. He is also the Director of the National Centre for Industrial Microwave Processing (NCIMP) which is one of the largest activities of its type in the world. In addition to unique dielectric metrology and microwave processing facilities, the Centre currently supports staff and students who are working on a wide range of highly multi-disciplinary research, development and commercialisation projects in the field of industrial microwave processing. In the past 8 years, Professor Kingman has published over 70 journal papers and he holds a number of patents in the field of industrial microwave processing. In 2008, the work of the NCIMP was recognised through the award of The Engineer Technology and Innovation Prize for Environmental Technology and the Environmental Prize of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Professor Kingman has presented numerous international invited and keynote lectures including a recent Friday Evening Discourse at The Royal Institution of Great Britain. In 2011 he was the recipient of the Bielby medal and Prize award by the Society of Chemical Industry, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He is currently Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham.

Professor Kingman is a part of the Microwave Process Engineering Research Group.

Research Summary

Professor Sam Kingman's main research interest lies in the field of microwave processing of minerals. Current projects are investigating application of high electric field strength microwave energy… read more

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Current Research

Professor Sam Kingman's main research interest lies in the field of microwave processing of minerals. Current projects are investigating application of high electric field strength microwave energy to improve the grindability and downstream processing of mineral ores. He is also have an interested in the design of microwave applicators for materials processing applications, including dissolution, oxidation and chemical reaction. This technology is currently being applied across a diverse range of materials from food to mineral concentrates and is well supported by industry and research councils. The work is carried out on an excellent range of microwave and RF equipment which covers most process requirements. There is also the capability to measure dielectric properties of materials at elevated temperature by collaboration with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Professor Kingman has strong links with various other microwave processing groups including the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, and the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and has an interest in developing technology for improving energy efficiency in comminution processes. This includes simulation, modelling and practical studies.

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