Portrait of Dr Enes Supuk Dr Enes Supuk

e.supuk@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472813


Enes Šupuk is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. He graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds in 2005, and subsequently obtained a PhD from the same university in 2009 under the supervision of Professor Mojtaba Ghadiri. He then worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in collaborative partnership with the University of Leeds for two years before joining the University of Huddersfield in 2011 as a Research Fellow. His research focused on investigating the scope for direct compression for tableting and variability of the dosage forms by developing an electrostatic portfolio for BMS in-house compounds.

Enes's current research activities focus on understanding the electrostatic phenomena in particulate systems. He also contributes to undergraduate chemical engineering course teaching chemical engineering design, multiphase systems and particle technology. 

Research and Scholarship

Enes has been working in recent years on tribo-electric charging of materials, developing a charge measurement device to quantify the level of surface charge to generate better tools for controlling electrostatic charging. He has been actively working in the following research areas:

  • Flowability of powders using Dietmar Schulze annular shear cell to investigate powder flow and hopper design
  • Shear deformation effect on electrostatic properties of powders
  • Powder segregation induced by tribo-electric charging
  • Distinct Element Method (DEM) to predict the charge built up inside the electrostatic device
  • Electrical resistivity, cohesion and adhesion properties of materials
  • Dispersion of powders for quantification of electrostatic charge
  • Powder compaction and its relationship with electrostatic charge
  • Crystallisation and particle engineering
  • Formulation development 

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Asare-Addo, K., �upuk, E., Mahdi, M., Adebisi, A., Nep, E., Conway, B., Kaialy, W., Al-Hamidi, H. and Nokhodchi, A. (2016) ‘Drug release from E chemistry hypromellose tablets using the Bio-Dis USP type III apparatus: An evaluation of the effect of systematic agitation and ionic strengthColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces , 143, pp. 481-489. ISSN 0927-7765


Asare-Addo, K., �upuk, E., Al-Hamidi, H., Owusu-Ware, S., Nokhodchi, A. and Conway, B. (2015) ‘Triboelectrification and dissolution property enhancements of solid dispersionsInternational Journal of Pharmaceutics , 485 (1/2), pp. 306-316. ISSN 03785173

Laity, P., Asare-Addo, K., Sweeney, F., �upuk, E. and Conway, B. (2015) ‘Using small-angle X-ray scattering to investigate the compaction behaviour of a granulated clayApplied Clay Science , 108, pp. 149-164. ISSN 01691317

Ghori, M., �upuk, E. and Conway, B. (2015) ‘Tribo-electrification and Powder Adhesion Studies in the Development of Polymeric Hydrophilic Drug MatricesMaterials , 8 (4), pp. 1482-1498. ISSN 1996-1944


Ghori, M., �upuk, E. and Conway, B. (2014) ‘Tribo-electric Charging and Adhesion of Cellulose Ethers and their Mixtures with FlurbiprofenEuropean Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 65, pp. 1-8. ISSN 0928-0987

Ghori, M., �upuk, E. and Conway, B. (2014) ‘Tribo-electrification and Adhesion Properties of Cellulose Ethers’. In: The AAPS annual meeting and exposition, 2-6th November 2014, San Diego, CA, USA

Rahmanian, N., Naderi, S., �upuk, E., Abbas, R. and Hassanpour, A. (2014) ‘Urea Finishing Process: Prilling versus GranulationProcedia Engineering: The 7th World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT7) - Elsevier , 102, pp. 174-181. ISSN 1877-7058


�upuk, E., Ghori, M., Asare-Addo, K., Laity, P., Panchmatia, P. and Conway, B. (2013) ‘The influence of salt formation on electrostatic and compression properties of flurbiprofen saltsInternational Journal of Pharmaceutics , 458 (1), pp. 118-127. ISSN 0378-5173

