Jethro Akroyd

Affiliated Research Fellow

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Jethro is a senior member of Churchill College and an Affiliated Research Fellow in the CoMo Group, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. His research interests lie in the development of computationally efficient methods to model the formation of various nanoparticle products including titanium dioxide, silica and soot; the application of CFD to turbulent chemical reaction problems and the application of modern optimisation techniques for parameter estimation.

Jethro has a day-job working at cmcl innovations, an engineering company offering software products and technical consulting to the chemical, automotive and energy industries. His main responsibilities include projects in the chemical industries and technical oversight of the research in the company.

Jethro previously worked as a Senior Process Engineer in the Research and Development divisions of AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline and studied in the CoMo group as post-doctoral research associate, a research student and an undergraduate.

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Recent Preprints

180: Extended First-Principles Thermochemistry for the Oxidation of Titanium Tetrachloride

ref: Technical Report 180, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2017 by Philipp Buerger, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft

179: A Systematic Method to Estimate and Validate Enthalpies of Formation Using Error-Cancelling Balanced Reactions

ref: Technical Report 179, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2017 by Philipp Buerger, Jethro Akroyd, Sebastian Mosbach, and Markus Kraft

177: On the milling behaviour of flame synthesised titania particles

ref: Technical Report 177, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2016 by Casper Lindberg, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft

176: Detailed Population Balance Modelling of TiO2 Synthesis in an Industrial Reactor

ref: Technical Report 176, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2016 by Astrid Boje, Jethro Akroyd, Stephen Sutcliffe, John Edwards, and Markus Kraft


CPGS: Moment Methods for Mean Moment Methods for Mean Reaction Closure

2008, supervised by Markus Kraft

PhD Thesis: Mean reaction rate closures for nanoparticle formation in turbulent reacting flow

2011, supervised by Markus Kraft

Contact Details

Telephone:Department +44 (0)1223 762784
Address:Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Cambridge
West Cambridge Site
Philippa Fawcett Drive
United Kingdom