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Dr Daniel Belton MEng PhD AMIChemE MRSC was appointed as a Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry at Huddersfield in 2008. He was awarded his MEng (hons) in Chemical Engineering from UMIST, which included industrial placements at Jacobs Engineering and BNFL. He then studied for a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science with Dr Aline Miller at the University of Manchester. The PhD was sponsored by industry (Avecia and Intertek) and focused on the stability of Protective Antigen, the active ingredient in a new anthrax vaccine.

Principal research interests are in biopharmaceutical stability, protein behaviour, smart particles for drug delivery and 2nd generation biofuels. The work encompasses various areas of analytical chemistry including spectroscopy, analytical bioscience and particle characterisation.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Aggregation: growth rate, kinetics and thermodynamics using light scattering
  • Formulation: testing effect of additives on stability and aggregation
  • Processing: effect of different processing conditions on stability and aggregation
  • Properties: modelling UV absorption coefficient and refractive index from structure
  • Folding: analysis of protein unfolding and refolding using spectroscopic methods
  • Synthesis: model systems which combine biological functionality with physical stability
  • Characterisation: physical stability (using analytical techniques) and biological interaction (using biological assays)

Research Degree Supervision

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Fullerenes Chemical Compounds
Alkalies Chemical Compounds
Chemical engineering Chemical Compounds
Antigens Engineering & Materials Science
Students Chemical Compounds
Nickel Chemical Compounds
Complexation Chemical Compounds
Organic solvents Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2013 2016

2 Citations

Controlled explosion: With the rapid growth in chemical engineering student intake, we need to think carefully, and quickly, about what we teach them

Campbell, G. & Belton, D. 1 Oct 2016 TCE The Chemical Engineer, 904, p. 32-36 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

2 Citations
Open Access
Chemical engineering
8 Citations

The aggregation of cytochrome C may be linked to its flexibility during refolding

Austerberry, J. & Belton, D. Jun 2016 In : 3 Biotech. 6, 33, 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
protein aggregates
Period Circadian Proteins

Activities 2009 2017

  • 3 Membership of a Society or Institute
  • 1 Membership of council

Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

Belton, D. (Member)
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Engineering Council (External organisation)

Belton, D. (Member)
28 Nov 2017

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Institution of Chemical Engineers (External organisation)

Belton, D. (Member)
28 Nov 2017 → …

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Royal Society of Chemistry (External organisation)

Belton, D. (Member)

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