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Terahertz Applications Group

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Department of Chemical Engineering      
and Biotechnology

Terahertz Applications Group      

Philippa Fawcett Dr

Cambridge, CB3 0AS



MEng in Chemical Engineering, University of Leeds

Research Interests

  • Terahertz spectroscopy and imaging.
  • X-ray micro computed tomography.
  • Microstructure analysis of porous materials.
  • Liquid transport in porous media.


M. Al-Sharabi, D. Markl, V. Vivacqua, P. Bawuah, N. MacLean, M. Bentley, A.P.E. York, M. Marigo, K. Huang, J.A. Zeitler, Terahertz pulsed imaging as a new method for investigating the liquid transport kinetics of α-alumina powder compacts, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, (2021)

F. Alqahtani, P. Belton, B. Zhang, M. Al-Sharabi, S. Ross, Md. S. H. Mithu, D. Douroumis, J. A. Zeitler, S. Qi, An investigation into the formations of the internal microstructures of solid dispersions prepared by hot melt extrusion, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, (2020)

A.L. Skelbæk-Pedersen, M. Al-Sharabi, T.K. Vilhelmsen, J. Rantanen, J.A. Zeitler, Effect of particle size and deformation behaviour on water ingress into tablets, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, (2020)

M. Al-Sharabi, D. Markl, T. MudleyP. Bawuah, A.-P. Karttunen, C. Ridgway, P. Gane, J. Ketolainen, K.E. Peiponen, T. Rades and J.A. Zeitler, Simultaneous investigation of the liquid transport and swelling performance during tablet disintegration, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, doi:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2020.119380 (2020).

M. Edinger,  L-D. Iftimi , D. Markl,  M. Al-Sharabi, D. Bar-Shalom, J. Rantanen, N. Genina, Quantification of inkjet-printed pharmaceuticals on porous substrates using Raman spectroscopy and near-infrared spectroscopy, AAPS PharmSciTech, (2019).

- S.J. Antony, M. Al-Sharabi, N. Rahmanian, T. Barakat, Shear stress distribution within narrowly constrained structured grains and granulated powder beds, Advanced Powder Technology, (2015).