The University of Manchester
United States of America
Colin is Professor of Chemical Engineering in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, having been Head of School from 2005 to 2007. Prior to being Head of School, he was Associate Dean in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences from the commencement of the University in 2004. Before this he was Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at UMIST, from 2000 to 2004. In addition, he has been Director of the Satake Centre for Grain Process Engineering (SCGPE) since its inception in 1994. Prior to 1994 he had been a Senior Lecturer at UMIST, having first joined as a Research Associate in 1979.
Since establishing the Satake Centre for Grain Process Engineering in 1994, Professor Webb's research activities have largely been directed towards the application of process engineering concepts to grain processing systems. Much of this work is being undertaken to investigate the possible future role of cereals and other solid biomass as raw materials for industrial chemicals.