Eur Ing Aidan Hurley

Chemical Engineer Process Specialist

Faculty of Science and Engineering

+44 (0) 1482 346311

Aidan is a chartered chemical engineer with more than 40 years’ experience across manufacturing, technology, process design, projects and research / development.

Previously employed by BP, latterly as the Chief Process Safety Engineer for the alternative energy segment, he now works as a freelance consultant in process design and process safety, teaching both of these topics at the University.

Aidan is a European Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, for which he assesses and interviews candidates seeking to become chartered engineers. He also audits company training schemes to ensure they meet the IChemE requirements for accreditation.



Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Advanced Process Safety (Masters module)
  • Chemical Engineering Design Project (Final Year Bachelors module)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc
  • CEng
  • FIChemE

Professional highlights

Industrial experience over 40 years, primarily in the oil, gas, chemicals and renewable energy industries, includes

  • Major process plant projects from front-end design to commissioning
  • Development of new and existing technology
  • Process plant operations
  • Licensing development, negotiation and support
  • Contract negotiations and project management
  • Contractor evaluation and relationship management
  • Technical / operational evaluation of potential acquisitions
  • Technical / economic assessments of business development opportunities
  • Collaboration with third-party and joint venture companies world-wide
  • Intellectual property management
  • Team leadership and development
  • Developing technology/engineering networks and communities of practice