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Virtual Centre for Industrial & Process Tomography


Please send enquiries to:

Mr Philip Ronson,
VCIPT Administrator,
PO Box 107,
Glossop SK13 8WU
United Kingdom.
Email: contact@vcipt.org.uk


Committee Members

H. Stitt - Chair
Johnson Matthey

B.S. Hoyle - Finance Officer
University of Leeds

A.J. Peyton
University of Manchester

S. Freear
University of Leeds

W.R.B. Lionheart
University of Manchester

K. Roberts
University of Leeds

P.A. Martin
University of Manchester

M. Wang
University of Leeds

S. Stanley
Nexia Solutions

Co-optees (Platform Grant)

R.A. Williams
University of Leeds

T.A. York
University of Manchester

All Academic Members

A full list of the leading academic members and to contact an individual, is available from the leading academics page

Consortium Membership

University Members

University of Leeds

University of Manchester

Industrial Members




Johnson Matthey

Nexia Solutions

How to join

Membership & Fees

Member organisations pay a single annual fee, regardless of the number of research projects they are engaged in. Minimum membership is for 3 years.

Benefits of Membership

  • Attendance of all Meetings
  • Briefing Notes
  • Propose research projects
  • Participate in research policy

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The Centre


The Virtual Centre for Industrial and Process Tomography aims to further the development and industrial application of Tomography by acting as a focal point for current and future activities in this growing technology.

The Centre consists of a team of academics from the University of Leeds and The University of Manchester together with industrial member companies. It was initially established in 1996 with funding from the UK Government's Foresight Challenge Projects and industrial consortium members.


About this Site

This website contains information about the VCIPT, the industrial consortium members and various research activities and events.

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What’s process tomography all about?


“Overall it has been demonstrated that the ERT [electrical resistance tomography] system can provide very valuable information for the monitoring and control of multiphase processes”

Dr F.X. Ricard, GlaxoSmithKline

“Tomographic imaging provides feedback for improved operation”

Dr D.M. Scott, Du Pont

“Tomography is one of the few tools that gives information about what is actually happening inside”

The Chemical Engineer


Uses & Benefits

The UK leads the world in the new field of process tomography, a technology that allows users to see spatial variations in their processes. The key outputs of process tomography instrumentation are:

  • more reliable detection of process end points
  • new process information

With benefits to users of:

  • lower production costs through increased efficiencies and better yields
  • more efficient process development

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