Prof. Gavin M. Walker

Queen‘s University Belfast, UK







1995 Ph.D., Queen's University Belfast, Chemical Engineering


Publications (selected)

  1. P. Lenihan, A. Orozco, E. O'Neill, M.N.M. Ahmad, D. Rooney and G. M. Walker* Dilute acid hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic biomass, Chemical Engineering Journal Volume: 156 Issue: 2 Pages: 395-403 Published: JAN 15 2010.
  2. Y. Salameh, N. Al-Lagtah, M.N.M. Ahmad, S.J. Allen and G.M. Walker, Kinetic and thermodynamic investigations on arsenic adsorption onto dolomitic sorbents Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 160, Issue 2, 1 June 2010, Pages 440-446.
  3. Cunningham, E; Dunne, N; Walker, G., Hydroxyapatite bone substitutes developed via replication of natural marine sponges, Journal of Materials Science - Materials In Medicine Volume: 21 Issue: 8 Pages: 2255-2261 Published: 2010.
  4. Walsh, PJ; Walker, GM; Maggs, CA, Thermal preparation of highly porous calcium phosphate bone filler derived from marine algae, Journal of Materials Science - Materials In Medicine Volume: 21 Issue: 8 Pages: 2281-2286 Published: 2010.
  5. Al-Ghouti, MA; Li, J; Salameh, Y, Walker, G, Adsorption mechanisms of removing heavy metals and dyes from aqueous solution using date pits solid adsorbent, Journal of Hazardous Materials Volume: 176 Issue: 1-3 Pages: 510-520 Published: 2010.
  6. P. Douglas, G. Andrews, D. Jones, G. Walker, Analysis of in vitro drug dissolution from PCL melt extrusion, Chemical Engineering Journal, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 3 April 2010.
  7. H. Ma, G.P. Andrews, D.S. Jones, G.M. Walker, Low shear granulation of pharmaceutical powders: Effect of formulation on granulation and tablet properties, Chemical Engineering Journal, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 17 November 2009.
  8. H. Zhai, S. Li, D.S. Jones, G.M. Walker, G.P. Andrews, The effect of the binder size and viscosity on agglomerate growth in fluidised hot melt granulation, Chemical Engineering Journal, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 30 August 2010.
  9. P. McEleney, G.M. Walker*, I.A. Larmour and S.E.J. Bell, Liquid Marble Formation using Hydrophobic and Super-Hydrophobic Powders, Chemical Engineering Journal 147 (2009) 373–382.
  10. Zhai, H., Li, S., Andrews, G.*, Jones, D., Bell, S., Walker, G., Nucleation and growth in fluidised hot melt granulation, Powder Technology 189, (2009) 230-237.
  11. Walker GM*, Bell S, Green K, Andrews G, Jones D., Characterisation of fluidised bed granulation processes using in-situ raman spectroscopy, Chemical Engineering Science, 64 (2009) 91 – 98.
  12. Cunningham E, Buchanan, F*, Dunne N, Walker G., Development of high solid content low viscosity hydroxyapatite slurry for infiltration of moulds in the development of bone substitute scaffolds. IMechE (Part H)-J Eng in Med 2009;223(6):727-37.
  13. Emad N. El Qada, Stephen J. Allen, Gavin M. Walker*, Influence of preparation conditions on the characteristics of activated carbons produced in laboratory and pilot scale systems, Chemical Engineering Journal 142 (2008) 1–13.
  14. Al-Degs, YS; El-Barghouthi, MI; El-Sheikh, AH, Walker, GM*, Effect of solution pH, ionic strength, and temperature on adsorption behavior of reactive dyes on activated carbon, Dyes and Pigments (2008) Vol. 77, 16-23.
  15. Dunne, N*; Buchanan, F; Hill, J, Walker, G., In vitro testing of chitosan in gentamicin-loaded bone cement No antimicrobial effect and reduced mechanical performance, Acta Orthopaedica Vol. 79, 6 (2008) 851-860.
  16. Yahya S. Al-Degs, Amjad H. El-Sheikh, Mohammad A. Al-Ghouti, Bahram Hemmateenejad, Gavin M. Walker* (2008) "Solid-phase extraction and simultaneous determination of trace amounts of sulphonated and azo sulphonated dyes using microemulsion-modified-zeolite and multivariate calibration" Talanta 75, 904–915.
  17. F. Kusmanto, G. Walker*, Q. Gan, P. Walsh, F. Buchanan, G. Dickson, M. McCaigue, C. Maggs, M. Dring (2008) "Development of composite tissue scaffolds containing naturally sourced mircoporous hydroxyapatite", Chemical Engineering Journal 139, 398–407.
  18. G. M. Walker*, C. Daly, N.J. Dunne, J.F. Orr (2008) “Liquid monomer–powder particle interaction in acrylic bone cement”, Chemical Engineering Journal 139, 489–494.
  19. P.J. Walsh, F.J. Buchanan, M. Dring, C. Maggs,S. Bell, G.M. Walker*, (2008) "Low-pressure synthesis and characterisation of hydroxyapatite derived from mineralise red algae", Chemical Engineering Journal 137, 173–179.
  20. G.M. Walker*,S. Bell, M. Vann, G. Andrews, D. Jones, (2007) "Fluidised Bed Characterisation using Raman Spectroscopy: Applications to Pharmaceutical Processing" Chemical Engineering Science, 62, 3832– 3838.
  21. G. M. Walker*,S. Bell, G. Andrews and D. Jones (2007) Melt fluidised bed granulation of pharmaceutical powders: Improvements in Drug Bioavailability, Chemical Engineering Science, (62), 451-462.
  22. G. M. Walker*, C. Holland, M. Ahmad and D. Q. M. Craig, (2005) Influence of processparameters on fluidized hot-melt granulation and tablet pressing of pharmaceutical powders, Chemical Engineering Science, 60, 3867-3877.
  23. Al- Degs. Y., Khraisheh M.A.M., Allen. S.J., Ahmad M.N., and G. M. Walker* (2007) "Competitive Adsorption of Reactive Dyes from Solution: Equilibrium Isotherm Studies in Single and Multisolute Systems", Chemical Engineering Journal, 128, 163–167.
  24. E. El-Qada, S. Allen and G. Walker* (2007) Adsorption of Basic Dyes onto Activated Carbon Using Microcolumns, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Vol. 45, 6044-6049.
  25. Duffy, G. M. Walker* and S. J. Allen, (2006) Investigations on the Adsorption of Acidic Gases using Activated Dolomite, Chemical Engineering Journal, 117 (3): 239-244.

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