Dr Isobel Fletcher

CEng, MIChemE, BSc, PhD

Assistant Professor - Chemical and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Isobel Fletcher


Teaching Group

Chemical and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering


3rd Year Coordinator Mechanical Engineering, mitigating circumstances committee member.

Teaching interests

Process intensification, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, unit operations, waste treatment, design.


Isobel Fletcher is a chartered chemical engineer and member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. She graduated from UMIST in 1982, spent seven years working in R and D for the food industry before completing a PhD in biochemical engineering at Birmingham University. A few more years industrial R and D at TUVNEL before entering academia. Research into composting, leaching from industrial wastes (Paisley University) followed by high pressure viscometry and ionic liquid electrolytes (Strathclyde University). Teaching all undergraduate years plus Masters level (Heriot-Watt).


Energy storage, specifically ionic liquid electrolytes for supercapacitors. Renewable energy, non-Newtonian rheology, leaching of metals from industrial waste, compost modelling, food processing particularly extrusion cooking.