Peter R.  Garrett Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Peter R. Garrett

Visiting Professor
University of Manchester, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science

After working for Unilever research for almost thirty years at Port Sunlight and for a short time at Bangalore I retired, acquiring visiting professorships at the University of Manchester and briefly at Rice University, Houston, Texas. Prior to working for Unilever I worked for about two years each in research laboratories of the oil industry (Koniklijke Shell, NL) and gas industry (UK).


During a career lasting 40 years I have worked on various aspects of interfacial science. These included the dynamic and equilibrium adsorption behaviour of surfactants and surfactant mixtures at fluid/fluid surfaces, solubilisation in micro-emulsions, kinetics of surfactant mesophase growth and dissolution, detergency, foam behaviour and both the basic science of defoaming and its application especially in the detergent industry.
I am the author or co-author of more than 30 journal articles. I am also named as an inventor on 14 patents, the majority of which concern the application of antifoam technology.


    Both applied and fundamental research in both an industrial (Gas, Oil and Detergent industries)and an academic context. Consulting for the detergent, oil and fuel cell industries.  Teaching at both post-graduate and undergraduate levels. PhD level supervision. International experience of living in the Netherlands, India, USA and France. Moderate French speaker.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Areas of research include
    intrinsic foam behaviour, antifoam mechanism and application.  

Personal Interests

    sailing, mountain walking


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