Paul Slatter is main expertise is the measurement, interpretation and application of slurry rheology in the engineering design of: pumped pipeline systems including centrifugal pump derating and losses in valves and fittings; launder and open channel systems; process intensification strategies.
He has been actively involved in pipeline and flow process consulting and research for the past 30 years. Dr. Slatter also pioneered a new Reynolds number design approach for yield stress materials; and the sheet flow paradigm for free surface flows of mine tailings materials.
Dr. Slatter presents industrial short courses to industry professionals in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, South Africa, Turkey and the UK, in the fields of rheology, slurry flow and pump and pipeline design, on a regular basis – to secure technology transfer objectives.
Dr. Slatter is the team leader for the AMIRA sponsored project on High Concentration Slurry Pumping and presently contributing to the AMIRA sponsored project on Integrated Tailings Management.
From 2009 to 2012 Dr. Slatter worked at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia as a professor of rheology and fluid engineering and director of the Rheology and Materials Processing Centre in the school of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering.
From 1980 to 2008 he worked at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa as a professor and Director of the Rheology and Slurry Flow Research Centre in the Department of Civil Engineering.
Currently, Dr. Slatter works at ATC Williams, Melbourne, where he is the Australia Principal Engineer for Rheology and Slurry. He is the engineer responsible for the measurement and interpretation of rheology of site samples and the use of these for pumped pipeline and launder design, and process intensification strategies and design.