Ghori, M., Charlotte, G., S?upuk, E., Smith, A. and Conway, B. (2013) ‘Okra Gum as a Pharmaceutical Excipient’. In: 1st UK Hydrocolloids Symposium, 10th September 2013, University of Huddersfield

Asare-Addo, K., Kaialy, W., Levina, M., Rajabi-Siahboomi, A., Ghori, M., �upuk, E., Laity, P., Conway, B. and Nokhodchi, A. (2013) ‘The influence of agitation sequence and ionic strength on in vitro drug release from hypromellose (E4M and K4M) ER matrices--the use of the USP III apparatus.Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces , 104, pp. 54-60. ISSN 0927-7765

Asare-Addo, K., Kaialy, W., Levina, M., Rajabi-Siahboomi, A., Ghori, M., �upuk, E., Laity, P., Conway, B. and Nokhodchi, A. (2013) ‘The Influence of Agitation Sequence and Ionic Strength on in-vitro Drug Release from Hypromellose (E4 M and K4 M) ER Matrices - The use of the USP III ApparatusColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces , 104, pp. 54-60. ISSN 0927-7765


�upuk, E., Hassanpour, A., Ahmadian, H., Ghadiri, M. and Matsuyama, T. (2011) ‘Tribo-Electrification and Associated Segregation of Pharmaceutical Bulk PowdersKONA Powder and Particle Journal , 29, pp. 208-223. ISSN 0288-4534

�upuk, E., Zarrebini, A., Reddy, J., Hughes, H., Leane, M., Tobyn, M., Timmins, P. and Ghadiri, M. (2011) ‘Tribo-electrification of active pharmaceutical ingredients and excipientsPowder Technology , 217, pp. 427-434. ISSN 00325910

Gamble, J., Leane, M., Olusanmi, D., Tobyn, M., �upuk, E., Khoo, J. and Naderi, M. (2011) ‘Surface energy analysis as a tool to probe the surface energy characteristics of micronized materials—A comparison with inverse gas chromatographyInternational Journal of Pharmaceutics , 422 (1-2), pp. 238-244. ISSN 03785173


�upuk, E., Hassanpour, A. and Ghadiri, M. (2010) ‘Segregation of Formulated Bulk Powders due to Electrostatic Effects’. In: World Congress on Particle Technology WCPT6, 26 April - 29 April 2010, Nuremberg, Germany , pp. 240-244


Matsuyama, T., S?upuk, E., Ahmadian, H., Hassanpour, A., Ghadiri, M., Nakagawa, M. and Luding, S. (2009) ‘Analysis of Tribo-Electric Charging of Spherical Beads Using Distinct Element MethodPowders and Grains 2009: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media (1145), pp. 127-130.

�upuk, E., Seiler, C. and Ghadiri, M. (2009) ‘Analysis of a Simple Test Device for Tribo-Electric Charging of Bulk PowdersParticle & Particle Systems Characterization , 26 (1-2), pp. 7-16. ISSN 09340866

Šupuk, E (2009) Tribo-Electrification and Associated Segregation of Formulated Bulk Powders Doctoral thesis, University of Leeds.


�upuk, E., Hassanpour, A., Seiler, C. and Ghadiri, M. (2008) ‘An analysis of a simple test device for tribo-charging of bulk powders’. In: Reliable Flow of Particulate Solids IV (RELPOWFLO IV), 10 June - 12 June 2008, Tromso, Norway , pp. 218-223


�upuk, E., Antony, J., Seiler, C. and Ghadiri, M. (2007) ‘Electrostatic Charge Generation due to Shear Deformation of Pharmaceutical Powders’. In: PARTEC 2007, 27 March - 29 March 2007, Nuremberg, Germany , pp. 122-126

Research Degree Supervision

Enquiries from potential students wishing to further develop areas in particle engineering science are welcomed.

Dr Supuk is currently supervising the following research student(s):

M. S. Afzal – “Charge generation due to crystallisation of pharmaceutical powders”