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Federico Galvanin and Michail Stamatakis Awarded £2M EPSRC grant for Cognitive Chemical Manufacturing

It is an unceasing challenge to reduce the time scale for development of new chemical products to the point of reliable manufacture and entrance into the market place. Any delays will result in both the loss of revenue for companies, and delayed benefit to the consumers, whilst rushed development might lead to quality issues. This can have significant societal implications, for example impacting the availability, or critical quality of crucial medicines to patients. Therefore, there is a real need to minimise the time taken to identify safe and robust chemical manufacturing processes. These processes however, are complex with process outcome being affected by a vast number of chemical and physical parameters; e.g. temperature, pressure, reagent stoichiometry, pH, heat and mass transfer affect quality and scalability making the definition of a chemical process at manufacturing scale a very challenging task. The sheer number of variables means that a systematic, 'change one factor at a time' approach is practically impossible and generally disregards the fact that some factors might be heavily correlated. 

Published: May 24, 2018 5:03:34 PM

Provost's Engineering Engagement Awards Ceremony

The Provost’s Engineering Engagement Awards ceremony was held on 8th May. The event celebrates and recognises excellence in engineering engagement by staff and students at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences; their aim is to inspire children and young people as the next generation of engineers and innovators.

Published: May 24, 2018 4:47:01 PM

UCL Winners at the ChemEngDayUK 2018

On 27th -28th March, University of Leeds hosted ChemEngDayUK 2018. The annual conference brings together academics, industry partners and other guests, through a combination of plenary speakers, talks and poster sessions.

Published: Apr 20, 2018 4:45:36 PM

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