Dr Berry’s post-doctoral research on the Quality in Particulate Materials project (2000-2004) led to a better understanding of powder degradation,segregation and agglomeration, delivering practical instruments for their measurement. Robert’s most recent post-doctoral project – undertaken in conjunction with Brookfield Viscometers, Cadbury, GlaxoSmithKline, Kerry Ingredients & UB – led to the development of the Brookfield Powder flow tester, launched commercially in Jan 2010. Robert has also worked on a number of consultancy projects; mostly involving the design / redesign of silos and silo feeders to ensure reliable flow. He has also supervised several PhDs in research areas as diverse as coal/biomass handling and the modelling of dosators used in the pharmaceutical industry.