Professor Darren Oatley-Radcliffe is a chemical and bioprocess engineer and is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Water Advanced Technologies and Environmental Research (CWATER) at Swansea University. He is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng), elected fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and elected fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He is highly experienced in the design, development and scale-up of membrane processes and has extensive industrial experience gained in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries. His membrane research interests lie in the design and application of novel membranes and processes, water treatment including desalination, water recycling and re-use and hybrid membrane processes. He is recognised internationally as an expert in membrane nanofiltration.
He has published several book chapters, around 35 articles in refereed scientific literature and sits on the editorial boards of a number of international journals. He has chaired and delivered lectures at numerous international conferences and in 2009 he was awarded the title of ‘Vanguard’ at the GSK CEO Sustainability Awards for his contribution to a novel production facility.