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Last updated 17th April 2024


Daniel J. Belton is a University Teaching Fellow (Reader-level) in the School of Applied Science at the University of Huddersfield having previously been Senior Lecturer (2013) and Lecturer (2008) within the University. Prior to this he held an EPSRC CASE Award studentship at the University of Manchester, sponsored by Avecia Biologics and Intertek. He is a chemical engineer by training (MEng) and has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. He has gained several awards while in Huddersfield including the IChemE Hutchison Medal in 2017 and in 2018 was awarded The IChemE North West region Young Chemical Engineer of the Year. Daniel’s current research interests lie in graphene-based composite materials, analytical science, process simulation, and pedagogic theory and practice. He also uses innovative teaching approaches to deliver modules aligned with his research interests to students on a range of degree courses, including Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Forensics. He also teaches on the university’s PGCHE course for new lecturers, regularly contributes to conferences and workshops in relation teaching and learning, and has published papers focused on chemical engineering education. He serves as member of the School Teaching and Learning Committee and leads technology enhanced learning activities within the University. Daniel is also a Chartered Chemical Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Exfoliation
  • Engineering Education


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