UNILEVER Research and Development Vlaardingen B.V
Unilever R&D Vlaardingen designs food, personal care, and household care products by understanding materials/product behaviour and the underlying physics of structuring processes for enabling controlled delivery of functional ingredients and consumer benefits and for enhancing innovation in product development. The research covers topics of soft-condensed matter, self-assembly, colloid and interface science of dispersions (e.g. suspensions, foams, emulsions) and their uses to control product functionality (e.g. stability, appearance, texture). Velikov is an adjunct assistant professor in the Soft Condensed Matter group at the Debye Institute for NanoMaterials Science, Utrecht University, adjunct associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the College of Engineering, North Carolina State University (USA) and a Program Director of “Molecular Structure of Food” program in NanoNextNL.
Unilever R&D Port Sunlight is the centre for R&D in the home and personal care areas. The site hosts an internationally leading theory and modelling group, of which Patrick Warren is a member.